Cape Winelands

A number of unique wine routes comprise the Cape Winelands, most of them within a few hours travel from central Cape Town

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The Franschhoek Valley, located just over an hour from Cape Town, is a place of picturesque vineyards, breath-taking scenery, warm hospitality, world-class cuisine, fine wines and a 300-year French Huguenot history. FRANSCHHOEK WINE TRAM With just one day to experience Franschhoek, the Franschhoek Wine Tram hop-on hop-off tour (www.winetram.co.za) is one of the best ways to discover the true…

If you’re looking for break with the youngsters and don’t want to lose out on quality and experience, Spier Wine Farm should be one of your first stops. My four-year-old son is looking more serious than usual as he eyes the glass of red liquid in front of him. He raises it to his lips, takes a sip and swallows.

Spier Wine Farm in Stellenbosch is not only one of the most beautiful farms in the country, boasting a world-class hotel, two fantastic restaurants, an excellent conferencing centre and award-winning wines, it also leads the way in terms of sustainable and ethical farming. There was a time when Spier was considered to be a little too commercial. But the…

Franschhoek is highly regarded for its wines – particularly MCCs, or Methode Cap Classique, of which there are 17 producers in the valley – and its food, boasting some of the best restaurants in the Western Cape. Combined with its exquisite natural beauty, no wonder it is a preferred destination for weddings. The quaint village is filled with pavement cafes,…

Leave the stress of modern life, and your car, behind when you take a trip on the charming Franschhoek Wine Tram. Journey through rolling vineyards in an open-side tram and open-air tram-bus stopping at some of South Africa’s oldest and most distinguished wine estates.

Aan Dorpstraat is located in a university town set in the heart of the Cape Winelands. Rolling hills cradle this quaint piece of history with vineyards stretching into the distance more often than not.

Stellenbosch Adventure Centre is located in the verdant town of Stellenbosch, lost amongst beautiful green mountains and wine estates. From sky diving to rafting down the Orange River, shark cage diving to hikes, anything is possible with this Cape Town adventure company.

Enjoy fun for the whole family at ATKV Goudini Spa. Known for its amazing natural hot springs, Goudini Spa has a host of entertainment and activities for all ages, ranging from waterslides, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, trampolines, mini-golf, hiking trails, horse rides, tennis, volleyball, pool tables and a game arcade.

Bartholomeus Klip is located beneath the mountains in the scenic Riebeek Valley, just over an hour from Cape Town and a mere 15 minute drive from the quaint town of Wellington.

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