Helderberg

The beautiful Cape Helderberg region offers a wonderful combination of nature and winelands just 45km (28mi) from Cape Town.

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The Helderberg Wine Route is set against a dramatic backdrop of mountains, overlooking the eastern edge of False Bay. The sharply rising mountains and chilly sea breeze give the region a unique character, with a cooler climate than the surrounding Stellenbosch and Franschhoek wine routes. The region is just a 30 minute drive from central Cape Town, and makes a fantastic…

Wine tasting is an utterly charming way to pass the weekend. When paired with some of the most beautiful landscapes on earth, century old architecture and awe-inspiring food, it becomes one of Cape Town’s most beloved activities for visitors and locals alike. But how to go about getting the absolute most out of your experience? Well, for starters, you can…

Cape Town is a favourite destination for wine connaisseurs from around the world, and some of the best and oldest wine farms in the region can be found right in the city’s back yard. Cape Town and its surrounds is a world renowned wine region, recognised internationally for its fine wines. While the Cape’s famed winelands have spread to Stellenbosch,…

Chelaya Country Lodge sits serenely on a 4-hectare estate between Somerset West, Strand and Gordon’s Bay. Choose between luxury self-catering or bed and breakfast accommodation for groups of 2 to 32 people. Its central location makes it a perfect spot for both personal and corporate getaways.

Offering a farmhouse-style collection of organic foods and readymade meals, Imibala Restaurant and Crafts can be found in the picturesque winelands of Somerset West. It has something for every occasion, from preserves of pear, chilli and ginger syrup to moreish handmade nougat and biscotti.

This Cape Town museum is unique in its importance and historical significance of South Africa. The Lwandle Migrant Labour Museum, around 40km out from the city, is a memorial which details the oppressive Apartheid system of migrant labour, single sex hostels and control of black workers through pass books.

Morgenster is a thriving olive and wine farm with a history dating back to 1711. At just 35 minutes from Cape Town, this internationally acclaimed estate sits at the gateway to the Cape Winelands in Somerset West. Wine lovers and foodies, don’t miss the chance to taste award-winning Bordeaux-style wines and top quality extra virgin olive oil.

Wake up to the sound of roosters crowing at this farm-style Gordon’s Bay backpackers. Sleepy Backpackers offers rustic living and the warmest hospitality in one of the most beautiful seaside towns.

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