The beautiful Cape Helderberg region offers a wonderful combination of nature and winelands just 45km (28mi) from Cape Town.
The Helderberg region incorporates the towns of Gordon’s Bay, Lwandle, Macassar, Sir Lowry’s Pass, Somerset West and Strand. Getting there takes about an hour’s drive and the Helderberg and Hottentots Holland mountain ranges provide a scenic backdrop to the Winelands and False Bay coastline.
The region has its own wine route, known as the Helderberg Wine Route, which incorporates more than 20 estates, including Vergelegen, Morgenster – both notable wineries in the area.
Nature lovers are in for a treat at the Helderberg Nature Reserve. Situated on the slopes of the Helderberg Mountains, with breathtaking views of False Bay, the reserve is home to a spectacular array of plant and bird life.
If you feel the urge to swim or surf, the Helderberg region has two fantastic beach areas – Gordon’s Bay and the Strand. There is also a range of adventure activities on offer in the area, including paragliding.