The Cape Winelands produce some of the world's finest wines. Rich, dark and earthy, most of the wines have the complexity to match the finest meal and the robustness to survive a tin mug on a camping trip.
Made up of three primary regions - Stellenbosch, Paarl and Franschhoek - the Cape Winelands area extends in all directions, the wines becoming more distinct the further from the epicentre you travel.
Wine tasting is an institution in the Cape and most, if not all, the farms open daily for tastings at a couple of Euros. And, lest they appear avaricious, the tasting fee is discreetly waived if you buyAdd to Favourites
Our Most Popular Cape Winelands Tours
5-day Winelands and Cape Town (Self-drive)
Itinerary Type: Template
Country: South Africa
Highlights: Cape Town, Cape Winelands
Our Most Popular Cape Winelands Accommodation
Evergreen Manor is a charming guesthouse smack in the centre of charming (if a little bustling) Stellenbosch, which is smack in the centre of the Cape's Wine Country.
If you've ever dreamed of owning a wine farm, you can try before you buy at Klein Genot Wine and Country Estate. Or you can make an annual pilgrimage here and save yourself the bother.
The Garden House
Personal, intimate, quiet, private- the Garden House is old world bed and breakfast accommodation in Franschhoek - the charming wine and food capital of South Africa in the Cape Winelands.
Residence Klein Oliphants Hoek
Residence Klein Oliphants Hoek is a charming guesthouse occupying an old missionary station in the village of Franschhoek. Intimate and cosy, the guest house has eight comfortable rooms all quite different from each other.
Plumwood Inn, in the Cape Winelands town of Franschhoek, is a comfortable guesthouse close to the main street running through the village. Expect intimate, personal service with attention to detail.
Mont Rochelle is a charming luxury hotel on a wine farm with a beautiful view of the Franschhoek valley. Exceptional service, two fabulous restaurants and five-star luxury make Mont Rochelle one of Franschhoek's hidden gems.
Le Quartier Francais
Le Quartier Français is a boutique hotel in Fraschhoek with a variety of room types. Accommodation is luxurious, service is attentive and professional, the location is convenient and quiet and the food- the food is what makes it famous.
Le Ballon Rouge
Le Ballon Rouge is an intimate and charming guest house within walking distance of the café-lined main street of Franschhoek in the Cape Winelands. Decor is a quirky mix of antique and art deco and the en suite rooms are spacious and comfortable.
Where is Cape Winelands?
Cape Winelands Travel Guide
There is something soothing about row upon row of grapevines be they in winter green or summer russet. It may be their rhythm and sense of order; the shape of the land enhanced or the calming effect of lines converging in the distance. In any case, time slows down in Cape wine country and that's all the more to enjoy your time here.
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