The Cape Winelands
Situated 45 minutes from Cape Town is the world-renowned Cape Winelands. South Africa is one of the largest producers of wine in the world and the Cape Winelands are the heart of wine production in South Africa.
The Cape Wine Route is described as one of the most scenic areas of South Africa. Characterised by majestic mountain ranges, deep valleys and endless rolling hills and home to award-winning wines and vineyards, the Cape Winelands are a full sensory experience.
Boasting a vast array of sprawling vineyards, classic Cape Dutch architecture and unsurpassed mountainous scenery, the culture and natural beauty of the Cape Winelands extends far beyond the excellent wines for which it is renowned. The area is steeped in a rich historical and cultural heritage and the quaint towns of the Cape Wine Route are filled with museums, monuments, galleries, open-air theatres and art and craft exhibitions.
Our Most Popular regions in the Cape Winelands
There are three main regions of the Cape Winelands - Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Paarl.
Though all located within the Cape Winelands, each town has a distinctive character to it making visits uniquely memorable. These regions are situated within close proximity and you can explore all of these regions by basing yourself in Cape Town (if your time is limited) or by staying at one of the quaint towns in the Cape Winelands for a more leisurely experience.
Our Recommended Cape Winelands tours
Day tours to the Cape Winelands are available on a scheduled basis, but it is worth paying extra for a private day tour (as your designated driver will take you to various wine cellars with complete flexibility, while you enjoy the fruits of the vine at your leisure).
The Cape Wine Route is an ideal choice for a self-drive vacation and can be easily combined with a Garden Route tour and a visit to Cape Town.