The Cape Winelands
Situated 45 minutes from Cape Town is the world-famous Cape Winelands. This is South Africa's largest wine producing region. Characterised by majestic mountain ranges, deep valleys and endless rolling hills, the Cape Wine Route is described as one of the most scenic areas of South Africa.
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.
Each of these regions are within close proximity of each other and each has a slightly different character. 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.