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A drive to the Cape Winelands, comprising primarily Franschhoek, Paarl & Stellenbosch, will immerse you in culinary taste sensations, green vineyards with majestic mountains as a backdrop, historic villages with Cape-Dutch architecture and colourful experiences. Taste world-class legendary wines from celebrated wine farms dating back centuries. Situated less than an hour’s drive from Cape Town, hop around the leafy quaint villages, each with their own unique attributes to make them worth the visit. The Cape Winelands offer some of the best culinary experiences in South Africa and, with a range of romantic luxury accommodation and family friendly hotels (and now family friendly wine-tasting!), the region continues to delight as the perfect wedding, family holiday and honeymoon destination.

OUR PICK OF THE TOP CAPE WINELANDS HOTELS

We’ve partnered with only the best establishments to bring you the ultimate African Travel Experience

Babylonstoren

South Africa

Tranquil well-being in one of the oldest Cape Dutch farms

Grande Roche Hotel

South Africa

A remarkable luxury hotel set against the Paarl mountains

La Residence Hotel & Spa

South Africa

Opulent beauty and elegance in the Franschhoek Valley

Montpellier de Tulbagh

South Africa

Award-winning wines in a beautiful Cape Dutch setting

The Last Word, Franschhoek

South Africa

A luxury boutique hotel in the French corner of the Cape

QUICK CAPE WINELANDS TRAVEL GUIDE

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WHEN TO GO?

At every time of year there is something special happening in the Cape Winelands. Autumn colours of reds, rusts and golds add a magical glow to the vines, summer is the perfect time to sample a crisp white wine al fresco or winter time brings gluwine and roaring fires. Many start a self-drive holiday along the Garden Route with a visit to the Cape Winelands and for this the best months are between November and April (summer sunshine!).

TOP ACTIVITIES

Taste world-class wines, take a stroll around the vineyards, sample culinary delights in Franschhoek – home to the finest restaurants in South Africa. Pop into an art gallery or sip coffee on the leafy streets of Stellenbosch. Marvel at the Paarl mountains or catch a train between Cape Dutch Wine Farms on a self-made wine tour. The list is endless and a visit to the Cape Winelands perfectly compliments a stay in the vibrant Mother City or the start of your Garden Route meander.

WHERE NEXT?

Keep heading east from the Winelands once leaving Cape Town and head off on your self-drive trip along the spectacular Garden Route towards Port Elizabeth. Or take the one hour drive back to Cape Town to catch a flight to your next destination. To combine the best of culinary and safari experiences head to Kruger National Park to complete your African experience with the ultimate Big 5 Safari.

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From the very beginning, the team at Africa&You were extraordinarily helpful and kind, and both professional and friendly. Able to hone in on exactly the type of trip with the absolutely precise interests that I was hoping for. I have traveled the world, but they stand out as the warmest people I have had the pleasure of working with.

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This travel agency planned the perfect trip for our party of 8, four adults and four teens. Our travel planner listened to what kind of experience we were looking for and delivered. Our expectations were high and they were exceeded by the experiences we had. It was the trip of a lifetime that will never be forgotten by all of 8 of us!

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I couldn't have been happier with the experience I had with Africa&You. Belinda was so helpful, and SO patient with me regarding all my worries regarding the upcoming trip. And the trip itself was unforgettable! Not only were the adventures I had more than I could've ever dreamed, but the organization (being picked up and taken to each destination on time and without a glitch) was extremely impressive.

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This safari travel company did such a fantastic job on planning this trip. It was a trip of luxury and amazing experiences I will never forget! Every place we stayed was beautiful, the transport was always right on time, and the activities were unforgettable. Rachel was always an email away to help us answer any questions or concerns we had before, during and after our trip.

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I wanted to thank you again for your great work arranging our trip. It really could not have gone more smoothly -- absolutely no issues and everyone was wonderful. Probably the best getaway we've ever had.

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