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For Cape Town locals, a summer picnic under giant old trees on a wine farm is a Sunday favourite. The Cape Winelands is a wine-producing region within a half hour’s drive from Cape Town. Wines from these vineyards are making a name for themselves around the world. Neat rows of vines cover hills and valleys framed by Cape fold mountains, making...

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Winelands Villa

Somerset West
10 rooms
PPS from R 550

Located in the beautiful town of Somerset West, 10 minutes from the Winelands and just 5 minutes from Strand beach, The Winelands Villa Guesthouse offers ten spacious en-suite...


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Bayview, Gordon's Bay

Gordon's Bay
3 Bedroom House
Units from R 2,400

Welcome to Bayview, a superbly-furnished self-catering private home spread across three floors and offering spectacular panoramic views over False Bay. Located in...


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Andreas Wine Estate and Luxury Accommodation

Wellington
4 Double Rooms
PPS from R 1,300

Escape to this calm and elegant retreat in the Bovlei Valley just outside Wellington. Situated on the gorgeous Andreas Wine Estate, this picturesque and boutique bed &...


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Manor On The Bay

Gordon's Bay
Self-Catering Options
Units from R 1,690

Manor On The Bay was built in 1862 and later served as a summer residence for the famous Beit Family from Ireland. Today the tradition of Cape hospitality continues in this...


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Rusthuiz Guest House

Stellenbosch
7 Bedrooms
PPS from R 1,150

In the Cape Winelands, only 600 metres from Stellenbosch town centre, Rusthuiz Guest House offers excellent service and friendly tourist advice. Stylish, spacious...


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185 on Beach Boutique Suites & Apartments

Gordon's Bay
1 Penthouse, 1 Studio, 1 Cottage and 1 Villa, Self-Catering Options
PPS from R 940

185 on Beach is perfectly positioned on the oceanfront in Gordon's Bay in the Western Cape. Located a few steps from Bikini Beach, this modern establishment offers a Villa,...


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Auberge Clermont

Franschhoek
1 Self Catering Villa, 5 Rooms and 1 Honeymoon Room
PPS from R 1,375

Auberge Clermont offers luxurious accommodation in the beautiful Franschhoek valley. This historic wine and fruit farm is synonymous with peace and is a favourite destination...


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Fransvliet Guest House

Franschhoek
5 Double Bedrooms
PPS from R 1,375

Fransvliet Guest House is a beautiful luxury guest house just 4km outside of picturesque Franschhoek. Situated on a working farm that grows grapes olives and figs, it offers...


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Dunstone Manor House

Wellington
Manor House sleeps 6-8 people

Dunstone Manor House is a three bedroom gracious homestead, set amongst lush gardens and towering shady oak trees, and vineyards. A very private secluded retreat on a boutique...


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Longfield House

Stellenbosch
3 x self-catering cottages
Units from R 2,200

Longfield House is a collection of delightful self-catering guest cottages set on a farm between the vineyards of Stellenbosch and the Helderberg Mountains. You'll stay high in...


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Gable Manor

Franschhoek
2 Deluxe Rooms, 3 Deluxe +Rooms and 1 Grand Suite, Self-Catering Options
PPS from R 1,560

Gable Manor is a stylish, modern guest house on the edge of Franschhoek village in the Cape Winelands. Spacious air-conditioned bedrooms and suites have king-size beds with...


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Rickety Bridge Winery

Franschhoek
3 Bedrooms
Units from R 3,200

Rickety Bridge Wine Estate lies 3km from the centre of charming Franschhoek and offers 4 star accommodation in two beautiful guest houses. Rickety Bridge Manor House has...


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Basse Provence

Franschhoek
7 en-suite Rooms and 1 two Bedroomed Cottage
Units from R 1,675

Basse Provence is the second guest house to the Rickety Bridge Manor House on the famed Rickety Bridge Wine Estate. This 4 star guest house is situated a mere 800m walk through...


The Beautiful South Guest House

Stellenbosch
PPS from R 630

Set in the Cape Winelands in a quiet street close to the historical centre and Stellenbosch University, The Beautiful South Guest House has a thatched roof and tranquil...


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Lily Pond House at Le Lude

Franschhoek
Units from R 2,700

The House is situated on a working wine farm on the outskirts of town. It is elegantly decorated and consists of two large en-suite bedrooms, an open-plan kitchen and...


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Lanzerac Hotel & Spa

Stellenbosch
48 Suites
Units from R 7,950

Nestled in the foothills of the idyllic Jonkershoek Valley of Stellenbosch you’ll find the 300 year old Lanzerac Wine Estate. Steeped in a history dating back to 1692, this...


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Lalapanzi Lodge

Somerset West
5 Bedrooms and 2 Self-Catering Cottages
PPS from R 1,095
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Set on the edge of the Hottentots Holland Nature Reserve, and surrounded by vineyards and forest, this stylish mountain retreat is the perfect place to unwind in nature. With...


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Apricot Gardens Boutique Guesthouse

Gordon's Bay
5 Luxury Bedrooms, 2 full Suites and 1 Self-catering suite

Apricot Gardens Boutique Guesthouse is nestled in pristine fynbos on the mountain slopes above Gordon's Bay with panoramic views over the entire False Bay. A Contemporary...


AlphaBed B&B

Somerset West
2 Bedrooms and 1 Suite

AlphaBed Bed and Breakfast is set in a tranquil residential area of Somerset West in the Cape Winelands, within walking distance of the town centre. Well known Golf Estates,...


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The Homestead at Oldenburg Vineyards

Stellenbosch
6 Bedroom Villa
Units from R 41,030

Nestled in the majestic Banghoek Valley and surrounded by spectacular vineyards and mountains, the classic Homestead and its large, private garden date back to over 200 years...


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Cape Winelands travel guide

For Cape Town locals, a summer picnic under giant old trees on a wine farm is a Sunday favourite. The Cape Winelands is a wine-producing region within a half hour’s drive from Cape Town. Wines from these vineyards are making a name for themselves around the world. Neat rows of vines cover hills and valleys framed by Cape fold mountains, making it a lovely area to drive in, as you stop off for tastings in atmospheric cellars. In one day you could visit a few farms, covering the areas of Stellenbosch, Paarl and Franschhoek.

If you have a few days, you can’t go wrong with basing yourself in one of the towns and taking leisurely drives to see the others. Crucial tip for foodies: many of these elegant wine farms also have award winning restaurants so choose your lunch spot carefully. Franschhoek is especially known for its artisan food producers and restaurants, such as La Petite Ferme, Pierneef and The Tasting Room. Even if you’re not a wine drinker you’ll find plenty to do in the Winelands, including hiking and golf, outstanding concerts in Stellenbosch and plenty of unique shops on peaceful country streets.

The major triangle of the Winelands:

  • Stellenbosch – historic university town with a lively atmosphere thanks to the many students in residence. Quite a few world famous wine farms are here, such as Zevenwacht, Delheim and Spier, with its Cheetah and Eagle conservation centres. The town itself has some lovely art galleries and restaurants.
  • Paarl – busy Winelands town in the ‘Pearl Valley’ with plenty of wine estates to visit. Drive up to the fascinating Taal Monument (built to honour the Afrikaans language) and enjoy incredible views in all directions. Klapmuts is a less well known outpost of Paarl, but a great choice for families as it has a rural charm, as well as Butterfly World. Laborie is a good choice for lunch and has some classic wines.
  • Franschhoek – named ‘The ‘French Corner’ after the French Huguenot refugees who settled here in 1688, this is the prettiest Winelands village. Quite a few revered chefs have set up camp in town or on nearby estates. Franschhoek’s picturesque main road is crammed with markets, antiques and sidewalk cafés. The fabulous Franschhoek Motor Museum transports you to a world of vintage cars at L’Ormarins Wine Estate.

Great winelands outside of the triangle:

  • Durbanville: Before you get onto the traditional Winelands route, take a detour to the lesser known wine spot of the Cape northern suburbs. Wines from estates such as Nitida, Diemersdal and Durbanville Hills are beloved by Capetonians and well worth a taste – you may fill your suitcase with these.
  • Constantia: In the southern suburbs of Cape Town, Constantia feels quiet and rural, with greenery clinging to the mountainside. Lovely wine farms to visit are Buitenverwachting, Groot Contstantia and Contstantia Uitsig.
  • Somerset West – A relaxed but fast growing Cape Dutch town not far from Stellenbosch towards False Bay. A couple of very stately wine farms and a busy, built-up town centre make it an attractive base. Look out for festivals and events at Lourensford Wine Estate, which also has an excellent restaurant.
  • Hermanus: Around this town known for whale watching is a collection of small but passionate wine growers. The pretty Hemel-en-Aarde area is the spot to head for. Good choices to try are Hermanuspietersfontein, Southern Right and Hamilton Russell.
  • Wellington – Wellington also offers great antique hunting and cosy coffee shops. A dramatic drive across Bain’s Kloof Pass with its spectacular scenery makes the trip worthwhile.
  • Tulbagh – With a long history and beautiful veld flowers between April and October, Tulbagh is a popular wedding venue. You’ll find well-respected wine estates such as Drostdyhof and Twee Jonge Gezellen, and the village streets are lined with restaurants. If you’re there in winter, why not join in the 'Christmas in Winter' festival?
  • Robertson - situated on the famed Route 62, the Robertson wine valley is packed full of wine farms who work together to make wine tasting the centrepiece of your visit. The town hosts one of the Western Cape's most beloved wine festivals, the annual Wacky Wine Weekend, in June.