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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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Les Chambres

Franschhoek
4 Bedrooms
PPS from R 595

Les Chambres is a beautifully restored home in the heart of Franschhoek village in the Cape Winelands and a two-minute walk to the main street and restaurants. Spacious...


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Brenaissance Wine and Stud Estate

Stellenbosch
9 Vineyard Suite & 1 Luxury Suite
Units from R 1,365
Special Deal

Nestled in the secluded Devon Valley in the heart of the Stellenbosch Winelands, Brenaissance Wine & Stud Estate is where beauty and tranquillity collide with modern farm...


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Aqua Vista

Somerset West
5 Suites and 1 Bedroom
PPS from R 700
Special Deal

Set on the slopes of the Helderberg Mountain in Somerset West with beautiful views of False Bay to Cape Point, Aqua Vista Guest House offers its visitors a chance to relax in...


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River Manor Boutique Hotel & Spa

Stellenbosch
16 Rooms
PPS from R 1,080

Set across from the Eerste River, in an avenue of oak trees, River Manor is a mere two-minute stroll from the charming village centre. With its antique furnishings, historic...


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Sanddrif Guest Farm

Stellenbosch
3 Bedrooms, 1 Self-Catering Pool Cottage and 2 Spacious Self-Catering River Suites

In the heart of the Stellenbosch Winelands lies Sanddrif Guest Farm, a charming small farm set amidst well-known wine estates in the Western Cape. Bedrooms in the guest wing...


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Rusthuiz Guest House

Stellenbosch
7 Bedrooms
PPS from R 832

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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Gable Manor

Franschhoek
2 Deluxe Rooms, 3 Deluxe +Rooms and 1 Grand Suite, Self-Catering Options
PPS from R 1,060

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...


The Beautiful South Guest House

Stellenbosch
PPS from R 525

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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Somerset Hill Guest House

Somerset West
9 Bedrooms

Somerset Hill Guest House is set on the slopes in Somerset West in the Cape Winelands with panoramic views of False Bay, mountains and Indian Ocean. Luxury accommodation,...


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Mont Rochelle

Franschhoek
16 Bedrooms and 6 Suites

Mont Rochelle is located just an hour’s drive from Cape Town in the gorgeous Franschhoek valley, the “French corner” of South Africa, known for it’s beautiful scenery and...


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185 Beach Road Villa and Apartments

Gordon's Bay
1 Penthouse, 1 Studio, 1 Cottage and 1 Villa, Self-Catering Options
PPS from R 790

PLEASE NOTE: We are fully booked from 18 December 2016 to 5 January 2017185 Beach Road is perfectly positioned on the oceanfront in Gordon's Bay in the Western Cape. Located a...


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Fransvliet Guest House

Franschhoek
5 Double Bedrooms
PPS from R 1,095

Fransvliet Guest House, 4 km from Franschhoek, is a beautiful luxury guest house. Situated on a working farm that grows grapes olives and figs. Breathtaking mountain views are...


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Lily Pond House at Le Lude

Franschhoek
Units from R 4,235

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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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...


Lemon Tree Cottage

Franschhoek
3 Bedroom Cottage
Units from R 2,250

Located just on the outskirts of the charming village of Franschhoek, Lemon Tree Cottage is a wonderful self-catering cottage built in Victorian Cape vernacular style. Even...


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Andreas Wine Estate and Luxury Accommodation

Wellington
4 Double Rooms
Units from R 1,250

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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Avondrood Guest House

Franschhoek
8 Bedrooms
Units from R 2,250

Enjoy warm hospitality and personal service at Avondrood Guest House, a tranquil Cape Victorian farm style home located in Franschhoek in the Cape Winelands. Stylish, spacious...


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Lalapanzi Lodge

Somerset West
5 Bedrooms and 2 Self-Catering Cottages
PPS from R 825

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...


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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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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.