Breathtaking natural scenery, rugged mountainscapes, and fertile valleys filled with orchards and vineyards are the home of the Cape Winelands, one of the Cape’s most beautiful regions.
Pink-hued mountains tower over patch-worked valleys of undulating vineyards that produce some of the finest wines in the world. Steeped in tradition with a rich history and culture, this magnificent area is a cosmopolitan hotspot for fine wining and dining.
Begin your Winelands ramble in Paarl, renowned for its haunting scenic beauty and deep viticulture and fruit-growing heritage before meandering through majestic mountain backdrops to the Francophile village of Franschhoek. Originally founded by the French Huguenots after their exodus to Africa, this little French corner is lovingly known today as the ‘Food and Wine Capital of the Cape’, producing superb wines and French-inspired cuisine.
Visit the oak-lined streets of Stellenbosch, the heart of the wine industry and one of South Africa’s oldest and prettiest university towns, or venture further afield to the less well-known areas, such as Ceres, Elgin, McGregor, and Montagu, all famed for their award-winning wines.