Welcome to the Cape Winelands
The Cape Winelands is a haven of gracious, white-gabled farmsteads evoking a rich, elegant heritage. Within an hour from Cape Town, wine tasting, winemaking tours, excellent cuisine and magnificent scenery collectively create an irresistible attraction for international and local travellers alike.
Most Cape wine estates are characterised by classic Cape Dutch-style buildings and massive vineyards with picturesque mountains as a backdrop. There is also a distinct European influence in number of regions, thanks to the arrival of French Huguenot, Dutch and German settlers during the 18th century.
The magnificent mountain ranges around Stellenbosch and Franschhoek provide ideal microclimates for the vines – the main stars of the show – as well as Paarl and several smaller areas between.
From amazing wineries, award-winning restaurants, wildlife sanctuaries and even chocolate factory, you are spoilt for choice. The Spice route is Paarl is lovely day out in Summer with a selection of South African delicasies paired with amazing wines whilst enjoying spectacular vinyard & mountain views.