Cape Winelands

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.


Le Quartier Francais 5*

This luxurious country ‘Auberge’ is set in the heart of the pretty village of Franschhoek. With an award-winning restaurant on site and a variety of suites, this is an ideal choice for those wishing to prioritise fine wine and dining. There are 15 en-suite rooms and two suites overlooking a…
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Babylonstoren 5*

Babylonstoren is a unique South African farm and vineyard experience only 40 minutes from Cape Town, dating back to 1690 and renowned for the dining generated from the fresh produce on the Estate and charming yet luxurious cottages. A range of activities vary from wine tasting to more child-friendly options…
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Akademie Street Guesthouse 5*

On a leafy road just a short stroll from the historical village centre of Franschhoek, you will find Akademie Street. Each of the unique guesthouses at Akademie are hidden away behind high hedges, which wrap around the gardens and pools, offering privacy and seclusion for all guests. The guesthouses are…
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