Cape Winelands

A number of unique wine routes comprise the Cape Winelands, most of them within a few hours travel from central Cape Town

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If you’re looking for break with the youngsters and don’t want to lose out on quality and experience, Spier Wine Farm should be one of your first stops. My four-year-old son is looking more serious than usual as he eyes the glass of red liquid in front of him. He raises it to his lips, takes a sip and swallows.

Spier Wine Farm in Stellenbosch is not only one of the most beautiful farms in the country, boasting a world-class hotel, two fantastic restaurants, an excellent conferencing centre and award-winning wines, it also leads the way in terms of sustainable and ethical farming. There was a time when Spier was considered to be a little too commercial. But the…

Franschhoek is highly regarded for its wines – particularly MCCs, or Methode Cap Classique, of which there are 17 producers in the valley – and its food, boasting some of the best restaurants in the Western Cape. Combined with its exquisite natural beauty, no wonder it is a preferred destination for weddings. The quaint village is filled with pavement cafes,…

Known as the oldest hotel in Stellenbosch, Oude Werf Hotel, part of the Vineyard Hotel Group, is a precious landmark of history in this quaint but lively university town. Set in the heart of the Cape Winelands, there are countless estates with incredible vintages perfect for a day of wine tasting.

Spier Wine Estate lies in the heart of the Cape Winelands region and is built using a mix of village-style and Old Cape Dutch architecture. These historic vineyards in Stellenbosch are situated alongside the waters of the Eerste River, creating an idyllic surrounding of beauty and fine vintages.

Established circa 1692, the Spier farm has become one of the most prominent and well-known wine estates in the Cape. Spier Wine Estate combines modern energy with old-world charm, focusing on sustainable initiatives, farm-to- table food and award-winning wines.

Aan Dorpstraat is located in a university town set in the heart of the Cape Winelands. Rolling hills cradle this quaint piece of history with vineyards stretching into the distance more often than not.

The rolling hills of Stellenbosch meet with a touch of Tuscany at this enchanting 4-star villa. Allegria Guesthouse lies on 2 hectares of country estate, surrounded on all sides by mountains and vineyards. No matter which room you choose to wake up in, you’ll wake up to an exquisite view.

Enjoy fun for the whole family at ATKV Goudini Spa. Known for its amazing natural hot springs, Goudini Spa has a host of entertainment and activities for all ages, ranging from waterslides, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, trampolines, mini-golf, hiking trails, horse rides, tennis, volleyball, pool tables and a game arcade.

Bartholomeus Klip is located beneath the mountains in the scenic Riebeek Valley, just over an hour from Cape Town and a mere 15 minute drive from the quaint town of Wellington.

Find the perfect balance between homely accommodation, comfort and quality service at the Baruch Guesthouse.

Inspired by nature and the surrounding verdant countryside of Stellenbosch, Die Bergkelder is home to the esteemed Fleur Du Cap wines. Its name meaning “cellar in the mountan” in Afrikaans, these superb, handcrafted vintages are created by a dedicated team that are well-versed in capturing the high quality of the region’s grapes.

Ceres Zipline Adventures is the perfect getaway for adrenaline junkies, situated in the Schurweberg Mountains in the picturesque Ceres Valley with a total of eight foofy slides. The ziplines cover a distance of 1.4km and are known as the longest in Africa.

Whether you’re looking for that picture-perfect wedding venue in the Winelands or a professional conference venue, d’Olyfboom Family Estate offers professional accommodation and services from their beautiful estate in Paarl. Set to a backdrop of purple-hued mountains and surrounded by vineyards and historical buildings, d’Olyfboom is a piece of paradise.

De Oude Drostdy is found in the beautiful countryside of Tulbagh, where you are invited to indulge in only the finest wines from the cellar while relaxing on the manor house veranda. Once you’ve finished admiring the gorgeous gardens, you will also be able to visit the intrigue and history of the museum.

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