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Cape Winelands Overview

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 Introduction

Cape Winelands District, a Thousand things to do…and then some wine!

“The Cape Winelands District a thousand things to do and then some wine.” These words aptly describe the Cape Winelands District, this unique area is home to wonderful places situated in wide open spaces, where adventure is not only possible, but more than likely!  If you are planning your post-pandemic escape, the Cape Winelands District welcomes you into our incredible area.

The district offers something for everyone, whether you are a family of thrill-seeking mountain bikers, a multi-generational group of foodies, birders, campers, glampers or wine (or gin, beer or brandy) connoisseurs, a bunch of festivegoers, a solo traveller interested in our history or a couple searching for that perfect wedding spot, the CWD has options that will suit your needs and your pockets.

The Cape Winelands District is made of up to five subdistricts covering an area of 22 309 km2. It stretches from Stellenbosch to Paarl and through majestic mountain passes to Tulbagh, Ceres or Op-die-Berg, or via the Huguenot Tunnel to Worcester and into the Hex River Valley, along the N1 Touwsrivier. For the return drive, one could take a leisurely wind through the backroads to Montagu, taking the long way to Stellenbosch. The biggest advantage in these times when we are all looking for value for money is probably that these destinations are accessible with 30 to 120 minute drive from Cape Town.

The Cape Winelands District Municipality (CWDM) in its fundtion as Regional Tourism Organisation, supports 15 Local Tourism Associations (LTA) who all post their various activities onto the Cape Winelands Tourism Routes and Events App, which is available free of charge for both Android and iOS Devises. The LTA’s in the area work closely with all their local tourism related also businesses and activities and list all that is new and exciting on the app. The LTA’s also have their own websites; visit them before planning your trip.

The CWDM delivers on its mandate in a manner that ensures our citizens and visitors can travel comfortably, eat safely and enjoy the biodiversity of the area.

Visit the Cape Winelands, join us for a summer evening ghost tour, historic walking tour, a run in the mountains or romantic getaway.