The Cape Winelands is vast and filled with events and happenings, so make sure you set enough time aside to enjoy the beautiful surroundings, taste wine, pick strawberries and participate in numerous events hosted by the various regions.
There is more to the winelands than tasting exquisite wine. Try donkey and horse-and-carriage rides through the vineyards, picnics next to a dam as ducks and swans float by gracefully, a cheetah outreach programme where you can interact with the fastest big cats, restaurants, gift shops, art galleries, amphitheatres, spa and wellness centres, nature and game reserves, butterfly enclosure, lion park, crocodile park – the list is endless. You can even enjoy natural hot mineral springs in Montagu.
The Cape Winelands is known as the culinary capital of South Africa; titillate your taste buds while savouring some of the world’s finest wines in Franschhoek. Taste locally produced cheeses, olives and export quality fruit and organic produce in Bonnievale and Ceres.
It is an artist and photographer’s paradise, so capture the moments that take your breath away. What about winelands ballooning or a helicopter ride over the majestic mountains for even more treasured memories?
The Cape Winelands also boasts world-class golf courses and endless kilometers of cycling, walking and hiking routes.
The winelands’ unsurpassed scenery with mountains, vineyards and Cape Dutch architecture as a backdrop, is a sought after location for weddings, conferences and special occasions. Explore wonderful towns such as Paarl, Robertson and the oak-lined streets of Stellenbosch...
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CAPE WINELANDS LOCAL TOURISM OFFICES
Breedekloof Local Tourism
BREEDEKLOOF – Much more than a wine route. How much fun can you have on a wine route? Well besides the expected offering of quality wines and hearty country food, we also throw in majestic mountains which combine with vineyards and sparkling rivers to create a natural playground offering healthy outdoor fun for mountain bikers, runners, 4×4 enthusiasts, birders and fly-fishermen. Not to mention our hot springs, stunning Fynbos hikes and warm hospitable people who are passionate about winemaking and the valley in which we live. We are just an hour from Cape Town, along the N1, but with all we have to offer it’s not surprising that many of our visitors turn their day trips into over-night stays. Discover more at: www.breedekloof.com
Ceres Local Tourism
Ceres is surrounded by mountains and breathes taking beautiful passes. Its tranquil atmosphere makes it the ideal place to unwind. Ceres is also known as the “Gateway to Adventure”. This beautiful area offers 4x4 routes, mountain bike and quad bike trails, scenic hiking trails, abseiling, kloofing and rock climbing. Ceres also boast with one of the longest zipslide tours in Africa – Ceres Zipslide Adventures, 1.4km long. Discover more at: www.ceres.org.za
Hexriver Valley Local Tourism
If you’re looking for a destination that will sooth your cravings for scrumptious cuisine, adventurous outdoors and memorable occasions, the Hex River Valley is the place to be! The Hex River Valley is not only known to be the biggest producer of table grapes in South Africa. It also hosts the biggest pre-cooler in the Southern hemisphere (Hexkoel) as well as the winery with the longest harvest season in the world (De Doorns Cellar). Discover more at: www.hexrivervalley.co.za
Wellington Local Tourism
The picturesque town of Wellington is a scenic 45-minute drive from Cape Town, 15-minutes’ from neighbouring Paarl and 30 minutes’ scenic drive through the Winelands, to historic Stellenbosch. Wellington’s agricultural economy is centred on its award-winning wines, table grapes, deciduous fruit and fine brandy, and it is also home to South Africa’s sole whisky producer. Discover more at: www.wellington.co.za
Paarl Local Tourism
The scenic beauty of Paarl compels visitors to explore the many cultural and historical attractions in the Drakenstein Valley, together with some of the most bountiful nature reserves in the surrounding mountains. Paarl takes its name from the huge granite outcrop that stands proudly on the crest of Paarl Mountain. The town was founded in 1687, is the third oldest settlement in South Africa and has a rich cultural and historical heritage. Discover more at: www.paarlonline.com
Dwarsrivier Local Tourism
Dwarsrivier Valley Tourism is a triumphant role- model in reflecting and ever striving towards a sustainable future in tourism and local and social development. Here the experience is a one of a kind inevitable balance between historical Cape Culture, country lifestyle, gourmet foods and the finest wines. Discover more at: www.dwarsriviertourism.org.za
Franschhoek Local Tourism
Breathtaking scenery, warm hospitality, South Africa’s Culinary Capital, fine wines, distinctive artists, and a small village atmosphere. These are the hallmarks of the picturesque Franschhoek Wine Valley, situated in the heart of the Cape Winelands. The valley was originally settled in 1688 by French Huguenot refugees who brought with them their age-old French wine and food culture. Discover more at: www.franschhoek.org.za
McGregor Local Tourism
This tranquil Western Cape country village is the perfect holiday destination to visit at any time of the year just two hours from Cape Town, South Africa. Accommodation in McGregor caters for all needs, from wine farms and self-catering cottages to bed and breakfast accommodation and country inns. There's also plenty to do for all the family with events, attractions and outdoor activities all set in stunningly beautiful scenery on the famous Route 62, arguably the longest wine route in the world. Discover more at: www.tourismmcgregor.co.za
Montagu/ Ashton Local Tourism
What makes Montagu and Ashton extra special is the fact that it appeals to all the senses... Accommodation varies from 5 star hotels to friendly B&B's for every taste, as well as exciting Guest Farms, Mountain Retreats and good old camping. Now that the "family holiday" is back in fashion and camping, tents and caravans are all the rage, it is time to rediscover the joy of simple holidays close to home yet far from the rush of the city. When you need to escape the rush and you're yearning for some basic sensory pleasures, head for Montagu, where you'll find a wholesome eco- and wellness destination that appeals to all the senses of the visitor - which will make you want to linger longer... and remember to Expect the unexpected! Discover more at: www.montagu-ashton.info
Robertson Local Tourism
Known as the "small town with a big heart", you will be surprised by the warm welcome which awaits you in this quaint country town. Situated in the shadow of the majestic Langeberg mountains with the Breede River as its life blood, Robertson is the western gateway to The Heart of Route 62, only 1 ½ hours leisurely drive from Cape Town. With 150 years of history, Robertson has grown into one of the most attractive Cape Winelands towns. Victorian buildings, jacaranda-lined streets, rose boarded vineyards, columns of red and yellow cannas as well as bright bougainvilleas all form the back drop to this delightful town. Discover more at: www.robertsontourism.co.za
Stellenbosch Local Tourism
Stellenbosch is the second-oldest and arguably the most scenically attractive and historically preserved town in South Africa . History is reflected in the neo-Dutch, Georgian and modern-Victorian architecture that bear witness to a proud and dignified heritage. There is a village atmosphere and leisurelylifestyle surrounded by nature, yet Stellenbosch is no more than half an hour’s drive from cosmopolitan Cape Town. The first wine Route, established in 1971, comprised 17 cellars - today the Stellenbosch American Express Wine Routes boasts more than 152 members. Discover more at www.stellenbosch.travel
Tulbagh Local Tourism
Tulbagh Valley is a charming historic townwith a wealth of Cape Dutch Architecture. Set in a beautiful landscape, Tulbagh is famous for its heritage and magnificent country living. Tranquillity is the operative word in this place of tradition, scenic beauty and majestic mountain ranges. Church Street, home to 32 Provincial Monuments, constitutes the largest concentration of Provincial Monuments in one street in South Africa. Tulbagh hosts the most charming and memorable of country weddings. The valley’s natural scenery, relative secludedness and its quaint, old-world village atmosphere all conspire to provide a beautiful backdrop for country weddings. Discover more at: www.tulgbaghtourism.co.za
Wolseley Local Tourism
Experience the natural life! Wolseley and Breërivier are nestled in the picturesque Cape Winelands, situated 14 km from Tulbagh and 1 ½ hours drive from Cape Town. Surrounded by the majestic Waaihoek, Witzen and Waterval mountains, which are often covered by a blanket of snow in the winter. Wolseley has much to offer for the visitor to enjoy & explore. Visit the well-kept historical Wolseley Blockhouse, dating from the Anglo Boer War (1901), see fruit-packing during season time, experience, explore & enjoy mountain biking routes, hiking trails, horse trails, fresh water fishing, bird watching, family activities, local home crafts, scenic drives, restaurants and wine and olive tastings. Discover more at: www.wolseleytourism.co.za
Worcester Local Tourism
Welcome to our glorious town of Worcester, nestled in a golden valley with a selection of hidden gems, for the whole family to discover. Experience the Big 5... Explore the 154ha display of fauna and flora from the arid winter rainfall regions of Southern Africa in the Karoo Desert National Botanical Gardens (accessible to the physically challenged) or feel a touch of history at Worcester Museum - the only living display museum, depicting early agricultural practices between the early 1800's and mid -1940's. Discover more at: www.worcestertourism.com