Visit the Cape Winelands, 1 000 things to do and then…some wine.
In the Cape Winelands District, we can accommodate your every whim. There are 1 000 things to do before you taste our award-winning wines, beer, gins, and brandies. Whether you prefer the bustle of busy eateries, farmers’ markets, and live music, or the quiet of a morning hike and the peacefulness of a winding gravel road, or a heady combination of both, the Cape Winelands District is a safe, welcoming oasis for all travelers, groups, couples and families.
The Cape Winelands District is very accessible from the city of Cape Town. In fact, the first point of entry to the district, historical Stellenbosch, is a mere 20-minute drive from Cape Town International Airport. The district covers an area of around 24 000 km2 that is mostly made up of agricultural land and indigenous fynbos vegetation (proteas, ericas, etc.), and is home to five municipal jurisdictions that include 14 towns. The valleys are protected by majestic mountains, many of which hold ancient rock paintings, and are ideal for climbing and abseiling (for the more adventurous). As one of the world’s most ecologically diverse areas, the Cape Winelands is also rich in fauna with a variety of birds and wild animals such as the shy mountain buck, sometimes seen wandering on trails.
The district is committed to ensuring that all visitors are protected against exposure to Covid-19. All facilities have to comply with current regulations pertaining to Covid-19, which makes the Cape Winelands District safe to visit. Furthermore, our wide-open spaces and many outdoor activities contribute to social distancing being maintained.
Each of the municipal areas have their own features. Langeberg has a drier climate than Drakenstein. Breede Valley is home to the internationally renowned Karoo Botanical Gardens. Stellenbosch boasts a long history in wine and academia. The exceptional Witzenberg is home to one of the highest zip lines in South Africa. Of course, the areas also share common features. They all offer wonderful options for accommodation to suit all pockets and needs. Adventures are to be had with sky diving, horse riding or ghost touring, and places to visit are in abundance in all the towns. And then there is always wine, or beer, or gin, or brandy. And for the kids? Animals to pet, birds that will amaze, and even a juice tasting so that they don’t feel left out!
Tourists can download the Cape Winelands Tourism App before visiting the area to check which events and activities are taking place during their stay. You will be able to access specific services too – perhaps you need to rent a car, organise a babysitter or find out where the best place is to keep your bikes. The App is just the tool you need, and it is free for iOS and Android users. Simply search Cape Winelands Tourism in your App Store and download a world of choices and activities. Search for us on Facebook, Cape Winelands DM, and like us so that you can tag us into your posts of your visit to the Cape Winelands.
Visit us in the Cape Winelands – take a day trip or, even better, stay for a while. After all, we have 1 000 things to do and then some wine! Please visit the Local Tourism Associations’ (LTAs) websites for information on accommodation, activities and events.