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Welcome to the
Cape Winelands
District Municipality

Dear Residents and Visitors,

On behalf of the Cape Winelands District Municipality’s Council, I warmly welcome you to our organisation’s website.

We are committed to fostering a unified Cape Winelands of excellence for sustainable development. We strive to provide transparent, efficient, and innovative services that meet the needs of all who call this beautiful region home, as well as those who choose to visit or to invest.

The beautiful district of the Cape Winelands stretches over more than 21 000 km2 and is home to just under 1 million citizens.  The district consists of 5 local municipalities (Breede Valley, Langeberg, Witzenberg, Stellenbosch and Drakenstein).

We are proud of the most beautiful scenery, including majestic mountains, the big five, guest houses / hotels, conference centres, vineyards, wine estates / wedding venues, medical services, education / special education facilities and tertiary education institutions.

The economic pillars of this district consist of our agriculture and tourism sectors.  Agriculture is the biggest sector of employment and the tourism sector demonstrates innovation and the warm culture of the people of this district.  The Cape Winelands District Municipality has a budget that provides for extensive services within our legislative mandate and we believe in partnering with our citizens to expand even further on our service delivery function.

The gentleness of our hills and planes, the majesty of our mountains and our velvet climate and slow rhythm of our seasons make this area an unique and unmissable destination for all year round.

In this beautiful district we believe we have, a thousand things to do and then … some wine!

Explore our site to stay informed about our initiatives, services, and opportunities.


Ald (Dr) Elna von Schlicht

Executive Mayor

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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. 

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