Love at first visit: CapeNature and the Winelands

Known for its fine wine and top-class experiences enjoyed by locals and international visitors, the Cape Winelands prides itself on awe-inspiring views, award-winning wineries, historic buildings and masterpieces, and key attractions, activities and accommodation that bring family and friends together, creating wholesome and memorable moments that last forever. CapeNature is here to remind visitors that […]

Welcome, Lenny the Leopard

The Cape Winelands District Municipality (CWDM) proudly welcomed Lenny the Leopard, our new mascot into the Disaster Management team. Lenny was officially introduced to young learners at Groendal Primary in Franschhoek through an engaging interactive play on Tuesday, 23 May 2023. The interactive play featured Lenny as the lead character, accompanied by Sara and Mr. […]

Another successful Golden Games

The Cape Winelands District Municipality (CWDM) and its partners proudly continue the tradition of hosting the annual Golden Games, a sporting event that has become a beloved highlight on the calendars of elderly forums and centres throughout the region. On Tuesday 23 May 2023, Boland Park in Worcester buzzed with excitement as 1 500 senior […]


National and provincial government leaders have given residents of the Cape Winelands District an undertaking to address challenges communities face with crime, health and labour in the Cape Winelands District in the Western Cape. These commitments were represented by more than 4 000 residents who attended the sixth District Development Model Presidential Imbizo led by […]

Fire Season over, for now

The Cape Winelands District Municipality’s (CWDM) Fire Services held the annual post-fire season meeting in Worcester on 18 May 2023.  “This year we saw more ignitions than usual, but due to the combination of high rainfall and rapid attack deployment of resources, we had very few ongoing fires that lasted days and stretched our manpower […]

CWDM provides stationery packs for Grade 7s

Executive Mayor Ald (Dr) Elna von Schlicht, along with Cllr Deon Carinus (Technical Services Portfolio Holder) and representatives from Stellenbosch Municipality, surprised the Grade 7 classes of Vlottenburg Primary in Stellenbosch and Wes-Eind Primary in Franschhoek with stationery packs ahead of their move to high school next year. The Mayor took the opportunity to explain […]

Cape Winelands represented at Expos

We are always ready to welcome visitors from all over to our neck of the woods. During the month of April CWDM and representatives from the Local Tourism Associations (LTAs) displayed what the district had to offer at the World Travel Market Africa, which was held in Cape Town as well as at the Namibia […]

World Hand Hygiene Day

In commemoration of World Hand Hygiene Day, our Environmental Health Practitioners visited Annie Brown Clinic in Ceres to raise awareness on the importance of handwashing. The EHPs, distributed awareness material and conducted 33 handwashing demonstrations to staff and patients. Water restrictions and water-shedding are currently implemented in Witzenberg and our EHPs used the opportunity to […]

Strengthening our partnership with KIEZ

We recently hosted the German Delegation, from our partner, KiEZ Sachsen-Anhalt. Discussions revolved around how we could strengthen our MOU and further growth opportunities for our youth in the Cape Winelands District. The agreement between the CWDM and the organisation Landesverband Kinder- und Jugenderholungszentren Sachsen-Anhalt e.V. Kieze (, known as KIEZ in Germany has been […]