Welcome again to the Cape Winelands!
Welcome to the Cape Winelands, the Tour Centre of the Western Cape!
The beautiful Winelands are a treasured feature of the Cape landscape. With towns like Franschhoek, which overlooks idyllic vineyards stretching up the slopes of the surrounding mountains, the atmosphere is one of relaxation and awe. With a massive variety of Cape winelands hotels and guest houses, you are offered the perfect means to reconnect with nature, whether you prefer to do so in lavish luxury or up close and personally.
It's our job to find you the perfect Cape Winelands guest house to suit your needs and make your South Africa holiday great. We bring you everything from refined luxury hotels to back packer’s hostels, quaint B&Bs as well as self-catering cottages and apartments. To navigate your way through a variety of accommodation in the Cape Winelands that suit your budget, click on Winelands Budget Accommodation, Winelands Mid Range Accommodation or WinelandsTop End Accommodation. Or, if you prefer to choose your accommodation based on location, click on our Cape Winelands Map first.
This Cape Winelands accommodation service is locally owned and operated by Winelands Experience and their dedicated team based in Franschhoek. Avid Wine Country fans, we can give you local knowledge and help you to plan a unique Cape Winelands tour and much more.
As the historical home of the South African wine industry, the Winelands has been producing fine wine since the 17th century. There are many top quality wine cellars hidden within the Winelands, many of which also have fine Cape restaurants where you can enjoy the best of wining and dining.
The Cape Winelands Region also has a lot more to offer than just fine wine and food. It has some of the most magnificent mountains in South Africa and the world. They are best seen by hiking the magnificent paths through the region or driving the scenic routes and passes, with amazing panoramas of the Cape Fold Mountains. For the civil engineer and historian, the history of the construction of these passes is incredible; they were initially built to enable the early pioneers access to the Koisan people, with whom they wanted to establish cattle trading practices in order for the ships that entered Cape Town harbour to replenish their food and repair their ships.
To fully capture all of its history and culture, the Cape Winelands is an ideal base for your South Africa holiday. A 100-km radius from a base like Franschhoek, the gourmet capital of South Africa, gives access to the natural world of The Cape Winelands Biosphere. For the nature lover this is heaven on earth. The region is the world’s smallest floral kingdom, making up only 0.04% of the world's land mass, and yet it houses more plant species than the entire United Kingdom. For the geologist, the Cape Fold Mountains hold interest, and bird lovers may discover some endemic species not seen anywhere else in the world.
The Mother City, Cape Town, is a short drive away. The city has something to offer everyone, whether it is a visit to the top of one of the oldest mountains in the world, Table Mountain; a memorable visit to Robben Island, the former prison home of Nelson Mandela; or a picnic at Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, internationally acclaimed as one of the great botanical gardens of the world.
Accommodation has been carefully chosen by the team to appeal to the independent traveler. Our guest houses and hotels in the Cape Winelands are not only competitively priced but are also a little different, away from the tour groups and yet central and unique. So, make your choice from the available list of guest houses. Although we of course feature Guest Houses in Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Paarl, we also have the more far flung areas covered as well. So get in touch and we will take care of the rest.
Squirrel & Vine is a self-catering apartment situated in the historic core of Stellenbosch in nostalgic Herte Street, off Dorp Street.[more info]
Nestled on the slope of the Helderberg Mountain, and with tranquility as its key note, Eikendal Lodge provides the perfect retreat for anyone looking to escape the buzz of the city, enjoy fresh mountain air, and have some good wine while they're at it.[more info]
Welcome to the Winelands!
The Cape Winelands is one of the most beautiful, breathtakingly scenic and diverse areas in the Cape. As part of the Cape Floristic Region, it is the smallest of the six floral kingdoms of the world. For the nature lover, it has a wealth of indigenous plants and birds that are seen nowhere else in the world.
For the food and wine connoisseur Franschhoek is the place to visit. As the gourmet capital of South Africa, Franschhoek is a great base for your Cape holiday. With the abundance of accommodations and tours, where do you start? From fine wining and dining to excellent accommodation, you are spoilt for choice. Meet the Cape Winelands team who will guide you through the Winelands and will ensure that your specific requirements are met. If we do not have it, we will find it![more]
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