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Cape Winelands, South Africa, Africa

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Visit Cape Winelands

Introduction

The scenic Cape Winelands is one of the most popular areas of South Africa.

Magnificent mountain and valley scenery, world-class vineyards and restaurants, inviting luxury accommodation, historic charm and warm, friendly locals combine to make the Cape Winelands a must on any tailor-made South Africa holiday.

Franshoek, Paarl and Stellenbosch may be the best-known towns, but there are many other gems - this area, just like its grapes, is ripe for exploration.

Special offers in Winelands

Cape, Wine, Garden Route & Eastern Cape Safari

16-day tailor-made self-drive from £1,815 pp

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offer

Free car hire

– Save up to £195 pp
Book by: 18 October 2017

This is the ultimate introduction to South Africa. A spectacular drive along the Garden Route's rolling greenery and coastal beauty will see you link Cape Town’s beachside charms with the country’s finest vineyards and whale watching spectacles before ending with an all-inclusive Big Five safari.

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Top itineraries in Winelands

Cape, Wine, Garden Route & Eastern Cape Safari

16-day tailor-made self-drive from £1,815 pp

Special
offer

Free car hire

– Save up to £195 pp
Book by: 18 October 2017

This is the ultimate introduction to South Africa. A spectacular drive along the Garden Route's rolling greenery and coastal beauty will see you link Cape Town’s beachside charms with the country’s finest vineyards and whale watching spectacles before ending with an all-inclusive Big Five safari.

Cape, Wine & Whales

11-day tailor-made self-drive from £1,715 pp incl. flights

Free car hire

Turn out from Cape Town’s welcoming charms, golden-sand beaches and iconic skyline to taste your way through South Africa’s finest vineyards in the endlessly rolling Winelands before discovering the world’s best land-based whale watching in Hermanus.

Classic Cape, Blue Train and Safari

15-day tailor-made journey from £3,460 pp incl. flights

Follow in the tracks of kings and presidents with a trip aboard the stunning Blue Train, its 19th-century luxuries linking the beach-clad joys of Cape Town with an all-inclusive Big Five safari. Return from expert-led game drives in a private reserve to four poster beds and gourmet meals.

Cape, Wine, Garden Route & Kruger‬

13-day tailor-made self-drive & safari from £3,135 pp incl. flights

Free car hire

Take in all of South Africa’s premier destinations. You’ll start with one of the world’s greatest road trips, linking Cape Town with stays in luxury hotels and a visit to the Winelands, before ending with an all-inclusive Big Five safari on a private reserve in Kruger.

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Top places to stay in Winelands

Oude Werf Hotel, Stellenbosch

Historic hotel

Located in the idyllic Winelands town of Stellebosh, Oude Werf is perfectly placed to explore the sprawling vineyards and Cape Dutch estates of South Africa's premier wine-making region.

Grande Roche Hotel, Paarl, Cape Winelands

Historic hotel

Located in the centre of the green Winelands, the Grande Roche Hotel is perfect for those looking to escape the tourist-congested Franschhoek and Stellenbosch.

Babylonstoren, Paarl, Cape Winelands

Traditional hotel

The historic university town of Stellenbosch, renowned for its wine route, history and culture is a mere 20 minute drive, and must-see destination-Franschhoek- one of the most picturesque towns, is also within close proximity of Babylonstoren.

Le Quartier Francais, Franschhoek, Cape Winelands

Small & intimate hotel

Situated in the heart of the Cape Winelands, Le Quartier Francais is an ideal base to explore the Western Cape. Set in secluded gardens, and just off the main road, guests have the opportunity to wander out and experience the local culture and ambience. The nearby village offers quaint shops, galle…

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Where to go in Winelands

Paarl

Historic Paarl has a rich cultural heritage. Just 56 km from Cape Town, the area has superb countryside, plenty of great wine and fruit farms, and many cycling and nature trails.

Stellenbosch

Stellenbosch is one of the most appealing small towns in South Africa and boasts some of the best-preserved examples of Cape Dutch architecture anywhere to be found.

Franschhoek

Considered to be South Africa's capital of gourmet food and wine, Franschhoek has been enticing visitors for a number of years and never fails to delight.

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Winelands articles

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The South African Rand has experienced continual weakening over the past few years and it currently at an all-time low against the Pound Sterling, making South Africa a high-value destination for 2016. Our typical holidays are up to £1,000 cheaper per couple, such is the relative power of the UK's …

The best food and wine holidays in the world

From nectorial white wines to ambrosial game meats, we have hand-picked our favourite food and wine holidays around the world, including highlights from South Africa, Chile and France.

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Why book with Wexas Travel?

At Wexas, we specialise in bespoke travel experiences. Our itineraries are just samples of what we can arrange, and can be changed depending on your precise needs, finances and ideas by our experienced destination specialists.

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