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Cape Winelands

The Cape Winelands is the largest wine-producing region in South Africa and is divided into six main wine regions, each offering their own unique wine route.

Constantia, Stellenbosch, Franschhoek, Paarl, Robertson and Wellington are the most popular. The mountainous surrounds boast some very old and internationally recognised wine estates and most farms offer cellar tours and wine tasting.

Franschhoek Valley, Vineyards, Cape Winelands, Drakenstein mountains, South Africa
Cape Winelands, South Africa

Why visit the Cape Winelands

  • Visit the largest wine producing region in South Africa, one of the most scenic winelands in the world
  • Experience viticulture and go wine-tasting in internationally renowned vineyards, on foot, bicycle or horseback
  • Very close to Cape Town and easy to get around
  • Explore pretty towns characterised by their Cape-Dutch architecture and set against a picturesque mountainous backdrop
  • Sample gastronomic delights in the country’s best restaurants


What do you really love doing? We curate your itinerary especially for you.

Mountain Trails

Burn off some of the food and wine by exploring the surrounding mountains on hiking and horseriding trails.

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Wine Tasting

Experience viticulture and sample local wines in internationally renowned vineyards, on foot, bicycle or horseback.

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Cape Dutch Architecture

Explore pretty towns characterised by their Cape-Dutch architecture and set against a picturesque mountainous backdrop.

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Sample Local Cuisine

Sit down for a meal at one of the country’s best restaurants, which are found in this wine-producing region.

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Where to Stay

Every captivating tailor-made itinerary needs a perfect base. Our team has handpicked this collection of properties to give you luxury options in styles to suit any adventure.

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Meet our experts

A passion for travel runs right through every one of our experts - meaning they're always ready with first-hand insight about their specialist countries.

Illona Cross

Born in a small South African town, I have always followed my passion for nature and discovery. After studying Nature Conservation in Pretoria, I was one of the first women to complete a very tough cadetship in the Natal Parks Board. It was here where I cut my teeth in African wildlife management.

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Chris Johnston

25 years ago, my first trip to Africa took on a life of its own. I planned for three months, I stayed for two years. Whilst there, I was mistaken for a priest, attacked by sharks and arrested. Yet the countless, clattering journeys opened my eyes to the beauty of the landscapes and the grace of the people. My recent trips are undoubtedly more comfortable, but the welcome is as warm as ever and the best experiences are still those I never see coming.

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Why Choose Steppes?

Our knowledge and expertise set us apart. So too our curiosity. It is this that drives us to create a journey that is really bespoke to you, all the while ensuring we travel and operate sustainably.

Are you ready to discover extraordinary once again?

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