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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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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.

Jackie Devereux

I was born in Zimbabwe. With a dad who was in the police force, we moved from place to place. I have always been passionate about travel. My grandparents mentioned that our ancestors set off from the Horn of Africa – Ethiopia – looking for better cattle pastures. They ended up settling in the south-eastern hills of Zimbabwe, in the Great Zimbabwe area.

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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. My desire to see more led me to work as a guide for AndBeyond, first in South Africa, then in Tanzania as the company expanded. Here, I lived and worked in the Serengeti and the Ngorongoro, guiding and running safari camps.

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Bridget Cohen

Aged five and with my Curious George toy safely tucked under my arm, I set off with my family to travel around Europe in an orange VW minibus. Looking back on the adventures we had along the way, I now know that this was where my love for travel and exploring began.

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