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The mountains and sunrise/sunset are beautiful, the air is crisp and fresh and the wine is amazing.
Tasting different wines.
Lots of wine farms and restaurants. Perfect for any tourist.
The beauty and wine!
Visiting the wine farms, mountain biking, trail running and hiking on the farms and in the reserves, eating at the gourmet restaurants on the wine farms.
The scenery is stunning, lushes and the people are friendly.
There is quite a large set of wine farms situated all over Franschhoek, with a large selection of wines and great food to accompany it. I do suggest doing some reading of specific wine farms you would like to visit, as once you arrive there are so many it is hard to choose!
The wine in Cape Winelands.
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The stunningly beautiful Cape Winelands region consists of 5 main wine-producing areas; Stellenbosch, Paarl, Franschhoek, Wellington and Helderberg. These fertile valleys were recognised by Dutch and French Huguenots as far back as the 1680s as ideal for wine making, and they applied their vast knowledge of viticulture and vinification to create what is today one of South Africa’s largest industries.
Due to oversupply and the establishment of cooperatives in the early 1900s the local wine industry suffered, however, following the launch of South Africa’s Pinotage varietal in 1961, the making of quality wines has improved to a point where Cape Winelands products are now sold and enjoyed around the world.
But the Cape Winelands area is not only about the nectar of the Gods, this region is renowned for its natural beauty and a magnet for outdoor leisure seekers. Visitors and residents frequent the open air markets, dine at the sprawling and modern wine farms and... Show more
For those who are a little adventurous and enjoy the company of other travellers, you can decide to stay at a Backpackers. Often having to share a room with others as well as costs, it is incredibly inexpensive. Often the best choice for those who may be just passing through or will be occupied for the majority of their day. It comes with the most basic amenities and is often formed as part of a bar or similar establishment. Not recommended for those who want privacy, this is best suited for those who wouldn’t mind meeting various other interesting travellers.