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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.
More info about Cape Winelands
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
Guests escape the noise and bustle of lodges by opting to stay in either fully self-catering or bed and breakfast cottages. Self-catering cottages are a home away from home and come fully equipped with everything guests need. Most self catering cottages also come with a cleaning service, Dstv, and a private patio/entertainment area. Guests who opt for bed and breakfast cottages enjoy their own private patio/entertainment area, luxury amenities, Dstv, and cleaning service. There is often a small kitchenette, if guests wish to do a little cooking, and a relaxing lounge area. Cottages are ideal for families, small groups of friends and couples wishing for a more private retreat.