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Cape Town is synonymous not only with Table Mountain and beautiful beaches, but with good wine too. Just a day trip to the Cape Winelands will make the reason for this clear as day. For trips that include a visit to the Cape Winelands, speak to one of our expert travel consultants.
The Cape Winelands stretch over an enormous region, right the way into the Eastern Cape, over 400 km from Cape Town. There is, however, no need to travel very far from Cape Town’s city centre to sample some of the best wines that the Cape has to offer.
Just under half an hour from the city centre, this lush valley contains some of the oldest wine farms in the Cape, and some of the newest. With sweeping views across to False Bay in one direction, and up the eastern slopes of Table Mountain (the back of it), the other.
This is the wine route with the smallest number of wine farms – nine – but don’t let that put you off. They’re a high quality nine, with an astounding number of wine (and foodie) awards to their names!
Set beneath the pearl-shaped mountain for which it is named, Paarl lies under an hour from Cape Town on the N2. It is literally surrounded by wine farms, including one of our favourites – Fairview, with its goats and cheeses.
Originally settled by the French in 1688, their influence is still clearly evident in this picturesque valley, just over an hour out of Cape Town. Franschhoek is known as the Culinary Capital of South Africa, and is home to a number of internationally-acclaimed restaurants and chefs.
Take a trip on the Franschhoek Tram, which’ll let you hop on and hop off at your leisure at seven wine farms in the area.
This is the most well-known wine route, with some of the oldest, most gracious farms. Stellenbosch town is lovely, with oak-lined streets and beautifully restored Cape Dutch buildings. Surrounding it, in all the spectacular valleys and on the slopes are vineyards and farms with breath-taking scenery and delicious wines.
Add to the wines, various other specialities at different farms, such as olives, chocolate and even grappa, and you could easily spend a month visiting all the farms, meeting the people and tasting the wines!
Find out more with our Cape Winelands budget travel guide page.