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South Africa - Winelands

A short distance from Cape Town are the Winelands, South Africa's premier wine producing region. The stunning scenery, historic towns and beautiful vineyards all help to make this a great place to relax and enjoy the sights at a leisurely pace.

Nestled between towering mountains lies the magnificent Franschhoek Valley, considered to be the food and wine heartland of the region, where leading wines are developed and top chefs create international cuisine. Stellenbosch is one of the oldest towns in the country and is a perfect base to explore the Winelands.

In and Around:
Not far away from Cape Town you will find Constantia Valley which features forests, stately homes and vineyards. Home to some of the Cape's oldest wine routes, it is an idyllic location in which to enjoy the wines. There is also a range of interesting walks and hikes. Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens are not far away and are home to a wide diversity of Cape flora.

Stellenbosch: The oldest town in the country after Cape Town, it is one of the most scenic areas to visit in South Africa. Offering a variety of accommodation, Stellenbosch is an ideal base from which to explore the Winelands. The small town is packed with history for visitors to discover, plus excellent restaurants and warm South African hospitality.

Franschhoek: Known as the food and wine heartland of the country, fine wines are produced all around and world-class cuisine is available in the wide range of restaurants. In addition to this, Franschhoek offers breathtaking scenery and a town that is packed with wonderful arts and crafts, antique shops and galleries.

Paarl: As with most of the towns in the Winelands area, Paarl has a historic charm, culture and heritage. A great destination if you are looking to experience natural beauty. The area offers breathtaking scenery with many cycling and nature trails as well as Paarl Mountain.

La Residence is surrounded by vineyards and plum orchards, with a spectacular mountain backdrop, breathtaking views of the countryside and an atmosphere of complete tranquillity.
Tucked away in secluded gardens it offers a delightful haven of peace and tranquillity. A total gastronomic experience can be enjoyed here.
This five star boutique hotel & luxury country guesthouse is the Swellendam venue of choice fit for the discerning world traveller. It offers guests a unique experience with luxury accommodation and exceptional professional services.
A restored manor house, where attention to detail and friendly, personal service is the order of the day.
Grande Roche is a celebrated international hotel, famous for its exquisite location in the heart of the beautiful Cape Winelands.
Spectacular vistas of craggy mountains, rolling valleys, oak-lined pathways & lush vineyards form the backdrop to one of South Africa's most beautiful private hotels & spas, the Lanzerac Hotel & Spa.
A romantic getaway, Le Franschhoek Hotel & Spa is 5 star luxury with an elusive charm and a contemporary Cape Dutch feel. It offers unparalleled views of the Franschhoek Mountains.
Mont Rochelle Hotel invites you to relax in one of their luxurious bedrooms or suites, most of which offer spectacular views across the valleys and vines of Franschhoek.
This historic boutique hotel nestles in the tranquil Constantia Valley, against the slopes of the Steenberg Mountains, offering sweeping views over False Bay.
This five star intimate hotel is found in one of the Cape's oldest and most beautiful wine valleys.
This five star historic residence, beautifully restored in the Cape Huguenot tradition, is in the heart of Franschhoek, the gourmet capital of South Africa.
A relaxing boutique style hotel offering peaceful views amidst working SylvanVale Vineyards. A perfect location to explore the Winelands region.
South Africa's most historic hotel offers elegance, character and gracious hospitality. Antique furniture and modern facilities complement the overall Georgian style.
River Manor with its wrap-around patios creates an atmosphere of luxury, space and privacy with personal service and attention to detail.
Spier Wine Farm has a vibrant and conscious energy, and explores contemporary South African culture through food, wine and art - all to great acclaim.
Labri Manor is situated in the centre of the vibrant town of Stellenbosch and is within walking distance of the many cafés, restaurants and bars offering gourmet food and fine wine.
Offering Protea Hotel Group standards and situated close to all the major attractions and many of the estates of the winelands. A solid base from which to explore the area.


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