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Cape Winelands

Cape Winelands, Western Cape, South Africa As Cape Town was the first settler town in South Africa, farming in this area began in the 1600’s to supply the fort and citizens. By 1659, the first wine production started what has become a cultural heritage and one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. Today, visiting the Cape Winelands is not only about tasting the wealth of award winning wines, each unique to its region, but it also about taking a trip into South African history and culture, set in some of the most b...

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Tea4Kidz ECD workshop empowers teachers Tea4Kidz ECD workshop empowers teachers

Tea4Kidz ECD workshop empowers teachers, volunteers and social workers in Stellenbosch, Research indicates that the early years...

South African School Terms and Public Holidays 2020 - 2021 South African School Terms and Public Holidays 2020 - 2021

Public Holidays in South Africa, and school terms for Public & Private Schools in the South Africa - know when the traffic hits!

Self Drive Route 2 from Cape Town to P.E. on the scenic R62 Self Drive Route 2 from Cape Town to P.E. on the scenic R62

The historical Self Drive Route 62 is one of SA's favourite tourism routes.

Hiking Trails off the Bainskloof Pass Hiking Trails off the Bainskloof Pass

There are beautiful hiking trails off the Bainskloof Pass, between Ceres and Wellington. The fynbos in the area is spectacular ...

Bainskloof Pass, Wellington to Ceres Bainskloof Pass, Wellington to Ceres

The Bain’s Kloof Pass, built in the 1850s, is one of South Africa’s finest scenic passes. It was built over the Limiet Mountains

Wellington Mountain Bike Trail at Welvanpas Wine Farm Wellington Mountain Bike Trail at Welvanpas Wine Farm

The Wellington Mountain Bike Trail at Welvanpas is very popular with bikers in the know. You can experience beauty you never ...

Thank you to student group Interact for Thank you to student group Interact for

Rhenish Girls High School student group, Interact, chose the Kayamandi Women and Children Development Project as the recipient of

La Ferme Fly Fishing, Franschhoek, Cape Winelands La Ferme Fly Fishing, Franschhoek, Cape Winelands

La Ferme near Franschhoek, 45 minutes from Cape Town, offers excellent fly fishing with exquisite views and absolute silence.

La Petite Colombe set to open Aug 2017 La Petite Colombe set to open Aug 2017

Franschhoek - the world renowned and picturesque food and wine capital of South Africa, is abuzz with the imminent opening of the

Chance encounter leads to elite series Chance encounter leads to elite series

When a meeting between two of South African cycling's foremost race organisers saw them tuned in to the same wavelength, neither

Tour of Good Hope on Smits bucket list Tour of Good Hope on Smits bucket list

Having recovered from a year hampered by injury, professional road cyclist Willie Smit is looking forward to making his mark when

Top SA races honour Voice of Cycling Top SA races honour Voice of Cycling

Following the Bestmed Phil Liggett Tribute Tour in December, two of South Africa's premier road cycling stage races will be honou

TransCape pays tribute to Laws TransCape pays tribute to Laws

The new professional team of Pieter Seyffert and Travis Walker claimed their fifth stage victory as the TransCape mountain bike ra

Belgian celebrates birthday with win Belgian celebrates birthday with win

Belgian Eddy Feliers celebrated his 49th birthday in style as he and teammate Kristof de Neys took the stage win on the fifth day

Stelling trudges into lead at TransCape Stelling trudges into lead at TransCape

Capetonian Billy Stelling forged ahead on a muddy day in the TransCape mountain bike race to win his third stage on the trot and d

Stelling recovers to win at TransCape Stelling recovers to win at TransCape

Despite riding with a broken rib, defending men's solo champion Billy Stelling won his second stage in a row on the third day of

New pro team set the pace at TransCape New pro team set the pace at TransCape

Despite wet conditions, Pieter Seyffert and Travis Walker kicked off their new partnership on a perfect note by winning the openin

Seyffert, Walker to tackle TransCape Seyffert, Walker to tackle TransCape

After a lengthy association with Hanco Kachelhoffer, mountain biking professional Pieter Seyffert will reveal a new partnership wh

Pioneering single-track at TransCape Pioneering single-track at TransCape

The TransCape MTB race organisers will pioneer a fresh single-track challenge by introducing the riders to the Greyton Black secti

TransCape on a charity drive TransCape on a charity drive

In partnership with the Africa Foundation, the TransCape MTB race will use its reach in the cycling fraternity to contribute towar

TransCape on a charity drive TransCape on a charity drive

In partnership with the Africa Foundation, the TransCape MTB race will use its reach in the cycling fraternity to contribute towar

International star for Tour of Good Hope International star for Tour of Good Hope

The Bestmed Tour of Good Hope's international reputation was further enhanced this week after confirmation that five-time Cape Ep

Hot-air ballooning over the Winelands Hot-air ballooning over the Winelands

There are many different ways to see a place, but nothing compares to floating gently above the earth in a hot-air balloon...

Safe transport from Volvo for TransCape Safe transport from Volvo for TransCape

Volvo Cars, with their unique cyclist detection system on certain models, have announced that they will be the official vehicle...

Events showcase Paarl as mountain biking Events showcase Paarl as mountain biking

The Sanlam MTB Invitational in November is another high-profile event that showcases the Paarl region as a preferred mountain biki

Wellington, Cape Winelands Wellington, Cape Winelands

Wellington, in the heart of the Cape Winelands, lies in a beautiful valley on the banks of the Kromme River, at the foot of the ..

Rock around the Clock Rock around the Clock

But while some destination dorps can be summed up in a phrase like 'food or wine capital', it's not that easy to define Paarl...

Guided walks in Franschhoek, Cape Winelands Guided walks in Franschhoek, Cape Winelands

Take a guided walking or hiking tour in beautiful historic Franchhoek. Isak will give you the inside story of the history and ...

Wellington Museum, Wellington Wellington Museum, Wellington

Visit the Wellington Museum that features a unique collection of Egyptian artefacts dating back to the time of King Akhenaten ...

Foxenburg Organic Cheese & Olive Estate, Wellington Foxenburg Organic Cheese & Olive Estate, Wellington

Foxenburg offers award winning organic goat cheeses, oyster mushrooms and olive products on a beautiful Wellington farm ...

The Limietberg Nature Reserve, Cape Winelands The Limietberg Nature Reserve, Cape Winelands

The fynbos rich Limietberg Nature Reserve, which stretches from the Voëlvlei dam in the north to Franschhoek in the south, covers

Krom River Hiking Trail, Limietberg, Cape Winelands Krom River Hiking Trail, Limietberg, Cape Winelands

The Krom River day hike is one of the best known walks in the Limietberg Nature Reserve, in the Du Toitskloof Pass between Paarl

Limietberg Overnight Hiking Trail, Wellington Limietberg Overnight Hiking Trail, Wellington

The Limiietberg Hiking Trail was originally a one way route through the mountains between Du Toit’s Kloof and Bain’s Kloof Passes

Elands River Hike, Du Toitskloof, Limietberg Nature Reserve Elands River Hike, Du Toitskloof, Limietberg Nature Reserve

This 8km hike along the Elands River, takes one through pristine fynbos landscape. After an initial steep climb, the route becomes

Franschhoek Art Route, Galleries, South African Artists Franschhoek Art Route, Galleries, South African Artists

Franschhoek has a number of very interesting galleries for the art enthusiast. There is a good representation of excellent ...

Paradise Horse Riding Trails in Franschhoek, Cape Winelands Paradise Horse Riding Trails in Franschhoek, Cape Winelands

One of the most interesting ways to experience the beautiful Franschhoek landscape, coupled with wine tasting, is by horseback.

The Screening Room Movie Theatre and Venue, Franschhoek The Screening Room Movie Theatre and Venue, Franschhoek

Enjoy anything from old-time classics to the latest movies in true Hollywood style. Opulent leather armchair-style seats, a ...

A savagely grand place, Bain A savagely grand place, Bain's Kloof Pass

One of the most scenically dramatic routes in the country, Bain's Kloof Pass between Wellington and Ceres is a remarkable feat ...

The Elephant and Barrel Pub, Franschhoek The Elephant and Barrel Pub, Franschhoek

The Elephant and Barrel, a lively English Pub in Franschhoek, is a favourite watering hole of the locals - bring the whole family

Cycle trails around Franschhoek, Cape Winelands Cycle trails around Franschhoek, Cape Winelands

Explore the beautiful area of Franschhoek by bike and get real close to the unique countryside of fynbos and wine farms.

Babylonstoren Gardens, Cape Winelands Babylonstoren Gardens, Cape Winelands

Babylonstoren, 8ha of beautiful formal garden, was inspired by the Company Gardens of the Cape. Biologically friendly, the ...

Museum van de Caab, Solms Delta Wine Estate, Franschhoek Museum van de Caab, Solms Delta Wine Estate, Franschhoek

The Museum van de Caab at the historic Solms Delta Wine Estate in Franschhoek is a unique interactive experience of the local ...

Hiking Trails in the Franschhoek Pass and Valley Hiking Trails in the Franschhoek Pass and Valley

Hiking trails in the Franschhoek area range from easy to strenuous through the most beautiful fynbos surrounded by mountains ...

Huguenots Chocolates, Franschhoek, Cape Winelands Huguenots Chocolates, Franschhoek, Cape Winelands

Huguenots Chocolates are a successful BEE producer of exquisite hand crafted Belgian chocolates in Franschhoek, the gourmet ...

Red Hot Glass Studio and Gallery, Paarl Red Hot Glass Studio and Gallery, Paarl

Red Hot Glass is the studio of David & Elizabeth Jackson, where they create stylish pieces of decorative glass artworks near Paarl

Le Bonheur Crocodile Farm, Simondium, Cape Winelands Le Bonheur Crocodile Farm, Simondium, Cape Winelands

Le Bonheur croc farm, centrally situated between Paarl, Franschoek and Stellenbosch on the R45, has over 1000 Nile crocs, leather

Franschhoek Village Market Franschhoek Village Market

The Village Market Franschhoek is held every Saturday morning through summer, offering a whole range of goodies. Excellent coffee.

Jonkershoek and Assegaaibosch Nature Reserves, Western Cape Jonkershoek and Assegaaibosch Nature Reserves, Western Cape

The Jonkershoek Nature Reserve incorporating the Assegaaibosch Nature Reserve, is a wonderland of fynbos, magnificent mountains ..

Helshoogte Pass between Stellenbosch and Franschhoek Helshoogte Pass between Stellenbosch and Franschhoek

Helshoogte Pass on the R310, links the winelands of Franschhoek and Stellenbosch, and is a “must do” scenic route for any visitor

The Western Cape Brandy Route, South Africa The Western Cape Brandy Route, South Africa

Within an hour’s drive of Cape Town, some of the world’s best award winning brandies are beckoning. Take in the stunning scenery

The Western Cape Brandy Route The Western Cape Brandy Route

Within an hour's drive from Cape Town, some of the world's best award winning brandies wait to be discovered.

Franschhoek Food and Wine Route, Cape Winelands Franschhoek Food and Wine Route, Cape Winelands

The Franschhoek Food and Wine Route gives the foodies and wine aficionados a top class experience of wine pairing, wine tasting ..

Franschhoek Motor Museum, Franschhoek, Cape Winelands Franschhoek Motor Museum, Franschhoek, Cape Winelands

Even if you are not an ardent fan of motor vehicles, looking back on more than 100 years of motoring history, represented by an ..

Drakenstein Lion Park (Between Paarl & Stellenbosch) Drakenstein Lion Park (Between Paarl & Stellenbosch)

The Drakenstein Lion Park only 30 minutes from Cape Town, is a lifetime haven for abused lions made possible by Paul Hart and ...

The Huguenot Monument and Museum Franschhoek, Cape Winelands The Huguenot Monument and Museum Franschhoek, Cape Winelands

The contribution of the French Huguenots to S A culture has been honoured at the Huguenot Monument and Museum in Franschhoek ...

Butterfly World, Paarl Butterfly World, Paarl

Butterfly World is a lush tropical garden inhabited by butterflies from all over the world. The 1000 m2 greenhouse is replenished

The Afrikaans Language (Taal) Monument, Paarl The Afrikaans Language (Taal) Monument, Paarl

The Afrikaans Language Monument is located on a hill overlooking Paarl, and was erected in 1975 to honour the Afrikaans language.

Afrikaans Language (Taal) Museum, Paarl Afrikaans Language (Taal) Museum, Paarl

The Afrikaans Language Museum in Paarl traces the development of Afrikaans as a unique language forged by the melting pot of ...

Self Drive Day Trip from Cape Town to the Overberg Self Drive Day Trip from Cape Town to the Overberg

This scenic self-drive route through fruit orchards, winelands, and stunning passes offers wine tasting, gourmet food, farm stalls

Du Toit Du Toit's Kloof Pass, Western Cape

Take the R101 off ramp at Paarl, and follow the old route to Worcester via the 48km, stunning, Du Toit’s Kloof Pass over the ...

Wheels of Fortune Wheels of Fortune

South Africa might never have come up with world-beating cars but, believe it or not, that's not true of our wagons.

Fabulous Franschhoek Fabulous Franschhoek

Dallying with food and wine is inevitable in this delectable gourmet capital of the Cape.

Wellington Wine Route, Cape Winelands Wellington Wine Route, Cape Winelands

Wellington Wine Route is one of the youngest routes in the Cape but its history goes right back to the French Huguenots ...

Schalk Burger and Sons, Welbedacht Wine Estate, Wellington Schalk Burger and Sons, Welbedacht Wine Estate, Wellington

Welbedacht Wine Estate is home to the Burgers, the famous South African rugby playing family ...

Doolhof Wine Estate, Wellington, Cape Winelands Doolhof Wine Estate, Wellington, Cape Winelands

Doolhof Wine Estate lies in a beautiful valley between the Famous Bain’s Kloof and the Groenberg Mountains ...

Bosman Family Vineyards, Wellington, Cape Winelands Bosman Family Vineyards, Wellington, Cape Winelands

Bosman Family Vineyards has a legacy going back 8 generations since 1798 on the farm Lelienfontein which was originally granted ..

Paarl Wine Route, Cape Winelands Paarl Wine Route, Cape Winelands

Paarl is the largest town in the Cape Winelands and is well known for three major reasons, Paarl Mountain, original Cape Dutch ...

KWV Wine Emporium, Paarl, Cape Winelands KWV Wine Emporium, Paarl, Cape Winelands

KWV was established as a cooperative by the wine farmers of South Africa in 1918. Until the early 1990s ...

Rhebokskloof Wine Estate, Paarl, Cape Winelands Rhebokskloof Wine Estate, Paarl, Cape Winelands

Rhebokskloof’s history goes back to the late 17the century when Petrus van der Merwe built his home on Rhebokskloof Farm ...

Landskroon Wine Estate, Paarl, Cape Winelands Landskroon Wine Estate, Paarl, Cape Winelands

Landskroon Wine Estate has a long history going back to 1689 when the French Huguenots landed in the Cape ...

Boland Wine Cellar, Paarl, Cape Winelands, Western Cape Boland Wine Cellar, Paarl, Cape Winelands, Western Cape

Boland Wine Cellar is situated in the beautiful Paarl Valley, one of the most productive wine growing areas in the Western Cape ..

Fairview Farm, Paarl, Western Cape Fairview Farm, Paarl, Western Cape

Fairview Farm has a proud history going way back to 1699 when the first wines were made. The original homestead built around ...

Nederburg Wine Estate, Paarl, Western Cape Nederburg Wine Estate, Paarl, Western Cape

Nederburg Wine Estate was established in the Paarl Valley in 1791 by German immigrant Phillipus Wolvaart ...

Franschhoek Wine Route, Cape Winelands, Western Cape Franschhoek Wine Route, Cape Winelands, Western Cape

The Franschhoek Valley is one of the most beautiful areas in South Africa and must not be missed by visitors to the Western ...

Stellenbosch Wine Route, Cape Winelands Stellenbosch Wine Route, Cape Winelands

The first vineyards in South Africa were established in the early 1650s in the beautiful fertile valleys surrounding Cape Town ...

Graham Beck Wines – Franschhoek, Western Cape Graham Beck Wines – Franschhoek, Western Cape

The first Graham Beck wine farm was established by the prominent South African industrialist in 1983 in Robertson ...

Mont Rochelle Hotel and Vineyards, Franschhoek Mont Rochelle Hotel and Vineyards, Franschhoek

Mont Rochelle Hotel and Vineyards is one of the smaller wine estates in Franschhoek with 16Ha under vine. However, the winery ...

La Motte Wine Estate, Franschhoek, Western Cape La Motte Wine Estate, Franschhoek, Western Cape

The La Motte Wine Estate, situated in the beautiful Franschhoek Valley is an absolute must for visitors wishing to tour ...

L L'Ormarins Wine Estate, Franschhoek, Western Cape

L’Ormarins Wine Estate is the main winery in the Antonij Rupert Wines group. Situated in Franschhoek on the slopes of ...

Delheim Wine Estate, Stellenbosch, Western Cape Delheim Wine Estate, Stellenbosch, Western Cape

Delheim Wine Estate traces its origins way back to 1699 when Cape Governor, Willem Adriaan van der Stel ...

Winelands of the Western Cape Winelands of the Western Cape

The first vineyards in South Africa were established in the early 1650s in the beautiful fertile valleys surrounding Cape Town ...

Blaauwklippen Wine Estate, Stellenbosch, Western Cape Blaauwklippen Wine Estate, Stellenbosch, Western Cape

Blaauwklippen Wine Estate is one of the oldest in the Stellenbosch winelands having been established in 1682 ...

Rust en Vrede Wine Estate, Stellenbosch, Western Cape Rust en Vrede Wine Estate, Stellenbosch, Western Cape

Rust en Vrede Wine Estate is on the Stellenbosch wine route. Founded in 1694 ...

Spier Wine Estate, Stellenbosch, Western Cape Spier Wine Estate, Stellenbosch, Western Cape

Spier Wine Estate is situated in the heart of the Stellenbosch wine route about 40 Km from Cape Town ...

Neethlingshof Wine Estate, Stellenbosch, Western Cape Neethlingshof Wine Estate, Stellenbosch, Western Cape

Neethlingshof Wine Estate, dating back to 1705 when it was known as De Wolvendans, is situated in the heart of the historic ...

Boschendal Wine Estate, Franschhoek, Western Cape Boschendal Wine Estate, Franschhoek, Western Cape

The Boschendal Wine Estate dates back to 1685 when it was owned by French Huguenot, Jean le Long ...

Paarl Mountain Reserve, Paarl, Cape Winelands Paarl Mountain Reserve, Paarl, Cape Winelands

The Paarl Mountain Nature Reserve is dominated by the huge massif of Paarl Rock and offers good fynbos birding where you may spot

Paarl Bird Sanctuary Paarl, Cape Winelands, Western Cape Paarl Bird Sanctuary Paarl, Cape Winelands, Western Cape

Paarl Bird Sanctuary is found in the heart of Paarl. A sewage works is set on 45 hectares and attracts a mixture of wetland and ..

Paarl Boschenmeer Golf Course, Cape Winelands, Western Cape Paarl Boschenmeer Golf Course, Cape Winelands, Western Cape

Paarl Boschenmeer Golf Course is situated on a residential estate in Paarl, the third oldest town in South Africa ...

Stellenbosch Golf Course, Western Cape Stellenbosch Golf Course, Western Cape

Stellenbosch Golf Course is one the oldest courses in South Africa having already celebrated its centenary ...

De Zalze Golf Course, Stellenbosch, Cape Town De Zalze Golf Course, Stellenbosch, Cape Town

De Zalze Golf Course, Stellenbosch, Cape Winelands was designed by Peter Matkovich who has made the most of the stunning setting.

Pearl Valley Golf Course, Stellenbosch, Cape Winelands Pearl Valley Golf Course, Stellenbosch, Cape Winelands

The Pearl Valley Golf Estate and Spa is nestled among orchards and vineyards and surrounded by the beautiful Simonsberg and ...

Dreck and determination: The story of Spatz Sperling Dreck and determination: The story of Spatz Sperling

Spatz Sperling came from Germany to South Africa with little more than a pocket of cash. He found a home in Stellenbosch ...

Love in Here - L Love in Here - L'Avenir Wine Estate in Stellenbosch

Not sure how to pronounce the French name of Stellenbosch wine farm L'Avenir? "It's easy," laughs CEO and cellarmaster Tinus Els....

Wellington Boots Wellington Boots

Where can you hear about the secret ingredient in Brad Pitt's face cream? Do you know how to enrich a tourist experience? ...

Winelands Weddings Winelands Weddings

There are few girls who don't dream of one day having their wedding in the Winelands - the romance of marrying in such dream...