Cape Winelands

South Africa

Cape Winelands Ecotourism

Meander through the famed Cape Winelands where a harmonious blend of art, nature and decadent food, paired with the finest wines in the world, await you. The region is the source of many legendary Cape wines, the result of the area’s row upon row of grapevines, many of which were first planted hundreds of years ago.

Its classic Cape-Dutch homesteads, mountainous surrounds, grand heritage and award-winning restaurants have earned the Cape Winelands the right to call itself South Africa’s culinary capital. A part from a wide choice of wine estate cellars, visitors can also indulge on a variety of locally produced cheeses, olives, export-quality fruit and organic produce.

Framed by sun-splashed vineyards and craggy mountain peaks, the picturesque valleys of the Cape Winelands are famous for their grand old estates, pretty little towns, award-winning restaurants and - of course - for their wine. An easy hour’s drive from Cape Town, a Cape Winelands Ecotourism holiday perfectly complements a stay in one of the world’s favourite cities.


There are more than 20 wine-growing regions surrounding Cape Town but the term Cape Winelands generally refers to the three most popular: Franschhoek, Stellenbosch and Paarl, each set in rolling countryside with spectacular Alpine-style views. Wander the oak-lined streets of Stellenbosch, stopping in at art galleries and quaint coffee shops, or take your pick from the many excellent restaurants in Franschhoek – South Africa's undisputed culinary capital.

A handful of these highlights are included on our Cape Winelands Ecotourism day tours but with so much to see and do in the area, we’d recommend a longer stay. Luxurious manor houses and secluded boutique hotels make the Cape Winelands an obvious choice for a honeymoon or romantic break but it may surprise you to learn that kids love the Winelands too. There’s a wide selection of family-friendly Ecotourism accommodation, outdoor activities such as mountain biking, horse riding and quad biking, and many wine estates boast large picnic-perfect lawns.

Browse our range of popular Cape Winelands Ecotourism holidays, most of which start with a few days in Cape Town and end on the beaches of the world-renowned Garden Route. Alternatively, simply contact one of our Africa Ecotourism safari experts and they’ll tailor-make a Winelands escape that best suits your tastes and budget.

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