The Winelands offer breathtaking scenery, historic homesteads on wine estates, superb restaurants and of course, copious quantities of fabulous wines. Like the wine it's a region best savoured rather than visited for a day from Cape Town (time permitting). Allow yourself time not only for the food and wine but also for the landscape itself. There are dramatic mountains such as Simonsberg and the Helderberg, which dominate the surrounding area. These mountain ranges make for great walking and birding and there are plenty of well-mapped footpaths available for exploring. Alternatively, make the most of the views by driving to the top of the Franschhoek, Helshoogte or Bainskloof passes.
Historical glorious Stellenbosch; Sidewalk cafes, oak lined streets and elegant architecture are all perfectly blended in the old university town. With its Cape Dutch architecture, it is the warm and wonderful heart of the Cape Winelands, and is surrounded by stunning wine estates; and you'll love exploring the fine art galleries, the architecture, the history, and the curious and quaint shops
Franschhoek was originally known as 'Olifants Hoek', after elephants took to calving in the sheltered valley. Between 1688 and 1690 land was apportioned to 200 Huguenots fleeing persecution in France. Finding the climate similar to that of France, the settlers planted vines. Today, 20 members of the Vignerons produce wines consumed throughout the world.
Nestled below the landmark Paarl (Dutch for Pearl) rock, this is the home to the world famous KWV and Nederburg wine labels. Paarl boasts the Afrikaans Language Monument, with its striking design and the stunning vistas, it is the only monument to a language in the world.
We tailor-make each and every component of your holiday to meet your exact expectations to ensure you receive the dream holiday of a life time. Below is a list of a few tours we've put together to this region which have made some of our past clients very happy.
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Cape Tours has a vast portfolio of properties from which to choose, including some of the best exclusive and luxury 4 and 5 star hotels, Spas, lodges, guesthouses and personalised B&B’s,. Our property portfolio has been personally hand-picked by Cape Tours and its clients, are privately owned and managed, and renowned for their ambience and great locations