Cape Winelands & Breede Valley

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Cape Winelands & Breede Valley

To the East of Cape Town surrounded by a semicircle of picturesque Boland mountains are the Cape Winelands. Dotted about in the fertile lush green valleys of the region are the vineyards of the Western Cape, the towns and villages everyday words to wine connoisseurs throughout the world. Here you will find Paarl, Franschhoek and Stellenbosch and many other world famous names. French Huguenots brought the art of wine-making to the Cape in the late 17th Century and it was here that the first experiments into finding out the best cultivars were carried out.

There are a number of tours that have been set up for the visitor to sample the superb wines of the Cape Winelands, to view the homesteads that have been handed down from generation to generation and to witness the wine-making process. The Cape Winelands are bordered by the Hottentots Holland, the Franschhoek mountains and in the North by the Wemmershoekberg. The former two mountain ranges form part of the Hottentots Holland Nature Reserve and the only way to see this reserve is to hike through it on the Boland Hiking Trail. Shorter hiking trails are available in the Jonkershoek Nature Reserve just east of Stellenbosch. This mountain reserve harbours one of the richest and most diverse populations of indigenous wildflowers in the world, and it is known that there are more than 35 threatened species in the region. The dominant vegetation in the reserve is fynbbos with patches of the original forest dotted about on the upper slopes. Leopard, caracal and genet have been seen in the area.

Butterfly World, just off the N1 on the R44, is well worth a visit, especially for the kids.

Franschhoek was originally known as the French Quarter or le Quartier Francais as it was in this region that the original Huguenots settled to escape religious persecution in Europe. The town has now become known as the food and wine capital of the Western Cape, and visitors flock here from all over the world to sample its products. The town houses a Huguenot Monument and museum.

Paarl in the Cape Winelands is known as the Pearl of South Africa and gets its name from the vast round granite rocks at the summit of the mountain overlooking the town, where Die Afrikaanse Taalmonument is located. The name Peerleberg or pearly mountain was give to the berg by Abraham Gabbema in 1657 because of the way the mountain glittered in the sunlight after a shower. The town was established in 1720 with the building of the first church. The Afrikaanse Taalmuseum houses the press where the newspaper de Zuid-Afrikaan was once printed.

The Cape Winelands town of Stellenbosch is the second oldest town in South Africa after Cape Town, and was founded in 1679. The town is famous for its wines, its university and its Cape Dutch architecture which can be seen in its many historic buildings, such as those found at the Burgerhuis Museum. The town is also known as Eikestad (Oak Town) because of its numerous oak trees. The university has produced six South African prime ministers and several Springbok rugby captains. Stellenbosch houses a Brandy Museum where many examples of old brandy stills can be seen. A food and wine festival is held here in the last week of October each year. Musical concerts play every summer at the Spier Summer Festival.

The town of Wellington in the Cape Winelands region lies in a valley known as Val du Charron, or Valley of the Wagon Makers after the trade of many of the early French Huguenots who settled in the area at the end of the 17th Century. There are several excellent wine cellars in the Wellington area where the visitor can enjoy wine tasting. Wellington offers the visitor a magical and captivating atmosphere and friendly people. Wellington was originally named Limiet Vallei or the Frontier Valley, but the name was changed in 1840 in honour of the Duke of Wellington and his defeat of Napoleon at the battle of Waterloo. There are several cellars in the area that offer wine tasting.

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Oude Denneboom

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Paarl

Oude Denneboom offers self catering cottages in the middle of our private game reserve. Oude Denneboom is a working farm in the Voor-Paardeberg wine ward near Paarl, where we grow wine grapes, olives, citrus and wheat.

From R 425,00
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Montvue Self Catering

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Stellenbosch

Montvue offers self catering units which includes a light breakfast - luxury breakfast available on request. All our bedrooms are en-suite and each unit has a kitchenette equipped with micro wave, fridge, breakfast nook and other necessities. Safe...

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Le Ballon Rouge

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Franschhoek

Le Ballon Rouge offers 9 stylish and individually decorated rooms an one "owners suite". The former loft has been turned into 2 penthouse suites with the most incredible views of the Franschhoek mountains. Furthermore a private deck was added to ...

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Sleeps: 105 in 27 units/rooms

Rosenview Guest House

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Stellenbosch

At Rosenview Guest House on a working wine farm outside Stellenbosch which nestles in the shadow of the Helderberg mountains. The nearest beach is 11 km away, 5 golf courses 10 km, Cape Town only 45 km.

Sleeps: 34 in 10 units/rooms

Val d Or Estate

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Franschhoek

Nestled in the foothills of the magnificent Franschhoek mountains, only a few minutes' drive from the village centre, is a beautiful boutique guest house known for its warm welcome, tangible tranquility and ambience geared to your comfort.

22 Van Wijk Street Tourist Accommodation

Room Only / Limited Self Catering Accommodation in Franschhoek

Four lovely rooms in a pre 1910 house right in the center of the town. Two Double bed rooms, a Deluxe double and a Family room for a group or single travelers. A house with great character, a homely feel and friendly hosts...

From R 240,00
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Het Logement 4 Meulstroom

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Stellenbosch

Het Logement is an upmarket, self-catering apartment situated in a small block of flats, called Meulstroom in Stellenbosch. It is surrounded by historical houses, centrally situated yet in a quiet area..

Sleeps: 10 in 2 units/rooms
From R 900,00
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Perle unter der Sonne

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Paarl

Perle Unter Der Sonne is a modern self-catering house situated on the main road in Paarl, in the Western Cape. Perfect for a family or friends looking for comfortable lodging, close to an array of attractions within the Cape Winelands.

Sand River Conservancy - Sandkop House

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Touws River

Sand River Conservancy lies in the foothills of the Bontberg mountains and offers self catering accommodation in 2 very distinct houses, Sandkop which is very modern and luxurious and the Wagon House which is old, rustic and more basic.

From R 1 670,00
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d'Olyfboom Guesthouse

Guest House Accommodation in Paarl

d'Olyfboom guest rooms situated in Paarl welcome travellers and tourists who would like to experience the Boland in all its splendour.

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Roosenwijn Guesthouse

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Stellenbosch

A mere 5 minute walk from the village of Stellenbosch and the University. 10 stylishly decorated luxurious, en-suite rooms, furnished with beautiful antiques and a touch of Africa. Air-conditioner/heater, satellite television, mini-bar, tea/coffee...

Sleeps: 12 in 2 units/rooms

Otter's Bend

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Bonnievale

Ibis and Heron cottages are ideal for a relaxing few days or a family holiday. Also perfect for groups of up to 12 people.

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Sleeps: 43 in 11 units/rooms

Villa Grande Guest House

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Stellenbosch

A warm-hearted villa in the centre of historic Stellenbosch. This elegant renovated 1920's villa offers a serene retreat within easy walking distance of the diverse attractions this vibrant University town offers.

Sleeps: 32 in 9 units/rooms

Millstream Guest House

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Stellenbosch

Millstream guesthouse is centrally situated in the historic town of Stellenbosch, which itself is nestled in a tranquil mountain setting in the heart of the Cape winelands. We are located just around the corner from the town information centre ...

Sleeps: 18 in 5 units/rooms

Badensfontein

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Montagu

Badensfontein(Situated only 5km outside Montagu) has four fully equipped, luxury, self catering cottages and a lovely camping site for those seeking a close-to-nature experience.

Sleeps: 15

Patryskloof Guest Farm

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Worcester

The house sleeps 10 to 12 people. The house has an open plan kitchen with a built in fireplace/braai. Firewood, linen and towels, coffee and tea, fresh bread and milk are provided. Breakfast and dinner as well as babysitting can be arranged on ...

From R 440,00
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Foxenburg Estate

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Wellington

We have four self catering cottages on the property which can accommodate a maximum of 20 guests. They are fully equipped with bedding, towels, cutlery and crockery. Children of all ages are welcome. As we are a self catering establishment, with ...

Sleeps: 12 in 5 units/rooms

The LemonTree House

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Robertson

The LemonTree House is a guest house in an old Dorpshuis in the heart of the town of Robertson. With friendly service, comfortable rooms and beautiful surroundings, a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere is created where guests feel at home...

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Sleeps: 16
From R 2 600,00
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Big Sky Villa

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Tulbagh

Big Sky Villa is situated in the heart of Tulbagh town. Walking distance from the Central Business District. Tulbagh is famous for its historic Church Street, breathtaking scenery, wine and olive farms as well as wedding venues.

Sleeps: 8

Hartebeeskraal Self catering cottage

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Paarl

This charming 1800's self catering farmhouse Hartebesskraa,l is nestled at the foot of the Klein Drakenstein Mountains in the heart of the winelands. Situated between Paarl and Franschhoek in western Cape.