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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Sleeps: 8 in 1 unit/room
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Hartebeeskraal Self catering cottage

Self Catering House / Cottage 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.

From R 3 400,00
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Florins Crest

Self Catering House / Cottage in Franschhoek

Florins Crest house in Franschhoek offers three en-suite bedrooms with modern and fresh finishes and a indoor solar heated pool. The balcony has a spectacular view of the mountains, as does the glass enclosed dining room.

Sleeps: 20 in 5 units/rooms
From R 720,00
Per unit, per night.

Mooi Bly

Self Catering House / Cottage in Paarl

Mooi Bly accommodation and private winecellar: > Mooi Bly offers five well-appointed, charming thatched cottages that can sleep up to six

Jacana Guest Farm

Guest Farm Accommodation in Stellenbosch

Thatch-roofed buildings with ceiling cooling fans and some with fireplaces. Three spacious suites and a family cottage with two bedrooms, each with an en-suite bathroom, honesty bar, tea and coffee making facilities, telephone, security safe and ...

From R 180,00
Per person, per night sharing.

Patryskloof Guest Farm

Guest Farm 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 ...

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Sleeps: 105 in 27 units/rooms

Rosenview Guest House

Guest Farm 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.

Crofters

Self Catering Apartment/ Flat Accommodation in Stellenbosch

Only 2 minutes form the Stellenbosch town centre, each of our 3 self catering apartments has a separate entrance and kitchenette. 7 min from Stellenbosch Golf Course.

Sleeps: 14 in 3 units/rooms
From R 650,00
Per unit, per night.

Eikelaan Farm Cottages

Guest Farm Accommodation in Tulbagh

Eikelaan Farm Cottage. On offer at this neat working farm with wheat, vines, olives, sheep and cattle are 3 luxury self-catering cottages all fronted by an open vista of green fields merging into blue mountains - an appealing contrast of the soft...

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Sleeps: 12 in 4 units/rooms
From R 1 180,00
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Petit & Grande Plaisir

Self Catering House / Cottage in Franschhoek

Petit & Grande Plaisir self-catering cottages lies in the quaint little town of Franschhoek, a fine wine and dining hotspot and one of South Africa's truly beautiful localities. There is so much to see and do, that it's best if you don't rush your stay...

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Sleeps: 4 in 2 units/rooms
From R 900,00
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Languedoc Farm

Self Catering Apartment/ Flat Accommodation in Stellenbosch

We invite you to share our tranquil, secure and comfortable home, on a small Cape/English lifestyle farm, situated 10 minutes from historic Stellenbosch, in the Blaauwklippen valley surrounded by the majestic Stellenbosch and Helderberg mountains.

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Villa Grande Guest House

Guest House / Bed & Breakfast 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.

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Sleeps: 4 in 1 unit/room
From R 950,00
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Tweespruit Boerdery

Self Catering House / Cottage in Paarl

Tweespruit is situated on 40 hectares of privately owned land between the 2 famous golf courses in Paarl. Our comfortable cozy Self Catering cottage offers you all necessities...

Sleeps: 6 in 2 units/rooms

Craven Cottage

Self Catering House / Cottage in Stellenbosch

The cottage consists of a main unit, and an outside flatlet, separated by a gardened courtyard. The main unit can accommodate 4 persons, two downstairs (extra length king size bed), and two upstairs (two 3/4 beds), en-suite. The flatlet has a ...

From R 950,00
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Smiths @ Casa De Molteno

Self Catering House / Cottage in Stellenbosch

Smiths @ Casa De Molteno, this cottage is a rustic, fully furnished, two-bedroom holiday with a stunning mountain-view located on the R304 just 4km's from Stellenbosch, South Africa.

From R 390,00
Per person, per night sharing.

Montvue Self Catering

Self Catering Apartment/ Flat 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...

The Hamlet Country Lodge

Guest House / Bed & Breakfast in Ceres

The Hamlet Country Lodge is situated in Prince Alfred's Hamlet near Ceres. In such a small little town as Hamlet, there is surprisingly a lot to do. Just across the road from The Hamlet Country Lodge we have horseback riding through the pears...

Sleeps: 20 in 5 units/rooms
From R 1 350,00
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Paddabult Guest Cottages

Self Catering House / Cottage in Paarl

Our tastefully decorated cottages, each sleeps up to 4 people in two en-suite bedrooms. The main bedroom has a queen sized bed and the second bedroom features two single beds. The fully equiped openplan kitchen and livingroom with TV opens up with...

Sleeps: 12 in 4 units/rooms
From R 800,00
Per unit, per night.

Seven Oaks Vineyard Cottages

Self Catering House / Cottage in Wolseley

These recently renovated cottages are located on a 63 hectare working fruit farm in the Breede River Valley, surrounded by magnificent mountain views. A tranquil country retreat, situated close to wedding venues in the Worcester, Wolseley, Ceres...

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Sleeps: 15 in 8 units/rooms
From R 690,00
Per person, per night sharing.

De Kleijne Bos Country House

Guest House / Bed & Breakfast in Paarl

The four star De Kleijne Bos Country House which nestles in the heart of the Drakenstein valley, features the well known Winelands region. Situated on the outskirts of the Paarl Village, only 3km from the main town, it is an ideal base to indulge tastes f

Sleeps: 4 in 1 unit/room
From R 700,00
Per unit, per night.

La Michelle

Self Catering Apartment/ Flat Accommodation in Franschhoek

An Up Market 2 Bedroomed, fully furnished apartment located within the Wine Estate, La Petite Provence in Franschhoek. Franschhoek, a small rural village, and among the top 5 tourist destinations in South Africa.