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: 6 in 3 units/rooms
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Villa Merwe

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Stellenbosch

Villa Merwe is situated opposite the Stellenbosch golf course and has a beautiful view of the Stellenbosch mountain. Well decorated double en suite rooms. All rooms with bath and shower. Lovely pool & patio areas...

Sleeps: 8 in 3 units/rooms
From R 510,00
Per person, per night sharing.

Aan-den-Weg B&B

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Stellenbosch

The warmest hospitality awaits you at this working wine and rose farm in the Stellenbosch District. From your private accommodation, wake to the sounds of birds singing in the spacious, stunning garden. Surrounded by rose plantations, vineyards....


Dunstone Country House

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Wellington

Peace and tranquility awaits at this luxurious and romantic wine and fruit estate in the heart of the Cape Winelands, South Africa. Lying at the foot of the Historic Bains Kloof pass majestic mountains encircle the retreat creating a stunning...

Sleeps: 12 in 4 units/rooms
From R 800,00
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Seven Oaks Vineyard Cottages

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation 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...

Sleeps: 12 in 6 units/rooms
From R 1 300,00
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Franschhoek Boutique Hotel

Hotel / Boutique Hotel Accommodation in Franschhoek

Nestled in the Food and wine capital of South Africa., Franschhoek boutique hotel at the base of the Franschhoek mountains is an eclectic mix of old world sophistication and contemporary design. Often said "home is where the heart is" we at Franschhoek Bo

From R 975,00
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Welbedacht Game & Nature Reserve

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Tulbagh

Welbedacht Game & Nature Reserve offers a stunning retreat in the countryside. The equipped self catering cottages have shady verandas with mountain water plunge pools, log fireplaces and braai places as well as fresh linen and towels and a supply of fire

From R 350,00
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Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Paarl

Ladera-vista is nestled against Paarlberg offering panoramic views of the Paarl Valley and the Drakenstein Mountains. Five self-catering units in a rustic, country atmosphere that indulges the senses and rejuvenates even the most weary of minds.

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...

Sleeps: 22 in 2 units/rooms
From R 1 500,00
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Eselfontein Getaway

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Ceres

Set into one of the fertile corners of the beautiful Ceres Valley lies Eselfontein Farm, waiting to be explored and enjoyed. It is the oldest farmstead in the valley, and its obvious why the early pioneers settled here.

Sleeps: 20 in 4 units/rooms
From R 300,00
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Die Ou Huis

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Ashton

a historical farmhouse on the farm Wilde Paarde Kloof owned by the family VAN ZYL since the start of the farm's history. It is situated at the foot of the Lange Berg Mountain with spectacular views in a peaceful country environment.Enjoy a pleasant..

From R 350,00
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Connies Cottages and Castle Dene

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Montagu

o. 9 Church Street dates back to 1860, and was planned as a carriage house and stable. The "old" horse and cart structure has been lovingly restored and now offer two fully equipped units and a loft apartment, all with en-suite rooms...

Four Seasons Guest House

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Ceres

Situated in a quiet residential area well known for its beautiful variety of large trees, squirrels and mountain views, the Four Seasons provides an elegant and affordable living style. It is centrally located within walking distance of shops and oth

Sleeps: 48 in 21 units/rooms
From R 265,00
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Church Street Lodge

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Worcester

The Church Street Lodge and Conference Center is the perfect venue for medium sized groups that need a quiet venue in center of town for accommodation, conferences, workshops, board meetings, product launches as well as small functions. If you want to fee

Sleeps: 6 in 2 units/rooms

Craven Cottage

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation 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 ...

Sleeps: 8
From R 250,00
Per person, per night sharing.

Boesmansdrift Farmhouse

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Bonnievale

Boesmansdrift, where you can experience your dreams of a country life, and the friendliness of the Bonnievale community! Relax in our fully furnished self-catering farm house, (which sleeps 8), nestled along the Breede River...

Momberg Cottage @Middelvlei Wine Estate

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Stellenbosch

The Momberg Self Catering Cottage @Middelvlei Wine Estate is very conveniently situated for guests to explore all the interesting tourist attractions in the area as well as the huge selection of cuisine options in Stellenbosch

Sleeps: 6
From R 200,00
Per person, per night sharing.

Langerug Guesthouse

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Worcester

Welcome to Langerug Guest House in Worcester, Western Cape offering you a warm, relaxed and hospitable stay in three stylishly decorated bedrooms, 2 en-suite and one with a separate bathroom . Beautiful view of the surrounding mountains.

Sleeps: 72 in 7 units/rooms
From R 600,00
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Sadawa Game Reserve

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Ceres

Sadawa Game Reserve was established in 1992 and is located just outside Ceres. We offer a unique Karoo experience at reasonable prices for the whole family.

Sleeps: 4 in 2 units/rooms
From R 900,00
Per unit, per night.

Languedoc Farm

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet 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.

Sleeps: 19 in 4 units/rooms
From R 350,00
Per person, per night sharing.

Kierie Kwaak

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Stellenbosch

The Kierie Kwaak Self Catering cottages are situated 4 km outside Stellenbosch on a farm in the beautiful, rustic Jonkershoek valley, which forms part of a World Heritage area.