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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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La Bruyere Farm Cottages

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Tulbagh

The farm is 222 hectares with the upper part of the farm reaching into the natural fynbos and proteas of the Western Cape mountains. Other parts of the farm are established to wine grape vineyards, winter crops such as oats and a herd of Angus ...

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22 Van Wijk Street Tourist Accommodation

Room Only / Limited Self Catering Accommodation in Franschhoek

22 Van Wijk Street Tourism Accommodation provides room only accommodation in Franschhoek in the Cape Winelands and Breede River region in the Western Cape. Four lovely rooms in a pre-1910 house right in the center of Franschhoek. Two Double bed rooms, a D

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Audrey's Vineyard Cottage & Homestead

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Worcester

Come and escape from the city stress to a place filled with birdsong, where the pace is relaxed and tranquility a high priority! Audrey's Vineyard Cottage & Homestead is on a working grape farm in the scenic Nuy Valley, at the foothills of...

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Centre-Ville Guest House

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Franschhoek

Centre-Ville Guest House provides bed and breakfast accommodation in Franschhoek, in the Cape Winelands and Breede River Valley region of the Western Cape. Situated in the heart of Franschhoek. This Victorian beauty was built in 1905. Now fully renovated,

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The Prime Spot

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Worcester

6 stylish en-suite rooms offer tea- and coffee making facilities, bar fridge, electric blankets, heaters, hairdryer, alarm clocks, safety deposit box, colour TV with limited dish. telephone, fax and wireless internet available. Off-street parking,...

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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.

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White Bridge Farm

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Wolseley

Whether you are looking for adventure or simply a break away from the city, let White Bridge Farm be your choice of destination. Situated between the R46 and the R43, we are well positioned to visit either Tulbagh, Wolseley or Ceres. We will guarantee tha

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Montagu Ronda-View

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Montagu

Experience rondawel living with all the mod-cons, reed ceilings throughout and surrounded by the famous Montagu mountain ranges.

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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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Fairfield Cottages

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Ceres

Fairfield Cottages provide self catering guest farm accommodation in the Ceres Valley, Cape Winelands. Situated midway between the Town of Ceres and Prince Alfred Hamlet. Fairfield Cottages is set on a 100ha operational fruit farm against the foot of the

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Asher Riverside Cottage

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Bonnievale

Asher Riverside Cottage offers self catering accommodation on the banks of the Breede River near Bonnievale on the Breede River Valley and Winelands region in the Western Cape. Asher Riverside Cottages (sleeps 8 x4 = 32 max) offers the perfect location fo

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Bonne Esperance Guest Lodge

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Stellenbosch

Bonne Esperance Guest Lodge is a charming Victorian Villa in the heart of Stellenbosch with a wrap-around veranda, cast iron mouldings and corner-turret.

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Zonnevanger Guest House

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Wellington

Treat yourself to a night in a luxuriously decorated room within a beautiful idyllic garden setting in the Cape Winelands. The guesthouse is surrounded by romantic Lavender Fields and mountains-meet-vineyard-themed outdoor scenery

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Pat Busch Mountain Reserve

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Robertson

Pat Busch Nature Reserve offers a selection of self catering accommodation (sleeps up to 46) in the Breede River Valley near Robertson in the Breede River Valley and Winelands region. Surrounded by high mountains at the end of a country road, we offer a v

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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...

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Bona Vista Self Catering Accommodation

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Stellenbosch

Bona Vista is in the heart of the Cape Winelands, which is surrounded by a semicircle of picturesque Boland mountains. It is an active wine and fruit farm with a thoroughbred horse stud.

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Patryskloof Guest Farm

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Worcester

The house sleeps more than 10 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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Denneboom Vineyards and Wildlife

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Paarl

Denneboom Vineyards and Wildlife offers self catering accommodation in Voor-Paardeberg in the Paarl Winelands, Cape Winelands. A boutique producer of wine and olive oil and purveyor of 4 star accommodation. Our self catering accommodation was born out of

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Mooi Bly

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Wellington

Mooi Bly offers five well-appointed, charming thatched cottages that can sleep up to six people, situated in a big garden with a swimming pool. They are fully equipped, serviced, have private verandas with barbecue facilities and a magnificent view of the

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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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