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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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Pat Busch Mountain Reserve

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Robertson

Situated fifteen kilometres from the pretty Boland village of Robertson and nestled in the foothills of the Langeberg Mountains, the PAT BUSCH Private Nature Reserve is only one and a half hours scenic drive from Cape Town. A world in one valley...

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De Kleijne Bos Country House

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation 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

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Het Logement 4 + 7 Meulstroom

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Stellenbosch

Meustroom (number 4 and 7) are upmarket, self-catering apartments situated in a small block of flats, called Meulstroom in Stellenbosch. It is surrounded by historical houses, centrally situated yet in a quiet area..

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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 ...

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Eensgevonden Vineyard Cottages

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Rawsonville

Eensgevonden is a beautifully positioned farm, with 360 deg views across the Breede River Valley and the magnificent mountains surrounding it. It is an hour from Cape Town, in the middle of one of the largest wine producing areas and is part of ...

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Gecko Rock Private Nature Reserve

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Touws River

Our mission at Gecko Rock is to offer our visitors an unparalleled outdoor experience in the South African Karoo - one of the most unique natural areas on earth.

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Casablanca Bed & Breakfast

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Stellenbosch

Casablanca Bed & Breakfast is situated on the slopes of Stellenbosch mountain with a splendid view across Table Mountain in the distance. Mediterranean lifestyle, situated in a quiet neighbourhood in a cul-de-sac, with a ...

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Eendracht Hotel

Hotel / Boutique Hotel Accommodation in Stellenbosch

Eendracht was erected on the sixth oldest site in Stellenbosch, next to the Village Museum that consists of the four oldest houses in Stellenbosch and forms the core of the historic town.

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Los Olivos at the Yard

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Franschhoek

Los Olivos Penthouses are conveniently located in the centre of the village within walking distance of all the local restaurants, galleries and boutiques. It is only a 2 min walk to the Wine Tram and there are supermarkets across the road. Los Olivos offe

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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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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 ...

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Grange Cottages @ Grangehurst Winery

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Stellenbosch

Situated at Grangehurst - a specialist red wine cellar on the slopes of the Helderberg Mountain. Grange Cottages self catering accommodation offers an ideal base for the holidaymaker to enjoy the beauty and attractions of the Cape Winelands.

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Zorgvliet Wines Country Lodge

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Stellenbosch

Zorgvliet's warm and welcoming country lodge caters for the needs of every individual with exceptional attention to detail. This lodge offers guests an opportunity to truly experience the unique personality of the Stellenbosch winelands, from serv...

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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.

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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.

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Centre-Ville Guest House

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Franschhoek

Centre-Ville Guest House is situated in the heart of Franschhoek. This Victorian beauty was built in 1905. Now fully renovated, without losing the old world charm, this homestead is one of the gems of the Valley...

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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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Hamlin Country Cottage

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Paarl

Hamlin Country Cottage is a spacious three bedroomed self catering establishment situated in Paarl and close to KWV Cellar, Nederburg Wines, and Fairview Winery & Cheese.

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Temenos Retreat & Wellness Center

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in McGregor

Our Cape Thatch Garden Cottages and Georgian Cottages offer 13 self-catering cottages, double and twin beds shower or bath on-suites fully equipped kitchenettes in magnificent gardens with a library, restaurant and swimming pool

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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...

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