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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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Aan-den-Weg

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet 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....

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Roosenwijn Guest House

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...

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Heuwelsig Cottages & Auto Home camping plots

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Franschhoek

Heuwelsig Cottages is situated on a working wine farm, surrounded by lush vineyard, orchards and scenic landscapes, just 5 km from the well-known village of Franschhoek, about an hours drive from Cape Town.

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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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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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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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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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Big Sky Cottages

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Ceres

Big Sky Cottages is a mere hour drive from Cape Town and offers modern self-catering semi-detached cottages on the foothills of the Mostertshoek Mountain between Wolseley and Ceres, overlooking the beautiful Buchu lands with breathtaking views of the vall

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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

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5 Konings Accommodation, Paarl

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Paarl

5 Konings Accommodation in Paarl invites you to stay in one of our 10 stylishly decorated, en-suite rooms catering for your comfort and enjoyment. All the rooms are equipped with air conditioning, DSTV, flat screen televisions, and free wi-fi. Each room h

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Languedoc Farm

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet 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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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.

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Eikelaan Farm Cottages

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet 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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Stellenboschfontein

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Stellenbosch

Stellenboschfontein is a farm situated on the foothill of Stellenbosch Mountain with a fresh water spring, overlooking the Blaauwklippen Valley with breathtaking views. Stellenboschfontein offers 5 self catering units

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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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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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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

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Val d Or Estate

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Franschhoek

Val d'Or Estate offers bed and breakfast accommodation in Franschhoek in the Cape Winelands and Breede River Valley region in the Western Cape. Nestled in the foothills of the magnificent Franschhoek mountains, only a few minutes drive from the village ce

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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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