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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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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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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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Klondyke Cherry Farm

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Ceres

Situated 30km from Ceres town in the Warm Bokkeveld, Western cape, you can find Klondyke Cherry Farm - we are a real (pet friendly) cherry farm giving you the opportunity to pick-your-own cherries during cherry season, have fun in the snow during the wint

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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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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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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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Crofters

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet 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.

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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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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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Le Ballon Rouge

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Franschhoek

Le Ballon Rouge offers 9 stylish and individually decorated rooms an one "owners suite". The former loft has been turned into 2 penthouse suites with the most incredible views of the Franschhoek mountains. Furthermore a private deck was added to ...

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Tweespruit Boerdery

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation 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...

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Petit & Grande Plaisir

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation 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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Pearl Valley - Golf Safari SA

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Paarl

Pearl Valley Golf Estate in Franschhoek, is conveniently situated, offering visitors a short travelling distance to both the busy and trendy Cape Town central but similarly close enough to the lavish regional 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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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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In The Vineyard Self Catering Cottages

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Stellenbosch

In the Vineyard self catering cottages are situated on Uitkyk farm, a small family owned vineyard and olive farm, nestled at the foot of the Simonsberg mountains in Klapmuts, Stellenbosch. Enjoy the beauty and peace of nature that surrounds you.

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La Petite Dauphine

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Franschhoek

La Petite Dauphine is a picturesque estate set amongst vineyards, olive groves and fruit orchards. This historic working farm offers superior accommodation. Suites are superbly decorated with views over vineyards and the Franschhoek Mountains...

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Landskroon Self Catering Cottage

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Paarl

Experience the pleasure of staying on a wine farm. Soak up the beauty of the surrounding views. Our close proximity to the towns of Stellenbosch, Paarl and Franschhoek, makes Landskroon an ideal base from which to explore the famed Cape Winelands.

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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.

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Bona Vista Selfcatering Accommodation

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Paarl

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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