Idyllic small towns, mountain passes opening up to sprawling valleys, emerald rows of ordered vines, centuries-old architecture and, of course, wine tasting at renowned estates, make exploring the Cape Winelands a fabulous way to spend a few days. Wine has been produced in this region for nearly 350 years, and this wealth of history is writ large on gorgeous Cape Dutch style heritage listed buildings, tiny hamlets with cobbled streets and gorgeous landscaped estates.

MUST DO ACTIVITIES:

  • Wine tasting at local estates
  • Fine dining in one of the many fabulous restaurants
  • Exploring the town of Franschhoek with its many galleries, bistros and museums
  • Driving the area’s numerous mountain passes
  • Walking and hiking trails through the fynbos (a belt of natural shrubland declared a World Heritage Site).