A short 45-minute drive from Cape Town brings you into the heart of the historic Cape Winelands, an area world-renowned for its natural beauty, cultural heritage, exciting activities, and of course, wine!
This makes the Cape Winelands region amongst the best in what it offers tourists, and the collection of foreign accents you will encounter every day pays testimony to this.
Here you will find gabled farmhouses, lush vineyards and top gourmet restaurants, and the gorgeous beaches and mountains of the Helderberg region.
Some of the inland towns of the Winelands include Stellenbosch, which to some is the spiritual heart of the region, Franschhoek, Paarl, Wellington and Robertson. Nearby coastal towns include Somerset West, Gordon's Bay and Strand.
Not only is the region well known for its wine estates and restaurants, but it is very popular with city slickers who are looking to rejuvenate at one of the many health spas and wellness centres.
There are museums and galleries, antique stores, 4x4 routes, mountain biking and hiking trails, and fresh produce markets to explore, and a wide range of accommodation from exclusive boutique hotels to quirky bed and breakfasts.