Attractions IN Pniel

Landmarks / Mountain Passes

Helshoogte Pass

Helshoogte Pass, one of the most loved and travelled roads in the Western Cape, links Stellenbosch with the Drakenstein Valley, a scenic pass that transports one over the saddle that separates Simonsberg from the Jonkershoekberge and wends its way past ...

Attractions AROUND Pniel

Nature Reserves

Assegaaibosch Nature Reserve

Just outside Stellenbosch, lying in the beautiful Jonkershoek Valley, is Assegaaibosch Nature Reserve. It is a particularly scenic nature reserve set on the Eerste River with the Stellenbosch Mountain in the background and SAFCOL plantations and ...

Nature Reserves

Cape Winelands Biosphere Reserve

Lying within the Western Cape's Cape Floral Kingdom, the 322 030 hectare Cape Winelands Biosphere Reserve (CWBR) lies roughly 40 km east of Cape Town. It was officially registered by UNESCO in September 2007. The Cape Winelands Biosphere Reserve is ...

Popular Tourist Routes / Wine Estates

Franschhoek Food and Wine Route

Franschhoek Wine Valley Food and Wine Route includes the restaurants and wine estates that fall into the Franschhoek valley, even if these borders have relaxed somewhat to include the R45 between Klapmuts and Simondium. Already regarded as the 'gourmet ...

Wine Estates

Greater Simonsberg Wine Estates

Greater Simonsberg is a wine region within Stellenbosch, which remains one of the world’s top wine producing destinations. Being situated within the idyllic beauty of the Western Cape and its Winelands, Greater Simonsberg is ultimately beautiful, and the ...

Landmarks

Groot Drakenstein Prison

The Groot Drakenstein correctional facility (the former Victor Verster maximum security prison near Simondium, between Franschhoek and Paarl) is a working prison that was renamed in 2000. It is on the map chiefly because this was the last place in which ...

Nature Reserves

Paarl Mountain Nature Reserve

The reserve is easy to get to and its network of paths make a walk up the mountain very much a part of the average Paarl resident's everyday life. The circular Klipkers nature trail takes roughly two hours to complete, comes with a guidebook to help you ...

Nature Reserves

Simonsberg Conservancy

Head to the slopes of the Simonsberg Mountain in Stellenbosch, in the heart of the winelands, where you can explore a series of MTB trails and hikes on the Uitkyk, Delheim and Muratie estates. These wine estates lie in the ...

Golf Courses

Stellenbosch Golf Club

A championship course in a parkland setting surrounded by mountains and vineyards. Scenic and in excellent condition, Stellenbosch presents a fair challenge with some memorable holes. The stroke index 1 hole does not give up par easily. To reach this par ...

Wine Estates

Stellenbosch Mountains Wine Estates

Stellenbosch is an integral part of the Cape Winelands, being the home of a vast array of the wines that have earned this region such acclaim amongst wine connoisseurs. It has a mountainous topography, with a number of the exquisite wine farms situated ...

Wine Estates

Stellenbosch Valley Wine Estates

Well-known wine labels along the Stellenbosch Valley Wine Route include Zevenwacht, JC Le Roux, Amani, Bottelary Hills, Meerlust, Bergkelder, Oude Libertas, Spier, Neethlingshof, and Welmoed. However, there are many more estates, each offering something ...

Wine Routes

Stellenbosch Wine Route

Just 45 minutes from Cape Town, the Stellenbosch wine route is the oldest in the country and represents over 300 wineries. Because of this it is divided into a number of sub-routes to make it easier to travel: Bottelary Hills, Devon Valley, Helderberg ...

... and a little further afield

National Monuments

Afrikaanse Taal Monument

Known simply as the Taal monument or Afrikaans language monument, the most famous Afrikaans icon, die Afrikaanse Taalmonument, sits on Paarl rock, erected in 1975 to commemorate the semi centenary of Afrikaans as an official language, separate from ...

Museums

Afrikaanse Taalmuseum (Language Museum)

The Afrikaanse Taalmuseum (language museum) in Paarl, set on the banks of the Berg River, and roughly 50 kilometres north east of Cape Town, is at once associated with the Afrikaanse Taalmuseum, and a dedication to the Afrikaans language. The Afrikaans ...

Landmarks / Museums

Boekenhoutskloof House

Boekenhoutskloof wine estate produces a couple of well-known wines - The Wolftrap, Porcupine Ridge and The Chocolate Block. It lies in the farthest corner of the Franschhoek valley. The farm has been here since 1776 ...

Wine Estates

Bottelary Hills Wine Estates

Nestled amidst the idyllic beauty of the Cape Winelands is the Bottelary Hills region, home to a number of acclaimed wine farms as well as to the Bottelary Hills Renosterveld Conservancy. This area (including Stellenbosch) was founded by explorer Simon ...

Museums

Burgerhuis Museum

The Burgerhuis, a cultural museum in Stellenbosch, is one of a group of historical buildings that surround the village green, also know as the Braak. Stellenbosch’s village green was laid out as early as 1703 as a parade ground that today lies at the ...

Birdlife or Wildlife Sanctuaries / Miscellaneous

Butterfly World

Butterfly World, the largest butterfly park in South Africa, lies at the cross roads of Paarl, Stellenbosch and Wellington, just off the N1 at exit 47, near a little village known as Klapmuts. A visit to Butterfly World is a stop that takes little ...

Entertainment / Landmarks

Cape Town Film Studios

Cape Town Film Studios lie on the edge of Cape Town, just off the N2 where it meets Baden Powell Drive. Almost everyone in Cape Town knows the studio because of the two pirate ships alongside the N2. There is reportedly a beach-side village ...

Landmarks / Miscellaneous

Champion Trees

It is difficult to believe, when you first stroll down the predominantly oak-lined streets of Stellenbosch, that not every tree is a champion tree. There are so many of them and they tower above you, obviously decades old ...

Golf Courses

De Zalze Golf Club

Course architect Peter Matkovich, designer of the Leopard Rock, Arabella & Pinnacle Point course to name a few, has created a stunning course and succeeded in creating an course where accuracy is valued above all else. Challenges include the ...

Golf Courses

Devonvale Golf Course

Nestled in the Bottelary Valley Hills, just 5 minutes outside of the Stellenbosch, Devonvale is a championship golf course that was originally designed by Ken Elkin, a favourite course architect who designed the more notable of Western Cape courses. In ...

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Du Toitskloof, Franschhoek, Gouda, Groot Drakenstein, Klapmuts, Paarl, Simondium, Stellenbosch, Tulbagh, Wellington

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