Things To Do in Cape Winelands

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Simonsvlei Winery

Where? Paarl
Named after 17th century Cape Governor, Simon van der Stel, Simonsvlei Winerycan be found in the Paarl Valley and Groot Drakenstein area. In the challenging post-war period of 1945, a group of grape farmers ...

Le Chocolatier

Where? Stellenbosch
For thousands of years, chocolate has been enjoyed in some form or other by cultures around the world. The Aztecs believed that chocolate was a gift from the gods, and many today would be inclined to agree. Le ...

Zorgvliet Wine Estate

Where? Stellenbosch
Zorgvliet Vineyard Lodge and Spa is an historic farm dating back to 1692 and was first owned by Casper Wilders. When Peter Rhymer took over ownership, he converted it from a fruit farm and developed it ...

Stellenbosch Botanical Gardens

Where? Stellenbosch
The Stellenbosch Botanical Garden is the oldest university botanic garden in South Africa. The Garden is beautifully maintained and includes three glass houses (tropical-, succulent- and karoo houses), Lotus ...

Warwick Wine Estate

Where? Klapmuts
After the Anglo Boer war, Colonel William Alexander Gordon of the Warwickshire regiment settled on a farm in 1912. He dubbed it Warwick, but it was only when Stan and Norma Ratcliffe bought it in 1964 that the ...

Groot Parys Estate

Where? Paarl
The origins of Groot Parys begin in 1699 when the Governor of the Dutch East India Company signed over farming land to French Hugenot, Jean le Roux. That was when the first dream in this tale was realised. ...

Boschendal Wine Estate

Where? Groot Drakenstein
Boschendal is situated in the Franschhoek Valley, an area meaning ‘little French corner’ where Huguenot settlers fled religious persecution and shared their winemaking skills leading to its status as a premier ...

The 'Chocolate Experience' in Franschhoek

Where? Franschhoek
‘The Chocolate Experience’ is a half hour programme held regulary at Huguenot Fine Chocolates in Franschhoek. The half hour programme outlines the story of chocolate, includes a chocolate tasting and a ...

The Duck Pond

Where? Stellenbosch
Situated at the Welmoed Wine farm is the must visit Duck Pond Restaurant. This stunning restaurant is decorated tastefully and sits on the garden overlooking the pond. There is seating available inside and ...

Alpaca Loom Coffee Shop & Weaving Studio

Where? Paarl
Alpacas have long been farmed for the beautiful wool that they produce; which is soft, warm and luxurious. The Manor House Alpacas has been farming these interesting and undeniably cute creatures since 2004. ...

Annandale Wine Estate

Where? Stellenbosch
Annandale is the oldest farm in the Helderberg Valley. Nine years after Governor Simon van der Stel first discovered Stellenbosch on horseback, was Annandale granted to Jan Wismaar. The cellar built before the ...

Van Rhyn's Brandy Distellery

Where? Stellenbosch
Van Ryn’s began in Cape Town in 1845 and the distillery where the brandy is made was established in 1905. The original building is still in tact and was made originally from rocks gathered form the Eerste ...

Morgansvlei Estate

Where? Tulbagh
When the first settlers arrived in the Cape, Tulbagh was called ‘The Land of Waveren’. It was only in 1806 that it was renamed Tulbagh. In 1710 Morgansvlei estate was originally named Straatskerk and was ...

Wine Tasting at Stellenrust Wine Estate

Where? Stellenbosch
Stellenrust is one of South Africa’s biggest family owned wine estates. It was founded in 1928 and culminates centuries of skills in wine making. The vines planted range from 4 - 36 years of age over 250 ...

Dirtopia Full Moon Hike

Where? Stellenbosch
What could be better than a fabulous hike by the light of the moon. No need to worry about sun block on this one. Enjoy the sunset with views of table mountain and the Cape Winelands from Klapmutskop while ...

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