The Cape Winelands, 45 minutes drive from Cape Town, is a beautiful scenic region. Dramatic mountains and fertile valleys are planted with vines stretching across rolling fields. Here farmers enjoy perfect conditions and produce some of the best wines in the world. The winelands are a wonderful combination of small historic towns, beautiful scenery and wine estates producing delicious wines. There are literally hundreds of wine estates, all offering the chance to sample their unique blends in a beautiful setting.
Stellenbosch is the capital of the Winelands and was the second town to be established by the Dutch settlers. It is very attractive and full of old thatched and whitewashed Cape Dutch buildings and historic national monuments. Not to be missed are the estates in the Paarl and Franschhoek regions. Here you'll find beautiful wine farms, restaurants, guest houses and unforgettable wines.