The Cape Winelands forms part of the Western Cape province in South Africa. The longest established and best known wine route is the Stellenbosch Wine Route and should be first on your list, al the Franschhoek, Paarl Vinters, Worcester Wine Route and Wellington Wine Route area also excellent.
The Cape Winelands is situated in close proximity to Cape Town, with the towns of Stellenbosch and Paarl less than 30 minutes drive from Cape Town International Airport and Worcester only 60 minutes drive away.
The Cape Winelands is vast and filled with events and happenings, so make sure you set enough time aside to enjoy the beautiful surroundings, taste wine, pick strawberries and participate in numerous events hosted by the various regions.
There is more to the winelands than tasting exquisite wine. Try donkey and horse-and-carriage rides through the vineyards, picnics next to a dam as ducks and swans float by gracefully, a cheetah outreach programme where you can interact with the fastest big cats, restaurants, gift shops, art galleries, amphitheatres, spa and wellness centres, nature and game reserves, butterfly enclosure, lion park, crocodile park – the list is endless.
The Cape Winelands Biosphere Reserve (CWBR) is an Internationally proclaimed area located within the Western Cape’s Cape Floral Kingdom in South Africa. It is located in the Western Cape Province of South Africa approximately 40 km east of Cape Town. The Biosphere Reserve extends from the Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve in the south, northwards along the Cape Fold Belt Mountain Chain and the adjoining valleys constituting the Cape Winelands.
The Cape Winelands Biosphere Reserve was proclaimed by UNESCO in 2007 when it was agreed that the area has special people, an abundance of animals and plants, water reserves of great importance and a unique natural and cultural environment that need to be protected for generations to come. The aim of the CWBR is to create an environment where people can live in harmony with nature, other people, businesses and other activities with the long term benefit for all.
A wonderful spectrum of visitor accommodation ranges is available - guest houses to self-catering cottages, wine farms, lodges and much more. Please view our accommodation directory for more information on the accommodation in the area.
The Cape Winelands offers a range of adventure activities and conventional sport facilities including hiking, walking, rock climbing, golf, squash, tennis, indoor heated pools, horse riding and swimming.
TheCape Winelands is known as the culinary capital of South Africa and please view our information on restaurants in the region. Taste locally produced cheeses, olives and export quality fruit and organic produce in Bonnievale and Ceres.