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Winelands, Cape Town
Staying in the Cape Winelands regions of Stellenbosch or Franschhoek will give you easy access to the numerous wine estates in the area - which means plenty of time for leisurely wine tasting and cellar tours. With towering mountains as their backdrop, the winelands towns offer history, spectacular scenery, outdoor activities and award winning restaurants for elegant or casual dining. Still within a 45-minute drive of Cape Town city centre, the winelands are well-worth staying a night or two.
You'll find a wide range of hotels - many located on wine estates - as well as guesthouses, B&B's and self-catering cottages.
Things to do in the Winelands
> wine tasting, wine tasting and more wine tasting
> enjoy a picnic at Boschendal or Spier
> visit the chocolaterie in Franschhoek's main street
> go hiking or horseriding in the vineyards
> soak up the history in the town of Stellenbosch