Overview

The fertile green valleys of the Cape Winelands are surrounded by proud mountain ranges. Towns and villages have many historic homesteads and monuments, and every so often fruit orchards are to be seen, whose produce may be found in all corners of the world. It is the Mediterranean climate and winter rainfall of the south-western Cape that produces some of the best wines in the country. The rich, fertile soils along the Breede River Valley and especially the areas of Somerset West, Paarl, Stellenbosch and Franschhoek, have become world famous for their whites, reds, sherries, ports and brandies.The Cape Winelands is definitely the gem of South Africa. Offering some of the best wines in the world as well as world renowned restaurants. They also host some of the best golf courses on the planet and spending a couple of nights in the Winelands is something you will never forget.

Top Destinations ‐ Winelands

Stellenbosch

Winelands

Stellenbosch is internationally renowned for its beautiful environment, wine farms, street cafés, restaurants, quality wines, historical buildings and its famous university.

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Franschhoek

Winelands

Nestled between towering mountains in the beautiful Cape winelands lies the magnificent Franschhoek Valley. This is the food and wine heartland of the country, where splendid wines are grown and our top chefs create international cuisine.

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Somerset West

Winelands

Somerset West is a popular area of the Cape Winelands and situated on the foot of the Helderberg Mountain. here you will find one of the oldest wine estates in South Africa - Vergelegen, as well as a quality golf estate - Erinvale, which forms part of our suggest golf courses to visit.

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Top Accommodation ‐ Winelands

Spier Hotel

Winelands, South Africa
  • TypeHotel

The 4-star Spier Hotel is one of South Africa’s first to be Fair Trade in Tourism accredited for living its values. Built village-style along the Eerste River, surrounded by vineyards, quiet gardens and historic farm buildings, the hotel captures the enigma of Cape wine country.

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Oude Werf Hotel

Winelands, South Africa
  • TypeHotel

Oude Werf is situated in the historic heart of the Cape Winelands’ capital of Stellenbosch. Here, on the site of our country’s first church - which coined our name: ‘the old churchyard’ - our intimate 58-room hotel blends contemporary comfort and period-inspired ambiance with the same easy, personal care we’ve offered guests for two centuries as South Africa’s oldest continuously-operating hotel.

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Franschhoek Country House & Villas

Winelands, South Africa
  • TypeHotel

Situated on the outskirts of the Franschhoek Village, just 1km from the main town, it is an ideal base from which to indulge your tastes for fine wines and world class cuisine. Guests can choose between the original and charming Franschhoek Country House or the Villas at Franschhoek Country House.

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Top Golf Courses ‐ Winelands

Pearl Valley Golf Estate

Winelands, South Africa
  • Par72
  • Distance5878 metres 6428 yards
  • DesignerJack Nicklaus

Pearl Valley Golf Course is one of South Africa’s premier developments on the outskirts of two of the Cape's most famous wine-lands towns, Franschhoek and Paarl. Designed on 212 hectares of tranquillity; surrounded by the Simonsberg and Drakenstein Mountains and bordered by vineyards Jack Nicklaus has stayed true to his design principles and has provided a golf course that fits in with the environment.

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Stellenbosch Golf Club

Winelands, South Africa
  • Par74
  • Distance6535 metres 7146 yards
  • DesignerKen Elkin

The Stellenbosch Golf Course lies in the centre of the fertile and very scenic wine growing area of the Cape and is nestled at the foot of the Helderberg Mountains in the heart of the famous historic town of Stellenbosch; less than an hour's drive from Cape Town.

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De Zalze Golf Club

Winelands, South Africa
  • Par72
  • Distance5937 metres 6492 yards
  • DesignerPeter Matkovich

Renowned golf course architect, Peter Matkovich, designer of the De Zalze Golf Course, made the most of the stunning setting while placing a premium on accuracy. With magnificent mountain backdrops and stunning water features; this exquisite setting presents an exciting and interesting challenge to golfers of all standards.

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