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South Africa - DESTINATIONS & HOTELS

Winelands

An easy drive from Cape Town, the Winelands dramatic mountains stand guard over a quilt of working vineyards, elegant Cape Dutch estates and quaint towns boasting top restaurants, hotels and spas. Sample some of the regions award-winning wine offerings, stroll through exquisitely maintained gardens or explore art galleries and antique shops in the oak-lined streets of the local towns.

The buzzing university village of Stellenbosch was named after the Governor of the Cape, Simon van der Stel and, as the historic hub of the Winelands, it is surrounded by around 200 wineries. Spier’s treetop dining platform provides a unique experience, and world-renowned wines Lanzerac, Simonsig, Neethlingshof, Boschendal, and Meerlust are a must for wine tastings. Franschhoek, a charming town with French Huguenot heritage is arguably the culinary headquarters of the country and home to the creative genius of several resident chefs. Framed by a majestic backdrop of the Helderberg Mountains, Paarl lies peacefully nestled amongst vineyards laden with the harvest’s finest offerings.

Enjoy gourmet meals lovingly prepared by experienced chefs and served in lush gardens, or stylish restaurants. Sample local wines and explore the cellars of well-established wine farms. The Winelands is all about stepping back from the hectic pace of modern living and appreciating the more beautiful things in life in some of the most gorgeous and tranquil locations this country has to offer. The Raptor and Cheetah rehabilitation centre, Butterfly World, and museums and sites of historic import can be explored on your Winelands visit.

 

Winelands Hotels

$$$ Akademie Street Boutique Hotel - Franschhoek Winelands

Character Boutique, Luxury, Historic Hotel

A peaceful haven set back from Franschhoek’s famous High Street, Akademie Street Guest House offers boutique accommodation and exceptional personal attention.  The property consists of 5 charming...

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$$$ Delaire Graff Lodges & Spa - Stellenbosch Winelands

Character Boutique, Luxury, Historic Hotel

Expect to discover the world's most exceptional accommodation, art, design, food and wine in one of the most outstanding natural settings. Delaire Graff Estate is surrounded by sweeping views across...

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$$$ Grande Roche Hotel - Paarl Winelands

Character Boutique, Luxury, Historic Hotel

Set against a magnificent mountain backdrop in the heart of the Cape's historic Winelands and situated just off the main street in the gracious town of Paarl, Grande Roche is an easy 45-minute drive...

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$$$ La Cotte Farm - Franschhoek Winelands

Character Boutique, Luxury, Historic Hotel

La Cotte Farm is uniquely situated a stone’s throw from the charming village of Franschhoek. It offers proximity to the fun and bustle of the main street with all the quiet, privacy and rural charm...

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$$$$ La Residence - Franschhoek Winelands

Character Boutique, Luxury, Historic Hotel

La Residence is situated in the Franschhoek Valley on a 30-acre estate filled with vines, fruit trees, flowers and herbs. It is a romantic and indulgent paradise whose magnificent interior is filled...

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$$$ Majeka House - Stellenbosch Winelands

Modern Chic, Luxury, Great Spa

Located on the outskirts of Stellenbosch this owner-managed boutique hotel is the perfect retreat during your visit to the Winelands. Majeka House offers stylish rooms with free Wi-Fi, air...

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$$$$ Mont Rochelle - Franschhoek Winelands

Modern Chic, Luxury

Surrounded by picturesque vineyards and a dramatic mountain backdrop, the stunning Mont Rochelle is a haven of elegance and tranquillity.  Located just outside Franschhoek and under an hour's drive...

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$$$ Boschendal - Franschhoek Winelands

Boschendal lies between the Simonsberg and Drakenstein mountains an hour’s drive from Cape Town. The name Bos-en-dal, or wood and valley, reveals its essence: a breathtakingly beautiful valley basin...

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$$$ The Light House Boutique Suites - Paarl Winelands

The Light House Boutique Suites – a privately owned exclusive and opulent boutique guest house, is situated in the historic town of Paarl in the Cape Winelands. This is a way of living that has a...

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$$ The Spier Hotel - Stellenbosch Winelands

Village-style buildings, lush green lawns and spacious rooms situated next to the calming Eerste River are the defining characteristics of the 4 star Spier Hotel. Our 153 rooms are clustered around...

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