Constantia, Durbanville, Stellies, Paarl or Franschhoek… Which would you recommend, and why?
If you’re visiting the Mother City, then you simply must explore our award-winning wine farms.
Cape Winelands, however, is vast and stretches for many, many
kilometres. Travellers with time constraints often end up having to
choose only one of the five local ‘hotspots’, without really knowing
much about them.
So, what is on offer?
Valley, characterised by its intimate feel, is situated just minutes
away from central Cape Town. The route extends from the Wynberg Hill
area, to the Tokai/Silvermine Mountains and is home to prestigious
estates like Groot Constantia, Klein Constantia, Buitenverwachting, Constantia Uitsig, Steenberg, Constantia Glen and Eagles Nest.
nestled on the picturesque slopes of the Tygerberg Hills, is fast
becoming the Cape’s most sought-after chateau, with top-class eateries
and accommodation to boot. The vineyards are still pretty new, but each
one offers prosperous harvests, award-winning wines and a lively and
Stellenbosch is Cape Town’s largest wine
route and comprises some 100-plus estates which are so extensive,
they’re divided into sub-routes – namely the Greater Simonsberg, the
Stellenbosch Berg, Helderberg, the Stellenbosch Valley and Bottelary
Paarl is not only famous for its cultural history and
landscape, but also for its golfing community and legendary 'Red
Route'. From Cabernet Sauvignons, to ports and Shirazs… the region
offers some of the finest wine farms and tasting tours in the world!
is regarded by some as the crème de la crème of the winelands. So, if
you’re willing to splurge a little more, give it a try. You’ll find warm
hospitality, fantastic cuisine and (possibly) thee tastiest wines in
So, there you have it… a very basic roundup of the Cape’s MOST POPULAR wine destinations.
Do tell us… which of the five would you recommend, and why?
By: Meagan Karstens