With holidays to the Winelands indulge in outstanding culinary panache and some of South Africa's most celebrated wine estates, with charming Cape Dutch architecture and pretty historic towns. Stellenbosch is one of the Wineland's archetypal towns with oak lined avenues and the largest wine route in the Cape, nearby Franschhoek, a mere 30 minutes away, owns one of the Wineland's prettiest settings, with protective mountains rising on three sides.
The town is also quite possibly the best place to sample this stunning region's mouth-watering cuisine, with a range of well-appointed restaurants serving dishes of your dreams. Franschhoek's surrounding area is just as much fun to explore with a wide range of activities to enjoy, including horse riding and hiking.
Nearby Paarl is also a worthy addition to your exploration of this area. Set in a gaping valley, the town itself manages a colloquial aesthetic in spite of its considerable size and offers a number of attractions. The wine farms of its suburbs are however its main draw with pretty farms dotting the countryside.
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With the main manor house dating back to 1777, Babylonstoren Farm Hotel has a historic allure and owns a beautiful situation within the vineyards and orchards of the Drakenstein Valley.
Surrounded by magnificent scenery Angala Boutique Hotel is the gateway to some of the Winelands most stunning vistas.
A picturesque guest house situated in the the village of Franschhoek in the Cape Winelands region.
Boschendal is 17th century working agricultural farm offering luxury farm cottages, award wining wine, gourmet food and a plethora of activities.
A working wine estate and luxury boutique hotel, Clouds Estate is in the heart of the Cape Winelands offering spectacular views and a relaxing retreat.
Overlooking the vineyards of Stellenbosch, Delaire Graff Estate's popularity stems in part from its superb facilities, discover two restaurants, a spa, a cinema and state of the art winery.
A Cape Dutch-style olive estate nested at the base of the Langeberg Mountains.
Part of the exquisite Leeu Collection, Leeu Estates offers elegance and tranquility, surrounded by vineyards, close to Franschhoek.
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