The Winelands are situated east of Cape Town among beautiful mountains creating some stunning vistas. The region is steeped in culture and history with some excellent examples of typical Dutch architecture dating back to the 17th century. The Winelands encompass several regions each with their own wine tasting tours. The most popular towns include Stellenbosch
(which is closest to Cape Town), Franschhoek
, and Paarl
. It's worth renting a car in Cape Town and spending at least a day or two in any of these towns. There are numerous hotels, estates and bed and breakfasts available and the region is known for its excellent restaurants, not to mention the wine of course....
Tours of the Wineland region
Accommodation in the Wineland regions
Siyabona Travel guide
has an excellent list of all accommodations in the Cape Winelands region, inlcuding lodges,hotels and bed and breakfasts.
Maps of the Wineland region
The premier wine site of South Africa offers maps of winlelands, pinpointing each winery as well as touring suggestions.