The fertile green valleys of the Cape Winelands are surrounded by mountain ranges. The towns and villages have many historic homesteads and monuments. The Mediterranean climate and winter rainfall of the south-western Cape produces some of the best wines in the country.
Visitors experience viticulture, restored Cape Dutch farmsteads with their distinctive gables and thatched roofs, and the mountains that form a dramatic backdrop for the towns of Stellenbosch, Paarl, Wellington and Franschhoek.
Most of South Africa’s vineyards are found in the Western Cape near the coast. The weather is perfect for growing grapes – rainfall measures up to 40 inches a year and the mild Mediterranean weather provides the perfect climate.
The Cape’s winelands stretch from the coast to the plains of the Little Karoo, where grapes are also grown in the riverine valleys. There are currently some 560 wineries and 4,400 primary producers of vineyards in the Cape.
Safaris to this area:
In addition to the following safaris, we can create a customized safari for you.
Best of South Africa – Relais and Chateaux Tour
11 days – Luxury Hotels and Game Lodge
Featuring Cape Town, Winelands, Tswalu Kalahari game lodge and private game lodge next to the Kruger National Park
South Africa Odyssey
16 days/15 nights – Overland Coach Tour
Featuring Kruger National Park, Garden Route, the Winelands and Cape Town
South Africa – Cape Town & Game Viewing (4 star)
9 Nights/10 Days – Discoverer Safari
Featuring Cape Town, Cape Winelands, and Private Game Reserves Near Kruger National Park
South Africa – Cape Town & Game Viewing (5 star)
10 days – Luxury Hotels and Game Lodges
Featuring Cape Town, the Winelands and private game reserve near Kruger National Park