South Africa Wine Country

What to See and do in the Winelands

Cape Town Accommodation, Tours & Travel

The South African Winelands

Breede River Valley | Constantia
Durbanville | Franschhoek | Stellenbosach

South African wines are becoming world renowned, what is less well known is that the setting in which the wine is produced is as worthy of admiration as the wines themselves. Our guide to the South African wine country will help you to explore this stunning region at the centre of South Africa's wine producing industry.


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South Africa Wine Country

The South African wine country is for the most part set in valleys nestled between rugged mountains. The climate of the Cape is unique in Africa, it is a Mediterranean climate - meaning that it has warm dry summers and experiences its rainfall during the mild winter months.

The Climate and the varied soils found in this region combine to create a multitude of opportunities for the skilful vintner

Almost since the first European settlers arrived, the cultivation of grapes and production of wine was attempted. In 1688 French Huguenots fleeing religious persecution in their homeland settled in the cape and brought their expertise in viniculture with them. This boosted the efforts of the Dutch farmers and the region has never looked back.

The South African wine country region has many fine wine estates offering wine tasting and cellar tours as well as gracious farm accommodation and hidden restaurants.

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Some of the Attractions:

Useful Telephone numbers:

Franschhoek Valley Tourism: +27 21 876 3603
Paarl Tourism Bureau: +27 21 872 3829
Stellenbosch Tourism: +27 21-883 3584

Useful Websites:

Cape Winelands:

Autumn Vine Leaf

Autumn Vine

Cape Wine Cellar

Wine Cellar [Pic: Satour]

Vineyard Harvest in Autumn

Cape Vineyard

Cape Dutch Wine Farm

Cape Wine Estate [Pic: Satour]