A trip to the Winelands is a must even if you aren’t a wine lover, as the area has one of the most beautiful scenery in the world. It's filled with rich culture and history and has of course wine farms that have some of South Africa's best wines.
The winelands are divided into a couple of regions. The most popular ones are Stellenbosch, Franschhoek, Paarl & Wellington.
Stellenbosch is the most famous wine region of them all. It’s the place where some of South Africa’s most acclaimed wines are made, and home to the first official wine route that was founded in 1971.
There are also many museums, galleries, cafes & restaurants in Stellenbosch since it’s a university town. It takes about 45 minutes to drive there from Cape Town’s city centre, which makes it the closest to the capital of all the wine farms.
The Franschhoek Valley is possibly the most beautiful of all the wine routes. It was first established over 300 years ago by the French Hugenots and the many guest houses, cafes and award winning restaurants demonstrate a truly French taste. The village in Franschhoek also offers a great selection of antique stores, art galleries, bakeries and the chocolaterie.
-Paarl & Wellington
Many other excellent wine farms can be found a bit further in the Paarl & Wellington areas. The towns are yet again filled with interesting history and surrounded with amazing backdrops of mountains and vineyards.
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