Experience the rich historical and cultural heritage whilst visiting quaint villages and vibrant townships, and the museums and monuments that pay homage to a proud South African heritage.
• Visitors should include a trip to Paarl Rock, one of the largest solid rocks in the world.
• Various wine estates offering wine tastings and tours
• Butterfly World consists of a tropical garden in a 1000 m2 green house. This luxuriant paradise makes the free flying exotic butterflies feel right at home.
• The Afrikaanse Taal Monument (The Afrikaans Language Monument) on Paarl rock, was erected in 1975 to commemorate the semi centenary of Afrikaans as an official language.
• Eagle Encounters at Spier is a bird of prey rehabilitation education conservation and eco-tourism center.
• Limietberg Nature Reserve lies in the Du Toitskloof Mountains near Paarl. Look out for dassies, klipspringers, baboons and the occasional caracal and leopard.
• Pop a cork and go wine tasting and cellar touring in Franschhoek, the outstanding wines produced in this area are world-renowned.
•Go Zip Sliding in the picturesque town of Ceres
• Drive the scenic route to Stellenbosch over the Helshoogte Mountain Pass
• Board the open-side tram and open-air tram-bus and discover some of South Africa’s oldest and most distinguished wine estates, picturesque vineyards, warm hospitality, world-class cuisine, fine wines and a 300 year history.
• Toss your cares aside and enjoy the natural hot mineral springs in Montagu.
• Put the pedal to the medal on the 4 x 4 Trail at Sneeukoppie in Rawsonville. Enjoy a scenic route that will satisfy the 4×4 enthusiast as well as the nature lover.
• Hit the greens with a game of golf at the numerous golf courses throughout the Winelands: Bonnievale Golf, Ceres Golf Club, De Zalze Golf Club (Stellenbosch), Montagu Golf Club, Pearl Valley Signature Golf Estate & Spa, Wellington Golf Club, Worcester Golf Club
• Enjoy an early morning hot air balloon flight or helicopter ride over the Berg River Valley.
• Hiking enthusiasts should head for the mountain trails crisscrossing the Limietberg Nature Reserve in Wellington.
• Montagu is synonymous with great rock climbing. The mountains and kloofs surrounding the area offer the perfect crags, or quartzitic sandstone, for rock climbing.
• Go river rafting on the Breede River suitable for the whole family
• Crocodile Farm guided tours. Over a thousand crocs are housed in these dames. Visitors have an opportunity to touch and hold a baby croc and during summer months they will have the opportunity to witness the feeding of the bigger crocs.