Discover the Cape Winelands this summer

Discover the Cape Winelands this summer

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.

Attractions
• 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.

Activities
• 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.