Close to Cape Town, the wine region is home to some of the world's most popular wines and is South Africa’s only major wine-producing area.
The wine estates, commonly elegant Cape Dutch-style buildings and vast vineyards backed by picturesque mountains in stunning settings, are open to the public for tours and tastings, with many also boasting award-winning eateries. A European influence can also be felt due to the arrival of French, Dutch and German settlers during the 18th century.
There are 2,000 varieties of wine to sample and 13 wine routes to explore, ranging from the Route 62 wine route, reputed to be the world's longest, to the Stellenbosch wine route, the oldest.
The beautiful French Huguenot village of Franschhoek is full of wine estates, bistros and restaurants, earning it the accolade as the ‘gourmet capital of South Africa', historic Paarl and charming Robertson also play host to a number of wonderful wineries whilst nearby Wellington is famed for its brandies.
Although the area can be reached from Cape Town in just an hour and makes for a nice days sightseeing, those in the know book into one of the region’s many spectacular hotels, often located on working wine farms, to spend a few nights relaxing and enjoying the food and wine on offer.
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Though the wine region is easily accessible from Cape Town, it's best to book into one of the wine estates, relaxing and enjoying the food and wine on offer.
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