Activities in Cape Winelands

The Cape Winelands is known to host some of the world’s most spectacular wines, not to mention the breathtaking views to go with it.

History of Cape Winelands

Who was our first wine connoisseur you may ask? It is none other than the famous Mr. Jan Van Riebeek. This Dutch Colonial Administrator was the founder of the gorgeous City of Cape Town and had the idea of growing grapes and imported vines from France, Rhineland and Spain in 1655. He was the pioneer of the great wine South Africa is known to produce.
Upon taking a drive through the picturesque landscape you can explore all the activities in the Cape Winelands by taking a wine-tasting tour through the farmlands. Enjoy the well-known wines that you may already be familiar with and discover wines that are new to your palate. Couple this activity with a gorgeous horseback ride or simply watching the beautiful sunset melt away behind the mountain tops.

Yes, of course, you will find wine at every turn, this is after all the Cape Winelands and that is what the area is known for. However, there are many other activities to look forward to such as:

Wine and Brandy Tasting Uitkyk Wine Estate

The gorgeous “manor house” has a rich history and a beautiful story to be told, Brandy’s of over 10 years old and wine personally branded for unique tastes. This is a must see when driving past Paarl, situated in the quaint little Town of Klapmuts.

Wine and Brandy Tasting

25km of MTB through the Franschhoek Pass

For the intermediate, to advanced riders, this cycle path holds much endurance and scenic views. If being on your bicycle offers you the peace of mind you are searching for then this is the perfect path for you, at 25km of pure serene air.

MTB Rote

Hot air ballooning over the Cape Winelands from Stellenbosch

View the craggy mountains, manicured vineyards and beautiful colours of the Cape Winelands in a hot air balloon. This is a magnificent experience not to be missed.

Activities in Cape Winelands

Pick up some master chef tricks at Orchards Cooking school(Tulbagh)

Teachings of Italian, Lebanese and Thai cooking skills on this farm, you can take these skills and out them to the test at Bastiaanskloof in India House’s gourmet kitchen.

Orchards Cooking School

View over 1000 crocodiles at Le Bonheur Crocodile Farm

View over 1000 crocodiles on this 45-minute quidded crocodile tour that leads across open dams over ramps.

Cape Winelands

These are simply a few places we recommend you stop by on your way to us, and experience all that the Cape Winelands has to offer.