Luxury adventure Cape Winelands, South Africa - private package

Glorious mountains and peaceful vineyards in the Cape Winelands, South Africa


Top reasons to choose a luxury adventure in the Cape Winelands

Scenic and tranquil destination

A landscape of valleys covered in vineyards and fruit orchards, against a backdrop of majestic mountains - the perfect escape from the stress and demands of everyday life. Luxurious boutique hotels offer sun loungers next to sparkling infinity pools, cosy log fires in winter and pampering spa treatments.

Gourmet cuisine, fine wines and artisanal organic local produce

Visit celebrated wine estates for wine tastings and cellar tours. Dine in gourmet restaurants located in wonderful settings. Browse farm shops, weekend markets and quaint small retailers to discover delectable artisanal cheese and chocolate, home made jams and ice cream, freshly baked breads and pastries, and other local produce often organic in nature. 

Picturesque towns and villages

Notably Franschhoek and Stellenbosch are full of character and known for their laid back café culture. Their pavements are lined with numerous coffee shops, art galleries, pottery and other craft studios, and fine interior design boutiques.

Outdoor leisure

Cycle, jog or ride a horse through the vineyards and orchards, take a hike in the mountains, play a round of golf on 18-hole championship golf courses with splendid settings, or spend some tranquil hours trout fishing. These are some of the outdoor activities that you could look forward to, if prearranged.

A rich piece of early Cape history

The rural landscapes and villages on the Cape Winelands are graced by beautifully restored historic homesteads, some of which are open to the public. In Franschhoek, the Huguenot Museum and adjacent Huguenot Memorial serve to remind of the French origin of the first farmers that settled in the valley in the late 17th century. In Stellenbosch, the Village Museum preserves fine examples of Cape Dutch architecture and beautiful antique furniture and artwork. In Paarl, the Language Monument celebrates the early origins of the Afrikaans language, created centuries ago in a melting pot of cultures. In Pniel a tiny community museum honors the valuable contribution that the Coloured people made to the development of the area.

Luxury African safari extension

Before heading off into the bush on your luxury Southern African safari, or alternatively at the end of your safari before plunging back into everyday life, take some time out in luxury Cape Winelands accommodation: enjoy a pampering massage or other relaxing spa treatment; in summer soak up the sun next to a sparkling infinity pool overlooking the beautiful landscape; or in winter read a book and sip on a hot chocolate next to a roaring log fire. Then, when your energy levels are back up where they belong, go out and enjoy the Cape Winelands experience!

Our preferred luxury accommodation in the scenic Cape Winelands

On request your personal itinerary could include alternative luxury hotels in the Cape Winelands.

Best time of year for a luxury adventure in the Cape Winelands

This is a popular year-round destination. Cape Winelands summers are hot and dry and the vines are beautifully green. Autumn brings cooler weather and spectacular vineyard colors. With winter comes rain and sometimes snow on the mountain peaks, but down in the valleys the temperatures are mild. Winter is perfect for exploring the villages, indulging in gourmet meals and sipping red wine next to cosy log fires at the wineries. And when the rain subsides, the crisp clear winter days are great for an outdoor adventure. Spring brings new life in the vineyards and orchards and beautiful fynbos flowers on the mountain slopes.

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