Constantia ValleyTake a tour on the Hop-on Hop-off Red Bus route, drive on your own or get a guided wine tour. This Cape Wine Route is set amid some of Cape Towns most luscious surroundings. With beautiful trail walks and restaurants all around you can easily spend a day on this route. Below are the wineries to visit on this tour. Check out the Constantia Wine Route website here. Klein Constantia Beau Constantia Constantia Uitsig Eagle's Nest Groot Constantia Buitenverwaghting Bistro Sixteen82 Constantia Glen The following Cape Wine Routes and wineries are all in the greater Cape Town area but are no more than a 45 minute drive from the city.
FranschhoekWith french influences throughout the town, Franschhoek is a little slice of France in South Africa. There is lots to do and see in the great town. One of the favourite tourist is attractions in the Franschhoek Wine Tram. This Hop-on Hop off tour is one of the best, and of course safest ways to visit the wineries. Furthermore, this month Franschhoek hosts the Uncorked Wine Festival on the 16th and 17th. You can get your tickets at Webtickets for R150. To read more about the Wine Route visit the website. Here are some of the wineries to visit.
Boschendal Leopards Leap Vrede en Lust The Franschoek Cellar Rickety Bridge Maison Chamonix Babylonstoren Haute Cabriere
StellenboschJust a 45 minute drive from the city and host to the famous Stellies (Stellenbosch University). This town is a hub of excitement and activity. No matter what time of the year you decide to visit there is something to do here. With beautiful heritage buildings and incredible scenery in one of the oldest European settlements. Equally stunning are it's wine farms. Read more about them on the website here. Spier JC Le Roux Tokara Simonsig Beyerskloof Lanzerac Stellebosch Vineyards
PaarlThis Cape Wine Route is the second oldest route in the counrty. As a result it has some of the best wine farms and produces some of the tastiest wine. This beautiful small town is only a 40 minute drive from Cape Town. It boasts spectacular views and family fun. If you are looking for more information visit their website. Here are just some of their wineries to visit.
Ridgeback Wines Spice Route Destination Boland Kelder KWV Wine Emporium Fairview Wines Pearl Mountain Wines Nederburg Rhebokskloof