Not only does South Africa produce some of the best wine in the world but we also have some of the most beautiful wineries to visit just here in the Cape. There are over 10 amazing Cape Wine Routes to visit. Below are some of our wineries and the routes they are in.
Take 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.
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.
With 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.
Vrede en Lust
The Franschoek Cellar
Just 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.
JC Le Roux
This 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.
Spice Route Destination
KWV Wine Emporium
Pearl Mountain Wines
Last but not the least on our list is Durbanville. If you are short for time in Cape Town then this route is perfect. Furthermore it’s only a short 20 minute drive from the city. As well as it’s delicious wine, Durbanville has some of the best drinking water in the world. Click here for read more. Below are some of it’s great wineries.
As you can see there are so many wineries to choose from in the Cape Wine Routes. Each of these offers it’s own taste to delight your palette. Be sure to visit at least one of the Routes when visiting the Cape.