The Cape Winelands are a series of fertile valleys about 40 kilometres north east of Cape Town. Here you will find a collection of historic, quaint towns and Cape Dutch farmsteads that produce world-renowned wines. The Winelands are characterised by their luscious grape vines that flourish in the fertile soils. These vineyards are perfectly positioned to take advantage of offshore winds from both the Atlantic and Indian Oceans. This is a great destination for world-class wineries and some of the best restaurants in the country. Visitors can spend several days visiting different vineyards tasting the local wines and learning about the wine making process. Some of the vineyards also have on site restaurants and delicatessens where you can sample and buy excellent cheeses and other tasty accompaniments for the wine.
Le Ballon Rouge Guesthouse
Le Ballon Rouge Guesthouse is Franschhoek's oldest guest house, situated within walking distance from the heart of town and surrounded by the old vineyards in Franschhoek Valley. Le Ballon Rouge Guesthouse offers 10 stylish, bright and airy en-suite rooms. WiFi is available free of charge in all public areas. With their choice of excellent wines, a spa, pool and cosy lounge, Le Ballon Rouge Guesthouse is perfectly equipped to offer you complete relaxation. Children over the age of 12 are welcome at Le Ballon Rouge Guesthouse.
Maison Chablis Guesthouse
Maison Chablis Guesthouse is a 4-star luxury guesthouse in the heart of the Franschhoek about an hours drive from Cape Town. Franschhoek is known as the gourmet capital of the country. Guests lodge in luxurious newly renovated suites with top of the range furniture and en-suite bathrooms. Breakfast is served every morning in the exotic sun-filled breakfast room. Children over the age of 12 are welcome at Maison Chablis Guesthouse.
Rickety Bridge Country Estate
Rickety Bridge Country Estate is a wine estate offering 4-star accommodation a few kilometres from the Franschhoek River and about 3 kilometres from Franschhoek town. The estate is snuggled against the slopes of the Wemmershoek Mountain range. Rickety Bridge Country Estate has 15 hectares of vines from which the fine Rickety Bridge Winery wines are harvested.. On site is Paulina’s exclusive restaurant, which serves world-class dishes from a bistro-style menu. At Rickety Bridge guests can join cellar tours, scenic bird walks, go horse riding or mountain biking. Children over the age of 12 are welcome at Rickety Bridge Country Estate.
Albourne Boutique Guesthouse - Somerset West
Albourne Boutique Guesthouse is a 4-star accommodation offering a selection of spacious and well appointed suites and rooms on a large estate with lavish gardens and a large outdoor swimming pool. Albourne is located in Somerset West, 45 minutes from Cape Town city centre and about 30 minutes from Stellenbosch in the Cape Winelands. The Guesthouse is close to the beautiful Hottentots-Holland Mountains. The Vergelegen & Lourensford wine Estates are within walking distance. Some guests prefer this as a base for their stay in Cape Town as they are out of the city centre in a more relaxed suburb, but still in a great location to explore the city centre and Cape Winelands. Children of all ages are welcome at Albourne Boutique Guesthouse.
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