Cape Town is not like other African cities, this is somewhere special, with a rich heritage, a lovely city centre, pedestrian waterfront and a number of great beaches…There are a large number of property options in Cape Town in the city ranging from big 5 start hotels all the way through to small and personal bed and breakfasts and everything in between. Many South Africa itineraries will start or end in Cape Town, adding a completely different element to a safari holiday. The Winelands are just a short drive, around an hour, from Cape Town and offer yet another interesting destination to include in an itinerary, with world class food and wine this is definitely somewhere we like to spend a bit of time.
With such a fantastic combination it is easy to see why they are paired together either before starting off on a Garden Route itinerary or at the end of a safari. Our favourite part of the Winelands is probably Franschhoek, a smaller town with some great properties and fantastic wines, while there are some really nice options in Stellenbosh and Paarl, Franshhoek just has something about it, it might be the number of wineries per capita or the 28 great restaurants to choose from in such a small place, we cant put our finger on it but it is top of our list when we get the chance to visit.