Stellenbosch is one of the most beautiful towns in South Africa. Majestic mountains and bountiful vineyards surround the town with views guaranteed to inspire awe. The mix of modern and historical architecture is evident all around you, with the legendary Dorp Street boasting some of the oldest and best preserved buildings in South Africa. Wine is the lifeblood of Stellenbosch where your choices of wine far exceed any other region in the country. The Stellenbosch Wine Route, is the best known in the country and most visited. Wine farms range from traditional estates to glamorous boutique wine estates.
Nestled between towering mountains in the beautiful Cape winelands lies the magnificent Franschhoek Valley. This is the food and wine heartland of the country, where splendid wines are grown and our top chefs create international cuisine. Here breath-taking scenery, warm hospitality, world class cuisine and the finest wines all combine to create lasting memories.
Paarl is the third oldest European settlement in South Africa, and the largest town in the Cape Winelands. Paarl is known for its scenic countryside beauty, excellent wineries, trendy coffee shops, incredible architecture, and fruit growing heritage. The quiet town of Paarl has a rich history. It holds international claim to fame for when Nelson Mandela walked out of the Victor Verster Correction Centre (now Drakenstein Correctional Centre), ending 27 years of imprisonment. This moment was known as the beginning of South Africa’s fight to the post-apartheid era.
Other activities to enjoy in Paarl include hiking, hot air ballooning, carriage rides around Rhebokskloof Estate, scenic drives, golfing, and shopping at Paarl Mall. Attractions that are not to be missed are the Drakenstein Lion Park, Fairview Wine and Cheese Estate, Butterfly World, Wijnland Auto Museum, DV Artisan Chocolate, and La Bonheur Crocodile Farm located in Paarl’s surrounds.
Cellar tours gives you the opportunity to get behind the scenes and discover a wealth of knowledge on the processes of wine making and tasting method.