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A region of picturesque valleys populated by grand estates, pretty towns, and endless vineyards, the Winelands are also a region steeped in culture and history, home to some of the finest examples of Cape Dutch architecture in South Africa.

South Africa family safari report

It was the most wonderful experience. I had pretty high expectations but they were surpassed!

The Upperton Family

Featured itineraries

Western and Eastern Capes

Journey from Cape to Cape on this comprehensive 18-day private self-drive itinerary.


  • South Africa


  • Self-drive Holidays
  • Safari and Wildlife Holidays
  • Honeymoons and Weddings

Prices from £3845 pp

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Franschhoek Country House and Villas

The Franschhoek estate offers luxury accommodation in its 1890s country house and modern villa suites.

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Grande Roche

Grande Roche is a 19th-century mansion turned luxury boutique hotel. It has a fabulous location just outside the historic town of Paarl, in the heart of the Cape Winelands.

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Holden Manz

Set in the beautiful Franschhoek valley, Holden Manz is the perfect country retreat, offering farm-style hospitality in an atmosphere of calm relaxation.

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Le Franschhoek

Le Franschhoek is a charming country home-turned-modern hotel designed in the traditional Cape Dutch fashion and located in the heart of Franschhoek, in the Cape Winelands.

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Le Quartier Francais

Le Quartier Francais is lovely auberge tucked away in the valley of Franschhoek, in the Winelands region. Small and intimate, its rustic Provencal style sets it apart from the grand Cape Dutch homes that the region is famous for.

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Residence Klein

A beautifully renovated missionary station dating back to 1888, Residence Klein Oliphants Hoek provides its guests with a relaxing informal atmosphere and traditional South African hospitality.

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River Manor

River Manor Country House & Spa is a lovely Victorian-era home set in historical Stellenbosch, in the heart of the Cape Winelands. A small independently-owned hotel, it offers 18 beautifully furnished rooms.

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Spier Estate

The Spier Hotel, built in 2000, is a large resort hotel that forms part of the extensive Spier estate, one of the oldest wine estates in the Stellenbosch region.

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