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What we love

The Winelands is a beautiful, fun filled, characterful and relaxing part of the world with unique charms that you’d struggle to find anywhere else. A true gem that’s not to be missed!

South Africa Winelands Holiday

South Africa

The destination

Paarl, Stellenbosch and Franschhoek combine to make up this wonderful region. It boasts winding valleys, cavernous mountain ranges and colourful wineries brimming with character. As well as the impressive landscape you will come across quaint towns filled with South African charm where you are invited to immerse yourself in the local culture, cuisine, landmarks and of course wine.

An array of winemakers apply their trade day in day out and produce magnificent results year upon year. So, watch the experts up close and personal by taking a tour with your guide and be sure to sample the huge variety that the area so proudly shows off. The wine tours are organised yet informal, insightful and educational.

The climate is constantly good year-round with sunshine most the year, the excellent weather takes full advantage of the vast views. The Winelands is a flexible destination which can work with nearly all itineraries. 

The towns and villages have an abundance of historic monuments and traditional landmarks to be admired and remembered as you take a day excursion through these wonderful places. So, make friends with the friendly locals as they show off their unspoilt terrain, fresh food, drink and characterful streets and buildings.

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WHERE TO STAY

Stellenbosch, Franschoek and Paarl have a wide variety of hotels to choose from, with a selection of our favourites listed below. However, this is just a sample, so please don't hesitate to give us a call on 01993 899 430, or email inspire@oxfordprivatetravel.com if you would like to find out more and we will be delighted to craft your own tailor-made trip. 

WHO SHOULD VISIT

The Winelands are great to experience culture, cuisine, scenery and of course some of the best wine in the Southern Hemisphere. This is why it is perfectly catered to all types of travellers, whether on a honeymoon, traveling solo, as a family or part of a group. 

WHEN TO VISIT

South Africa has very distinct climatic zones meaning that weather can be very different at certain times of the year. For the Winelands the following is relevant:

January - March: Peak time, bigger crowds with the warmest temperatures.

April - May:  One of the best times to visit due to the small crowds and the great weather. 

June - September: Cooler temperatures in the Winelands and Garden Route with the off shower (whale watching season July-November).

October - December: The Winelands begins to warm up and offers fantastic weather, perfect time to combine regions. Bear in mind December is one of the busiest months to visit and this books up extremely quickly.

PASSPORTS & VISAS

A passport with at least six months validity is necessary as well as at least 2 blank pages when you present it at immigration. A visa is not required for stays up to 90 days. 

Location

Top tips

  • Take a wine tour in the world renowned Stellenbosch, then sit back and enjoy the scenery
  • Stroll through the local towns and villages and sample the character and local charm
  • Remain in your exclusive lodge where you'll be treated to complete privacy and fantastic wine tasting
  • Go hiking in the Liemietberg Nature Reserve and spot leopards or baboons

 

 

  • Local currency: South African Rand
  • Accepted credit cards: Visa and MasterCard (most places)
  • Timezone: GMT +2 hrs

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