You’ll find a treat for all the senses awaiting you in the Cape Winelands, which is why this iconic area is one of Go Touch Down Travel and Tours’ favourite destinations for those hunting relaxation and indulgence. From some of the country’s most spectacular scenery, through to the very best wines and cuisines in Southern Africa, a feast for the heart awaits you.
Don’t imagine a trip to this booming area is simply about the wines, however. You’ll pair your tasting experiences with a host of exciting activities and make memories that will last forever- be sure not to forget your camera! Explore gift shops and art galleries, watch live theatre in intimate amphitheatres and join the fun of area’s many festivals. Travel to a perfect picnic in a horse and carriage, or meet some of Africa’s wild beasts up close and personal. Pick strawberries and other delectable fruits, taste cheeses and olives fresh from the barrel and sample exquisitely designed menus from world class chefs. Or top off the indulgence with a visit to some of the hot mineral springs and spas that make the area so special. If you’ve an artistic bent, the area will refresh your creativity and renew your ambition, so don’t forget your sketchbook. You can even take to the skies in hot air balloons and helicopters to experience the truly breathtaking mountain scenery from a different angle. Golfers, hikers, horse riders and cyclers will all find something truly special waiting for them among the area’s many scenic routes. Explore the seas off the Wineland coasts with kayaking, whale spotting and more. Celebrate and rekindle your romance with a backdrop of crystal clear rivers, majestic mountains, picture-perfect vineyards, oak lined streets and Cape Dutch architecture. Whatever you choose, you’ll fall in love with life all over again.
Wine, however, remains at the pulsing heart of this thriving area. Now stretching from the sandy borders of the Karoo to the very doorstep of Cape Town proper, there’s over 4000 primary producers and 560 registered wineries throughout the mild mediterranean climate of the Cape Wineland area. Explore the four ‘Wine of Origin’ regions: Breede River Valley, Little Karoo, Coastal and Olifants Rivier; and find the next perfect addition to your cellar. From pumping estates shipping worldwide to exclusive family owned wineries, you can indulge your taste buds and find a passion for some of the world’s best wines. Most of the estates offer spectacular cuisines especially paired to their wines, allowing you a full culinary treat from top young chefs, so be sure to take a day of it and enjoy everything these unique estates have to offer.
The Cape Winelands offer you everything you need for a relaxed and decadent holiday in some of South Africa’s most romantic scenery. Let Go Touch Down Travel and Tours help you make the very best of a trip to this splendid area today.