Indulge your senses and give your tastebuds a little luxury with a stop at the Cape Winelands. Nestled in the ‘Boland’, or upland, of the Cape area, you’ll find mild mediterranean climates, soaring mountains and sheltered valleys bursting with vines, tempting cuisine, a long history and some of the best wines in the world- Pembury Tours’ favourite combination for a laidback and indulgent holiday you’ll never want to leave.
The Cape Winelands boast some of the most scenic backdrops anywhere in the world, making any trip to the area a joy for all your senses. Traditionally encompassing the farms and cellars of Franschhoek, Wellington, Paarl and Stellenbosch, the fast growth of South African wineries has seen the potential for exploration in the winelands grow exponentially- the area even boasts the largest number of fairtrade certified wineries in the world! Stretching from an easy drive out of Cape Town proper right through to the dry valleys of the little Karoo, a wine and culinary feat awaits you wherever you roam.
Why not schedule a visit to the now iconic Simonsvlei Winery on the Paarl route? Founded with the aim to bring top quality wine to the common man, Simonsvlei has risen to prominence as one of South Africa’s great wineries, producing top-quality Shiraz, Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon. Sample their wood fired pizzas and country lunches as you sip on their perfectly paired wines. Or head to the cosy verandas of Orange Grove Farm and watch a working wine and olive farm in action. Feast on their delectable wines while crystal-clear waterfalls tinkle in the distance and your soul drinks in the tranquility around you.
Wherever you venture, and whichever of the 18 official wine routes you choose to explore, you’ll find gorgeous scenery, tantalizing wines, tempting food and friendly faces waiting to greet you. In the Cape Winelands, you can take a break from the hectic pace of city life, rejuvenate your senses and find a few choice bottles to take home to your loved ones- your only worry will be convincing yourself to leave at the end!
Pembury Tours offers a plethora of opportunities to explore this booming wine region- why not get in contact today to find the indulgent experience that’s right for you?