When visiting the Cape Winelands, tourists have numerous options regarding activities, specific Wineries, accommodation levels, and types are concerned. The tailor-made approach enables us to gather information regarding your budget and preferences before proposing an itinerary or package.
The rugged Cape Winelands region is postcard-perfect and steeped in history. The fine art of wine-making in South Africa can be traced back to French Huguenots. Fleeing persecution in France, many sought refuge in the Dutch Republic and later settled in the Cape Colony in the 1670s. Settlers were allotted acreage in the Groot Drakenstein valley and immediately established vineyards. La Motte, La Cotte, Cabriere, Provence, Chamonix, Dieu Donne, and La Dauphine were among the first. Most still maintain and use their original buildings. Today this region produces outstanding wines of many varietals. Most estates also create an ideal signature blend. South Africa's trademark cultivar, Pinotage, was developed in 1925 and is a cross between Pinot noir and Cinsaut. African Sky often combines a visit to the Cape Winelands with nearby Cape Town. Our tailor-made itineraries include a range of lodgings at various price points. Our guides tour the Winelands frequently, almost weekly. Their depth of knowledge is worthy of admiration and reason enough to arrange your Winelands stay with us.