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Are you looking for than a place to drink wine? Are you looking for an overall travel destination with various offerings such as family-friendly locations, outdoor activities and unique artisanal experiences?

South Africa, blessed with an abundance of scenic diversity and beauty, friendly people, and outstanding winemakers, promising an unbeatable wine tourism experience on its 21 wine routes running through provinces of the Western Cape,

Northern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal.There are more than 550 wine farms open for tasting; over 150 of them have restaurants, and more than 300 host regular concerts or events. Besides this, it is possible to stay on just over 150 wine farms in anything from self-catering cottages to 5-Star hotels. On this site you can download the ultimate travel guide to the Cape Winelands, tour with us on a specially designed themed tour and book somewhere to stay – keep scrolling, click, download, book a truly unique South African Winelands experience.

Travel Guide

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Download 284 pages of essential wine and travel information including clear colour maps and comprehensive wine farm opening times. The Wine Tourism Handbook gives you the full fat lowdown on how to enjoy the Cape Winelands in the glass, on the plate, around the table, in the bed and for the planet. Wine, food, fun, bed and a bit of world-saving too. What’s not to like?

But what is this thing called wine tourism? Well, you’ll find out more by downloading your free copy of our book right here.

Tours

Our tours are a little different: design around you and your particular peccadillos, they not just focus on wine (important), but also on food, history, art, architecture, cheese and chocolate (equally important). Check out our quirky top 10 special interest wine tours – wine snobs very welcome.

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Cheese and wine have gone together since time and wine began. Whether it’s the way a zingy Sauvignon Blanc complements a fresh goat’s cheese or a venerable port pairs with a powerful blue, there are many wine pairings that make the most of this match – dessert wines especially. Delicious dairy delights, soft, hard, young, Read More

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Sometimes you want to pair your wine with some adventure – something uniquely memorable. We call these the Wild Cards – the one-off experiences that make your wine farm visits way different. Think game drives or Segway tours on eco-committed wine farms or an unforgettable exploration of a very special garden, whose bounty feeds the Read More

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Over 500 wine farms – some over 300 years old, some built in the last ten, all with their own distinctive sense of design, all with their own story. Learn about the varied histories of the Anthonij and Hanneli Rupert farms in Franschhoek, with their wide range of beautifully presented attractions from traditional high teas Read More

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Celebrate life by drinking champagne on this sparkling tour of the very best South African Méthode Cap Classiques – and there are now many, some much-loved by American presidents. Visit three MCC masters of some standing – Villiera, JC le Roux and Haute Cabrière – and one far newer but highly regarded newcomer – Colmant. Read More

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Where to Stay

Our accommodation choices reflect the full gamut of options from swanky 5-Star hotels and luxurious boutique destinations to country-style bed and breakfasts and home-away-from-home self-catering options. You’ll find somewhere to lay your head that suits your mood and your pocket. Book now!

Klink Wine Tourism Awards

Klink is a public-voted, social media-driven customer service excellence awards programme for the South African wine industry. The Klink Awards entices wine lovers in via tempting bespoke prizes, encouraging them to vote with their fingers – and their feet – for the wineries that make them happiest: as simple, honest and transparent as that! Click through to our 2014 winners to see who won what across sixteen categories – from wine tasting to food to accommodation to festivals and events.