About Wine Tourism South Africa

Are you looking for more 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


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 copy of our book right here.


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.


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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Constantia is the closest wine route to Cape Town and amongst the oldest. Centuries of history are to be found at Groot Constantia, as well as panoramic views south to False Bay. Elsewhere this compact wine route is reinventing itself with excellent wines from far newer wineries, most less than a decade old, with equally Read More

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Stellenbosch – South Africa’s second-oldest town and oldest wine route – has three hundred years of history to share through its characterful Village Museum and leafy streets. Franschhoek was where the winemaking French Huguenots settled in the 18th century and is equally steeped in history. Today they are probably the two top Cape wine and food 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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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!