CAPE WINELANDS, SELF-CATERING VILLAS & HOLIDAY COTTAGES, SOUTH
the magnificent winelands of the Cape and the gourmet capital of South
Africa. Picturesque valley with many excellent restaurants in the
village. Spectacular vineyards cover these mountain slopes settled
300 years ago by the Huguenots, who brought with them their age-old French
wine and food culture. Also view Winelands
Map of Franschhoek
more accommodation in Franschhoek
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED BY OUR TRAVEL PARTNER:
Bourgogne Manor House and Cottages, FRANSCHHOEK
a garden and year-round outdoor pool, Burgundy Bourgogne Manor House and
Cottages is located in Franschhoek. Franschhoek Monument is 2.1 km from
the property. Free WiFi is featured and free private parking is available
on site. The accommodation is fitted with a flat-screen TV, DVD player,
and CD player. Some units have a sitting and/or dining area. There is also
a kitchen, equipped with an oven, microwave and toaster. A refrigerator
and stovetop are also available, as well as a kettle. There is a private
bathroom with a bathtub in each unit. Bed linen are provided. Burgundy
Bourgogne Manor House and Cottages also includes a barbecue. You can play
tennis at the property, and the area is popular for fishing.
Pass Villa, Holiday Rental Villa, FRANSCHHOEK
Located on a working wine
farm and surrounded by mountains, Franschhoek Pass Villa offers its guests
privacy and luxury. The villa has access to a golf range. The spacious
and stylish 2-bedroom villa features an open-plan living and dining area
with a log fireplace. French doors open up onto a wooden deck with a private
pool, sun loungers, a barbecue area and a golf driving range. Featuring
2 bathrooms, the deck also has an outdoor bath and a shower. The modern
and fully equipped kitchen comes with refrigerator, an electric hob and
oven, and a microwave oven. The villa is serviced daily. Guests can take
a stroll through the vineyards, go wine tasting or take a tour of the cellar.
Franschhoek offers a variety of award-winning gourmet restaurants.
Pond House at Le Lude, Holiday Rental Villa, FRANSCHHOEK
Located 300 m from Franschhoek
Monument in Franschhoek, this villa features a terrace and a garden with
an outdoor pool. The property is 600 m from Franschhoek Wine Tram and free
private parking is provided. There is a sitting area and a kitchen as well
as a private bathroom with bathrobes and slippers. A flat-screen TV is
available. Other facilities at Lily Pond House at Le Lude include a barbecue.
Cape Town International Airport is 48.3 km away.
- CAPE WINELANDS SELF-CATERING COTTAGES & HOMES, WESTERN CAPE, SOUTH
an hour north of Cape Town in the Winelands, Paarl is a beautiful
old town dominated by a huge granite pluton that, after rain, gleams like
a pearl, and from which the town gets its name. (The Dutch word for pearl
is paarl.) Paarl has one of the longest main roads in the country – at
about 11km – and it’s lined with some lovely old buildings. For a
bit of a historical flashback you could visit the Afrikaans Language Museum
or even drive up to the Afrikaans Language Monument – a monstrous hilltop
structure that’s visible for miles. It’s an interesting place to visit
and, whatever you think of the motivation of its construction, there’s
a lovely view from up there. But you’d be more likely to visit Paarl
map of Paarl
|There are numerous
lovely wineries, some of which also make home made cheeses and liqueur
brandy. Olive farms produce olive oil and various varieties of bottled
olives and Paarl is filled with lovely restaurants. For the more
active, there is an excellent paragliding launch site off Paarl Rock, which
also offers excellent granite climbing and some fun rambles. You could
ride up the back of Paarl Mountain, do a wine tasting horse trail, or even
trundle through the vineyards in a horse-drawn cart. In summer there are
early morning hot air balloon flights.
|See Also: A
Wine Drenched Tour Along The Red Route of Paarl, South Africa by Gregory
Wines from the Paarl Valley - Cape Town by Bronwen E. Roberts
see: Paarl, Winelands Accommodation
accommodation in Paarl
Self-catering Cottage on a Wine Farm in PAARL
charming 1800's farmhouse is nestled at the foot of the Klein Drakenstein
Mountains, in the heart of the Winelands. Situated between Paarl and Franschhoek,
it offers you closeness to a wide variety of restaurants and well-known
tourism facilities. The farm Hartebeeskraal lies opposite two famous
golf courses, namely Boschenmeer and Pearl Valley, as well as the Polo
Estate, Val die Vie. This makes it the perfect getaway spot for sport enthusiasts.
It is situated 2.4 km from the N1 and a scenic 15 minute drive to Franschhoek.
The cottage offers four bedrooms, of which two have king-size beds that
can be separated to form singles, and one with two single beds. There is
also a room with bunk beds and one large bathroom. The living areas are
open-plan and air-conditioned, and the kitchen is fully-equipped.
RECOMMENDED BY OUR TRAVEL PARTNER:
Jonkershuis, Holiday rental home, PAARL
Jonkershuis is a vacation home with a terrace, located in Paarl, 1 km from
KWV Cellar. The property features views of the mountains and is 3.1 km
from Fairview Winery & Cheese. Free private parking is available on
site. The kitchen is equipped with a dishwasher. A flat-screen TV is featured.
Other facilities at Laborie Jonkershuis include a year-round outdoor pool.
Nederburg Wines is 6.8 km from Laborie Jonkershuis, and Mediclinic Paarl
is 5.5 km from the property. The nearest airport is Cape Town International
Airport, 40.2 km from the property.
WEST - CAPE WINELANDS SELF-CATERING VILLAS, SOUTH AFRICA
West (Afrikaans Somerset-Wes) is a town in the Western Cape province
of South Africa. It is situated in the Helderberg area (formerly called
Hottentots Holland), about 50 km (30 mi) east of Cape Town and 10 km from
Strand. The town is overlooked by the imposing Helderberg (meaning
"clear mountain"), a part of the Hottentots-Holland range of mountains.
Somerset West has a fairly decorative display of Christmas lights erected
atop the street lights of the Main Road. The Helderberg Lights Festival
(aka the Strawberry Festival), a flea market and parade, normally complements
these lights. The area also has its own community radio station,
Radio Helderberg, broadcasting community notices and playing adult orientated
map of Somerset West
Helderberg Nature Reserve, a 363 hectare natural wildlife preserve opened
in 1964, contains a wide variety of smaller fauna (buck, tortoises and
other reptiles) and outstanding specimens of indigenous flora such as protea
and fynbos. Somerset West contains a number of sporting facilities
including several golf courses. The historic town of Stellenbosch
is reachable via the R44 motorway. The area between Somerset West and Stellenbosch
also encompasses a number of wine farms, where visitors can sample and
purchase wine. More
accommodation options in Somerset West
accommodation in Somerset West
RECOMMENDED BY OUR TRAVEL PARTNER:
Felicita, holiday rental villa with pool, SOMERSET WEST
Offering a garden and seasonal
outdoor pool, La Felicita is situated in Somerset West, 3.1 km from Lourensford
Wine Estate. Vergelegen Wine Estate is 3.3 km from the property. Free private
parking is available on site. All units are air conditioned and include
a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. Some units feature a dining area
and/or terrace. There is also a kitchen, equipped with an oven. A toaster,
a fridge and stovetop are also offered, as well as a kettle. There is a
private bathroom with free toiletries and a hairdryer in each unit. Towels
and bed linen are provided. La Felicita also includes a barbecue. Grocery
delivery and packed lunches are available on request. You can play darts
at the property, and the area is popular for golfing. The area is popular
for cycling and hiking.
Cottage, self-catering cottage, SOMERSET WEST
Sun Cottage is ideally situated
in the picturesque town of Somerset West. Surrounded by the Hottentots
Holland Mountain Range and sharing borders with the Stellenbosch winelands
to one side and the sandy beaches of the Strand and Gordons Bay to the
other , our location is superb. Entrance to the cottage by means
of electronic gate not only provides secure off-road parking but also leads
to your own private and spacious garden. Ideal for travellers with children
who have full use of the swimming pool and there is ample space for playing
games. Sun Cottage offers 2 bedrooms (1 double, 1 twin ) to sleep 4 comfortably
and a sleeper couch for that extra person. The lounge/dining area with
a TV leads to a sunny patio with an adjoining BBQ facility. There is a
well equipped kitchen for eating in and all meals can be provided on request.
WINELANDS SELF-CATERING COTTAGES & VILLAS, SOUTH AFRICA
is South Africa’s second oldest town, after Cape Town and is the sentimental
heart of the Winelands. Lined with shady oaks and beautiful gabled, white-washed
buildings the streets of Stellenbosch still have small irrigation channels
on either side of the older roads. In the past, these were used to water
gardens, as each householder had a time slot in which to divert the town’s
irrigation into their plot. It is very cultural and somewhat venerable
town, while also displaying a decidedly young and vibrant air. There are
some interesting museums and many of the buildings, including some of the
hotels and restaurants, are national monuments and deserve a second look.
There is good mountain biking just outside the town, and there are golf
courses aplenty, but Stellenbosch is really all about wine.
map of Stellenbosch
town is virtually surrounded by fabulous cellars where you can do a tasting,
join a cellar tour, stock up your own personal cellar, and perhaps enjoy
a lovely leisurely lunch in the shade of some typical Stellenbosch oaks.
Some of the wine farms have become multi-purpose resorts with theatres,
restaurants, equestrian centres and much much more. Stellenbosch
is close to Cape Town so it can be visited on a day trip, or you could
do a day trip to Cape Town or the Overberg from
Stellenbosch. The nearest beach is at Strand. More
accommodation options in Stellenbosch.
accommodation in Stellenbosch
at the Lake, Self-Catering Cottages on Wine Farm, STELLENBOSCH
Soverby at the Lake is located
a scenic half an hour drive through the beautiful Winelands from Cape Town
International Airport. Situated on an old working wine farm where one can
enjoy the tranquility and peace of the countryside, the original wine cellars
of 1907 have been transformed to provide refined living for honeymoon couples,
families, or friends enjoying the Cape Winelands together. Soverby on the
Lake offers three luxurious, beautifully appointed self-catering cottages
situated next to the farm lake. Each cottage features a private patio with
barbecue facilities, a fully equipped kitchen, lounge, bathroom with a
bath and shower, and satellite TV. Breakfast is optional and we also provide
daily cleaning services for guests' convenience.
RECOMMENDED BY OUR TRAVEL PARTNER:
Wine Farm, Holiday Rental Homes, STELLENBOSCH
views of the vineyards and the surrounding mountains, Gilga Wine Farm is
set on a small boutique winery, 5 km from Stellenbosch. This self-catering
house combines modern design with a homey atmosphere. All 4 en-suite bedrooms
have views. The open plan living area has a lounge and fireplace, as well
as an adjoining dining room. All bathrooms have a shower, and 2 of the
bathrooms have an additional bathtub. Guests can prepare meals in the spacious,
fully equipped kitchen which includes a dishwasher and a washing machine.
The holiday home is close to restaurants and wine farms..
is a town in the Western Cape Winelands just to the north of Paarl, in
South Africa with a population of approximately 55 000. Wellington's economy
is centered around the wine and brandy industry. With a picturesque environment
and numerous award winning wineries, Wellington's tourism industry has
started to blossom. The town is located 75km north-east of Cape Town, reached
by the N1 motorway and R44 highway. The town is at the base of one of the
oldest mountain passes in the country, Bain's Kloof Pass, built by master
road-builder Andrew Geddes Bain.
map of Wellington
town is the home of the Boland Rugby Union and the professional rugby team
the Boland Kavaliers. The town is also an academic centre, with Huguenot
College, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Bible Media and Huguenot
High School amongst others. Up to 2003, the residents of Wellington, and
those unfortunate to be passing by on a day when the wind blew the wrong
way, knew full well that another industry for which Wellington is famous
is the leatherworks, responsible for Wellington's other name, "Smellington".
This leatherworks produces some of the finest leathers in the country numbering
BMW amongst others as customers. The beauty of the area, however,
far outweighs the temporary discomfort that was experienced when passing
the leather factory. The pass up to Bains Kloof winds thru pine tree plantations,
to the summit where on a clear day you can see forever (where forever consists
of the swartland to the right, home of the vast wheat fields, the cape
flats and Cape Town to the right, and the sun glimmering on the sea.