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Self-Catering, Holiday and Vacation Rental Villas & Cottages in the Western Cape, South Africa - 
Cape Winelands - Franschhoek - Paarl - Somerset West - Stellenbosch - Wellington

Cape Winelands, South Africa
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Home  -  Western Cape Self-Catering Villas  - Franschhoek - Cape Winelands


Situated in 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 Accommodation
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Burgundy Bourgogne Manor House and Cottages, FRANSCHHOEK
Featuring 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.
Franschhoek Pass Villa Franschhoek 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.
Lily Pond House at Le Lude Lily 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.
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Home  -  Western Cape Self-Catering Villas  - Paarl - Cape Winelands


Less than 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 for wine.
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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 Hudson
Best Wines from the Paarl Valley - Cape Town by Bronwen E. Roberts
Also see: Paarl, Winelands Accommodation
Hartebeeskraal Self-catering Cottage Hartebeeskraal Self-catering Cottage on a Wine Farm in PAARL
This 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.
Laborie Jonkershuis, Holiday rental home, PAARL
Laborie 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. 
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Somerset West - Western Cape Self-Catering Villas & Cottages - Cape Winelands  - Helderberg


Somerset 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 pop music.
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The 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
La 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.
Sun Cottage Sun 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.
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Home  -  Western Cape Self-Catering Villas & Cottages - Stellenbosch - Cape Winelands


Stellenbosch 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.
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The 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.
Soverby Guesthouse Soverby 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. 
Gilga Wine Farm, Holiday Rental Homes, STELLENBOSCH
Offering 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.. 
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Home  -  Western Cape Self-Catering Villas  - Wellington - Cape Winelands


Wellington 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.
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The 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.
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