Travelling with kids can be very challenging at times, especially if you are not well prepared. For me, flights are most probably the worst, especially if you end up seated next to some poor soul who is not kid friendly. When it comes to arranging the best accommodation for you and your family, it can be a hit and miss scenario. Fortunately Cape Town has no shortage of fantastic options to choose from. I recommend choosing something less formal than a regular hotel and trying out something more laid back like a Bed & Breakfast or one of the more upmarket backpackers in Cape Town. You will be amazed at the value for money and quality of some of the establishments.
The Cape Winelands is a lovely area of fertile valleys and attractive mountains – ideal for producing wine. Home to many world renowned South Africa wine estates, The Cape Winelands lie in the Western Cape Province of South Africa, under and hours drive away from Cape Town. There are stated to be over 200 wine rack in the area, offering a lot of choice when it pertains to sampling!
Stellenbosch Wine Region
The Stellenbosch Wine Region is most likely the best understood wine producing area in The Cape Winelands. It was the first region to set up a wine route back in the early 1970s. There are lots of terrific wine estates to go to in the area consisting of: Spier, Zevenwacht, and Zorgvliet.
Franschhoek Wine Region
Founded over 300 years back by French Calvinists, The Franschhoek Wine Region is surrounded by the Franchhoek, and the Drakenstein mountains. The Franschhoek Wine Region is home to a few of South Africa’s best restaurants such as The Monneaux at Franschhoek Country House and Le Quartier Francais, which are well worth a visit. There are lots of wine farms in the region including: Rupert & de Rothschild Vignerons, La Petite Ferme, Grande Provence Wine Estate and Freedom Hill wines.
Hermanus Wine Region
The Hermanus Wine Region has 45 wine estates. The best location to try all the local wines (in addition to cheese and olives) is the annual Hermanus Wine and Food Fair, where all the regional producers display their fantastic wines and food. Hermanus is among the very best locations in the world to do whale enjoying. For the more daring there is the chance to dive with fantastic white sharks. This is popular with many international traveller having completed one of the ever popular overland tour opportunities available to intrepid travellers.
World popular wines, splendid surroundings, and a rich cultural heritage make The Cape Winelands a great destination for your holiday to South Africa.
The Stellenbosch Wine Region is most likely the best known wine producing region in The Cape Winelands. There are numerous wine farms in the area consisting of: Rupert & de Rothschild Vignerons, La Petite Ferme, Grande Provence Wine Estate and Freedom Hill wines.
The Hermanus Wine Region has 45 wine estates. The finest location to try all the local wines (as well as cheese and olives) is the annual Hermanus Wine and Food Fair, where all the regional manufacturers showcase their fantastic wines and cuisine.