The Western Cape Travel Guide



The Western Cape Hotels

The Winelands are sufficiently compact that you can make one hotel your touring base. Stellenbosch and Paarl, situated... read more


The Western Cape Restaurants

The dining scene ranges from fine South African cuisine complete with silver service to local, laid-back, country-style... read more

Things To Do

Things To Do in The Western Cape

Explore the best sights, entertainment, and shopping with our top choices and insider tips.


The Western Cape Experiences

  • Top Reasons to Go to The Western Cape

    Land of Divine Wine: Few places in the world can match the drama of the Winelands, where mountains rise above vine-covered valleys... Read more

  • South African Wine

    The South African wine industry is booming. Buried by sanctions during apartheid, South African wines were largely unknown... Read more

  • Cape Dutch Architecture

    As you travel around the region, the most visible emblems of settler culture you'll encounter are the Cape Dutch–style houses. Here... Read more

  • Sip and Spoeg Like an Expert

    South Africa currently has more growing areas than ever that yield a huge selection of very different wines. One of the best ways to find... Read more

  • Wine Goes Green

    As romantic as vineyards seem, wine farming is a monoculture and generally not that eco-friendly. The Biodiversity & Wine Initiative... Read more

  • Franschhoek Wine Route

    The drive out of Stellenbosch up the Helshoogte Pass is spectacular. In winter you'll more than likely find snow on the mountain peaks; in... Read more

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