The Western Cape Sights

We’ve compiled the best of the best in The Western Cape - browse our top choices for the top things to see during your stay.

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Stellenbosch 25

Paarl 16

Franschhoek 11

Clanwilliam 5

Bredasdorp 5

Kleinmond 5

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Swellendam 4

Hermanus 4

Robertson 4

Tulbagh 4

Riebeek West and Riebeek Kasteel 3

Somerset West (Helderberg) 3

Langebaan 2

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Montagu 2

McGregor 2

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Citrusdal 1

Paternoster 1

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Afrikaanse Taalmonument

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Like the Voortrekker Monument in Pretoria, the concrete Afrikaanse Taalmonument, set high on a hill overlooking Paarl, holds a special...

Afrikaanse Taalmuseum

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It was from the Gideon Malherbe House, now the Afrikaanse Taalmuseum, that the Society of True Afrikaners launched its campaign in 1875...

Avondale Wine

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Although the farm was established as early as 1693, current owners Johnny and Ginny Grieve have done some serious reorganizing in the...

Backsberg

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Framed by the mountains of the Simonsberg, this lovely estate is run by the Back family, well known for producing great wines of good...

Bain's Kloof Pass Road

  • Scenic Drive/Tour

The Bain's Kloof Pass Road, built by engineer Andrew Geddes Bain and opened in 1853, links Wellington to Ceres and Worcester. The road...

Bovlei Winery

  • Winery/Brewery/Distillery

Driving down Bain's Kloof Road, as you approach the initial slopes of Bain's Kloof, look out for the Bovlei Winery, on the right. Constructed...

Dutch Reformed Church

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

The old Dutch Reformed Church (also known as the Strooidakkerk) is a thatch (strooidak) building dating from 1805. The cemetery contains...

Fairview

  • Winery/Brewery/Distillery

This is one of the few wineries that is good for families. Children get a kick out of seeing peacocks roaming the grounds and goats clambering...

Glen Carlou

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What comes out of Glen Carlou is rather special. The Quartzstone Chardonnay 2010 is exceptional, "The Welder" dessert wine is excellent,...

Jan Phillips Mountain Drive

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Halfway down the hill from the Afrikaans Language Monument is a turnoff onto a dirt road and a sign for the Paarl Mountain Nature Reserve.

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