Your guests can start their Cape Winelands adventure with a big ‘Wow!’ as they take to the skies from Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront on a breath-taking helicopter flight that will deliver them to the helipad of one of the fine wine estates.
Set on a 155-hectare wine estate on the outskirts of picturesque Stellenbosch, the 300-year-old, historic Lanzerac Hotel offers exclusive and gracious accommodation and services. Suites have private patios overlooking lush vineyards, landscaped gardens and the majestic Helderberg Mountains. There are three choices of fine dining venues; and, indulgent champagnes, coffees, liqueurs, cognacs and cigars are served in either the elegant Craven Lounge or the chic Esquire Cigar Bar.
Let us know if it will enhance your group’s experience if they are involved in a development project in the Cape Winelands. We will guide you towards genuine opportunities that make a difference in improving people’s lives, while offering the enjoyment of making a difference to your guests. We arrange visits to worthwhile charities, facilitate meaningful donations and organise outstanding volunteer experiences that build team spirit and contribute to individual fulfilment.
A world-class destination – The Dutch brought the first vines to the Cape, and in so doing, set off a chain of events that would eventually see the Cape Winelands become one of foremost wine regions of the world. The outstanding Stellenbosch, Franschhoek, Paarl, Wellington, Robertson and West Coast wine regions are in close proximity to Cape Town. Wine tourism is well-developed, and many visitors to the Cape enjoy world-class excursions along the picturesque wine routes which include wine-tastings and fine dining.
Getting there – The Stellenbosch, Paarl and Franschhoek wine regions of the Cape Winelands are on the outskirts of Cape Town, and are easily reached by luxury coach journey or helicopter rides.
When to Visit – Like the rest of South Africa, the Cape Winelands is fantastic all-year round destination. However, unlike the rest of the country it has a distinctly Mediterranean climate and landscape, and it differs in having cool, rainy winters and dry, hot summers. The Winter rainy season peaks over July to August. There are long daylight hours, a minimum of 8 hours in the cooler months from April to August and up to 11 hours in the warmer months from October to March. Sunglasses, sun hats and sunscreen are recommended all year round.
South Africa’s celebrated Cape Winelands are not just internationally famous for their exquisite wines, but are also highly valued for their extraordinary beauty and diversity. The Cape Winelands are set in soaring mountains and sweeping valleys amidst the carefully preserved, great natural bounty of the Cape Floral Kingdom. Wine-making in South Africa traces its origins back more than 300 years, and the Cape Winelands are rich in fascinating tradition, history and unique Cape-Dutch architecture, as well as exceptional wines and cuisine.
The premier wine regions of Stellenbosch, Paarl and Franschhoek are just a short drive from Cape Town. Well-established wine routes that take in both the historic wineries and the contemporary boutique estates offer a wide range of wonderful attractions and activities. There’s far more to do in the Cape Winelands than just cellar tours and wine-tastings.