There are wine farms in many places in South Africa now, and this section is for the classic Winelands areas around Franschoek, Stellenbosch and Paarl. We also add our choice of estates in the Constantia Valley and greater Cape Town growing areas.
South African wines are regularly award winners at international wine fairs. The beauty of the area draws visitors internationally too… and a Winelands estate won most beautiful estate in the world this year.
There are a great many estates to choose from, each with different wine type expertise, each with different experiences for you to enjoy and they range in look from stunning historic Cape Dutch architecture to equally stunning modernity with floor to ceiling glass to maximize awesome scenery. So which ones to visit?
The Saunter has selected some must visit estates for you. All in our selection have excellent wines. All are beautiful estates. All have very good places to eat. All will have you wanting to return!
So enjoy our hand picked selection. We also guide you to excellent places to stay in the Winelands and some special things to do.
Please bear with us as this selection is not complete… it is like wine, it needs time in order to fully reveal itself!
Rickety Bridge Winery
Le Lude Estate
La Motte Wine Estate
Cape Winelands Riding
Dylan Lewis Sculpture Garden
La Petite Colombe
Winelands Trails Networks. MTB
De Villiers Chocolates
Must visit estates outside but near the Winelands
Rickety Bridge Manor House****
Oude Werf Hotel****
Lily Pond House*****
La Cotte Manor House Hotel****
Basse Provence Country Guesthouses****
La Cotte: Orchard and Forest Cottages**** & Private Villa*****
Delaire Graff***** Relaise & Chateaux. Coming soon after the revamp.