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Make a holiday rental home or self catering cottage in the Winelands, South Africa your home away from home

The Winelands are a lush region on the Western Cape of South Africa, famous for their beauty, quality of living and of course, the fine wines which created in the flourishing vineyards which decorate the landscape. Winelands holidays are a real treat, where indulgence and stimulation of body and soul are key, despite the enormous wealth of fascinating historical sites, leisure activities and glorious small towns to entertain even the most active of visitors.

Things to do on holiday in the Winelands, South Africa

With over 200 separate cellars to visit, a self catering Winelands cottage is a wine connoisseurs dream. These are some of the finest new world wines on the globe, and the wine heritage is simply staggering, and where ever you are in the Winelands, finding a glass to accompany the famous South African cuisine will never be a struggle!

The outstanding natural beauty of the Winelands makes getting out into the countryside a genuine delight. A great way to start your Winelands holiday, get your bearings and ensure memories you will never forget involves taking to the skies above the Cape. Hot air balloon tours are hugely popular and offer magnificent value for money, especially if you pass over the famous game reserves located in the area. South Africa is known especially for its magnificent game viewing, and the ‘big five’ can be seen from a Winelands cottage either on a guided walking tour, a 4x4 trail or on a horse-back safari, lasting anything from an afternoon to a full week. The bird life in the area is equally special, and anyone with an interest in birds will be absolutely delighted by the prospect of a week or two in a self catering Winelands cottage.

In fact, you can try almost any sport from a Winelands cottage. Walking, mountain biking and horse riding holidays particularly thrive in the Winelands, and there is plenty of scope for golf holidays, fly-fishing breaks and rock climbing trips from a self catering Winelands cottage.

Health and well-being are a huge part of life in the Winelands, and there are a whole host of spa centres, beauty treatment centres and alternative health fields around the region. Traditional Sangomas, (traditional healers), provide age old remedies and pampering techniques, meaning you will almost certainly return home refreshed, relaxed and recharged.

Places to visit on holiday in the Winelands, South Africa

The Winelands of South Africa are awash with wonderfully unique towns and villages, steeped in history and culture, where open-air museums, art galleries and excellent gastronomic treasures can be found with ease. Stellenbosch is certainly among the most famous and oldest of the Cape wine towns, and is a fantastic place to start your wine related discovery of the area from any self catering Winelands cottage.

Weather in the Winelands, South Africa

The climate of the Winelands is amazingly steady. From September until March, temperatures average in the high 20’s (°C) providing a wonderfully long growing season and a magnificently long tourist season. The coldest months, (June and July) are still fantastically warm, averaging around 21°C for the month, which is warm enough to relax on the beach, especially is you are used to British summers!

Travel to the Winelands, South Africa

Cape Town International Airport (CPT) is the closest airport to the heart of the Winelands, South Africa. Flights can be found direct from London Heathrow (LHR), provided by both British Airways and Virgin-Atlantic, with airport transfers easily arranged and hire cars in great abundance.

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                                                              Fabulous stay at the western cape

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                                                              We had a wonderful stay in the donkerkloof villa. The house fulfilled all our expectations. Great bedrooms and bathrooms, kitchen well equipped. Kids loved the large garden. The house was very clean and proper due to Rachel, also Godfried was very kind to us, and gave us a safe feeling during our stay. All together it was a great time at the western cape and we would recommend this villa to everyone, who wants to spend their time in a luxurious villa during their stay at the western cape. Thanks Lise for all the clear communication during the period before we visited the villa!! ( and also for the delicious surprise upon our arrival..... ) Regards Sander and Deborah and all the kids
                                                              • Review Submitted: 15-May-2016
                                                              • Date of Stay: Apr 2016

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                                                              The cottage is in the countryside 10 km outside of Robertson. The space has more windows than you can imagine, which really brings the outside in. We especially enjoyed the quiet mornings with plenty on sunshine. Classic cottage, well appointed, and it was a pleasure to visit. It gave us a glimpse of rural South Africa. The owner was very accommodating to our needs.
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                                                              Heaven on Earth!

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                                                              Our family stayed at Villa Agulhas in Stellenbosch in winter and spring 2012 and we cannot say enough about what a wonderful home this is! The owners are responsible and professional. The property manager is prompt, responsive, and anticipates needs even before they are conveyed. The home is simply lovely with elegant furnishings and decor, well appointed with everything you need for a relaxing stay. The yard is peaceful with breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains. There are hiking trails nearby for morning walks, vineyards to explore, and a neighborhood park for the kids to play. The neighbors were friendly and welcoming. Stellenbosch is one of the most charming towns on the planet. We have so many wonderful memories of our three months in Villa Agulhas and recommend it with enthusiasm!
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                                                              • Date of Stay: Jul 2012