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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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                                                                                                      Loved it, loved it, loved it

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      This stunning property in the lovely town of Franschhoek lived up to expectations and more... Everything in the cottage is of the highest quality and beautifully furnished. Cannot recommend highly enough. Brilliant location.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 17-Mar-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Mar 2017

                                                                                                      Coral Gables is a lovely home. It had everything we needed for our stay .

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      De Kraal is beautiful and well kept. Amanda and her crew is doing a brilliant job. Towels and bedding was changed every week which is great.The kids enjoyed the swimming pool, the tennis court and boating. The location is great . Not to far from beaches, shopping malls especially Canal Walk, Century City and close to great wine farms and restaurants. We will definitely be back👍👍👍👍
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 09-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016

                                                                                                      Wonderful spacious house situated a short drive from Stellenbosch with lovely view.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We stayed in December 2016 for 5 nights and enjoyed the many facilities of the house and its beautiful garden. We found the owner to be very efficient with plenty of information on the house and useful tips for visiting the many attractions nearby. The house itself has plenty of character, is really well appointed with very comfortable living areas including a large interesting library. There are two kitchens of a high standard and are very well equipped. We only used one bedroom which was spacious and very comfortable. We would not hesitate to return to this property in the future and further explore this beautiful area. We did book a meal at the nearby Jordan vineyard which was excellent.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 14-Dec-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016