The Cape Wine regions possess some of the most beautiful landscapes, scenery and countryside in South Africa, and the world. Wine importers and experts have been heard and reported to say, that of all the wine regions ranging from Tuscany to the Rhine, that the Cape commands a magical and majestic quality comparable to no other. The immediate Cape Winelands surrounding Cape Town includes the rolling hills of Constantia, below Table Mountain, and extends on to Stellenbosch, Helderberg, Franschhoek, Paarl, Durbanville, Darling, Swartland, Tulbagh, Wellington, Walker Bay, Elgin, Bot River, Breedekloof and Worcester. These regions combined, make up the focus of the finer wine production areas of the Western Cape, and lie between 25 minutes to an hour and a half’s scenic drive from the cosmopolitan city of Cape Town. The magnificent mountain ranges not only offer breath-taking backdrops, but provide ideal micro-climates for the vines.
The greater Cape Town area is rich in culture and heritage, offering unique experiences for all travelers Enjoy the diverse people, quaint and colourful bistro’s, and relish world famous wines paired with first class gourmet cuisine. Apart from good food and wine, the Cape Wine area also offers attractions for sporting enthusiasts, nature lovers, wildlife spotters, birders, and historical fanatics. Luxury boutique guest lodges, retreats, and hotels provide a spectacular backdrop of rolling vineyards and majestic mountain ranges. An ideal getaway for deluxe rejuvenation, many luxurious lodges and hotels in the Cape Winelands also offer pampering spa treatments for the most discerning traveler. Based in the heart of the Cape Winelands, Greatest Africa are Southern Africa travel specialists who will guide you in planning the perfect Cape Winelands retreat. Greatest Africa also offers exclusive Private Wine Tours, guided by boutique wine producer Richard Hilton, of Richard Hilton Vineyards, who is also the founder and MD of Greatest Africa.