Enter a bucolic, wine-lover's paradise

A holiday to the Winelands, South Africa, can only mean one thing, and it’s certainly one thing they’re pretty proud of over there- wine! The Winelands occupy most of the foothills around Cape Town, including near Stellenbosch, Paarl and Franschhoek.

Set amongst stunning nature reserves and national parks, the Winelands are a refined, easy-going area of South Africa. As much as touring the vineyards has to be the prime tourist attraction here, also you’ll find secluded, a cavalcade of luxury health spas is on hand to work off the inevitable hangover.

Luxury Holidays In The Winelands

In this place of sophistication, the luxury hotels come across as more country club-esque, with plenty of green space, lavish décor, and unrelentingly high levels of service. Winelands holidays are a refined experience, though your head may be just as delicate when waking up in the mornings. Give Kenwood Travel a call today and book your trip to this radiant corner of South Africa today.  

5 Great Reasons To Holiday In The Winelands

  • The wine! Take your pick of numerous tours
  • Superb food from all over the world in the local restaurants
  • Picnics in the wild and Full Moon Hikes
  • Fine health spas in unbelievable locations, overlooking the lush hillsides
  • Oddly enough, shark cage diving is hugely popular around this area

Things to do in The Winelands

While the wine is obviously the draw that most lures travellers to the Winelands region, the area is home to some stunning sites of natural beauty. The Paarl Valley is breathtaking in its beauty and home to quaint, friendly towns that inspire total relaxation. As the thrid oldest town in South Africa, Paarl is also home to some fascinating history.

Wellington meanwhile is one of the Wineland’s most picturesque towns. Towered over by the the impressive snow-tipped peak of Wemmershoek, this town is famous for its olive and leather production. From here it is easy to drive the stunning Bain’s Kloof Pass which passes along 30km of mountainous scenery.

A trip to the Winelands would not be complete without a visit to Robertson. This place is known as the ‘Garden Town of the Boland’ and is known amongst oenophiles as an area that produces some of the World’s best wine. 


Summers are hot and winter months cool and changeable, when snow can form on the higher ground. Summers enjoy very little rain, however the best time to visit is usually the autumn (March to May) when the days are warm but not sweltering and the vineyard slopes transform with wonderful shades of rust.

Winelands Holidays 2022 / 2023

With many years of experience in organising luxury holidays, the Winelands fits perfectly with what Kenwood Travel customers have come to expect from their holiday experiences. Talk to one our holidays experts today to discover your perfect wine tour around South Africa’s incredibly diverse vineyard regions.

Top Picks

Franschhoek Country House

5* out of 5 stars

Featuring an award-winning restaurant and a superb location in the wine paradise of Franschhoek Valley, this great hotel will surprise even the most discerning traveller.

Grand Dedale Country House

5* out of 5 stars

Found in the quiet valley amongst the evergreen South African mountains, the Grand Dedale Country House sits on the award-winning, historic Doolhof Wine Estate.

Le Quartier Francais

5* out of 5 stars

For elegance and relaxation in Cape Winelands, the newly refurbished Le Quartier Français is the perfect resort for families and couples seeking romance.


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