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Stellenbosch Highlights

The Cape Winelands is the largest wine producing region in the Western Cape; with a selection of over 200 cellars to choose from, visitors are guaranteed to taste some of the best wines in the world. The Cape Winelands is characterised by beautiful mountain ranges, long winding rivers, lush green vineyards and breathtaking scenery and sunsets. Summer in the Cape Winelands is synonymous with harvest season and the freshest locally grown produce can be tasted and enjoyed at various farm stalls. The Stellenbosch Wine Route is justifiably known as one of the finest that South Africa has to offer. The region's climate and fertile soils combined with careful selection of the correct grape varieties have produced a winemaking industry that has survived and indeed thrived for over 300 years. The Stellenbosch Wine Region is today synonymous with award winning wines.

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Safari Lodges within Stellenbosch

Delaire Graff Lodge

Delaire Graff Lodge is situated within Delaire Graff Estate in Stellenbosch and consists of 10 unique guest lodges. The lodges are set amongst beautiful gardens and offers scenic views of the winelands region.

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Village at Spier

The Village at Spier Hotel offers magnificent views of the Helderberg Mountains and vineyards as well as luxurious accommodation, scrumptious cuisine and true farm-style hospitality in the heart of the beautiful Cape Winelands.

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The Lanzerac Manor

The Lanzerac Hotel & Spa is known as one of the most luxurious hotels in the world and is a member of Gatsby International Hotels & Resorts. The hotel offers complete serenity on a 10 hectare working wine estate, world-class cuisine and an exciting wine-tasting tour.

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Majeka House

Indulge in Stellenbosch accommodation at its finest in a graceful garden setting located in the heart of South Africa's famous Cape Winelands. Majeka House is where the easy elegance of yesteryear is perfectly enhanced by the ultimate in modern-day luxury.

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Clouds Estate

With one of the most celebrated views in the Cape, Clouds Estate is an undiscovered gem in the heart of the Stellenbosch and Franschhoek Winelands. The modern B&B guest house features seven beautifully appointed spacious bedrooms.

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Batavia Boutique Hotel

Batavia Boutique Hotel is situated deep in the heart of Stellenbosch in a peaceful garden setting. The ideal location allows guests the opportunity to explore the famous Cape Winelands on its doorstep. Batavia is an award winning boutique hotel.

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L'Avenir Country Lodge

L'Avenir Country Lodge, the 4 star graded accommodation is situated in the renowned Winelands Region of Cape Town. The country lodge offers luxurious accommodation with beautiful views of the mountains and vineyards.

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Hawksmoor House

Hawksmoor House is a luxury property located near Stellenbosch. The guest house offers 16 en-suite rooms which offer views of Table Mountain and the Stellenbosch vineyards.

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River Manor Boutique Hotel

River Manor offers a peaceful location underneath the trees overlooking a river in the beautiful town of Stellenbosch. River Manor offers 18 luxurious colonial-style bedrooms combined with 5 star luxury and warm South African hospitality.

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The Wine Route Activities

The Wine Route comprises 44 cellars.  The route offers the visitor an ideal opportunity of sampling these wines whilst exploring this famous wine-producing region. The cellars of the Wine Route are situated along the four main roads leading to Stellenbosch. Each cellar entrance is clearly signposted - watch for the official Wine Route logo. Most of the cellars offer cellar tours as well as lunches in their shaded gardens or restaurants together with a bottle of wine of your choice.

The Cape Winelands offer visitors a wide variety of activities, excursions and sights to enjoy; visitors will experience rich historical and cultural heritage while visiting small villages and vibrant townships, outdoor museums and galleries, open-air theatres and outdoor art and craft exhibitions. Interesting activities such as berry, cherry, grape and other fruit picking tours can be enjoyed at various fruit farms.

For the more adventurous visitors, there are a variety of activities including game viewing, canoeing, 4x4 trails, horse-back safaris, hiking, mountain biking, rock pool swimming, abseiling and 'kloofing'.

Seasons and Climate

The Cape Winelands offer a pleasant Mediterranean climate with clearly defined seasons, the winter months are from June to August and it is also the rainy season in this area. The average annual rainfall is around 650 mm; however the majority of rain can be expected during the winter months.

The temperatures during winter range between 6°C and a highest of approximately 20°C. Summer is from November to March and is hot and dry with wind at times with maximum temperatures ranging between 27°C and 32°C and minimum between 12°C and 16°C.

 

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By Air

Sun Safaris can arrange scheduled flights for guests from most major airports to Cape Town International airport. Many international flights fly directly into Cape Town however guests may have a stopover in Johannesburg (at OR Tambo International Airport). Once guests arrive at Cape Town airport, guests have a choice between a self-drive holiday (rental car) and a private road transfer. Sun Safaris can arrange these services for guests.

By Land

The Cape Winelands is accessible from anywhere in South Africa. All roads are tarred and in good condition. The drive time will depend on where guests are driving from. Self-driving through the Western Cape is an ideal way of exploring this beautiful region. Sun Safaris can arrange a rental car for guests.

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