South Africa
des couleurs inoubliables

1. Klapmuts

Klapmuts is a small village town in the heart of the Cape Winelands Region. It can be found just off the R45 between Paarl and Kraaifontein, perfectly situated for visits to other areas such as Stellenbosch or Franschhoek and only 45 minutes Cape Town. Klapmuts is not a well-known town amongst tourists which ensures that the atmosphere in this beautiful village remains calm, peaceful and just right for a quiet getaway. There is plenty to do and the town is popular mostly because of the many wine farms that surround it. Nature lovers have various hiking trails, nature reserves and outdoor activities to experience as well as a few wonderful golf courses to indulge in, all within 10 km's…

2. Kraaifontein

Kraaifontein is one of Cape Town’s northern suburbs, about 25 minutes outside of the city centre, and flanks the N1 toward Paarl and Worcester. For years Kraaifontein was regarded as the “ugly sister” to its neighbours Brackenfell and Durbanville, but this perception has changed dramatically in the last few years. Its easy access to the N1 and to a multitude of attractions in Stellenbosch, Paarl and the city centre has made Kraaifontein a wonderful base from which to explore the city and the winelands! Kraaifontein boasts the biggest playground in the Western Cape, Bugz Playground, open for kiddies’ fun rain or shine and for older persons outdoor fun, Cool Running Tobogganing isn’t far away either. Enjoy shopping, wine tasting and theatre all on the doorstep of this beautiful…

3. Paarl

Town with a simple country atmosphere Paarl in the Western Cape of South Africa is situated approximately 60 km northeast from  Cape Town, at the foot of the second largest granite outcrop in the world. It is the third oldest town in South Africa and the largest in the Cape Winelands. Well known for its scenic beauty and fruit growing heritage, Paarl has a wide variety of grapes growing in the area, including Cabernet Sauvingnon, Pinotage, Shiraz, Chardonney and Chenin Blanc. There are over 25 wine cellars to visit along the  Paarl Red Wine Route, some of the most popular being Backsberg Estate, Nederburg, Simonsvlei and KWV. Despite the fact that it is virtually…

4. Paarl Mountain Nature Reserve

The ReserveThe three rounded outcrops that make up Paarl Mountain is the second largest granite outcrop in the world and forms part of the Nature Reserve for which Paarl is well known.Few towns have been blessed as Paarl has with an area of unspoiled natural beauty at its doorstep.A network of paths make it an ideal area in which to walk, within a few minutes of the bustle of everyday urban life. Take a vigorous hike, or climb Bretagne Rock, follow one of the many hiking trails, visit Millwater Wild Flower Garden where 15 species of protea may be viewed, catch trout or bass for dinner or enjoy mountain biking or picnics. Fishing permits available at Paarl Municipality.The picturesque…

5. Wellington

Home of the Vines The hidden valley of Wellington lies at the foot of the Groenberg Mountains, just 45 minutes from Cape Town. This quaint towns’ scenic location has made it a popular tourist destination, particularly with wine lovers and outdoor enthusiasts. Almost 90% of the country’s vines are grown here in vine-cutting nurseries before they are distributed for planting and the valley lends itself to activities such as horse riding, hiking and mountain biking. The Limietberg Nature Reserve alone has nine different hiking trails through fynbos-rich terrain. The Wellington Wine Route is one of the youngest, launched in the mid 1990’s, but the route is small and cellars in…