The Wine Route

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The Wine Route Reviews

Africancrab Africanc…
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The Heart of Grape and Wine Sep 17, 2001
The Cape Winelands Route is popularly called the 'Wine Route'. The Wine Route stretches from Paarl all the way to Robertson, a 45 minute drive will bring you to the heart of grape and wine lands and it's surrounding areas. The wine farms along this route are in Paarl, Franshhoek, Stellenbosch, Wellington, Tulbagh, and Robertson. These farms all lay in the Breede River valley offering the most outstanding scenery with a dramatic backdrop of mountains.

Wether you appreciate wine or not, you will enjoy the stroll through the farms or visiting the wine cellars. There is wine tasting at most of the farms and for a minimal charge you can taste some of South Africa's finest wines. Don and I stopped at three farms; one in Franshhoek where we overnighted, the second in Stellenbosh were we bought two cases of red wine and the third in Robertson.

Excellent accommodation and restaurants are in Franshhoek were we spent the night. From down in the valley, the views are magnificent. Franschhoek is well known for it's wines, art, gallaries and great hospitality. I do recommend staying a night if you can, you will experience the town in a personal way. Try the Sparkling Wine Tasing, it is great.

Stellenbosch is another great town to stop and experience the culture and history and drink wine (smile!). This town is older than cape Town itself, it offers visitors a great mediterranean climate, historic buildings and most exciting, the wineries. You can join the wine maker on a tour of his cellar.
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Africancrab says:
Quite a distance from Kruger indeed,Kruger is in the southern province while the wine route is in western province. If you had to add it on, it would be after you game safari and a days rest in Cape Town. Kruger is close to the borders of Mozambique and Zimbabwe.
Posted on: Mar 22, 2010
Africancrab says:
Me too, the town is old and very well kept. We went to three wine tasting including one that was exclusive to sparkling wines.
Posted on: Mar 21, 2010
TravellingAuntie says:
Love it! and I loved Stellenbosch!
Posted on: Mar 21, 2010
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