Recommended accommodations

South Africa is famous for its incredible array of great wines, the vineyards are the place for a traveling foodie. From the incredible farm-fresh produce to the excellent accompanying drinks. Even if you are not a fan of wine they have local craft beers, gins, and sparkling wines as well as some of the best food on the continent.

Just a short drive from Cape Town but definitely worth spending more than a day in the landscapes alone are worth the trip and a longer stay allows you to experience the history, boutique hotels, and of course the wine as you will not be able to drive home!

There is a huge variety of vineyards from the better known larger ones to the small owner-run ones, on each you can take the cellar and tasting tours, some of which have accompanying cheese platters, chocolate tasters, or charcuterie boards.

Leeu Estates

Situated upon 100 hectares of land, made up of vineyards and manicured gardens, Leeu Estates boasts being the only 5-star hotel in the Franschhoek area.

Bushmans Kloof

A beautiful family owned retreat, among open plains, sandstone formations and ancient artwork, lies Bushmans Kloof. A peaceful and gorgeous sanctuary surrounded by spectacular views of the African wilderness.


One of the oldest Cape Dutch farms, surrounded by vineyards and the Drakenstein Mountains, Babylonstoren offers its guests a diverse and unique experience.


Just an hour from Cape Town, between the Simonsberg and Drakenstein mountains in an exquisite setting lies Boschendal. The area is natural, unique and steeped in history.

Bartholomeus Klip Farmhouse

Set in an exclusive location in the Riebeek Valley, on a working sheep and wheat farm this little slice of heaven is perfect for families or couples with a number of accommodation options to choose from.