Travel in South Africa - Stellenbosh and the Cape Winelands

A wine route in the Stellenbosch region, Western Cape, South Africa
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South Africa - right at the bottom of Africa
South Africa - right at the bottom of Africa | Source

Travelling from north to south in South Africa

Our journey to Cape Town started in the south-west region of the North West Province. We travelled through the tranquil Orange Free State, then through the astounding Northern Cape Province and finally we have reached the beautiful, mountainous Western Cape at the Hex River Valley.

Please note that this hub is about the third phase of our journey. The reader will appreciate the beauty of the Western Cape and region even more when they read the first and second phase first.

First phase: From-the-North-West-Province-to-Matjiesfontein

Second phase: From-Matjiesfontein-to-Cape-Town

Strand, Western Cape

Strand, better known as The Strand, is a seaside resort established as a holiday and fishing resort in 1714. It is 50 kilometres (31 miles) south-east from Cape Town. Because our accommodation in Cape Town is only available on Monday, we decided to stay in Strand and spend our Sunday tasting wine and strawberries as far as we go.

Read more about Strand HERE.

Strand, South Africa

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Strand, Cape Town, with the Hottentots Holland Mountains in the background | Source

Cape Winelands, South Africa

Map of Wine Farms and Wineries, Cape Winelands, South Africa
Map of Wine Farms and Wineries, Cape Winelands, South Africa | Source
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Cape Winelands

After a long stroll on the Strand's beach, we start our tour of the Cape Winelands. Keeping all logistics in mind we focus only on the Stellenbosch region.

Although the Cape Winelands is not South Africa’s only region producing some of the best wines in the world, it has the most official wine routes - 18, including the longest wine route in the world, Route 62 - a scenic route also called the Mountain Route. Read more about this route HERE. Not to mention the 2 official brandy routes.

NB: A route leads to countless exclusive wine cellars. Following these routes, tasting wine from cellar to cellar, is quite a popular disport and tourist attraction. The tasting centres of most cellars also comprise a restaurant.

Read more about South African wine HERE.

Read more about South Africa’s brandy HERE.

The Cape Winelands is not only known for its wine and brandy estates, but also for its beautiful mountains and valleys, fruit orchards, strawberry farms and classic Cape-Dutch homesteads. Keeping and maintaining the Cape-Dutch architecture in midtowns, is a municipal regulation of some of the towns in the Western Cape.

While rain, including thunderstorms, falls in most of South Africa during summer, the Cape Winelands and the rest of the Western Cape enjoys a Mediterranean climate. Rain falls during winter, and although snow seldom covers the ground, the peaks of the high mountains are normally covered with thick snow.

Languages spoken in the Cape Winelands are Afrikaans 74.8%, Xhosa 16.6%, English 4.3%, Sotho 1.9%, Other 2.4%.

Read more about the Cape Winelands HERE.

A wine route in the Stellenbosch region

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Muratie wine estates
Muratie wine estates | Source
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Delheim Wine Estate
Delheim Wine Estate | Source
Delheim Wine Estate on Route 360 @ http://www.stellenbosch.travel
Delheim Wine Estate on Route 360 @ http://www.stellenbosch.travel | Source

Stellenbosch

The largest towns in the boundaries of the Cape Winelands are Worcester, Paarl, Wellington, and Stellenbosch. On our way from the North West Province to Cape Town, during phase 2 of our journey, we have passed Worcester and Paarl. And now we have the opportunity to travel through Stellenbosch.

After Cape Town, Stellenbosch, the City of Oaks, founded by Governor Simon van der Stel in1679, is the second oldest European settlement in South Africa. Read more about Stellenbosch (Van der Stel’s bush) HERE.

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Street musicians in Stellenbosch, Western Cape, South Africa | Source
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A Xhosa woman weaving exclusive garments in Stellenbosch, Western Cape, South Africa | Source
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Strawberries in Stellenbosch

From October to December many strawberry farms open up their fields to the public, inviting locals and visitors alike to pluck their own strawberries. Read more about this awesome activity HERE.

And, of course, on our way back to Strand, we bought dried fruit, nuts, fresh strawberries and wine at two of the tempting stalls.

I don't know how they do it, but strawberries grown in the Cape Winelands are the most delicious of all strawberries I have ever tasted.

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Delicious wine made of strawberries at Uitkyk, Wellington
Delicious wine made of strawberries at Uitkyk, Wellington | Source

Cape Peninsula

From Strand to Cape Town via Cape Point, South Africa
From Strand to Cape Town via Cape Point, South Africa | Source

From Strand to Cape Town via Cape Point

After a good night's rest, we take the long route to Cape Town, all the way down to Cape Point on the eastern side of the peninsula.

Read all about it here - The Cape-Peninsula-From Muizenberg to Cape Point


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England

Hi Martie, sounds like you had a wonderful time! and those photos are awesome! Wine and strawberries! oh it sounds lovely! voted up and shared, nell!


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billybuc 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

I like this series of yours, Martie. I love reading about other parts of the world, from someone who has actually seen them and experienced them...you do travel articles well.


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MartieCoetser 2 years ago from South Africa Author

Hi Nell, the Western Cape is a beautiful part of South Africa, but not the only beautiful part and most certainly paradise comparing to the boring North West Province where I currently live :) Thanks for sharing!


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MartieCoetser 2 years ago from South Africa Author

Billy, I am really very glad you like this series - travelling in South Africa. We spent 14 days touring the Cape Province and didn't see a quarter of it. I am happily sharing the parts we did see. Your comment means a lot to me - very inspiring! Thank you so much :)


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Genna East 2 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

I am learning much about your stunning country through your word and photo tour. I especially enjoyed the Care Winelands. The photographs take my breath away. Thank you!


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Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

Dear Martie,

Thank you, once again, for allowing us to tag along with you on your scenic travels through Cape Winelands. Your photos are always lovely. Woo, now you are talking ... the juicy strawberries that are out of this world delicious ...doesn't get any better than that no doubt!

I enjoyed this trip very much.

Up ++++ tweeting, pinning, G+ and sharing

Hugs


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bravewarrior 2 years ago from Central Florida

Martie, I love the architecture of the towns that sprout up along the way to Cape Town. The mountains provide a beautiful backdrop.

The strawberry you're eating looks huge! I'll bet it was delicious. I had to chuckle at the bottle of strawberry wine. It reminds me of the first time I got wasted. I was 15. My boyfriend and I drank 5 bottles of Strawberry Hill between the two of us. I puked my guts out all over the 15th tee of the golf course that crawled behind the backyards of our neighborhood. That was the first and last time I ever drank Strawberry Hill. Someone should have warned us about moderation, huh?

I look forward to the next leg of your trip, my friend.


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MartieCoetser 2 years ago from South Africa Author

Dear Genna, I am glad you enjoyed this picture tour of the Stellenbosch region of the Cape Winelands. There are so much more of the Cape Winelands we would have loved to see, but as usual Time was our master.


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MartieCoetser 2 years ago from South Africa Author

Faith, my dear friend, thanks for sharing this hub. The majority Americans and Europeans don't know anything, but the sensational bad things, of South Africa. So I love to share my experiences. Of course, for the reader to form their own perspective. Stay on the bus. I promise to surprise you to the very end.


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Happyboomernurse 2 years ago from South Carolina

Wow! Another awesome travel hub and I continue to learn so much about South Africa and be amazed at how similar some of the places seem to the United States.

I am not a big wine drinker, but I LOVE visiting wineries! I had no idea there was an area of South Africa called the Cape Winelands that is so abundant in wineries and also produces some of the best wines in the worlds. I loved the photo tour!

I adore strawberries, especially if they're fresh picked from a farm and, like you, can't wait to pop a fresh one into my mouth!

Thanks for sharing all this info. Voting it up across the board except for funny, and sharing.

Love & Hugs,

Gail


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AliciaC 2 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

I'm enjoying exploring South Africa through your hubs very much, Martie. What a wide variety of landscapes the country contains! The photos in this hub are lovely and the information is very interesting, I'll share this hub.


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MartieCoetser 2 years ago from South Africa Author

Oh my goodness, bravewarrior, what a horrible experience - the consequences of indulging in 5 bottles of wine. Geezz, wasn't one or two enough? Lol! But yes, I am no angel, I've been there, bought the T-shirt. However, this is the first time I tasted strawberry wine. It was actually sparkling wine - champaign. Absolutely delicious! Oh, the Western Cape with its beautiful mountains is such a paradise comparing to my dry, boring region. We do have rivers and dams and here and there some koppies (hills), and in the northern part of the North West Province is a mountain range going all the way north via Pretoria, but oh, those mountains in the Cape Province - Western and Eastern Cape, are totally awesome. And then they have the sea as well..... Stay on the bus, dear Sha, and enjoy the rest of the tour :)


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MartieCoetser 2 years ago from South Africa Author

@ Dear Happyboomer, thank you so much for staying on the bus. Those strawberries were absolutely delicious - so much bigger and sweeter as the ones we grow in the North West Province.

@ Alicia, SA has indeed a wide variety of landscapes. I haven't even seen all of it. But surely planning to, and sharing as far as I go. I am so glad you enjoy this virtual tour of the Cape Province.


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PegCole17 2 years ago from Dallas, Texas

Martie, what a lovely virtual tour through a place that I've never been in person. It's almost as good as being there. The strawberry farms look delightful and remind me of days gone by when we picked strawberries after the commercial growers opened the fields. Ah, and the wine looks divine. Shauna's experience brought back the days of Boone's Farm and Strawberry Hill wine. Youth and the days of wine and roses... All your pictures are fabulous.


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always exploring 2 years ago from Southern Illinois

Martie, another beautiful addition on your journey to Cape Town. All the photos are lovely. I want some strawberries, they sound delicious, my strawberries are long gone since it's turning cold here. I must say that the birds ate their share too. I am not a wine drinker. I have never tasted any that I liked. I enjoy a little vodka and 7 up, esp. on these cold nights. Take care. Thank's for sharing the beauty in your country...


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MsDora 2 years ago from The Caribbean

Thanks for the picture tour of this phase of the journey. Cape Winelands sounds interesting with the wine and all, but I I could taste those strawberries.


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marcoujor 2 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

Dear Martie,

It is unbelievable how many memories and smiles you have packed into this entire SA holiday with Mr. B... I love the leisurely pace with which you are allowing us to accompany you.

This is a leg of the journey I would say: "oh you love birds run ahead... I am busy listening to the street musicians in Stellenbosch, Western Cape."

I plan to check out some of this SA wine the next time I am in the liquor store, Sista...any kind but strawberry (LOL)! But now I have a hankering for juicy strawberries, myself...so impressionable!!

Loving the series and you too, mar


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tillsontitan 2 years ago from New York

Absolutely beautiful from start to finish. Sharing your personal travels makes it so much more real and your photos are outstanding!

Looks like you were enjoying that strawberry! I'm so glad you're enjoying your travels so we can enjoy vicariously through you.

Voted all but funny.


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Sunshine625 2 years ago from Orlando, FL

Wow! Amazing photos! Thank you SAA and Mr B for the virtual tour! :)


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fpherj48 2 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

martie...so interesting and exciting...I am truly enjoying this great journey. What an education! Thanks you...UP++


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georgescifo 2 years ago from India

wow...the pics of the Cape Winelands that is provided in the hub are exceptionally great and really reminds of some travel places in India. A lot of similarities are there.


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Nadine May 2 years ago from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

Hi there Martie what a treat to read about your trip to the Cape Wine lands. Are you at all coming in our direction towards Simon Town on your trip? We live in Clovelly, between Kalkbay and Fish Hoek. We are everyday grateful to live in this beautiful part of South Africa. Voted and shared.


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Eiddwen 2 years ago from Wales

Interesting and well presented. Thank you for sharing and voted up too.

Eddy.


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thougtforce 2 years ago from Sweden

I love the virtual tour Martie! It was very interesting and such wonderful photos. It is great to be able to see the places you and Mr B. visited and the pace and the places look just right for a wonderful trip. Every time I look at photos from your part of the world I notice that there is a whole different light than what I am used to. Perhaps it is because of moist air or that the sunlight falls differently towards the earth where you live. Either way, it look like something taken from a dream or from a movie.

Tina


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MartieCoetser 2 years ago from South Africa Author

@ PegCole17 - good to know you can relate in so many ways. I would have loved to have you all in person here, but, of course, this is but only a dream. Fortunately we have cameras and Hubpages, and all that it takes to enjoy a virtual tour. Stay tune, Peg, phase 4 is coming soon.

@ always exploring – I was amazed at all the scarecrows in the strawberry fields. Did you notice they are huge and dressed in bright colors to make the bright-red strawberries less noticeable for the birds. Have a vodka and a good night’s rest, Ruby. The bus departs early tomorrow morning on a most exiting tour of the Cape Peninsula.

@ MsDora – Those were the sweetest strawberries I have ever tasted, and not even as expensive as they are in my home-valley. Stay tune for phase 4 of the tour.

@ marcoujor – Those street musicians create a lovely holiday-atmosphere. Of course, they are by far not on the same level as the musicians studying music at the university of Stellenbosch; they play their cheap instruments by ear and sing along with voices that are in dire need of training. They actually emphasize the sad fact that the majority of people with the talent to make music, never gets the opportunity to develop their talent. The locals tend to ignore them, but tourists do appreciate their efforts to entertain and in particular their willingness to DO something in exchange for pennies. You can get any wine of your choice in the Cape Winelands. Let’s get ourselves each a bottle and run for the beach... (Oops, alcohol may not be used on South Africa’s beaches, but wth, it’s night, who’s going to see us?)

@ tillsontitan – I am honestly so glad you enjoy my picture tours. The next phase will be published soon.

@ Sunshine625 – So nice to have you with us, Linda :)

@ fpherj48 – I am so glad you call this ‘interesting’ and ‘exiting’. My idea was to make a video with all the pictures, but at this stage I just don’t have the time to do it, and so I thought posting the pictures in a hub is just as good. Stay tune for the next phase.

@ georgescifo – I would so love to see India, even only via a picture tour. You will love the rest of the tour.

@ Auuwww, Nadine May, how I envy you. The next hub will be about our tour of the Cape Peninsula. We have spent some time in Kalk Bay’s harbor, had brunch in Simons Town, etc.-etc. I clearly remember the turn-off to Clovelly. What a beautiful place to live! Meeting you in person would have been the cherry on my cake.

@ Eiddwen – Good to have you with us on this virtual tour of the Cape Province :)

@ thougtforce, now I am curious. Our light is very bright and clear. Most probably because we are closer to the equator than you. Exactly how would you describe the light in Sweden? Maybe I should look for a video on YouTube? Please, stay with us and enjoy the rest of the tour.


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mckbirdbks 2 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

Hello Martie. Thank you for sharing this wonderful road trip with us. It is beautiful countryside.


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MartieCoetser 2 years ago from South Africa Author

Hi mckbirdbks, good to see you. Comparing the Cape Winelands to the North West Province... well, I guess I should not torture myself.... :)


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dilipchandra12 2 years ago from India

So nice clicks, the photos are simply awesome. I just love such long drives and touring amazing places. Have good time :)


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MartieCoetser 2 years ago from South Africa Author

Thanks, dilipchandra. I wish I could get myself a camper, quit my job, and travel from region to region. Stay tune for the next phase of our tour ;)


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rebeccamealey 2 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

What a beautiful place. I just love all your picture tours. Wish I was along for the ride!


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DDE 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

Cape Town is the best city. The ''Mother City'' truly shows great its wonders. Your tours are all so interesting. Voted up.


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MartieCoetser 2 years ago from South Africa Author

Hi DDE, Cape Town, and actually all towns in its region, are truly the most beautiful of all, and also the tidiest. My compliments to all involved municipalities. Thank you so much for the votes :)


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suzettenaples 2 years ago from Taos, NM

Oh Martie how I love wine tasting. This is a place I will definitely check out if I ever get to S. Africa. Next time I'm at Wod Market I am trying a S. African wine. I have been to California's wine country and had a blast trying the Napa and Sonoma wines and of cluster I have bad wines in Europe, but next I will try a S. African wine. Your wine country is beautiful. And, I find all The languages spoken in your country to be so interesting. Thanks for including that information here. Here 's a ass of wine to you! Cheers!


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suzettenaples 2 years ago from Taos, NM

OMG~ Here's a glass of wine to you, not the other. LOL! Can I proofread or what?


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MartieCoetser 2 years ago from South Africa Author

Oh, my word, Suzette, I am laughing so hard at 1:30am, my neighbours may think I've had a horse of wine, nevermind an ass. And you were only talking about wine. What are you going to offer me after a glass or two? An ass of brandy, I hope. Hahaha! Personally I prefer a rose wine, and even semi-sweet, while the connoisseurs prefer dry reds and whites. Whatever, let's have another one. Cheers!


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Peggy W 21 months ago from Houston, Texas

I have visited a number of wineries in the U.S. and a couple in Germany. Really enjoyed your photo tour of the vineyards and some of the wineries in South Africa + the strawberry picking areas. I have picked strawberries from fields in Wisconsin when my hubby and I lived up there. The central valley of California has vast fields of them! Many up votes and will happily share. Love seeing S. Africa with you!!!


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MartieCoetser 21 months ago from South Africa Author

Hi Peggy, the world is a tapestry. Patches of the same climate and biome are scattered all over. What we see here, exists also elsewhere. I am glad I reminded you of places you have seen, and I am especially glad for the opportunity to show you my country :)


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aesta1 21 months ago from Ontario, Canada

We did this two years ago and the drive was really wonderful. I want to go back and do more exploring. It is such a beautiful country. When you happen to still be around Franschoek, there's a worthwhile vintage car museum there that will blow your mind away with its collection. It also is a vineyard.


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MartieCoetser 21 months ago from South Africa Author

aesta - wonderful to know you were here! Next time we go to Cape Town we are going to spend some time in Franschoek and Paarl. I would love to see those vintage cars :)


Johann H Claassen 14 months ago

Ek hou van die manier waarop jy jou reise met die leser deel. Enigeen kan daarby baat. Leker reis verder en baie dankie vir julle besoek.

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