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Only twenty minutes from the V&A Waterfront, Constantia is one of the oldest suburbs in Cape Town and is famed for its historic wine route. Tranquil leafy streets provide a quiet haven within which some lovely boutique hotels and wine farm properties nestle.


Located within an hour's drive of Cape Town, the South Africa Winelands are made up of the valleys surrounding Franschhoek, Paarl and Stellenbosch. South Africa's finest wines are produced in this area, many of which are available to taste on the estates - even the smallest of producers have tasting rooms and resident experts are on hand to offer friendly advice. Don't miss out on the wine and chocolate experience at the Waterford Wine Estate followed by lunch at the excellent Terroir Restaurant on the Kleine Zalze Wine Estate.

The South Africa Winelands are perfect for exploring fantastic cuisine and Franschhoek has become well known as the gastronomic capital of the region offering many award-winning restaurant options. There are many fine examples of Cape Dutch architecture with white gabled homesteads situated amongst linear vineyards with craggy mountainous backdrops. Leafy lanes meandering through the picturesque wine estates making it a great area to explore.



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Our experts can tailor-make the perfect holiday to suit your individual requirements, however, if you need inspiration or a starting point, below are some of our suggested trips and experiences:

Classic South Africa

Nights: 13 | from £5,750pp

The Rainbow Nation has it all: mountain highs, wild (and wildlife rich) seas, endless savannah filled with game and an easy-going atmosphere. In two weeks... Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made Private set departure

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Luxury Small Group Journeys - Botswana: Safari in Style 2017

Nights: 9 | from £7,515pp

Discover the magical Okavango Delta combined with the mighty Victoria Falls, making this trip an unforgettable experience Find out more

Holiday type: Group departure

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South African Family Safari

Nights: 13 | from £4,215pp

Cape Town, the Garden Route and the Eastern Cape are the perfect combination for a family-friendly African adventure. Including the outdoorsy delights... Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made

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Highlights of South Africa

Nights: 13 | from £3,279pp

This journey of the Rainbow Nation takes in Cape Town and the Winelands, the spectacular coastline of the Garden Route and culminates with a safari in... Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made

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Luxury Small Group Journey - Southern Africa Safari by River & Rail 2017

Nights: 14 | from £9,885pp

From cosmopolitan Cape Town to thundering Victoria Falls to the extraordinary Okavango Delta, experience the best of Southern Africa in one spectacular... Find out more

Holiday type: Group departure

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Below are some of our suggested places to stay:

Babylonstoren

Babylonstoren is one of the best preserved werfs (farm yards) in the Cape Dutch tradition. Babylonstoren lies in the Drakenstein Valley between Franschhoek... Find out more

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Delaire Graff Lodges & Spa

Located on the highest crest along the magnificent Helshoogte Mountain Pass linking the Cape's two leading wine districts, Stellenbosch and Franschhoek,... Find out more

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Franschhoek Country House and Villas

There are 14 rooms and 12 exclusive Villa Suites. The Villa Suites boast many luxuries including an entertainment facility with satellite television,... Find out more

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La Residence

Although from the exterior the building has been designed along the lines of a rustic Tuscan Villa, La Residence offers 11 individually furnished suites,... Find out more

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Last Word Constantia

The Last Word Constantia has an enviable location just one minutes' drive from the chic Constantia Mall's fashionable shops and restaurants. With an easy... Find out more

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Sanctuary Makanyane, South Africa

South Africa

Prices from £2,080pp saving up to £300pp for 6 nights
Stay four nights at Sanctuary Makanyane and only pay for three nights. Priced from £2,080pp includes four nights accommodation on a full board basis with safari activities, internal flights to Madikwe and international overnight flights from the UK. Valid for travel between 4th January 2016 to the 10th December 2016. Subject to availability. Terms and conditions apply.

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Winelands and Wildlife

South Africa

Complimentary Half Board
Stay a minimum of two nights at Mont Rochelle combined with a minimum three night stay at Ulusaba and receive a complimentary upgrade to Half Board at Mont Rochelle. Valid for travel from now until the 21st December 2016. Terms and conditions apply.

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Best time to be there

October to May is the best time to visit the Cape. Game viewing is better during the drier months of April to September. The wildflower season is generally from mid August to mid September. The whale watching season runs from June to November.

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11 hours 30 minutes/10 hours 30 minutes non-stop

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GMT +2 hours

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Yellow fever certificate if arriving or in transit for more than 12 hours from an endemic area.

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