South Africa
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1. 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…

2. 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…

3. Pniel

The small village of Pniel is situated at the foot of the Simonsberg Mountains, along the Helshoogte Pass, a lovely scenic route between the two major wine towns of Stellenbosch and Franschhoek. Orchards, vineyards and mountains surround this quaint town which provides it visitors with the perfect getaway filled with spectacular views, delectable food and an abundance of wine! The history of Pniel is very interesting and today its oak-lined streets along the Dwars River and the 160 year old Congregational Church building can attest to the historic beauty of the town. The streets are also filled with old-fashioned and charming houses, some of which were built for the freed slaves by…

4. 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…