The fertile green valleys of the Cape Winelands are surrounded by the mountain ranges typical of Cape Town. Towns and villages have many historic homesteads and monuments making them ideal places for a family to purchase property for sale and settle down in one of the most beautiful regions of Cape Town. It is the Mediterranean climate and winter rainfall of the South-western Cape that produces some of the best wines in the country.
The areas of Somerset West, Paarl, Stellenbosch and Franschhoek, have become world famous for their whites, reds, sherries, ports and brandies as well as their wonderful homesteads and historical, colonial styled property for sale.
Spend the weekends wine tastings at some of the most beautiful estates that wine country has to offer. Route 62 is one of the longest wine routes in the world
The Durbanville Wine Route is 20 kms North of the city has 6 estates. The Helderberg Wine Route has 23 estates and a large port producer. The Franschhoek wine route is beyond Stellenbosch and has a strong French feel as was originally settled by French Huguenots. The Paarl wine route is just over 50 km from Cape Town and is centered around Paarl and has many attractions and Cape Dutch buildings on the Main Road.
The Helderberg area includes Somerset West, Strand and Gordon's Bay. The drive to Somerset West takes just 30 minutes from Cape Town along the N2. Close to Stellenbosch, this residential centre has a delightful setting and many of its residents commute to Cape Town daily. The settlement was established in 1679 and is the second oldest town in South Africa.
Following the Stellenbosch Wine Route is one of the most enjoyable ways of seeing the south-western Cape. Buying property for sale there makes all of the Western Cape a place to explore and relax in.