5 day Wineland Self Drive. Explore the Montagu Route 62 from the Garden Route

On your South African holiday, stay over at the Montagu Country Hotel and use it as your base to explore the Cape Winelands. Hire a car, get a map and...more

Ardent Antiques and Cheerful Junk shopping on South African holidays

Anyone who loves digging and delving in dusty corners on South African Holidays, from the ardent antique dealer to the cheerful junk collector, will find...more

Around the Cape to Cape Point

If you have only a day or two in Cape Town, this route covers the greatest hits, all the stuff you really have to do if you want to say you've seen the...more

Arts Desire. Around Cape Town

This is a South African holidays route of beautiful things – be it oil on a canvas, a swirl of beads on a designer dress, or the sparkle on handcrafted...more

Barrydale, Western Cape, South Africa

Barrydale is gently nestled between two extremes, the beautiful and fertile Tradouw Valley on the one side, and the stark, semi arid Klein Karoo on the...more

Betty's Bay

Betty's Bay is a quiet and tranquil seaside resort town, ideally located away from the hustle and bustle of modern city living. This is a great place for...more

Blouberg, Cape Town, South Africa

Blouberg starts some 15 kilometres from the centre of Cape Town. It is easy to access by road, take a bus or shuttle service, take a guided tour - or...more

Bredasdorp

Bredasdorp was established as a town in 1838 and gained municipal status in 1917. Bredasdorp was named after Michiel van Breda, the first Mayor of the Cape and known as the ‘Father of the Merino Sheep Industry’....more

Cape Agulhas, Western Cape, South Africa

Cape Agulhas is the southernmost point of Africa, and the official meeting point of the cold Atlantic and warm Indian Oceans. L'Agulhas is a small town...more

Cape Town Central, Cape Town, South Africa

The centre of present-day Cape Town is Adderley Street. Visits to the Castle, the fountains opposite the railway station, the Gardens with all the...more

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

Cape Town is cosmopolitan, wild and wonderful city. It is the oldest city in South Africa and has a cultural and fascinating heritage. The imposing...more

Cheese, Wine and Olives. Around the Cape Winelands on a South African holiday

The happy marriage between wine and cheese is nowhere more apparent than in the Cape Winelands, with olives and olive oils completing the picture...more

Citrusdal

Citrusdal is ideally situated for exploration of the surrounding mountains, valleys, farmlands and wildflowers. The town was founded by the Dutch Reformed Church in 1916 and became a municipality on 1 March 1957....more

Clanwilliam

Originally established in 1725 as Jan Disselsvalleij, Clanwilliam is one of the 10 oldest towns in South Africa. Clanwilliam is the gateway to the northern Cederberg...more

Claremont, Cape Town, South Africa

Claremont, in the early days, was a small, friendly place where owners of businesses were known to everyone – there was healthy rivalry amongst these...more

Constantia, Cape Town, South Africa

Simon van der Stel, Commander of the Cape, in 1685 was granted, in free and full property. Located in at or near present-day Steenberg, it comprised...more

Darling, Western Cape, South Africa

Darling is the ideal escape for guests wanting to experience the warm hospitality and interesting sights that South Africa is known for. Darling is a...more

De Rust, Western Cape, South Africa

De Rust is a refined Victorian village and home to the blueblood Ostrich, golden vineyards, sundrenched orchards, excellent wines and the spectacular...more

Elim, Western Cape, South Africa

Elim is an attractive and picturesque town and is only inhabited by members of the Moravian church. It is one of the prettiest of the surviving old-time...more

Fish Hoek, Cape Town, South Africa

This small, friendly coastal town is located some 35km from Cape Town. Until the mid 1990's, it was the only absolutely “dry” town...more

Flee to the Country. From Cape Town to the Cape Winelands

All city-stressed souls need to flee to the country on their South African holidays now and then, for champagne air and wholesome food in a calming green...more

Flower Season. The Capes Floral Kingdom

On South African holidays you'll want to leave your watch behind on any journey up the West Coast, as here time is governed by the sun, the stars and the...more

Franschhoek

Franschhoek is a picturesque town that is gently nestled between towering mountains in the spectacular Cape Winelands and is renowned for its French flair, wines and restaurants....more

Fun Ideas For Kids. Around Cape Town

There's no shortage of things to occupy the kids on South African holidays when the sun's shining, but what about when the weather won't play along?...more

Gansbaai, Western Cape, South Africa

Gansbaai is a favourite destination for larger tourists in search of the Southern Right Whale, and is the worldwide capital for Great White Sharks...more

George

George serves as a great base from which to explore the Garden Route's diverse scenery and many natural wonders. Head south and away from the mountains and within minutes you’ll bliss out on pristine beaches...more

Golfing the Winelands. From Cape Winelands up the Garden Route

Gary Player, Ernie Els, Tiger Woods, Peter Matkovich – we've gone for a celebrity round-up of golf courses in the Cape, on a South African holiday route...more

Gordons Bay, Western Cape, South Africa

The town of Strand offers a wide variety of shopping centres, accommodation, and places at which to enjoy the local cuisine. There are the beaches, the...more

Grabouw, Elgin Valley, Western Cape, South Africa

Grabouw is located in the Elgin valley of the Western Cape. The region is breathtaking from the apple orchards, pine plantations, open pastures and...more

Greyton, Western Cape, South Africa

Greyton is a safe, quaint little village, where a beautiful natural setting and old traditions reign supreme. Greyton offers a host of activities...more

Hermanus

Hermanus is a pleasant seaside resort town, situated just 120 km east of Cape Town. Hermanus is probably most well known for its magnificent sightings of...more

Hout Bay - The Republic

“Hout Bay is one of the most beautiful areas in the world” – say the proud locals, who refer to themselves as living in “the Republic of Hout Bay”. Well...more

Kalk Bay, Cape Town, South Africa

Kalk Bay is an extraordinary example of how an area can lift itself from the ashes and become an attractive and much-visited village...more

Knysna

Knysna lies on the banks of a tranquil lagoon, guarded at its mouth by The Heads and overlooked to the north by the Outeniqua Mountains....more

Kommetjie, Western Cape, South Africa

Once upon a time there was a small, tranquil seaside village called Kommetjie, with stone houses dating back to 1900. Kommetjie means “Little Bowl”...more

Langebaan

Langebaan, few towns in South Africa exude as much of a beachy-breakaway feel as this spread-out dorp shimmering along the West Coast shores....more

Malmesbury, Western Cape, South Africa

Malmesbury has always been a farming community and it's still famous for its grain and wine. Malmesbury has great historical significance. This can be...more

Matjiesfontein, Western Cape, South Africa

Matjiesfontein has a rich and fascinating history, which visitors will find very interesting and insightful. Matjiesfontein is known for its magnificent...more

McGregor, Western Cape, South Africa

McGregor is a small town that has become quite busy in the last few years. It is a great stopover where guests can take a break within easy driving...more

Meandering around the Cape Winelands on a South African holiday

'Wine gives great pleasure; and every pleasure is of itself a good,' said Samuel Johnson. Well, we'll drink to that on a South African holiday. Because...more

Montagu, Western Cape, South Africa

Montagu is the gateway to the Little Karoo and the scenic heart of Route 62. This pretty town offers spectacular beauty and excellent facilities. Montagu...more

Mossel Bay, Western Cape, South Africa

Mossel Bay is a sheltered coastal village, once a haven for European sailors in the early days of exploration of the African coast. Other attractions...more

Muizenberg, Cape Town, South Africa

Culture, scenery and vibrancy combined – where to find all this? Only 25 minutes drive from Cape Town is a special spot on the False Bay coast, an area...more

Newlands, Cape Town, South Africa

Once again, water is known to have been responsible for the development of a suburb – Newlands. In 1696 the Newlands property grant was made so that...more

Noordhoek, Cape Town, South Africa

An enticing village, peacefully spread under oaks at the southern end of the Chapman's Peak mountain – Noordhoek makes you feel as if you have taken a...more

Oudtshoorn

Oudtshoorn is the largest town in the little Karoo. Oudtshoorn is also home to one of the world's greatest wonders, the magnificent Cango Caves....more

Oudtshoorn's Cango Caves

The San people who left their marks in the entrance chamber of Oudtshoorn’s Cango Caves were unlikely to have known just how big their home really was. The caves are hot and humid and the tunnels get narrower and smoother....more

Paarl

The main attraction in Paarl is definitely the wine, and there are a plethora of wineries to choose from. Paarl is home to many award-winning wines, as well as the KWV...more

Plettenberg Bay, Western Cape, South Africa

Plettenberg Bay was discovered by 15th century Portuguese explorers. Plett, as it is affectionately known, is often considered to be the best destination...more

Pniel, Western Cape, South Africa

Situated at the foot of the Simonsberg and set within easy access of towns such as Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Paarl, this picturesque little village...more

Porterville, Western Cape, South Africa

Porterville is situated an hour's drive north of Cape Town, 30 kilometres east of the N7. The Porterville Wine Cellar is on the Swartland Wine Route and...more

Prince Albert, Western Cape, South Africa

Prince Albert is a village with a grand entrance from whichever direction you approach. You either have to go through, around or towards the imposing...more

Riversdale, Garden Route, Western Cape, South Africa

Riversdale is situated in the Garden Route, and is known for its exquisite floral beauty. Attractions in Riversdale include many interesting historical...more

Robertson, Western Cape, South Africa

Robertson is situated at the foot of the Langeberg Mountains in the fertile Breede River Valley and renowned for its wines of connoisseur quality...more

Rondebosch, Cape Town, South Africa

Rondebosch is probably best known as the home of the University of Cape Town. The establishment is the oldest in the country, dating back to 1829...more

Scarborough, Cape Town, South Africa

Scarborough is a sleepy little settlement, which is situated at the mouth of the Schusters River. Fishermen love the village, but it really comes to life...more

Shelley Point, West Coast, South Africa

Shelley Point is situated up the West Coast, approximately 90 minutes from Cape Town by car. It can be approached from two directions, via Vredenberg and...more

Simon's Town, Cape Town, South Africa

Just below the Square is the attractive Simon's Town Waterfront. From the Simon's Town Jetty the “Spirit of Just Nuisance” offers harbour cruises around the bay...more

Slangkop, Western Cape, South Africa

Commissioned on 4 March 1919, Slangkoppunt is the tallest cast iron lighthouse on the South African coast. This coastline has many reefs and headlands...more

South African Holidays in Western Cape

The Western Cape is the most popular tourist province - with good reason. Cape Town, the “Mother City”, is one of the world's top destinations to visit...more

Stellenbosch

Founded in 1679 and the second oldest town in the country, Stellenbosch is undoubtedly one of the prettiest little towns in South Africa....more

Stilbaai, Garden Route, Western Cape, South Africa

Stilbaai is situated in the breathtaking Garden Route. This tranquil little town boasts long stretches of pristine beaches, a river and a spectacular...more

Strand, Western Cape, South Africa

The town of Strand originated almost 200 years ago as a holiday and fishing resort. The town is most known for its beach, which is a 5km stretch of white...more

Swellendam, Western Cape, South Africa

This lovely old town is graced with beautiful, white washed buildings, museums and historical monuments. Situated close by is the Marloth Nature Reserve...more

Vredendal, Western Cape Province, South Africa

Vredendal is situated on the banks of the Olifants River in the Western Cape Province. The town's location on the banks of the Olifants River. Vredendal...more

Whale Watching in Hermanus on a South African holiday

Spectacular coastal scenery and mountain fynbos put on a fine show, but the stars of this South African holiday route are the southern right whales...more

Worcester, Western Cape, South Africa

Worcester is a town in the Breede River Valley situated 120 kilometres (74.5 miles) from Cape Town. The museums and cultural heritage makes Worcester...more