Cape Winelands Adventures

Cape Winelands Adventures and Things To Do.

Almost 400 years of viticultural history underpins the Cape Winelands. Centuries-old Cape Dutch buildings sit side by side with state-of-the-art wine cellars while heritage vineyards produce award-winning wines that accompany sumptuous food from world-renowned kitchens. Regardless of all this elegance and excellence, the overall sense of the region is unpretentious, well-priced, and down to earth, the way Capetonians like it. What locals also…

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Cape Winelands Adventures and Things To Do.

Almost 400 years of viticultural history underpins the Cape Winelands. Centuries-old Cape Dutch buildings sit side by side with state-of-the-art wine cellars while heritage vineyards produce award-winning wines that accompany sumptuous food from world-renowned kitchens. Regardless of all this elegance and excellence, the overall sense of the region is unpretentious, well-priced, and down to earth, the way Capetonians like it. What locals also like is to spend time being active outdoors enjoying the long summers days exploring all the green and lovely space around Cape Town especially around the Cape Winelands which is known for its spectacular landscapes. This fuels a growing trend for wine estates to offer a pairing of wine tastings with a range of amazing outdoor activities encouraging people to come out for a day of adventure highlighted by a memorable food and wine experience.

The wineries of Franschoek, Stellenbosch, and Paarl are set amongst sandstone peaks and granite domes that tempt exploration. Brilliantly designed mountain biking trails criss-cross hills above the vineyards and guided hikes through the vineyards and up into the surrounding peaks help to build up your appetite for your farm-to-table lunch. Rub shoulders with fragrant fynbos and learn about how it is being used in cooking and gin making or softly bounce down vineyard-clad slopes on a Scootour while you learn about the different grape varietals.

There are also multiple unusual ways to do your round of estate visits- on a horse-drawn carriage, e-bike, or even on a Harley Davidson. To fully appreciate the remarkable topography of the region, a sunrise hot air balloon flight will provide the perfect overview. A short drive over the barrier of mountains will get you to the Breede River Valley, where you can move peacefully from wine farm to wine farm on a canoe.

The Cape Winelands pairs perfectly with adventure.

Cape Winelands Adventures

Abseiling

Abseiling in the Cape Winelands near Cape Town. Abseiling involves making a controlled descent down a rope. You can do this indoors, but with the Cape Winelands’s amazing natural environment it is only fitting that you should abseil down a canyon. When that canyon is called Kamikaze Kanyon, you...

Acrobranch

Acrobranch in the Cape Winelands near Cape Town. Looking for something fun to do? The Winelands might be famous for its gorgeous wine estates and the diversity and quality of its wines but there are many other exciting things on offer. Acrobranch, conveniently located on a historic farm close...

Adventure Biking

Adventure Biking in Cape Winelands - Guided Motorbike Tours. Feeling the call to head for open spaces and freedom? An adventure biking holiday in Cape Winelands...

Bicycle Tours

Bicycle Tours in the Cape Winelands, South Africa. Get those Boots Dirty this weekend on a guided bicycle tour in the Cape Winelands! Close to Cape Town, you will find the towns of Stellenbosch, Paarl, Wellington, and Franschhoek, all offering an exciting mix of options for a Bicycle trip...

Canyoning

Canyoning in Cape Winelands is the activity of moving through a canyon by walking, rope-assisted activities, climbing, tubing, or swimming. In SA, we also call this 'kloofing'...

Carriage Drives

Carriage Drives in the Cape Winelands, South Africa. Rhebokskloof Wine Estate is situated near Paarl only an hour's drive from Cape Town. Wine Valley Adventures operates from the estate and offers various carriage drives which can also include wine tastings and lunch. Also on offer is quad biking...

Cliff Jumping

Cliff Jumping in Cape Winelands. Adventures. Cliff jumps are normally included in kloofing as we know it in Cape Winelands and for our visitors, Canyoning.  A good...

Cycle Tours

Cycle tours in the Cape Winelands. Tour the Winelands including Stellenbosch, Paarl and Franschhoek on two wheels! Situated close to Cape Town this can be a half-day adventure. A guided Bicycle Tour gives you the opportunity to experience and enjoy the unique way of life that surrounds...

E-Bike Tours

E-Bikes in the Cape Winelands. Guided Electric Bike Tours. Why not come and enjoy an exciting new adventure with Vinebikes on an e-bike (an electric bike which operates with a battery), exploring the beautiful Cape Winelands. It’s great for mixed abilities, ages and fitness levels. Perfect...

Guided Hiking

Guided hiking in the Cape Winelands is just one of the fun things to do in the area. Eating and drinking at the many beautiful wine estates (there are over 200), is the top preoccupation of this region.  Perhaps that’s one of the reasons why hiking is a popular activity here too,...

Hang Gliding

Hang Gliding in the Cape Winelands. The Cape Winelands is an area in the Western Cape, nestled between magnificent mountains and the Indian Ocean. The best way to see this amazing scenic beauty is obviously from above and luckily our operators in the Cape Winelands are standing by with an offer that...

Helicopter Flights

Helicopter Flights in the Cape Winelands. See the world from a whole new angle on a Helicopter Flight in the Cape Winelands. Our operators offer scenic flights above the magnificent rolling hills of the vineyards with a dramatic background of the mountains around Stellenbosch, Franschoek and Hermanus....

Hiking

Hiking in the Cape Winelands. The Cape Winelands is home to the Helderberg, Stellenbosch and Hottentots Holland mountains. This is the heart of the Cape Floral Region, the worlds smallest but richest with over 9,000 plant species. Hiking in this biodiversity hotspot is a treat for the body and soul....

Horse Riding

Horse Riding in the Cape Winelands. Winetasting from horse-back is an experience not to be missed. Ride through vineyards into picturesque wine farms and enjoy sampling the wines of the Cape Winelands. There are guided outrides to suit every levels of ability. As a beginner you can enjoy a safe scenic...

Hot-Air Ballooning

Hot-Air Ballooning in the Cape Winelands. It’s a timeless truth that wine and romance go together. Add to this a hot air balloon ride and you lift your romantic adventure into the stratosphere. Of course, you can always go one step further and start reciting poetry - the language of romance -...

Kloofing

Kloofing in the Cape Winelands. The Cape Winelands is a great place to try out the adventure activity of kloofing or canyoning. So what’s the drill? Kloofing involves following a watercourse through the mountains. To do so, you will scramble or abseil down cliffs and waterfalls and swim through...

Motorcycle Tours

Hit the open road on a Motorcycle tour in the Cape Winelands. There is no better place to explore the highways and byways than this scenic wonderland in the Western Cape. Take an off road trip through the Kogelberg Biosphere and make your way through pristine mountains covered in fynbos, wind your way...

Mountain Biking

Mountain Biking in the Cape Winelands is a great family adventure. The picturesque mountain slopes of the Cape Winelands are the perfect place to combine your love of the great outdoors with your passion for mountain biking. Saddle up and take your pick from heart pumping single tracks in Contermanskloof,...

Quad Biking

Are you looking for an adrenaline filled adventure that will get those Boots Dirty? A Quad Biking adventure in the Cape Winelands will tick all the boxes. It is easy to learn riding on a Quad Bike (also known as an All Terrain Vehicle (ATV)). A Quad Bike has four wheels so you don’t need to worry...

Rope Course

Rope Course in Cape Winelands. Looking for a fun family activity near to where you’re staying in the Winelands? Head off and tackle a rope course set up on the grounds of one of the historic old farms in the area. The flourishing Cape Winelands is South Africa’s 6th top tourist attraction...

Running Tours

The perfect way to get those Boots Dirty and see the sights and sounds of the Cape Winelands at the same time is on a Running Tour. Choose between a variety of routes – you can explore townships, run through vineyards or race along the rugged coastline. There is something for everyone – and the...

Scenic Flights

Come to the Cape Winelands, climb aboard a helicopter and prepare to be amazed. Sit back and relax as you lift up off the ground and into the wide open skies. Fly low over vineyards, wine estates, rivers, mountains and the sparlking Indian Ocean for a bird’s eye view of the spectacular Cape Winelands....

Scootours

There is no better way to see a place than from the top of a hill. With Scootours® Franschoek, you will feel the wind in your hair as you wind through vineyards and along historic Cape ox-wagon trails on an off-road kick scooter. Located little over an hour from Cape Town, Scootours® Franschhoek...

Segway Tours

Spier wine farm in the Cape Winelands is a place witn an ambience that you need to take in at a leisurely pace. A Segway PT (Personal Transporter) Tour is therefore the perfect way to enjoy the calm waters of the Eerste River, the sweeping views of the Helderberg Mountain while the aroma from the many...

Sidecar Tours

Sidecar Tours in Cape Winelands. You’ll never forget your tour of the Winelands in a chauffeured vintage sidecar. It’s a quirky way to explore the 300 year old history of the Cape Winelands.  Beautiful Cape Dutch architecture, endless vineyards, encircling mountain vistas and picturesque...

Skydiving

The towns of Stellenbosch, Paarl and Franschhoek are synonymous with fine dining, but before you unwind in one of the many picturesque wine farms, take off and explore the mountains and vineyards on a Skydiving Adventure. Soar in the open skies and take in the magnificent scenery below.  Then,...

Slackpacking

Slackpacking in the Cape Winelands. The Cape Winelands deserves far more time for exploration than the usual one day wine tour. What better way to do that than on foot with a multi-day slackpacking (guided hiking) tour. Over 200 stunning wine estates can be found here. Set in beautiful gardens surrounded...

Zip Line

A Zip Line is designed to be propelled solely by gravity. You start at the highest platform, attach the pulley to your safety harness and simply let yourself go. The feeling of being suspended high in the air, your feet dangling below as you soar through the air is simply awesome. Operators in the Cape...