Beyond the City

Travel from Cape Town to the 5 diverse regions of the Western Cape. Discover everything from the intensity of the Cape Karoo's endless skies, to the wine farms in the Cape Winelands, the fishing villages on the Cape West Coast, the markets in the Cape Overberg to the vegetative splendour of the Garden Route & Klein Karoo.

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    If you’re looking for break with the youngsters and don’t want to lose out on quality and experience, Spier Wine Farm should be one of your first stops. My four-year-old son is looking more serious than usual as he eyes the glass of red liquid in front of him. He raises it to his lips, takes a sip and swallows.

    Spier Wine Farm in Stellenbosch is not only one of the most beautiful farms in the country, boasting a world-class hotel, two fantastic restaurants, an excellent conferencing centre and award-winning wines, it also leads the way in terms of sustainable and ethical farming. There was a time when Spier was considered to be a little too commercial. But the…

    Franschhoek is highly regarded for its wines – particularly MCCs, or Methode Cap Classique, of which there are 17 producers in the valley – and its food, boasting some of the best restaurants in the Western Cape. Combined with its exquisite natural beauty, no wonder it is a preferred destination for weddings. The quaint village is filled with pavement cafes,…

    The Cape Canopy Tour in the in the Hottentots Holland Nature Reserve was named by Lonely Planet as the second best new attraction in the world in 2015, I had been desperate to experience the high-flying adventure since they began operating in 2014. Suffice to say I was not disappointed. I was given a chance to brave the heights and…

    What a goose bump moment. Turning your back on the land, looking out over the ocean and knowing that the entire African continent is lying behind you. It’s a must-do at least once in your life: visiting the southernmost tip of Africa at Cape Agulhas. If you have always wanted to visit, but have some questions, we’ve got you covered…

    Drive along the esteemed Garden Route and as you pass through Mossel Bay, one of South Africa’s most beautiful coastal regions, make your trip even better with a stay at Garden Court. More than just a hotel, Garden Court Mossel Bay also includes a Wellness Spa and event venues, perfect for a corporate getaway or a tasteful Garden Route ...

    You don’t need to be a guest at the Garden Court Mossel Bay to start your morning with a hearty full English breakfast at the Blue Hibiscus Restaurant. The restaurant is open from 07h00 to 10h00, where it serves guests on a beautiful sun-dappled verandah overlooking the ocean.

    Known as the oldest hotel in Stellenbosch, Oude Werf Hotel, part of the Vineyard Hotel Group, is a precious landmark of history in this quaint but lively university town. Set in the heart of the Cape Winelands, there are countless estates with incredible vintages perfect for a day of wine tasting.

    Spier Wine Estate lies in the heart of the Cape Winelands region and is built using a mix of village-style and Old Cape Dutch architecture. These historic vineyards in Stellenbosch are situated alongside the waters of the Eerste River, creating an idyllic surrounding of beauty and fine vintages.

    Established circa 1692, the Spier farm has become one of the most prominent and well-known wine estates in the Cape. Spier Wine Estate combines modern energy with old-world charm, focusing on sustainable initiatives, farm-to- table food and award-winning wines.

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