To discover the Cape Winelands from a different angle, what about travelling back in time? And why not starting with a ride in one of these vintage cars?
Our first stop will be at the Stellenbosch Village Museum with its four beautiful houses of historical interest and their gardens. Each of these traditional homes represents a different period in the architectural development of Stellenbosch.
Then we head towards the Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate. Founded about 300 years ago, it’s one of the oldest Wine Estate in the area. We enjoy a Wine Tasting and a delicious lunch at the famous “The Restaurant”. Then, as digestive, let’s have a little nap under the old oak trees.
For the vintage car lovers, don’t miss the Vintage Car museum at L’Ormarin. You will the opportunity to look back at more than 100 years of motoring history with a unique and original collection of automobiles, motorcycles, bicycles and memorabilia.
For the history lovers, you should go to the Huguenot Memorial Museum in Franschhoek. You will discover the history of the French Huguenots before and after their arrival at the Cape of Good Hope.
On your way back to Cape Town, why not to stopover at the Groot Drakenstein Cultural Centre located between Franschhoek and Paarl ? You will see the abandoned correctional facility where Nelson Mandela spent the last years of its incarceration as well as the statue built in his honor.
With the first pressing of the honorable grape in 1659, the Cape Winelands history gives you an overview of the rich heritage of the Western Cape area. By driving along the wine route, you will travel through 350 years of South African history.
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