Explore the Winelands region of Paarl, Franschhoek and Stellenbosch. This region was settled by “Free Burgers” responsible for supplying produce to the “VOC”, and French Huguenot families fleeing religious oppression in Europe. Thankfully they brought with them their knowledge and skill set of wine making and today this region is famous for producing some of the worlds leading wines, many of these farms still bearing their original family names.
Pass the “Taal Monument” built as a monument to Africa’s newest language “Afrikaans” recognised in 1925. This language stemmed from the native languages of South Africa, the slave communities of the Cape, and European languages which influenced it. Enjoy a tour and wine tasting at the KWV Cellar and Emporium one of the largest producers of wine in Southern Africa, before heading to Franschhoek. Here you”ll visit the Huguenot Monument in memory of this once French community.
Enjoy the cafes and merchants scattered through this quaint town, and an opportunity to visit the Huguenot Museum. Hereafter the final stop is at the Stellenbosch Museum, showcasing time capsules of early 18th Century to mid 19th century homesteads, beautifully restored and curated monuments of the past.