Cape Winelands Photographic Tour
Charge your camera batteries: the Cape Winelands are among the most beautiful places you’ll ever photograph.
On this photographic tour of the Winelands, you’ll visit the historical towns of Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Paarl. You’ll photograph a variety of wine farms, concentrating on the elements that make a good landscape photograph – and of course you’ll enjoy wine tasting too.
The itinerary of the tour may be adapted to suit your interests. Please let us know if there’s a particular type of photography you enjoy, and we’ll customise a tour especially for you.
Stellenbosch is dominated by the soaring peaks of the Hottentots-Holland mountain range and is the largest and most established of all the Cape Winelands. The town, with its oak-lined streets and historical Cape Dutch buildings, is also known as Die Eike Stad (the town of oaks). You’ll visit a Stellenbosch winery for a tasting, and then spend some time photographing the historical farm buildings and beautiful gardens.
Franschhoek (French corner) has strong French influences due to the French Huguenots who came here to escape religious persecution in the 17th century. The little town has earned a reputation as the Gourmet Capital of South Africa, and for this reason you’ll have lunch here.
Paarl is South Africa’s third-oldest town and derives its name from the massive, rounded granite rocks directly to the west of town, which an early explorer saw glistening like pearls after a rainstorm. Paarl is the Dutch word for pearl.