The fertile green valleys of the Cape Winelands are surrounded by proud mountain ranges. Towns and villages have many historic homesteads and monuments, and every so often fruit orchards are to be seen, whose produce may be found in all corners of the world. It is the Mediterranean climate and winter rainfall of the south-western Cape that produces some of the best wines in the country. The rich, fertile soils along the Breede River Valley and especially the areas of Somerset West, Paarl, Stellenbosch and Franschhoek, have become world famous for their whites, reds, sherries, ports and brandies.The Cape Winelands is definitely the gem of South Africa. Offering some of the best wines in the world as well as world renowned restaurants. They also host some of the best golf courses on the planet and spending a couple of nights in the Winelands is something you will never forget.