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Things to do in South African Winelands

It's no surprise that much of what to do in the South African Winelands revolves around its No. 1 export. Whether it's by car, bike or a hop-on, hop-off tram, visitors can visit and tour many of the more than 300 vineyards that call the region home. Plus guided tours alleviate the need for a designated driver.

Estates like Vergelegen offer things to do in the South African Winelands for history lovers, too. Many can date their origins back to 17th- and 18th century Dutch farmers, and their properties feature hints of the past, along with with scenic vistas and open spaces to explore.

Visitors can also glimpse natural beauty locally at the Paarl Mountain Natural Reserve.

Other ideas of what to do in the South African Winelands include trips to its many local museums, such as the Afrikaans Language Museum in Paarl and the Huguenot Memorial Museum in Franschhoek. Here, travelers can learn about the many cultural influences that make South Africa what it is today.

The list of things to do in the South African Winelands wouldn't be complete without a stroll along streets lined with historic houses in towns like Stellenbosch and Franschhoek. Both are also home to a myriad of boutiques and restaurants worth a closer look.

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