• Autumn is a wonderful time to explore the picturesque towns of Paarl and Wellington in Cape Town. As the vineyards complete their grape harvest, the surrounding landscape transforms into a stunning display of golden hues, making it an ideal season to visit. But before we go on, do you love to travel abroad? Then check out 10 of the best hikes in Namibia.


    Discover autumn adventures in Paarl

    If you’re seeking a break from the city, Paarl is a must-visit destination, especially in the autumn season after the grape harvest. This town offers a wide range of experiences for multi-generational groups.

    One of the popular stops is Babylonstoren, featuring unique accommodation, great food and wine offerings. A fruit and vegetable garden and a cellar tour with the master.

    Babylonstoren. Picture: Supplied

    The Simondium Guild Tour is perfect for exploring the artistry and craftsmanship of the region, including the award-winning Painted Wolf Wines and Fanglasstic, a boutique glass painting studio.

    Simondium Guild Tour. Picture: Simondium Guild / Facebook

    Rhebokskloof wine estate is family-friendly, offering stunning picnic spots, wine tastings and adventure activities like horse riding, hiking and mountain biking.

    Rheebokskloof picnic. Picture: rhebokskloofwineestate / Instagram

    Perdeberg Cellars offers laid-back relaxation, pairing award-winning wines with delightful partners such as chocolate or marshmallows.

    Perdeberg mashmallow tasting. Picture: Supplied

    For more information on what Paarl has to offer, visit www.discoverpaarl.co.za or follow @visitpaarl on social media.

    Discover the autumn delights of Wellington

    Autumn in the Cape Winelands is a sight to behold, as nature transforms with the changing temperatures. If you’re in need of a quick escape from the city, Wellington is the perfect destination, offering a plethora of attractions for nature lovers and artisanal enthusiasts.

    Create your own self-drive itinerary to explore award-winning wines, seasonal dishes and hidden gems in the area.

    Take a leisurely game drive at Rooshoek farm, indulge in intimate wine tastings at Jacaranda Wine Estate, or relax at Diemersfontein wine and country estate.

    Jacaranda wine range. Picture: Supplied

    And, before heading back to Cape Town, make sure to stop by Villamar restaurant and coffee roastery for a culinary and coffee perfection experience.

    Villamar coffee tasting Picture: Supplied

    Explore more of what Wellington has to offer at www.visitwellington.co.za or follow them on social media@VisitWellington/visitwellingtonza.

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    Written by Adrienne Bredeveldt for Cape {town} Etc.

    Feature image: Supplied