THE CAPE WINELANDS
The boundaries of this municipality, which covers an area of 22,289 square kilometres (8,606 sq mi), coincide roughly with the boundaries of the geographical area that has been known since the early days of the Cape Colony as “The Boland”. In Afrikaans Boland means “up land” or “the higher land” or “the land above” (i.e. in contrast to the low coastal areas of the original Dutch settlement at the Cape). However, the term “Boland”, as originally used, was a loose concept, with no defined borders (cf. the informal but not meaningless terms “The Sahara” or “The Rocky Mountains”). The Boland is generally mountainous, with range after range of beautiful and isolated sandstone peaks reaching towards 2000m but also has broad, fertile valleys that are home to some of the country’s finest vineyards.
The region has a Mediterranean climate. Summers are hot and dry and winter cool and damp, with snow on the peaks during August and September. The extent and diversity of the geographical features here are truly marvellous. There are so many peaks, ranges, escarpments, valleys, cliffs, rivers, pools, waterfalls, screes, canyons, springs, forests, caves and other natural features that no person could visit all of them in a lifetime.
FUTURE EXCLUSIVE TRAVEL
Who has seen the Southern Cross and not wondered about the mythical constellation up in the heavens? Always south… yes, over the years many people have dreamed of travelling southwards. It is time to pack up and follow the migrating birds south -Africa awaits you.
Let Future Exclusive Travel awake your senses with the gastronomic delights that Cape Town and Western Cape is famous for, or indulge in award winning wine sourced from the South African’s best wine estates.
Future Exclusive Travel is a premier luxury travel company, combining luxury, knowledge and flexibility to offer you the best of the Cape Winelands. South Africa offers a dazzling range of attractions: elegant wine estates, exciting wildlife reserves, pristine beaches, a wealth of history, and more. Cape Town is considered by many to be one of the world’s most beautiful cities, with Table Mountain, the coast, and gardens. Future Exclusive Travel is committed to sustainable and responsible tourism and ethnic business practices. We at Future Exclusive Travel will not leave any stone upturned to guarantee our clients the best travel experience. We believe that all our service partner share our vision and goal. We operate in three towns within the Cape Winelands, namely Stellenbosch – Franschhoek –Paarl.