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The Cape Winelands and West Coast

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t Strolling through the spring wildflowers in the West Coast National Park

EXPERIENCE The Cape Winelands and West Coast

The focal point of the mountainous Winelands immediately inland of Cape Town, Stellenbosch is named after Simon van der Stel, who established it on the Eersterivier (First River) in 1679, making it South Africa’s second oldest town. Only 25 km (15 miles) to its east, the hamlet of Franschhoek (“French Corner”) is named for the many Protestant Huguenot refugees who settled there in ...

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