Whether you’re in Cape Town for your #summerholidays from upcountry or enjoying a #staycation, head to the beautiful Boland towns of Paarl and Wellington for a spectacular summer holiday. Located within easy driving distance from Cape Town, this rural region is the perfect summer destination with a laid-back atmosphere, stunning scenery, fantastic food and wine and activities to suit the whole family.

The arrival of summer means it is time to head outdoors and enjoy the magnificence of the Cape winelands. Picnics, al fresco dining, outdoor performances and events all ensure that visitors enjoy a memorable summer season. If you want to stay active during your holidays, there are several premier golf courses, MTB and hiking trails, kayaking, quad biking, fishing, horse-riding and even croc cage diving on the adventure menu.


The Winelands Meander is a convenient way of exploring the region with different routes to pick from highlighting specific places of interest and activities. Each town also has its own heritage route that unveils the rich cultural history of the region and a wine & dine route to highlight the great culinary offerings and award-winning wines of Paarl and Wellington. Both towns are extremely child-friendly and most establishments cater for children with yummy menus, dedicated play areas and fun activities.

For more information, visit or or visit the tourism offices in each town. For regular updates on activities and events in the area, follow our events pages on Facebook at @visitpaarl and @visitwellingtonZA. For easy navigation, remember to download the mobile app for VisitPaarl and Visit Wellington from your app store.