Klapmuts Area Information

The little village of Klapmuts is just waiting for your exploration. The name of this little village came from the 18th century word for the popular cocked hat worn by the gentlemen of the day. If you happen to look at the mountains you can see the uncanny resemblance to this hat.

Klapmuts accommodation is a well-kept secret. From here, you can explore the greater Winelands region of Stellenbosch, Franschhoek, and Paarl, not to mention the city of Cape Town which is only 45 minutes away. The village is situated in the valleys of the Hottentots Holland and is a perfect getaway from all the stress of city life.


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Who goes there?

People who frequent this area are usually looking for a secluded holiday or a small, quaint village from which to base their Cape Town holiday. Meet like-minded wine enthusiasts in Klapmuts, as well as romantic couples and families with children.

When to visit Klapmuts?

The best time to visit any village in the heart of the Winelands is during late summer, around February to March. This is the time when the leaves start turning in colour and the weather gets a little more bearable. Make sure to bring a guidebook of the best wine farms in the area as there is so much to see in the short time.

Close By Attractions

    * Butterfly World and Eagle Encounters: For the inner naturalist, come to these two amazing sanctuaries. Butterfly World is the biggest indoor sanctuary for butterflies, with indigenous flora for the creatures to live amongst. Eagle Encounters promises to take your breath away as you work with and handle each of these incredible birds of prey.

Things to do near Klapmuts

The most obvious attraction for the region is the wine farms dotted around the Winelands region. From historic French Franschhoek to the university town of Stellenbosch, you are guaranteed to make memories which will last a lifetime in this area.

Getting around

Although Cape Town has one of the best public transport networks in the country, Klapmuts is a little out of the way for buses and trains to reach. For this reason, it is recommended that you let us assist you in hiring a car.

Further a field

Only 45 minutes to the south lies Cape Town, the vibrant Mother City of South Africa. Here, you can find everything from paragliding to shopping, whale watching to shark cage diving. No matter what your Cape Town holiday entails, make sure you take at least a day out of your busy schedule to explore this world class city which is gearing up for the 2010 FIFA world cup. Your holiday in Klapmuts won't be complete without a visit to this exquisite city by the sea.