The Simonsberg mountains are at the centre of the Cape Winelands, approximately 45km from Cape Town, South Africa. These prominent mountains rise nearly 1400 metres above sea level and form a stark boundary between the wine growing regions of Stellenbosch (to the southwest), Paarl (to the northeast), and Franschhoek (to the east).

Simonsberg wine is an alliance of local wineries that surround the mountain and make the perfect loop for a taste of South African wine and culture. We invite you to enjoy a trip around the mountain.

Some facts about the Simonsberg:


  • Wine has been grown on the Simonsberg since the 17th century.
  • The complete loop around the Simonsberg is 44 km long.
  • Leopards, lynx, boks, and dassies live on the mountain.
  • There are 285 different wines to taste on the loop!