Drakenstein is in the Province of the Western Cape, on the South Western part of South Africa.

The Municipality is within relatively close proximity to key areas in the tourist areas of the Western Cape. The recommended route from Cape Town is the N1 national road. From Cape Town, travel time is approximately 55 minutes. Franschhoek is 15 minutes away, while travel time to Stellenbosch is 25 minutes. The CapeTown International Airport is 45 minutes drive. Flying time to Johannesburg is two hours. Flights to Durban take two hours. Port Elizabeth is an hour, fifteen minutes by air.


  • Site of the prison from where Nelson Mandela was released

  • Natural beauty, with well-conserved flora and fauna

  • Proximity to the Cape Town International Airport

  • Proximity to Cape Town, Robben Island, Table Mountain and Stellenbosch

  • World standard golf estates, including Pearl Valley, designed and opened by Jack Nicklaus, a recognised world golfing legend

  • Accessibility to key tourism establishments around the broader Western Cape

  • Strong, established tourism tradition and world-class tourism sites

  • Strong European heritage within a rich African environment

  • Heart of the wine lands where the headquarters of world-renowned KWV are

  • Stable local government contributing to the betterment of the community

  • First-world banking and communications infrastructure

  • Top-class accommodation and transport facilities

  • Recreation facilities of world standard

  • World-class training fields and gymnasiums