Welcome to the
Cape Winelands
The Cape Winelands are amongst the most scenic
winelands in the world.
Discover More
Protect your child
from COVID-19
Download the Boardgame with a Difference Discover More
We are renowned
for our diverse
tourism options
Whether you prefer the bustle of busy eateries, farmers’ markets, and live music,
or the quiet of a morning hike, visit the Cape Winelands.
Discover More
Our services help
to keep visitors
and citizens safe
The CWDM’s Roads, Disaster, Fire and Municipal Health Services are mandated
to maintain and protect the Cape Winelands.
Discover More


Office of The Municipal Manager

Performance Management, Integrated Development Plan, Risk Management, Internal Audit & Communications

Financial & Strategic
Support Services

Budget and Treasury Office, Supply Chain Management, Human Resources & Administrative Support

Community Development &
Planning Services

Disaster Management, Fire Services, Municipal Health Services, Socio Economic Development: Local Economic Development, Rural & Social Development programmes, Tourism; & Spatial & Land-use planning


Roads, Building Maintenance, Project Management, Occupational Health & Safety, Regulations of Passenger Transport Services & Information Communication Technology

Welcome to the
Cape Winelands
District Municipality

It is with great pleasure to welcome all citizens to the official new website of the Cape Winelands District Municipality. I am humbled and honoured to serve as Executive Mayor of Cape Winelands District Municipality (CWDM) for a second term. I am looking forward to a term filled with energy, commitment, focus and excellent services to the broader community of the Cape Winelands.

The CWDM over the years has already displayed a pocket of excellence. The achievements of this Municipality are testament to the fact that the CWDM is ready to further adapt our quality of services to the needs of our people.

My vision is perfectly encapsulated in the vision of the Cape Winelands District:

A unified Cape Winelands of excellence for sustainable development”

I applaud the Municipality and its administration who adapted to the “new normal” and continued to render good services to the broader community throughout Covid-19. Our focus will now be on post Covid-19 economic recovery, followed by improved and upgraded infrastructure to ensure that all citizens get to live a life of value.

I encourage all citizens to become active citizens in local government through participating in decision-making processes by giving comment and input into IDP’s and calls for public comment.

By participation in local government processes, you will allow the Municipality to be able to enhance transparent, inclusive, and diverse services to all living in Cape Winelands; living out the true meaning of the Batho Pele Principles.

I encourage all citizens to keep wearing your masks and to stay safe in Cape Winelands.


Executive Mayor Ald. (Dr) Elna von Schlicht

Each of the municipal areas have their own features.

Langeberg has a drier climate than Drakenstein. Breede Valley is home to the internationally renowned Karoo Botanical Gardens. Stellenbosch boasts a long history in wine and academia. The exceptional Witzenberg is home to one of the highest zip lines in South Africa. Of course, the areas also share common features. They all offer wonderful options for accommodation to suit all pockets and needs. 

View our latest Polls

Have you visited the Cape Winelands?

Tell us which area have you visited recently?


Explore Services, projects
and initiatives

Cape Winelands Local Tourism Associations

Navigate your way around the Cape Winelands through our popular tourism associations.

Like us on Facebook
– Cape Winelands DM

Cape Winelands DM

20 hours 4 minutes ago

Cape Winelands DM

1 day 22 hours ago

Happy Women’s day to all the phenomenal women of the Cape Winelands 💐🌹

Cape Winelands DM

1 week 19 hours ago

Happy Women’s Month to all the lovely ladies in the Cape Winelands district. Remember, you are all PHENOMENAL !! #women #WomenMonth

Follow us on Instagram
– Capewinelands_dm1


1 week 19 hours ago

Happy Women’s Month to all the lovely ladies in the Cape Winelands district.

Remember, you are all PHENOMENAL !!

#women #WomenMonth


1 week 4 days ago

Last day to nominate the phenomenal women you know in our communities.

Visit our website for more information.


1 week 6 days ago

You have two more days to nominate the phenomenal women in your community. Make sure you do not miss this opportunity. The CWDM together with See More

Current population
in Cape Winelands
Number of
Primary Health
care facilities
Total number
of households

Contact Us at
Cape Winelands

Make sure that you contact the correct department to help you with your concern.

Fraud Hotline

Report it:

Report any fraud related activity immediately

Emergency Services

CWDM Fire Services:

Stay safe while out & about hiking or camping

Cape Winelands News & Updates

Click Here to view our newsletter or subscribe below:

Subscribe to our free Newsletter

Cape Winelands District Municipality © 2022. All Rights Reserved