A new app helps locals and tourists navigate their way through the Cape Winelands District.

The Cape Winelands Tourism Events and Route App was launched in September by Cape Winelands District Municipality (CWDM), a division of the Local Economic Development.

The app was the brainchild of the CWDM and developed by Indigo New Media, a digital collaboration company building smart mobile apps that help to positively influence communities. The user can follow various wine routes, and find accommodation, hiking trails, restaurants, birding locations and hotels.

“What I truly enjoy about the app is that it shows the hidden gems and little-known businesses that do not always have the resources to advertise on a national or international platform,” said Glen Hunt of Swirl and Spice, who was part of the team that visited the Breede Valley.

The Cape Winelands Tourism Events and Route App can be downloaded at the App Store or Google Play.