Whether you are a discerning “tippler” or simply game for a day out in the wine country . . . this one is for you! Enjoy wine tasting, scenic drive though vineyards, history and more on a scheduled day tour in the Cape Winelands.
This tour takes you to the best wine estates in Cape Town, including: Stellenbosch, Paarl and Franschhoek! The delightful drive winds its way to the heart of the Cape winelands, through superb mountain ranges, vineyards and Cape Dutch homesteads.
The tour commences at 08:30 and we head north to one of the Cape’s first farming districts – Paarl. The town is set at the foot of the cluster of remarkable granite domes from which it takes its name. Our first stop of the morning is a local wine estate which will include a cheese & wine tasting.
We make our way to Franschhoek with a photo stop at Groot Drakenstein Prison where Nelson Mandela was released in February 1990. The Village of Franschhoek nestled amongst the mountains, can easily be mistaken as Switzerland. Franschhoek dates back to the 17th century when the French Huguenots arrived. Billed as the Gourmet Capital of South Africa, this charming town, retains a French Huguenot style.
After a short tour of the little town, a second wine tasting will take place in Franschhoek, followed by a lunch stop (optional – own account), and maybe a chance to try some of the fresh trout that Franschhoek is known for.
After lunch the tour continues over the Helshoogte Mountain Pass to Stellenbosch. It is easy to understand why Simon van der Stel decided to settle a village amongst the mountains. Stellenbosch is the heart of the South African wine Industry, boasting great beauty and culture that is steeped in South African history. Walk down the canal-lined avenues, in the shade of giant oak trees and beautifully preserved historic buildings. Coffee shops, galleries, antique shops and wine bars spill onto the sidewalks. An air of quiet intellectualism and wine-making history abounds in this university town. With the sheer vastness of wine estates on offer, we are truly spoilt for choice when we enjoy our final wine tasting of the day in Stellenbosch - time permitting of course!
We return to the bustle of city life after an enthralling day in the countryside, arriving back at the hotels at approximately 17:30 with amazing photos and fond memories.
**Please note: Pick-up points from Sea Point & City Centre Hotels or V&A Waterfront ONLY **
||Children (2 - 11)
|01 Nov 2017 - 31 Oct 2018
- 1 Cellar Tour
- 3 Wine Tastings (3rd tasting is time permitting)
- 1 Cheese tasting
- Driver / Guide
Terms & Conditions
No wine tasting for anyone under 18 years of age.
PLEASE NOTE: No email or telephone bookings will be accepted after 16h30 for tours departing the next day.
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