Take'a scenic and informative'journey through the Cape Winelands with a professional guide. You'll learn about'the winemaking process, from the vineyard to the bottle, and visit the historical towns of Stellenbosch, Franschhoek, and Paarl. At each estate you'll taste wines accompanied by a biltong and cheese tasting.
Departing your accommodation, you're taken along'the Stellenbosch Wine Route to the Zevenwacht Wine Estate, located about'20 minutes from Cape Town. Admire scenery that is completely different from the landscape of the Cape Peninsula. Numerous grapes are grown in the region, such as chenin blanc, shiraz, pinotage, and the m'thode cap classique (sparkling wine). Upon reaching'the small but vibrant town of Stellenbosch, enjoy your first tasting at a'wine cellar.
Next up is the Marianne Wine Estate, located in Franschhoek, an old Huguenot village translated as'the 'French Corner.' You will be enchanted by the town's charm and tranquil atmosphere while you'taste of the region's best wines and cheeses.
En route to Paarl, your guide will point out Drakenstein Prison, a low-security prison where Nelson Mandela spent the last part of his sentence'for campaigning against apartheid. On arrival in the town, which'offers a fascinating window into Afrikaner cultural traditions, learn about the'former haven for Huguenot pioneers who came from Europe at the beginning of the 17th century.'See the monument dedicated to the Huguenots and visit the vineyards of Laborie for another'taste the region's finest wines.
Your day trip ends with the return to Cape Town and drop-off at your hotel.