Discover the history and flavors of South Africa's wine making industry on this 3.5-hour guided tour from Cape Town. Travel to the village of Stellenbosch to learn about South African wine and sample a few varieties, complemented by local cheese. Afterward embark on a guided tour of the village, filled with interesting architecture.
Enjoy a day of food and wine of the Winelands of the Cape in the company of one our passionate and knowledgeable tourist guides. Explore and learn as you walk the steets of Historic Stellenbosch enjoying the unique architecture and shopping opportunities, visit the various Wine Estates, enjoy the various wine tasting and food pairing options you chooseThis is a very entertaining and informative tour which gives you the widest possible options to tailor your Cape Winelands experience. Each stop offers many wine tasting and food pairing options and allows you to choose the tasting experience you wish to enjoy. This tour has a captivating element for everyone and is an experience not to be missed.
Explore the fantastic wine regions of Paarl, Franschoek, and Stellenbosch on this 8-hour tour. Visit four top vineyards to learn about South African wines. Enjoy a delicious lunch and wine tastings amidst the beautiful rolling mountains of the region. As it is a very full day in the beautiful 'winelands, there will be no time for walking around in the cities.
On this full day tour, discover the wines and wineries that have contributed to the distinct heritage of the South African wine industry-celebrated for full-bodied, top quality wines. Begin with an 8:30am pickup from your hotel or accommodation. From there, you will first taste the award-winning Rubicon red blend at Meerlust wine estate in Stellenbosch. Then, discover South Africa's signature wine, pinotage, at the legendary Kanonkop estate and taste hearty, historic reds and port in the cobwebbed cellar of Muratie. Next, is a Cabernet Tasting at Rust en Vrede (chosen by President Nelson Mandela to be served at the Nobel Peace Prize Dinner, first red wine listed in the Top 100 Wines of the World). What better way to stock up on award winning wines! After your tour ends, you will be dropped back off around 5:30pm.
Spend a memorable day driving along the picture-perfect coastal route towards Hermanus, looking out for the majestic creatures of the deep, the Southern Right Whale, along the way, and taste wine from the highly acclaimed Hemel en Aarde region. Pickup 8:30am to 5:30pm.
The Highlights :
- Drive down the famous coastal Whale Route through Gordon's Bay, Pringle Bay and Betty's Bay (the best land-based whale watching in the world)- Stop off to see if you can spot these creatures in their habitat (seasonal, most commonly found from June to November)- Stroll through the quaint seaside town of Hermanus- Wine tasting at Southern Right Boutique Wine Estate (excellent pinotage)- Wine tasting at a local estate famous for their cool climate pinot noir and chardonnay- Wine tasting at boutique winery (if time allows)
Take a leisurely journey through the rolling vineyards of South African wine country on the Franschhoek Wine Tram. During this 8.5-hour tour from Cape Town, you'll travel on an open-sided tram and open-air tram-bus, stopping at some of the region's oldest and most distinguished wine estates. Enjoy two wine tastings, and feel free to purchase any other food and beverages you like.
Step back in time and trace the history of viniculture in South Africa by visiting the country's first and foremost wine estates in the lush Constantia valley. Meander through the rolling vineyards on your bicycle, learning first hand about the various vintages, enjoying private wine tastings with expert sommeliers and gourmet picnics under shaded oak trees, all the while being framed beneath the mighty Table Mountain.
Enjoy a magical evening in the heart of the Cape Winelands as you visit an award winning wine estate in Stellenbosch to participate in a wine tasting before settling down to an intimate dinner at one of South Africa’s top restaurants. Experience the winelands warm country hospitality in a storybook setting offering gorgeous views of rolling vineyards and classic Cape Dutch homesteads set against stunning mountain backdrops.
Discover South Africa's famous wine regions on this full-day private tour to Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Paarl. Leaving the city lights of Cape Town behind, you'll tour four well-known wine estates, learning about the climate, grapes and soils that produce South Africa's New World wines. Sample fine wines, dessert wines, chocolate, cheese and more on this must-do private wine tour!
Just outside of Franschhoek is a collection of superb wineries, producing some of the region's most prestigious and regular-award winning wines. Nestled together advantageously on the Northern lower slopes of Simonsberg, they offer a blend steeped in traditional French culture and the latest in modern wine-making techniques. Managed by a talented young generation of daring wine makers who are successfully building on the inheritance and traditions of their for-bearers.
Spend an exceptional'day exploring the boutique wine producers of the'Hemel-en-Aarde Valley. Known for its Pinot and Chardonnays, this region is a delight to true wine connoisseurs that want to discover the diverse appeal of South African wines .Drive down the famous coastal Whale Route'through Gordon's Bay, Pringle Bay and Betty's Bay and then spend the day tasting heavenly world class wine in the renowned Hemel-en-Aarde valley wine region. '
Depending on whether you prefer red or white wine, with bubbles or without, we will design a tour that meets your needs. From bold Shiraz, to mellow Merlots and perfect Pinots.
We also offer tastings of the unique South African cultivar The Pinotage. The Pinotage is a red wine grape that is South Africa's signature variety. It was bred here in 1925 as a cross between Pinot noir and Cinsaut grape and the signature Pinotage vintages are prolific in the Stellenbosch area.