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Cape Town: Cape Winelands Full-Day Shared Tour

4.7 / 5

88 reviews

Activity provider: Beyond Africa Safaris

Cape Town: Cape Winelands Full-Day Shared Tour

Activity provider: Beyond Africa Safaris

From US$ 49.68 per person

Experience the unmistakable beauty of the Cape winelands on a full day of wine, cheese and biltong tasting. Visit heritage monuments as you travel in a luxury minibus. Follow the ever-popular wine route to Stellenbosch, Paarl and Franschhoek.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French
Pickup included
At your accommodation in Cape Town or the surrounding area. Please wait at the hotel lobby or concierge desk.
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit up to 3 wineries on the Stellenbosch, Paarl and Franschhoek wine route
  • Enjoy a brief tour of Stellenbosch, one of the oldest towns in South Africa
  • See the prison where Nelson Mandela served his last days of imprisonment
Full description

Enjoy a day filled with beautiful scenery and wine and cheese tasting on this tour of the Cape Winelands. Get a taste of history as well as you visit historical landmarks, like the prison where Nelson Mandela was kept.

Get picked up at your accommodation in the morning by a tour guide/driver in a luxury minibus and head off on an all-inclusive, full-day Cape Winelands tour. Follow the Stellenbosch, Paarl, and Franschhoek wine route in all its splendor and enjoy lunch surrounded by vineyards. Enjoy wine tasting at up to 5 wine estates, and will also visit monuments, enjoy a town orientation tour in Stellenbosch and explore the town of Franschhoek. Travel along the scenic N2 and stop at DeMorgenzon wine estate in Stellenbosch for the first wine tasting of the day.

DeMorgenzon is unique in that they have musical speakers scattered across the vineyards from which soft classical music can be heard. They also produce one of the best Chenin Blanc wines in the region. From there, proceed to one of the oldest towns in South Africa, Stellenbosch, for a town orientation tour. Continue to Marianne Wine Estate in Paarl to experience biltong and taste their wines.

Marianne believes that pairing different types of biltong with red wine enhances the flavors of their wines. Continue to Fairview Vineyards and Goats Cheese for a cheese and wine tasting. Purchase your favorite cheese and condiments from the deli, as well as wine from a choice of 3 ranges in the tasting room. As you follow along this route you’ll stop in front of Drakenstein Prison to see the Nelson Mandela monument. This prison is where Nelson Mandela spent his last days of incarceration before his walk to freedom. Next, you’ll have a chance to explore the town of Franschhoek, known as the food and wine capital of South Africa. It is home to some of the finest restaurants and wine estates in the country.

Learn about the French influence on the Cape Winelands and explore a bit of the town itself. Take a break for lunch (at your own expense) and later visit the Mont Rochelle wine estate owned by Sir Richard Branson. Your last wine tasting for the day will be at Delaire Graff, known as the jewel of the Cape Winelands. Afterward, you’ll head back to Cape Town and be dropped off at your accommodation.

Includes
  • Pickup and drop-off
  • Qualified tour guide and driver
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned minibus
  • Bottled water
  • Wine tasting fees (at DeMorgenzon R60.00 per adult, at Fairview R40.00 per adult, at Marianne R50.00 per adult, and at Mont Rochelle R65.00 per adult)
  • Food or drink
  • Gratuities (optional)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Know before you go

  • You will receive a confirmation email after booking
  • You must be at least 18 years old to drink alcohol in South Africa
  • Please note that a small amount of walking is involved on the town orientation tour
  • The tour will be based on Stellenbosch Region and an itinerary will be decided with travelers on the day
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 88 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Transportation
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Safety
    4.9/5

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The tour was good. However, the pick-up of the participants was very time-consuming as they were completely scattered across Cape Town! We are not wine experts, so three wineries would have been enough for us as a contact point! Otherwise, the driver went to a lot of trouble to make it possible for us to have a very nice day!

October 4, 2022

Luca was absolutely amazing!! He was knowledgeable, funny and by the end of the tour he felt like family. We were with 4 other super cool humans that lived in different areas of the world —we laughed and just had a great time!! I will definitely hold this experience dear to my heart…it was very special experience for me and my husband!!! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Five Stars!!

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September 25, 2022

Our tour guide/driver Barnabus was on time and very informative throughout our day. The wine estate stops were all very nice and each had a little something different about them. DeMorgenzon is a beautiful estate with a very nice variety of wines. Marianne Wine Estate is a little smaller, some good wines, maybe just a step down. They did have nice wine pairing with Biltong. For lunch Barnabus recommended a pizza place near our next stop. The pizzas were very good, great outdoor setting with nice views and very reasonably priced. Fairview Vineyards and Goat cheese provided some nice cheese pairing with their wines. I would highly recommend the balsamic glaze, took some home with us. We were then given the option of where to go last. I had heard very good things about Delaire Graff and it didn't disappoint. An incredibly beautiful setting, magnificent grounds and the wines were top notch! Informative, great wines, flexible itinerary, all positives on this full day tour.

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August 3, 2022

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