Guided tour

Cape Town Full-Day Winelands Tour

4.4 / 5

16 reviews

Cape Town Full-Day Winelands Tour

From US$ 79.40 per person

Get swept away by the overwhelming beauty of rolling vineyards and perfect blue sky on a full-day Winelands tour from Cape Town. Enjoy a delicious wine tasting and visit the picturesque Franschhoek and Stellenbosch.

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Duration 8.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, German
Pickup included
Free pick-up available from central Cape Town hotels. Others on available on request.

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore a wine cellar in Paarl and savor some of the delicious wine produced here
  • Drive past Groot Drakenstein prison, Nelson Mandela's former prison
  • Visit the Huguenot Memorial
  • Taste delicious wine in Franschhoek
  • Stroll around the historic Stellenbosch
Full description
While South Africa's fertile valleys are world famous for their crisp white and classic French-style red wines, the area is also a treasury of rustic beauty and sprawling estates shaded by giant oak trees. This full-day drive will include the country's principal wine routes of Paarl, Stellenbosch, and Franschoek, and a stop en route for lunch. The day starts with a visit to Paarl where you will be struck by the beauty of the Valley, the pristine blue sky, the rolling vineyards, and the Pearl of Paarl set high above the valley. Paarl made headlines when President Mandela was released from the Groot Drakenstein prison, on the outskirts of the town, to freedom and the start of a new South Africa. Enjoy a wine tasting and cellar tour at one of the local estates. From Paarl, continue north-west to the beautiful village of Franschhoek, near the Drakenstein Mountains founded in 1688 by French immigrants fleeing the Huguenot religious persecution in Europe. A memorial in the town commemorates the arrival of these early settlers who helped develop the wines sought after by Napoleon, Bismark, and royalty such as Edward VII, the Prince of Wales. Here, stop for lunch  and another wine tasting at a vineyard. Continue to Stellenbosch, the second oldest town in South Africa and the historic heart of the country's wine region. In 1679, Dutch East India Company governor Simon van der Stel, recognized the fertility of this long valley on the banks of the Eerste River, as perfect for vineyards. The rest is history, which has been carefully cultivated in this town. A gracious blend of 18th-century Cape Dutch, Georgian, and Victorian buildings is evident on Dorp Street, where massive oaks still shade original water furrows. Enjoy a final wine tasting before returning to Cape Town.
Includes
  • Return transfers from central Cape Town hotels
  • 3 wine tastings
  • Cellar tour
  • Lunch
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • Masks are required while indoors
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present proof that they have received at least one dose of a FDA or WHO-approved Covid-19 vaccine. Proof of vaccination may include the NYC COVID Safe App, Excelsior Pass, CDC Vaccination Card (or photo), NYC Vaccination Record, or official immunization record from outside NYC or the US

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  • The tour is operated daily in English. Dual language commentary in German and English is available on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays
Customer reviews

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4.4 /5

based on 16 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.2/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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Really nice vineyards & guide!A bit overpriced though for what you get

Rodney the guide was awesome! Organization superb! However a bit pricey, maximum 50€ would be appropriate for this trip as each wine tasting normally costs 50 Rand (less than 4€) If you rent a car and pay for each of the 3 vineyards you are much better of driveways. But of course one cannot drink and has to drive back ;)

June 25, 2017

A day trip with wine and information about South Africa

The South African, very good English speaking and understandable German speaking tour guide tried to explain the country to her guests. The individual wineries are interesting, but they are not among the best. We learned a lot about the work and balance of power during the apartheid period in one of the wineries. The four wineries are all very different and each one has a wine that tastes good. Please have a good breakfast beforehand; this does not mean that there is a lot to drink, but in hot weather it can be exhausting at 12 noon after visiting two wineries. Everything was organized to our satisfaction.

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April 26, 2014

Was OK; I would have liked more traditional businesses

The first operation was very nice; the others were already relatively mass processing ... I thought you drive a bit more off the main road to the classic "dreamy" wineries "near" the mountains ...

September 16, 2019

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