Day Trips from Cape Town

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Our most recommended Cape Town Wine Tasting & Winery Tours

  • From Cape Town: Franschhoek Wine Tram Hop-on Hop-off

    1. From Cape Town: Franschhoek Wine Tram Hop-on Hop-off

    Depart Cape Town by coach and head directly to the Franschhoek valley to join the Franschhoek hop-on hop-off wine tram and bus. The Franschhoek Wine Tram offers a choice of two hop-on hop-off lines (Orange or Purple) to choose from, operating in opposite directions. Each route visits eight wine estates showcasing a separate part of the Franschhoek Valley, including Noble Hill, Babylonstoren, Backsberg, Vrede & Lust, Plaisir de Merle, Allee Bleue, Boschendal, and Solms Delta. Realistically, you will be able to visit 5-6 estates in one day.  Enjoy transportation by a combination of tram and tram-buses around a loop. Each stop is at a different wine estate, allowing you to hop on and hop off at any of the estates. The tram or tram-buses pass each stop once an hour, so you can explore at your convenience to move from one estate to the next. Each of the lines has a wide selection of wine es...

    We really enjoyed ourselves even your driver Hans made us feel comfortable really good service we received. I will definitely recommend you to other friends and family I would also still like to inquire about the helicopter ride that going to be my next experience with you guys.

  • Capetown Winelands: Shared Half-Day Tour with Local Guide

    2. Capetown Winelands: Shared Half-Day Tour with Local Guide

    South Africa is known worldwide for making crowd-pleasing and award-winning wines. This half-day Winelands tour will take you to the cradle of this beautiful wine region. On the tour your guide will share with you the story of how the South African wine industry came to be. You will learn how the foundation was set by protestant refugees from France. They brought with them finely tuned and centuries old grape growing and winemaking practices. Applying these skills with immediate success in the newly established village of Stellenbosch they ultimately transformed the region into the centre of the present-day South African wine industry. You will begin your morning or afternoon tour with complimentary pick-up from your Cape Town hotel before being taken to Stellenbosch Wine Estate. There you will do a wine tasting, as well as a wine and cheese tasting. After, you will be taken on a guid...

    We had a great time with Edward on this tasting tour. We visited two excellent wineries and samples 10 different wines. Pick up was on time and Edward provided great information and insights. Highly recommended.

  • Cape Town: Cape Winelands Full-Day Shared Tour

    3. Cape Town: Cape Winelands Full-Day Shared Tour

    You will be picked up at your accommodation between 9:00 and 9:30 AM 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. You’ll 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 ...

    Driver was awesome and knowledgeable. The vehicle was clean. It was raining but it didn’t change the experience.

  • Cape Town: Full-Day Shared Wine Tasting Tour

    4. Cape Town: Full-Day Shared Wine Tasting Tour

    Uncork the Cape winelands and get drunk on its rich history, culture, and scenic vistas on a full-day trip with a guide who takes the terror out of terroir. Your journey begins in the Paarl wine region, famous for its cheese and wine tastings and great views. You’ll then meander to the Franschhoek wine region – a historic French enclave and granddaddy of South African viticulture with stunning mountain views. Then on to student-settled Stellenbosch for home-cloned Pinotage and award-winning farms. Also included is a delicious a la carte lunch with vegetarian options. From full-bodied tales with complex twists – like a 1688 French-run slave farm turned 21st century community driven wine project - to light and fruity fables, Bruce and his guides will keep you entertained. Travel along Cape Town's high roads and back roads tasting and learning about South Africa’s bubbly Cap Classique, he...

    Amazing!!! Great experience with Bruce and his team!!! Wonderful wine estates during the entire day!! I Love it!

  • Franschhoek & Stellenbosch: Full-Day Wine Tour

    5. Franschhoek & Stellenbosch: Full-Day Wine Tour

    Taste the local culture with this cellar tour. All wine tastings are paired with customized cheese, chocolate and cured meats. Visit 4 different wine estates in both regions: famous farms and some hidden gems known only to locals. Learn how wine is made, how to taste wine, what foods and wines pair best, and what bottles to order at restaurants. Enjoy a delicious light lunch served in the middle of the wine lands overlooking the Franschhoek valley.  Benefit from a diverse range of wine styles, local treats of cured meats paired with selected wines, artisanal chocolate and stroll down the beautiful main road of Franschhoek.

    It was a fantastic experience which I will remember and cherish for a long time to come. Mark was amazing. He took us to outstanding wine estates where we learnt a lot and had fun. As Mosa said it was like road tripping with old friends. The hosts of the wine estates were also are very hospital and warm. Also very willing to share their knowledge and experiences.

  • Cape Town: Cape Peninsula and Winelands Full Day Combo Tour

    6. Cape Town: Cape Peninsula and Winelands Full Day Combo Tour

    When you have limited time to spend in Cape Town, or if you just want to be an efficient traveller, this is the ideal full-day Cape tour for you. This experience combines the best of a historical, wine tasting and landmark tour. On this tour you will really see the best of the Cape. The Peninsula portion of the tour will include visits to all of the important landmarks and historical sites including: Clifton and Camps Bay; Twelve Aspotles; Chapman’s Peak; Noordhoek; Cape Point; Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve; Simons Town, Kalk Bay, Muizenberg and False Bay. You will also be taken on a fascinating ostrich viewing and have the opportunity to take part in an optional Penguin Colony visit. On the wine route, you will visit the historical town of Stellenbosch and learn about how it is the centre of the South African wine industry. Here you will visit one of the many wineries in the Winela...

    Guide was very informative and covered all the itinery in a professional manner.

  • Cape Town: Stellenbosch Wine Tour with Tastings

    7. Cape Town: Stellenbosch Wine Tour with Tastings

    Embark on a sensational journey through the Winelands along one of the best wine routes in Cape Town. Visit four uniquely-picked Stellenbosch wine estates. Get swept up in the splendor of Stellenbosch, with its vine covered hills, oak-lined avenues, and Cape Dutch architecture. Raise your glass and unwind amid ancient oak trees while keeping an eye out for African wildlife. Enjoy the pleasure of the Cape's wine, made using age-old traditions and enhance the top notes with some chocolate. Sample sensational Stellenbosch wines paired with some uniquely South African flavors.

  • Cape Town: E-Bike Wine Tour

    8. Cape Town: E-Bike Wine Tour

    Embark on an adventure and explore the wine lands of South Africa. Enjoy a 2-hour guided e-bike ride and take in a unique atmosphere while cycling.  Explore the vines on an electric bike and be surrounded by many striking landscapes such as Zevenwacht which has viticultural roots that go back deep into the historic past of South Africa. This activity is suitable for everyone as the electric bikes will help you get on top of the hills so you can make the most of the ride.

  • From Cape Town: Winelands Full Day Tour and Wine Tasting

    9. From Cape Town: Winelands Full Day Tour and Wine Tasting

    Attention wine lovers! Get ready to embark on a breathtaking journey through the winelands of the South African Cape. Learn all about the process of making fine wines, from the vineyard to the bottle, and visit the historical towns of Stellenbosch, Franschoek & Paarl. Stellenbosch/Zewenwacht The Stellenbosch winelands, just 20 minutes away from the city of Cape Town, offer a superb scenery, completely different from the landscape of the Cape peninsula. Numerous grapes are grown in the region, such as Chenin Blanc, Shiraz, Pinotage, and the Méthode Cap Classique (local champagne). Stellenbosch is a small but vibrant town with a very famous university and numerous activities like wine cellar tours and tastings. You will have the opportunity to purchase wines to bring back home to enjoy continue enjoying the region's wonderful vintages even after your visit. (1h 45min)...

    Great tour with nice stops, picturesque settings of all wineries visited. A must do in Cape Town

  • Aquila Reserve: Private Day Tour with Shared Game Drive

    10. Aquila Reserve: Private Day Tour with Shared Game Drive

    Travel by luxury vehicle to the Aquila Private Game Reserve in Touwsriver on this full-day big game adventure. On arrival, enjoy a welcome drink followed by a buffet breakfast with halal and vegetarian options available. Board an open-top 4x4 safari truck for a 2 to 3-hour game drive. See wildlife in their natural habitat, including the so-called Big 5: African lion, African elephant, Cape buffalo, African leopard, and rhinoceros. Please note when you arrive at Aquila reserve you will join 15 other people on a shared 4 x 4 game truck.  After the game drive, head to the restaurant for a buffet lunch with halal and vegetarian options available. Relax in the bar lounge or take a dip in the lodge’s pool. On the way back to Cape Town stop for a wine tasting session on the Paarl Wine Route.

    Although we did not get to see many animals (only 3 out of big five, a turtle and few ostriches) the place was incredible, we had a great day and our guide Letizia was awesome! Definitely coming back! Thanks

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What people are saying about Cape Town

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Try and check the weather before the tour. It is amazing when it's sunny. Wear comfortable shoes, they came in handy at Cape Point. Overall it was an amazing experience!!

More wine samples than you can drink. Great commentary from guide. Good value lunch. Very comfortable bus. All around excellent full day out.

Amazing!!! Great experience with Bruce and his team!!! Wonderful wine estates during the entire day!! I Love it!

This was one amazing tour boat is friendly and nicely open. Music was good.

It was very excellent I enjoyed, I could go back over and over again