Day trip

From Cape Town: Winelands Full Day Tour and Wine Tasting

Activity provider: African Eagle Daytours

From Cape Town: Winelands Full Day Tour and Wine Tasting

Activity provider: African Eagle Daytours

From US$ 82.80 per person

Take a breathtaking journey through the winelands of the South African Cape. Witness the wine making process from the vineyard to the bottle and visit the historical towns of Stellenbosch, Franschoek and Paarl.

About this activity

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Duration 8.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French, German
Pickup included
You will be picked up from accommodation in Cape Town when the tour starts
Small group
Limited to 8 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy three tastings of some of South Africa's finest wines, along with a cheese tasting, on this tour from Cape Town
  • Discover the charming towns of Stellenbosch, Paarl and Franschhoek
  • Ride the Franschhoek tram through the vineyards
Full description

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. After pickup from your hotel in Cape Town, set off to explore the Stellenbosch Winelands, just 20 minutes away from the city/ Enjoy 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.

Explore the small yet vibrant town of Stellenbosch. Enjoy a tour of a wine cellar followed by a wine tasting session. You will have the opportunity to purchase wines to bring back home to enjoy and continue enjoying the region's wonderful vintages even after your visit.

Next, visit Franschoek ("the French Corner") which is an old Huguenot village. With its numerous streets and estates with French names, feel the remnants of French culture and the town's old-world charm.

Taste the region's delicacies, cheeses, and best wines. Experience a unique and leisurely way to see the Franschhoek Valley as you journey through rolling vineyards in an open-side tram. Stop at the site of the Drakenstein Prison, a low-security prison between Paarl and Franschhoek. The prison is famous as the place where Nelson Mandela spent the last part of his imprisonment campaigning against apartheid. Discover the town of Paarl, which offers a fascinating window into Afrikaner culture and tradition. As a former haven of the Huguenots pioneers who came from Europe at the beginning of the 17th century after the Edict of Nantes, the town boasts a monument dedicated to the Huguenots.

You will also be able to visit the town's vineyards where you will taste the region's finest wines. Finally, head back to Cape Town with drop-off at your hotel.

Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Round-trip transportation by air-conditioned bus
  • Live tour guide
  • Wine cellar tour
  • Three wine tastings
  • One cheese tasting
  • Franschhoek tram ride
  • 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
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Optional picnic on the wine farm
  • Opportunity to purchase wine
  • Please be aware that the starting time is indicative and depends on your accommodation
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 228 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.6/5
  • Transportation
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5
  • Safety
    4.7/5

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Guide asked several times if we understood everything or if he should translate more, that wasn't necessary because we understood everything, but totally forgiving and nice. The organization was great, got a lot of information, the wineries were beautiful and clean. We were always warmly welcomed and they took great care of us. The tram was also very special. Unreserved recommendation

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December 18, 2019

Great service from the guide, beautiful places.

About the wine tasting, it lack a lot of information about how to taste it, and about the production process. The first place gave much more info, second and third place lack of information. The lady that guided the last wine tasted had a rude manner witch we all in the group comment it was not a nice experience.

February 18, 2019

Excellent ride!

A complete experience. Meets all that is described in the package. We visited 3 wineries, two with wine tasting and cheese and meat. The third wine tasting only. All very good! The stops were good, as was the ride on the Wine Train. The guide was very good, speaking clear English.

May 18, 2018

Product ID: 12456