Day trip

Cape Town Full-Day Winelands Tour

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16 reviews

Activity provider: Cullinan Guided Journeys
Day trip

Cape Town Full-Day Winelands Tour

Activity provider: Cullinan Guided Journeys

From US$ 78.89 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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Complimentary collection service available from central Cape Town hotels. Others on request.


  • 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.
  • Return transfers from central Cape Town hotels
  • 3 wine tastings
  • Cellar tour
  • Lunch

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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
  • * Minimum 2 adults are required.
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4.4 /5

based on 16 reviews

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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 ;)

April 1, 2023

Kleine Gruppe, kompetenter und sehr freundlicher Guide. Drei recht unterschiedliche Weinproben auf schönen Weingütern genossen. Etwas über die Historie erfahren, den letzten Gefängnisort Mandelas gesehen und die Landschaft kennengelernt. Eine runde Sache. Leider war für einen Rundgang in Stellenbosch keine Zeit mehr.

April 1, 2023

Die südafrikanische , sehr gut englisch sprechende und gut verständlich deutsch sprechende Reiseleiterin versuchte ihren Gästen das Land zu erklären. Die einzelnen Weingüter sind interessant, aber sie gehören nicht zu den Besten. Wir haben viel über die Arbeit und Machtverhältnisse in der Zeit der Apartheit in einem der Weingüter erfahren. Die vier Weingüter sind alle sehr unterschiedlich und jedes hat bestimmt einen Wein, der einem schmeckt. Bitte vorher gut frühstücken; das heißt nicht dass es sehr viel zu trinken gibt, aber bei heißem Wetter kann es um 12.00 Uhr nach dem Besuch von zwei Weingütern schon anstrengend sein. Organisiert war alles zu unserer Zufriedenheit.

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April 1, 2023

Product ID: 1055