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Capetown Winelands: Shared Half-Day Tour with Local Guide

1. 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 guided tour of the charming town of Stellenbosch. It will highlight historical Dorp Street and DeBraak. Your next wine experience will be a guided cellar tour where you will take in the ambiance created by enumerable amounts of soon-to-be-wine ageing in barrels and tanks. You will then do a second wine tasting. When you have had your fill of touring and tasting you will have the chance to purchase the wine you have tasted and more. For wine enthusiasts of all levels, this outstanding tour and tasting experience cannot be missed.

From Stellenbosch: E-Bike Tour with Wine Tasting and Lunch

2. From Stellenbosch: E-Bike Tour with Wine Tasting and Lunch

Depart from the convenient meeting point in Stellenbosch by e-bike for the first part of the exciting trip to Franschhoek. Cycle along mostly jeep tracks and mountain bike trails over the Helshoogte Pass, a route used by the first Dutch and French families who settled in the Olifantshoek valley in 1688.  Enjoy fantastic views and sites along the way and learn about small mission stations and local people living in the Banghoek Valley. Get a chance to spot eland and blue wildebeest as you cycle along multiple mountain streams in the Banhoek Conservancy. Enjoy a mouthwatering lunch and wine tasting on a Franschhoek wine estate and have time to explore the beautiful town of Franschhoek. The tour concludes with transport by vehicle back to Stellenbosch.

Stellenbosch: Guided Vineyard Hike and Wine Tasting

3. Stellenbosch: Guided Vineyard Hike and Wine Tasting

Your guide will meet you at your hotel in Stellenbosch and transport will be provided to the starting point of the walk. The vineyard trail meanders through beautiful wine farms in the Banhoek Valley between Stellenbosch and Franschhoek. While walking through this beautiful landscape, you'll learn more about winemaking, the indigenous flora and fauna, and life on the estate in general. During the walk, visit two wine estates for tastings and a cellar tour before heading to the final stop for lunch. For lunch, taste the famous chef’s selection of cheeses, antipasti and charcuterie platters (vegetarian options are also available). Sample these local delicacies while enjoying amazing views of the mountains and vineyards of the Banhoek valley. Transportation back to your hotel will be provided. The distance covered is 7- 9 km (there are variations on the route) and the level of difficulty is moderate.

From Cape Town: Stellenbosch Four Estate Full-Day Wine Tour

4. From Cape Town: Stellenbosch Four Estate Full-Day Wine Tour

Visit a total of 4 estates in the Stellenbosch region with a guided drive through the town itself, one of the oldest towns in South Africa, famed for its Cape Dutch-style architecture, as well as its major role in South Africa's wine industry.   All farms on this route are meticulously chosen, so that you will experience a broad spectrum of iconic estates, as well as smaller family run farms. This is a real authentic experience. A cellar tour, all wine tastings paired with customized cheese, chocolate, and cured meats and lunch are included.

Cape Town: Winelands Tour & Bottle Your Own Wine Experience

5. Cape Town: Winelands Tour & Bottle Your Own Wine Experience

Immerse yourself in Cape Town's varied and panoramic wine-growing region on this customizable private tour. After getting picked up from your hotel in Cape Town CBD, travel to the Stellenbosch wine region. At the first winery of the day, enjoy a full tour of the cellars and discover the history and production process of an assortment of award-winning wines. Enjoy a selection of local artisan cheeses under the massive oaks in the scenic courtyard while partaking in a master class in wine etiquette. Continue to the Kanonkop Wine Estate, home to the award-winning Paul Sauer wine, where you will get a peek into South Africa’s best wine maker’s cellar and savor a variety of top wines. Next, head to the Delheim Wine Estate. Here, enjoy a delicious a la carte lunch under the terrace with beautiful views of the Stellenbosch valley and Table Mountain.  Later, visit the Muratie Wine Estate and enjoy an exceptional selection of wines and dessert wines under a 4-century-old oak tree planted by “Amber” – a slave mistress with a dessert wine named after her. Finally, make your way to the final stop, passing by the iconic Oom Samie se Winkel store along the way. At Middelvlei Wines, sharpen your winemaking skills and blend and bottle your very own bottle of wine to take home before getting dropped off back at your hotel.

Stellenbosch: Devon Valley Vineyards Bicycle Tour w. Lunch

6. Stellenbosch: Devon Valley Vineyards Bicycle Tour w. Lunch

Join an authentic Winelands tour away from tour buses and crowds as you leisurely cycle between wineries. Enjoy spectacular wine and an award-winning food experience off the beaten track in the picturesque Devon Valley, the heart of the Stellenbosch region. The route takes you through exquisite vineyards and stops at world-class estates along the way. The trail meanders along a 20-kilometer, mainly off-road, path through the heart of the valley. Enjoy panoramic vistas of the winelands and indulge in a memorable wine and food experience. Included are two wine tastings at award-winning estates, and a two course pairing, special lunch at Clos Malverne, one of the region's top restaurants, with sweeping views of the Devon Valley.

Full-Day Private Wine Route Tour

7. Full-Day Private Wine Route Tour

Stellenbosch The Stellenbosch winelands, only 20 minutes away from the city of Cape Town, offer a superb scenery, completely different to 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). The town of Stellenbosch is a small but very vibrant town with a very famous university and numerous activities such a wine cellar tours and tastings. You will have the opportunity to purchase wines to bring back home to enjoy the region's wonderful vintages after your visit. (1h 45min) Franschhoek Franschhoek ("the french corner") is an old Huguenot village. With its numerous streets and estates with french names, the town will make you feel completely disoriented, feeling like you are in France in another era. You will be completely enchanted by the town's charm and its very peaceful environment. You will get the chance to taste the region's delicacies, cheeses, and its best wines.  Since the 1st of october, the supplier is very proud to take you on an unique ride on the Franschoek Tram  (2h) Drakenstein Prison Drakenstein (Victor Verster) is a low-security prison between Paarl and Franschhoek. The prison is famous for being the location where Nelson Mandela spent the last part of his imprisonment for campaigning against apartheid. (10min) Paarl The town of Paarl offers a great window into Afrikaner culture and tradition.The district is particularly well known for its Pearl Mountain or "Paarl Rock". This huge granite rock is formed by three rounded outcrops that make up Paarl Mountain and has been compared in majesty to Uluru (formerly known as Ayers Rock) in Australia. You will also be able to visit the town's vineyards where you will taste the region's finest wines. (1h)

Cape Town: Cape Winelands Day Trip, Winery Tour, & Tastings

8. Cape Town: Cape Winelands Day Trip, Winery Tour, & Tastings

Immerse yourself in the rustic beauty of the Cape Winelands countryside on this private day trip from Cape Town. Travel through charming towns like Stellenbosch, Franschhoek, or Paarl. Savor local flavors as you taste three wines.  Enjoy the convenience of being picked up directly from your accommodation in Cape Town or have the option to choose to be picked up from Stellenbosch. Sit back and relax in an air-conditioned vehicle. Take in the sights as you journey through verdant rolling vineyards.  Pass vast estates with giant oak trees and towering mountains that overlook picturesque valleys. Explore the Cape Winelands principal routes before you make a stop a local winery.  Enter the wine cellars and take in the aroma of wooden casks and admire rows of stacked bottles waiting to be tried. Walk through a vineyard where grapes ripen to perfection under the African sun. Uncover the secrets to making premium wines.  Let your guide share their knowledge with you during a guided tasting that can be tailored to your individual preferences. Return to your accommodations in Cape Town. 

Robertson: Wine Appreciation Tour from Cape Town

9. Robertson: Wine Appreciation Tour from Cape Town

A transfer vehicle will pick you up from your accomodation in Cape Town and take you to Robertson. Here you will book into your accommodation and hop on-board an open-air safari vehicle, which is the best way to discover the Robertson Wine Valley with its unspoiled views of rolling vineyards and mountains. The tour guide will take you on a wine appreciation tour to five wine estates. At your first stop you will get to meet a winemaker that will enlighten you about the terrior of the region and take you on a cellar tour. This will give you an understanding of the art of wine-making and the story inside the bottle. From here, you will move onto the next estate where you will discover a historical underground cellar. The staff will present you with a wine tasting by candle light, pairing the wine with fruit preserves, chocolate, art, and music. You will also get the opportunity to compare the different taste in the wines when drinking from a crystal and then a normal wine glass. You will carry on to the next stop where a picnic style lunch of local cheeses, paâes, and meats with fresh bread can be enjoyed on a lazy river boat cruise. From here, you will continue to a nearby estate where you will discover the winemaker in you by blending, bottling, and labeling your very own wine creation. The tour then ends at the last estate where you will get to pick a wine and food pairing platter of your choice to entice the palate with wonderful tasting sensations. Finally, you will be returned to your accommodation.

From Cape Town: Franschhoek Vineyards Bike Tour with Lunch

10. From Cape Town: Franschhoek Vineyards Bike Tour with Lunch

Have fun exploring the quaint village of Franschhoek and the scenic wine region on a bike. Learn more about the valley as you cycle on back roads amongst beautiful vineyards and take in the scenic views. Make stops for wine tastings at different wine estates and later, enjoy a gourmet lunch.  Start your tour at the Dutch Reformed Church grounds, along the main road in the quaint village of Franschhoek. After a brief introduction and orientation make your way to the farms first cultivated by the French Huguenots back in 1688. Farm names such as ‘La Motte’, ‘Bourgogne’, ‘Champagne’ and ‘La Provence’ were reminiscent of their homeland, and cultivated wines here began to gain a formidable reputation for their quality. Following a brief stop at the Huguenot Memorial for a quick history lesson, weave your way through vineyards, steeped in tradition. Your knowledgeable guide will call in at award-winning wine farms for memorable tastings and a traditional wine pairing at some of the most renowned wine farms in the valley. The route is carefully designed for all levels of fitness so feel free to cycle as long or as little as you want. Kids are catered for and looked after by the experienced guide with a back-up vehicle always being close by.

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What people are saying about Cape Winelands

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.

Thank you so much to our guide for the great experience. It was a wonderful tour and we really loved to hear a lot about the history of the Stellenbosch, South Africa in general and its wine production.

It was an extraordinarily great experience. The guide Christopher Lee Cromhout is knowledgeable. I was able to learn a lot about wine, the country and its people

Such a great tour, from the guides, to the wine, and the food. Highly recommend to anyone wanting to visit wine country in Cape Town.

It was a great tour, the tour guides were knowledgeable and the estates we visited were very nice. We had a great time thank you.