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Stellenbosch: Guided Historical Walking Tour

1. Stellenbosch: Guided Historical Walking Tour

Explore the “village of the oaks" with its shady oak avenues bordered by the water furrows of the Mill Stream. Admire the charm and harmony of the Cape Dutch Architecture and listen to tales about the colorful inhabitants across the four centuries of the town’s existence. Discover where Simon van der Stel, the town’s colonial founder, set up camp on the Eerste River, and where the river got its name. Perhaps you'll meet an angel at the "Angel Factory," or a ghost in the graveyard of the ”Moederkerk.” Amble The Braak, or village green, with its historical buildings surrounding it on 3 sides, and Dorp Street, the oldest residential street in South Africa. Learn about the famous graduates of Stellenbosch University, who include prime ministers and sportsmen alike. Over the course of the 1.5-hour tour, gain local insights into one of South Africa’s most historic towns.

Cape Town: E-Bike Wine Tour

2. 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: Private Half Day 3 Estates wine tour

3. From Cape Town: Private Half Day 3 Estates wine tour

Head out of Cape Town and into Stellenbosch's mountainous region for 3 winery visits with wine and food pairings on a private tour by van. Tuck into a traditional braai lunch (BBQ) and taste local wines with chocolate and cheese pairings along the tour. After your hotel pickup, look out your private minivan's windows at the changing scenery during your short 45-minute ride. The rolling green mountains and hills of Stellenbosch will enchant you. Stop at Middlevlei Wine Estate, your first winery. Here, taste wine straight from the barrel and learn how a cellar works. Then, sit down and sample a traditional braai lunch with the winery's wine. Next, make your way to Lovane Boutique Wine Estate & Guesthouse for a chocolate and wine pairing. This cosy boutique wine estate is one of the smallest wine estates in Stellenbosch, only producing 15,000 bottles a year. Finally, go to Mitre's Edge Wine Estate, where the winemaker will meet and greet you to the estate. This stop is all about cheese and wine, with a striking natural backdrop of rugged mountains and an off-the-beaten-track feel.

From Johannesburg: 5-Day Johannesburg and Cape Town Tour

4. From Johannesburg: 5-Day Johannesburg and Cape Town Tour

Day 1: JohannesburgYour South African sightseeing tour begins in Johannesburg at the Radisson Blu Four-Star Hotel. From here, travel to Pretoria to visit the Voortrekker Monument where you'll learn about the history of the Afrikaners and the Great Trek. Drive through the beautiful city of Pretoria and pass by Church Square before heading to the Union Buildings, the seat of the South African Government, for a photoshoot. See the iconic Nelson Mandela statue while here. Next stop, Soweto. Visit the Hector Pieterson Museum and Mandela House before wrapping up your first day with a visit to the Apartheid Museum. Day 2: JohannesburgDepart from the Radisson Blu Hotel and head to the Cradle of Humankind. Located about 50 kilometers from Johannesburg, the Cradle of Humankind is one of eight places in South Africa listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit the Sterkfontein Caves where the 2.3-million-year-old fossil Australopithecus africanus was unearthed in 1947, and see the Maropeng Visitor Center, a world-class exhibition that was opened in 2005 and focuses on the development of hominins. Day 3: Cape TownGet picked up from the Radisson Blu Hotel in Johannesburg in the morning and travel to Cape Town. On arrival in Cape Town, embark on a full-day tour that takes you around the entire Cape Peninsula. Discover the wonders of Cape Town, from the pristine beaches to the spectacular sight of Cape Point, where the Atlantic and Indian Oceans meet. Your day also includes a visit to the sensational Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. Day 4: Cape TownStart your day with another convenient pickup from the Radisson Blu Four-Star Hotel in Cape Town and set out on a full-day wine tour. Start in Stellenbosch and make your way through the best Winelands in the Cape. Take part in an optional wine tasting. Day 5: Cape TownSpend the final day of your tour on a full-day safari in a beautiful private game reserve. See South African wildlife in its natural habitat. The reserve is home to over 1,200 species including lions, cheetahs, black rhino, eland, leopards, the Cape clawless otter, and many more. Enjoy the prolific birdlife in the park, which includes the African fish eagle, black-breasted snake eagle, giant kingfisher, Cape vulture, Cape eagle owl, flamingo, ostrich, secretary bird, sacred ibis, spotted eagle owl, black stork, barn owl, and jackal buzzard to name just a few. Your tour concludes with a return flight to OR Tambo International Airport. 

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

5. 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

6. 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.

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What people are saying about Cape Winelands

A must do for anyone visiting stellenbosch . Our guide was so informative and passionate about her home town. We only decided to do this last minute and so glad we did. Thank you Juliana you’re we’re delightful . Pete and Rachel cook

It was a very nice trip. Our tour guide explained everything to us in great detail about winegrowing in South Africa. He was very friendly and accommodating. I would definitely recommend the trip.

The guide was really nice and the tour was really interesting. Learned a lot about the colonial background of Stellenbosch.

Guide was well informed and enthusiastic. Tour was very interesting and relaxing -perfect thank you.

Enjoyable walk and very knowledgable guide who kept things interesting