Franschhoek
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  • Cape Town: Cape Winelands Full-Day Shared Tour

    1. 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.

  • Stellenbosch: 4x4 Winelands Private Experience

    2. Stellenbosch: 4x4 Winelands Private Experience

    Perfect for wine lovers and adventure lovers too, this tour takes off on a 4x4 to visit 3 to 4 wine estates, depending on your time and pace. Drive into the vineyards while enjoying the beautiful views of the countrysides of Franschhoek, Banghoek, and Stellenbosch. From your guide, you’ll learn about the area, the vines, wines, and vineyards, as well as the history of these settlements before going down into the cellars for a tasting.   As this is a private tour, you get to decide where to have lunch: in the town of Franschhoek, Stellenbosch, or on one of the many wine estates in the region. Your guide will assist you with the choice and make sure you get what you’re craving. Join this tour for an unforgettable experience.

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

    3. 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.

    The guide and chauffeur were so nice and made us spend a really wonderful time. A must do as an activity in stellenbosch and Franschoek.

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What people are saying about Franschhoek

A tough ride, if you go mountain biking without experience! Fortunately I was able to do the last part with the broom wagon. Lunch at Burgundy, unknown winery, was fine, drink in between at Bosschendal. The guide and the driver were very nice and helpful and after lunch we showed us a beautiful view of Franschhoek from the mountains.

The tour was very well organized and a nice experience. We had great tour guides. Ruben provided us with historical information and details about the wineries we visited, reducing the travel time.

A great excursion that we would book again as well. Ruben was a great guide. We had a fun group. Thank you for arranging a taxi. Until next time.

The guide and chauffeur were so nice and made us spend a really wonderful time. A must do as an activity in stellenbosch and Franschoek.

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