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From Cape Town: Stellenbosch & Franschhoek Wine Tasting Tour

1. From Cape Town: Stellenbosch & Franschhoek Wine Tasting Tour

Enjoy a day filled with beautiful scenery and wine and cheese tastings on a group tour of the Cape Winelands of Stellenbosch and Franschhoek from Cape Town. Sample up to 20 different wines with stops at 4 award-winning wine estates and enjoy lunch. After pickup, head off on your tour to Stellenbosch and Franschhoek, known as the American Express Wine Route of South Africa. Start with a town orientation tour of Stellenbosch, the second oldest town in South Africa. The first wine-tasting stop will be at the Delaire Graff Wine Estate. Known as the Jewel of the Cape Winelands, Delaire Graff is not only famous for its award-winning wines, but also for its views and Instagrammable photo spots. Taste five premium wines. From there, drive to the Tokara Wine Estate. Tokara prides itself in producing world-class red wines, award-winning olive oil, and sweeping views of the Stellenbosch Winelands. Here you'll taste up to four premium wines. Next, visit Delheim Wine Estate for lunch and a third wine tasting. Enjoy a main course with premium wine outside on the terrace (inside the restaurant in winter) at the garden restaurant overlooking the lush green gardens. Choose your main course meal from a selection of meat, poultry, fish, or vegetarian options. Additional Wines, soft drinks, and/or any other courses from the menu are available for purchase. Water for the table is included. Your final wine-tasting stop will be at one of the most popular wine-tasting destinations in the Cape Winelands, the Fairview Wine Estate. Taste up to six types of red and white wines paired with six carefully selected types of cheese. In between, choose to make an optional brief stop in front of the Drakenstein Correctional Center (formerly Victor Verster Prison) to take a photo of the Nelson Mandela monument. The tour culminates with a drive through the town of Franschhoek, known as the food and wine capital of South Africa. It's home to some of the finest restaurants and wine estates in the country. Learn about the French influence on the Cape Winelands and stop at the French Huguenot Monument for photos. Afterward, head back to Cape Town and get dropped off at your accommodation.

Fullday Wine Tour

2. Fullday Wine Tour

Driving Northeast out of Cape Town, we will pass some of the most well known townships in South Africa. The first one Langa, is the oldest one in Cape Town. Compared to other squatter like townships in South Africa. Langa is well developed and has seen its local economy grow from strength to strength over the years. Next we will pass the Cape Town International Airport. Known to be Africa's most award winning and safest Airport. Then we will pass a township called Khayelitsha. In Xhosa it means 'our new home'. Measuring 10 square miles and inhabiting more than half a million people. Vast majority of her inhabitants works in town and is daily dependant on public transport. As we drive off to the Cape Winelands region, we will pass The Cape Town Film Studios. The film industry grew rapidly in the lockdown. This is where The pirate carribean and Black Snails was shooted. Next we continue to the town of Stellenbosch, known to be the second oldest colonial town in the country. Her architecture, water furrows and well over 300 old oka trees guves one a nostalgic feeling of a bygone era. Dorp street for example has the longest row of oldest buildings in the Southern Hemiphere. Then we will pass the University of Stellenbosch. This is one of the Best universities in the country, because its where our winemakers study to become a wine maker. Next you will enjoy your first winetasting at Delaire Graff. Known to be the Jewel of the Cape Winelands. Next you will enjoy your second wine tasting at Tokara. They grow their own olives, and they reckon that it goes good with wine. Here you can do olive and wine tasting. Then we will continue to the town of Franschoek meaning ' French Corner'. This is where the French used to settle in the 1800's when they fleed from prosecution because of their religion. Franschoek is also top for food in the country. This is where we will stop for lunch. Lastly you will do a wine tasting at Eikenhof. A Small winefarm inherited by the fourth generation. This is where you will have the privilege of meeting the farmer himself doing the tasting. On our way back to Cape Town, we will stop at the Drakenstein Prison, where Nelson Mandela spend his last two years in prison.

Cape Town: 3 Regions Winelands Tour incl. 3 Estates 15 Wines

3. Cape Town: 3 Regions Winelands Tour incl. 3 Estates 15 Wines

Discover the Beauty of South Africa's Wine Country with a Full-Day Tour. Join a small group tour for an enriching journey that will leave you feeling inspired and fulfilled. Our tour will take you to at least three top wine farms across Paarl, Stellenbosch, and Franschhoek. You'll enjoy wine tastings, visits to scenic spots, and a sumptuous lunch at a top-rated eatery in Franschhoek. Additionally, you can go on a cellar tour to learn more about winemaking. With this tour, you will enjoy the convenience of beginning your wine tour with a pickup service from your accommodation. Begin the wine tasting at Fairview Estate, which sits atop the southern slopes of Paarl Mountain. Here, you'll get to visit their famous vineyard and goat farm. The estate has been producing award-winning wines for over 300 years. To complement the wine tasting, you'll sample a full range of farm-made cheeses for which this winery is equally renowned. Next up is La Motte, located in the heart of the Franschhoek Valley. Here, you'll indulge in South Africa's finest wines in a beautifully decorated tasting room. On the way, you'll make a quick stop at Drakenstein, the prison where former President Nelson Mandela was once held, for a photo opportunity. Lunch (at your own expense) awaits you at La Petit restaurant, which overlooks the Franschhoek Valley. The restaurant offers country cuisine with a fresh contemporary touch. After lunch, you'll head to Stellenbosch, founded in 1679, and take a drive through the old Dutch village. On Church Street, you'll find unique coffee shops and art galleries. The first wine-tasting stop in this area is Boshendal, which is nestled in one of the most picturesque valleys in the Cape Winelands. Here, you can experience a delightful wine-and-chocolate pairing overlooking enchanting gardens. If time permits, you'll make a final stop on the way back to Cape Town at Muratie, one of the Cape's oldest and most impressive cellars. You'll have the opportunity to try their outstanding red and port wines to wrap up the day. We'll drop you off in the city at approximately 18h00, marking the end of a perfect day filled with the beauty and elegance of South Africa's wine country.

From Cape Town: Full-Day Cape Winelands Tour

4. From Cape Town: Full-Day Cape Winelands Tour

Tantalize your taste buds and brush up on your wine knowledge on this Cape Town Full-Day Winelands Tour. Visit the three major wine-producing areas of the Cape and get a chance to taste an assortment of wines coupled with wine pairing among other things. Go to Stellenbosch, known as the Wine Capital of South Africa. Be surrounded by the vineyards of the Cape Winelands and the mountainous nature reserves of Simonsberg and Jonkershoek. Next, go to Franschhoek to see its century-old Vineyards and Cape Dutch architecture. Make one last stop in Paarl, the third-oldest City and European settlement in the Republic of South Africa and the largest town in the Cape Winelands. Enjoy three wine tastings at Award-winning wine farms, accompanied by a cheese assortment and cellar tour. Take an exciting ride on the Franschhoek tram, and visit the Drakenstein Prison where Nelson Mandela spent the last part of his captivity.

Cape Town: Half-Day Wineries and Tastings Small Group Tour

5. Cape Town: Half-Day Wineries and Tastings Small Group Tour

Experience local flavors as you try wines at three wine estates on this half day tour from Cape Town. Uncover the secrets of the winemaking processes as you visit local wine cellars and vineyards. Discover the charm of Stellenbosch, the second oldest town in South Africa. Enjoy the convenience of being picked up from your accommodation in Cape Town. Sit back and relax as you take in views of wine country on the way to the Fairview Wine and Cheese estate. Follow your guide to the wine tasting area and savor six wine and cheese pairings. Continue to the Babylonstoren estate for a tour of the wine cellar. Listen as your guide walks you through the entire wine-making process. Stroll through the the vineyards, the press, the production cellar, and the maturation cellar to get a in-depth look into the process. Taste six of the best wines produced by Babylonstoren before, heading to the Marianne Wine Estate to try a pairing of biltong (dried meat) and wine. Learn about how Marianne's Floreal wine was hand picked by Chef Gordon Ramsey for Nelson Mandela's 90th birthday at Buckingham Palace. Make your way to the town of Stellenbosch. Drive down the oak-lined Dorp street to appreciate its old-fashioned charm. Return to your accommodation in Cape Town at the end of your tour.

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Luca was absolutely amazing!! He was knowledgeable, funny and by the end of the tour he felt like family. We were with 4 other super cool humans that lived in different areas of the world —we laughed and just had a great time!! I will definitely hold this experience dear to my heart…it was very special experience for me and my husband!!! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Five Stars!!

KAGABo was a wonderful guide. Discreet, kind and very knowledgeable about the winelands and the history of the territory. It was a really interesting day, he was super helpful. We visited 4 wineries in total freedom, we could choose which ones to stop. I highly recommend it with him

What a fab day we had on this wine tour. Luke, our guide, was lovely and very informative throughout the day. The vineyards we visited were all beautiful. A fantastic day that we highly recommend!

Nice trip, very friendly guide and amazing wineries. The splendor of the mountains provide an amazing and exciting view. A fantastic tour!

Eine schöne Tour für alle, die wenig Zeit haben Franschhoeck und Stellenbosch zu besuchen.