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Cape Town: Cape Winelands Full-Day Shared Tour

1. Cape Town: Cape Winelands Full-Day Shared Tour

Enjoy a day filled with beautiful scenery and wine and cheese tasting on this tour of the Cape Winelands. Get a taste of history as well as you visit historical landmarks, like the prison where Nelson Mandela was kept. Get picked up at your accommodation in the morning 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. 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 to Marianne Wine Estate in Paarl to experience biltong and taste their wines. Marianne believes that pairing different types of biltong with red wine enhances the flavors of their wines. Continue to Fairview Vineyards and Goats Cheese for a cheese and wine tasting. Purchase your favorite cheese and condiments from the deli, as well as wine from a choice of 3 ranges in the tasting room. As you follow along this route you’ll stop in front of Drakenstein Prison to see the Nelson Mandela monument. This prison is where Nelson Mandela spent his last days of incarceration before his walk to freedom. Next, you’ll have a chance to explore the town of Franschhoek, known as the food and wine capital of South Africa. It is home to some of the finest restaurants and wine estates in the country. Learn about the French influence on the Cape Winelands and explore a bit of the town itself. Take a break for lunch (at your own expense) and later visit the Mont Rochelle wine estate owned by Sir Richard Branson. Your last wine tasting for the day will be at Delaire Graff, known as the jewel of the Cape Winelands. Afterward, you’ll head back to Cape Town and be dropped off at your accommodation.

Stellenbosch: Guided Historical Walking Tour

2. 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.

Franschhoek & Stellenbosch: Full-Day Wine Tour

3. Franschhoek & Stellenbosch: Full-Day Wine Tour

Taste the local culture with this cellar tour. All wine tastings are paired with customized cheese, chocolate and cured meats. Visit 4 different wine estates in both regions: famous farms and some hidden gems known only to locals. Learn how wine is made, how to taste wine, what foods and wines pair best, and what bottles to order at restaurants. Enjoy a delicious light lunch served in the middle of the wine lands overlooking the Franschhoek valley.  Benefit from a diverse range of wine styles, local treats of cured meats paired with selected wines, artisanal chocolate and stroll down the beautiful main road of Franschhoek.

From Cape Town: Guided Walking Tour of Local Townships

4. From Cape Town: Guided Walking Tour of Local Townships

This tour shows the buzzing townships of South Africa in the Cape Region. It is an excellent opportunity to interact with the local community and share in the rich African cultures and traditional values. Experience unique township culinary delights or try some homemade brew in a shebeen (pub) while enjoying some township jazz. Some highlights on the tour also include a visit to an African craft market, spaza shop, school, mural art, hostels, and local food.

From Cape Town: Wine Route Day Tour

5. From Cape Town: Wine Route Day 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.

Combo Tour: Marine Wildlife Cruise & Wine Lands

6. Combo Tour: Marine Wildlife Cruise & Wine Lands

Attention wine and nature lovers: Expand your palate and brush up on your wine knowledge on this delicious tour. Start with a morning marine encounter as our skipper introduces you to Table Bay's wildlife during a 1.5-hour boat cruise and discover the wine lands with your expert guide. Enjoy a wine tasting at an award-winning wine farm, accompanied by a cheese assortment and a unique ride on the Franschhoek tram. Your detailed itinerary includes: Pickup from your hotel, boat ride, lunch at the Waterfront indoor food market (not included), Stellenbosch city orientation, a visit to Dorp Street, De Braak, free walkabout into historical town, wine tasting on a Stellenbosch Estate with cellar tour and cheese tasting, a visit to Franschhoek historical village, Franschoek Tram ride and onboard Wi-Fi.

Stellenbosch: 4x4 Winelands Private Experience

7. 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.

Stellenbosch: Private Magical Cape Peninsula Tour

8. Stellenbosch: Private Magical Cape Peninsula Tour

After being collected from your Cape Town accommodation, you will begin your experience touring the magical Cape Point on a private tour. You will begin with a scenic drive to the cape, throughout which you will discover the spectacular Cape Peninsula coastline. Taking a coastal road from Stellenbosch or Cape Town to Muizenberg, you will drive through Muizenberg, Kalk Bay, Fish Hoek, and Simon’s Town, all of which are full of history and culture. You'll then visit Boulders Beach and its local African penguin colony. You'll see wildlife and endemic flora of the most diverse floral kingdom in the world at the Cape of Good Hope Reserve. Cape Point is Africa's most south-westerly point, and it will be from there that you take the famous Chapman's Peak Drive along the Peninsula Coast. You'll finally drive through Cape Town's central business district, before being returned to your accommodation.

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.

Stellenbosch: Half Day Guided Nature Hike and Wine Tasting

10. Stellenbosch: Half Day Guided Nature Hike and Wine Tasting

Join us on a unique combination of a nature hike and wine tasting tour in the beautiful Banhoek Valley, Stellenbosch. There’s no better way to get up close to the mountain-topped views in this spectacular valley. The Banhoek Conservancy was formed to protect the environment, to uplift the community, and to re-establish a balance between human activities and nature. After completing your hike of 9kms, visit a boutique vineyard in the valley with breath-taking views for a wine tasting to conclude your half-day out in nature. Transport back to the starting point will be provided.

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What people are saying about Cape Winelands

This tour was amazing! Our guide Luc, came on time to pick us up from our hotel, he was very helpful, understanding, careful for everything and shared lot of information with us! We visited 3 vineyards and all of them were very beautiful! We had an unforgettable experience!

Our guide Thomas has a tremendous knowledge of South Africa's history. It was a very interesting day. The wine tastings are highly recommended. Wines vary, well presented and enhanced with biltong and cheese. We really enjoyed the day.

One of the best tour one can do, when visiting Cape Town. Winelands is such a beautiful experience, view of the area Franschhoek, Paarl, others

Amazing must do tour. Our tour guide Lucadel was great. Enjoyed the tour so much.

I totally enjoyed wine tasting stops especially the little Cafe Franschhoek