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From Cape Town: Stellenbosch Winelands Tour & Wine Tasting

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

Explore Stellenbosch's world-renowned wine region on a bus tour from Cape Town to visit Stellenbosch Wine Estate. Savor two wine tastings, a wine and cheese pairing tasting, and a cellar tour of the estate to learn all about its wine-making process. Then, stroll through the leafy and charming streets of the town on a guided walking tour to learn more about its fascinating history. See for yourself why South Africa is so famously known worldwide for making crowd-pleasing and award-winning wines on this winelands tour. Head straight to the cradle of the country's most beautiful wine region, Stellenbosch. Learn how the South African wine industry came to be. Learn how the foundation was set by refugees from France. Applying their skills with immediate success in Stellenbosch, they ultimately transformed the region into the center of the South African wine industry. Begin your tour with a complimentary pickup from your Cape Town hotel before being driven to Stellenbosch Wine Estate. Discover the winery's fine wines during a wine tasting, as well as a wine and cheese pairing tasting. Afterwards, embark on a guided tour of the charming town of Stellenbosch. Learn about its historical Dorp Street and DeBraak. Then continue your wine experience on a guided cellar tour to take in the ambiance created by enumerable amounts of soon-to-be-wine ageing in barrels and tanks. Next, enjoy a second wine tasting to sample more local notes and flavors before heading back to Cape Town.

From Cape Town: Cape Winelands Full-Day Private Tour

2. From Cape Town: Cape Winelands Full-Day Private Tour

Depart Cape Town and travel by luxury Mercedes Benz C-Class or Hyundai H1 towards the wine estates of Stellenbosch, Paarl and Franschhoek in the Cape Winelands. Travel along the N2 highway to the wine estate of DeMorgenzon, where you will stop for your first tasting at an award-winning winery and producer of one of the best Chenin Blanc wines in the region. (Wine tasting fees not included) Next, stop in Stellenbosch for an orientation tour of the town. Continue to the Marianne Wine Estate in Paarl and sample some biltong (dried meat) during a wine tasting at a winery that believes it enhances the flavors of their red wine. (Wine tasting fees not included) Travel to Fairview Wine and Cheese for a cheese and wine tasting and the chance to purchase your favorite cheese and condiments as well as wines from a choice of 3 labels. (Wine tasting fees not included) Make your way to the food and wine capital of Franschhoek, stopping at Drakenstein Prison to see the monument to Nelson Mandela along the way. Upon arrival in Franschhoek, visit the French Huguenot monument en route to the wine estate of Haute Cabrière. Taste their version of champagne, known as "MCC" ("Methode Cap Classique"). End your wine tasting tour at the Delaire Graff wine estate in the "jewel" of the Cape Winelands. (Wine tasting fees not included) Enjoy lunch (at your own expense) at one of the recommended restaurants, such as those at the Delaire Graff or La Petite Ferme wines estates or any of the many eateries in Franschhoek suitable for a light lunch. Return to your accommodation at the end of the day, or get dropped off at a restaurant in time for dinner.

Cape Town: E-Bike Wine Tour

3. 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: 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.

Cape Town: Cape Peninsula & Winelands Private Full-Day Tour

5. Cape Town: Cape Peninsula & Winelands Private Full-Day Tour

You have the freedom to choose which time you would like the tour to start. It is recommended you start at 8:30 AM, as you will want to get the most out of your day. The guided tour begins with a visit to Maidens Cove. With views of the notorious Twelve Apostles Mountain range and pristine Camps Bay penthouses, you might be tempted to relocate to Cape Town. If that isn’t enough to enthrall you, wait until you see Chapmans Peak Drive, this has to be one of the best, if not, the best mountain drive in the world. From the lookouts, you’ll be able to view the unspoiled beach of Noordhoek, the Hout Bay Harbor, and the Seal colony. Continue your tour to the Cape of Good Hope, a National Park which is the most Southern Western point of the African continent. Not too far from the Cape of Good Hope, you’ll see the warm and cold ocean currents meet at Cape Point Lighthouse. After visiting one of Africa’s well known national sights, head to Boulders Beach to see the African penguins. Here, you have the option of having a bite to eat at the Seaforth Restaurant or driving to Kalk Bay’s Harbor House. Please note; this is at your own account, and is optional. Thereafter, take a drive along Baden Powell Drive. This beautiful coastline drive offers beach and mountain views with beautiful wild flowers growing alongside the road. The scenic and seacoast drive leads you to Neethlingshof Wine and Delheim Wine Estate. Neethlingshof, in Stellenbosch, just outside the city of Cape Town, dates back to 1692. This is a perfect place for some wine tasting. The wine estate is known for its beautiful avenue of stone pines, and the beautiful surrounding mountain range. Neethlingshof boasts the finest wines including Merlot, Shiraz, Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinotage, and Sauvignon Blanc to name a few. Enjoy some wine tasting with food pairing which includes 5 bite size dishes. Your last stop for the day, Delheim Wine Estate, is situated at the slopes of Simonsberg Mountain and prides itself in its majestic surroundings. Famous for their award winning wines, such as, Pinotage Rose, Spatzendreck, and Grand Reserve, it is simply a must to indulge. Delheim Wine Estate also advises you on which wines are appropriate with food pairing. The estate offers decadent wine and cupcake pairing which is different from the usual wine and cheese combinations. If you consider yourself as a wine connoisseur, visiting these wine farms can be educational, indeed. Once your visit to these wine farms are finished, you will return back to your pick-up location along the N1 National Route. The tour concludes at around 6:00 PM.

Stellenbosch: Guided Vineyard Hike and Wine Tasting

6. 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 Stellenbosch: Wildflower West Coast Guided Private Tour

7. From Stellenbosch: Wildflower West Coast Guided Private Tour

Every year, flower-gazers marvel at a dramatic marvel at a phenomenon: a dry, brown, and seemingly barren landscape metamorphoses into a breath-taking floral wonderland. The magician behind this seemingly sudden change is the spring rain, which allows dormant seeds to germinate and erupt into the surface, blossoming in phenomenal brilliance. Yellow, pink, orange and purple carpets of the color spread as far as the eye can see. The flower season is rain-dependant. The spring bloom may occur between August – October depending on rainfall patterns.

Stellenbosch: Devon Valley Vineyards Bicycle Tour w. Lunch

8. 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.

From Cape Town/Stellenbosch: Cape Peninsula Private Day Trip

9. From Cape Town/Stellenbosch: Cape Peninsula Private Day Trip

Leave the city behind and see the highlights of the Cape Peninsula on a day trip with your own private guide. Kick back and snap some pictures of the scenic ride through craggy mountains, lush valleys, and unique beaches, from the Cape of Good Hope to the sprawling False Bay coastline. Set off from your hotel in Cape Town or Stellenbosch for an adventure in South Africa’s most striking region. Get a taste of small-town life as you pass through Noordhoek, Muizenberg, Kalk Bay, and Simon’s Town. Here, the streets are rich with history and an impressive mix of cultures. Snake around the long road of Chapman’s Peak Drive, and see some of the most stunning coastal views in the world. Explore the natural paradise that is the Cape of Good Hope, where native wildlife thrives. Animal lovers are in for a treat at Boulders Beach, where you’ll meet Africa’s only penguins. Your driver will point out the best places to grab pictures and souvenirs and offer plenty of info on each location’s history and importance. There’ll be plenty of time to stretch your legs, grab a bite, and take in the landscape at each stop before the ride back to your hotel.

From Cape Town: Private Half Day 3 Estates wine tour

10. 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.

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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 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.

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 fun & amazing tour. My guide was punctual, caring & took the best pictures. Definitely doing this again!