2. Hot air Ballon and Cape Wine lands Private guided tour
Our tour will start with a pickup from your hotel and head straight to Stellenbosch district for your balloon flight where you will enjoy splendid views of the entire winelands' terrain and Table Mountain. With nobody knowing the landing location! We will keep in touch with your pilot to arrange your pick-up at the end of the balloon flight and drive you to the starting point for your breakfast. After the all-inclusive breakfast, the tour will go straight into Stellenbosch for an orientation of one of South Africa's most historic towns. Easily recognizable by its long rolls of historic whitewashed buildings, visitors find it very convenient to go in and out of most of Stellenbosch shops without breaking too much sweat. Your guide will drop you off at the center of the town and allow you some time to explore South Africa's second oldest colonial town before carrying on to Lanzerac wines for your maiden winetasting of the day with a chocolate pairing. From Lanzerac, we will drive over the hilly and winding Hells-heights pass to get to Delaire Graff wine estate. Not many wineries around the world offers a luxurious experience in all aspects like the Lawrence Graff owned Delaire Graff. Perched up on the eastern slopes of the Botmanskop hill, Delaire Graff enjoys uninterrupted views of the Drakenstein mountains and the Banhoek valley. Bronze sculptures by world renown artist such as Delan Lewis give you a guard of honour from the gate to the tasting room entry where stunning paintings graces the walls. Complementing the stunning landscape and well-designed buildings are the award-winning wines that you will taste here. The vineyards in the Banhoek valley enjoys a south-east facing slope that is cool in the mornings but has adequate solar radiation through the day and thus producing some of the best cabs in the area. Here you will try 3 white wines, 3 red wines and a rose. You have an option to break for lunch after Delaire graff and your guide will be able to recommend a restaurant of your choice. We are also more than happy to make lunch reservations for you well in advance. Later in the afternoon, our tour will go around the Drakenstein mountains to Franschhoek. Formerly known as the Elephant's corner, due to the many herds of elephants that once roamed this area before the arrival of the French farmers from Europe. Today Franschhoek is a top destination for visitors from all over the world. The vineyards are manicured to perfection, and the hotel and restaurant service is so extravagant in this town that one wonders if anyone is making a profit. Some believes that Franschhoek is one tiny millionaire's hobby place! Your guide will again allow you time to explore the town on foot before your last tasting at Dieu Donne. The wines here ranges from new styled wines to old, styled reds that competes very well with some of the best wines out of Bordeaux. After your final tasting, your tour will head back to Cape town to be dropped off at your hotel.