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  • Capetown Winelands: Shared Half-Day Tour with Local Guide

    1. Capetown Winelands: Shared Half-Day Tour with Local Guide

    South Africa is known worldwide for making crowd-pleasing and award-winning wines. This half-day Winelands tour will take you to the cradle of this beautiful wine region. On the tour your guide will share with you the story of how the South African wine industry came to be. You will learn how the foundation was set by protestant refugees from France. They brought with them finely tuned and centuries old grape growing and winemaking practices. Applying these skills with immediate success in the newly established village of Stellenbosch they ultimately transformed the region into the centre of the present-day South African wine industry. You will begin your morning or afternoon tour with complimentary pick-up from your Cape Town hotel before being taken to Stellenbosch Wine Estate. There you will do a wine tasting, as well as a wine and cheese tasting. After, you will be taken on a guid...

    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.

  • Cape Town: Cape Winelands Full-Day Shared Tour

    2. 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.

  • Cape Town: Full-Day Shared Wine Tasting Tour

    3. Cape Town: Full-Day Shared Wine Tasting Tour

    Uncork the Cape winelands and get drunk on its rich history, culture, and scenic vistas on a full-day trip with a guide who takes the terror out of terroir. Your journey begins in the Paarl wine region, famous for its cheese and wine tastings and great views. You’ll then meander to the Franschhoek wine region – a historic French enclave and granddaddy of South African viticulture with stunning mountain views. Then on to student-settled Stellenbosch for home-cloned Pinotage and award-winning farms. Also included is a delicious a la carte lunch with vegetarian options. From full-bodied tales with complex twists – like a 1688 French-run slave farm turned 21st century community driven wine project - to light and fruity fables, Bruce and his guides will keep you entertained. Travel along Cape Town's high roads and back roads tasting and learning about South Africa’s bubbly Cap Classique, he...

    Amazing!!! Great experience with Bruce and his team!!! Wonderful wine estates during the entire day!! I Love it!

  • Cape Town: E-Bike Wine Tour

    4. 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: Winelands Full Day Tour and Wine Tasting

    5. From Cape Town: Winelands Full Day Tour and Wine Tasting

    Attention wine lovers! Get ready to embark on a breathtaking journey through the winelands of the South African Cape. Learn all about the process of making fine wines, from the vineyard to the bottle, and visit the historical towns of Stellenbosch, Franschoek & Paarl. Stellenbosch/Zewenwacht The Stellenbosch winelands, just 20 minutes away from the city of Cape Town, offer a superb scenery, completely different from the landscape of the Cape peninsula. Numerous grapes are grown in the region, such as Chenin Blanc, Shiraz, Pinotage, and the Méthode Cap Classique (local champagne). Stellenbosch is a small but vibrant town with a very famous university and numerous activities like wine cellar tours and tastings. You will have the opportunity to purchase wines to bring back home to enjoy continue enjoying the region's wonderful vintages even after your visit. (1h 45min)...

    Great tour with nice stops, picturesque settings of all wineries visited. A must do in Cape Town

  • 3-Day Garden Route and Safari from Cape Town

    6. 3-Day Garden Route and Safari from Cape Town

    Day 1: Oudtshoorn (Distance traveled: about 400 km) Start with a morning pick-up from your accommodation in Cape Town and Stellenbosch areas. Set off along the famous Route 62, where you'll capture the beauty of high mountains, twisting passes, vast Karoo plains, vineyards and orchards. Pop in at one of the many farm stalls along the way, stocked with locally crafted delights before arriving in Oudtshoorn, ostrich capital of the world. Delve deep underground to the magical Cango Caves’ limestone chambers, alive with drip formation stalactites and stalagmites and remnants of Khoikhoi paintings. Opt for the easy-going guided Heritage Tour to test the cave’s acoustics and gain insights about the dripstone evolution. By contrast, the Adventure Tour allows would-be contortionists to squeeze, twist and wiggle their way through limestone chimneys on a rather more daring under...

    Great trip. Uriel our guide was fantastic. He made sure everything was organised to perfection and was a excellent host. Would recommend this trip to all ages.

  • Stellenbosch: Guided Historical Walking Tour

    7. 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.

    A must do for anyone visiting stellenbosch . Our guide was so informative and passionate about her home town. We only decided to do this last minute and so glad we did. Thank you Juliana you’re we’re delightful . Pete and Rachel cook

  • From Cape Town: Private Wine Tasting Day Tour

    8. From Cape Town: Private Wine Tasting Day Tour

    Discover the Cape Winelands on a private full-day tour, visiting various estates in the Franschhoek, Stellenbosch, and Paarl areas. Start your experience with hotel pickup in Cape Town. Head towards the wine country in an air-conditioned vehicle, passing through Stellenbosch en route to Tokara Wine Estate. Enjoy your first tasting of Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc wines at this beautiful winery, set on the slopes of Simonsberg mountain. Continue to the luxury Delaire Graff wine estate, to enjoy a tutored tasting session with an expert sommelier. Head to the lovely town of Franschhoek, and visit the Huguenot Museum to gain a better understanding of the region’s culture and history. Continue to Mont Rochelle after lunch in Franschhoek, or choose to eat at one of the winery’s restaurants. Enjoy another wine tasting at Mont Rochelle, before driving to Fairview for a cheese and wine...

  • From Cape Town: Full-Day Winelands Tour with Tasting

    9. From Cape Town: Full-Day Winelands Tour with Tasting

    Join this guided tour to explore the area around the Cape. The first stop is at Blaauwberg beach, for amazing views of Table Mountain from across the water of Table Bay. Then head into wine country, where you will visit the Backsberg Wine Estate (subject to change). Join the cellar master for an informative tour of the wine-making facility and cellar. Taste their classic red and white wines with cheese pairings. Explore the quaint village of Franschhoek and enjoy some lunch. This is the country’s food and wine heartland. Breathtaking scenery, warm hospitality, world-class cuisine and the finest wines combine to create lasting memories. In the afternoon head over the Hellshoogte mountain pass to Stellenbosch, the Cape’s second-oldest settlement. You will have a brief city tour here, before continuing to the Vergenoegt Wine Estate (subject to change) for an afternoon tasting of their sp...

    More wine samples than you can drink. Great commentary from guide. Good value lunch. Very comfortable bus. All around excellent full day out.

  • Private Full-Day Wine Tour and Tasting from Cape Town

    10. Private Full-Day Wine Tour and Tasting from Cape Town

    Discover the picturesque wine-growing region of the Cape. You can choose from more than 100 wineries with different wines, including the typical South African Pinotage and Chenin Blanc. Depending on your interests and individual taste in wines, you'll have the opportunity to visit 2 to 4 wine estates in the towns Paarl, Franschhoek, and Stellenbosch (e.g. Morgenster, Vergelegen, Boschendal, and Fairview), with wine tasting included. Enjoy a short stroll through the university town of Stellenbosch, the second oldest town in South Africa, famous for its excellent university. In addition to wine tasting, you can visit a wine cellar as well as enjoy a tour through the city. On request, it is possible to stop for lunch (at your own expense) or organize a trip to Franschhoek – the “gourmet town” of South Africa. At the end of the tour, you will be taken back to your hotel.

    Mauritz, our driver/guide for the day picked us upon time and was very friendly and very knowledgeable. Not only about the wine areas but also about lots of the South African social and political history. He listened to our wine likes and dislikes (my wife only drinks white wine while I prefer red) and chose the wineries to visit with this in mind. He gave us good information on the areas we visited and also arranged the tastings so that both Ann and myself were fully satisfied with the types of wine available. The timings of the visits, tastings and lunch stop was well judged and made the day very relaxing. I would strongly recommend Mauritz as an English or German speaking guide for a day in the Winelands.

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4.6 / 5

based on 1,126 reviews

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.

More wine samples than you can drink. Great commentary from guide. Good value lunch. Very comfortable bus. All around excellent full day out.

We couldn’t have asked for more! Definitely recommend Bruce as a tour guide, knowledgeable and friendly. Will never use anybody else!

Amazing!!! Great experience with Bruce and his team!!! Wonderful wine estates during the entire day!! I Love it!

Fantastic experience. Visited 4 wineyards tasted lots of wines and had a lot of fun.