Cape Winelands

CAPE WINELANDS

A comprehensive discovery and tasting of the magnificent Cape Winelands region, where old world meets new.

Journey into the magnificent Cape Winelands region, steeped in rich Dutch, British and French history. Discover the origin of wine in this beautiful part of the Western Cape and sample some of the best wines the region has to offer. Statistics reveal that South Africa might only be the 7th largest producer in the world, but this tour will reveal that we are definitely one of the finest producers in the world, with many international awards under our belt.

Not only is the Cape Wineland region world renown for its award-winning wines, they are also highly regarded for their exquisite restaurants and incredible accommodation on offer, from luxury 5-star hotels to backpacker retreats for the more budget conscious. Whatever your requirements are, it is highly recommended to spend a night or two deep in the heart and tranquility of the Cape Winelands for some well deserved rest, not to mention sampling some delectable cuisine and a wine pairing to match!

ITINERARY

08h30 Collect from accommodation
09h30 Arrive in the historic and picturesque town of Stellenbosch and enjoy a wonderful walkabout under the oak trees, while visiting the many eclectic shops, art galleries and souvenir shops. Alternatively, visit the “Village Museum” and take a walk down memory lane, experiencing life as it was centuries ago)
11h00 Wine tasting at a nearby estate, based on your personal preferences
13h00 Arrive in the French-themed Franschhoek, and enjoy a well deserved lunch break
14h30 Enjoy a stroll through the town and visit shops and art galleries. Alternatively, visit the French Huguenot Museum and monument
15h30 Wine tasting at a nearby estate, based on your personal preferences
16h30 Depart the Franschhoek area
17h30 Drop off at your accommodation
Please Note: The above itinerary is merely indicative and subject to change. We will suitably adapt your travel plan based on your individual requirements and personal interests, thereby ensuring the most memorable experience possible

MEETING POINT + TOUR DURATION

Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
End Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
Duration: 9 hours
Length of tour tour may vary slightly and depends on a variety of factors. These could include, but are not limited to, traffic, seasonal changes, daylight hours, time of departures, etc. As a local tourist guide, I will best advise you at the time

TRANSPORTATION

Transportation is provided in a modern, clean and air-conditioned vehicle (2012 VW 7-seater Minibus or similar) which is registered with the Dept. of Transport as a tourist vehicle. Suitable vehicles can also be supplied for larger groups.

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • Other: Transportation in comfortable, air conditioned vehicle
  • Registered and highly experienced driver/guide
  • Fuel, Road taxes, toll fees, insurance
  • Bottled water on board
  • Complimentary photography of guests, if required

ESTIMATED LOCAL CASH NEEDED

600 ZAR (South African Rand) – Additional anticipated costs summarized as follows:

  • Lunch – Average of R350 per person
  • Wine tasting – Average of R250 per person (2 to 3 tastings)

WHAT’S EXTRA

  • Other: Lunch and additional refreshments
  • Wine tasting costs
  • Additional activities and/or entrance fees not specified (eg. local museums, horse riding or cycling through the vineyards, etc)