Calling all wine lovers, the Cape Winelands Full Day Tour is custom-made just for you! The Western Cape is home to the most beautiful, and certainly the most unique, wine producing region in Africa. Boasting some of the most picturesque Wine Estates and top-tier award winning wines in the world. The Cape Winelands Full Day Tour is therefore dedicated to giving you the most authentic Western Cape Winelands experience there is! Join us on a breath-taking journey through some of Cape Town’s most renowned wine routes, Stellenbosch, Paarl and Franschhoek as we explore, discover, taste and dive deeper into the wine making process. Are you ready for an exhilarating and truly exceptional journey into the heart and soul of the renowned Cape Winelands? Let’s go wine lovers!
Stellenbosch is easily one of South Africa’s best-known wine routes, located a mere 20 minutes from the city of Cape Town, Stellenbosch is surrounded by the vineyards of the Cape Winelands and the mountainous nature reserves of Jonkershoek and Simonsberg. You can therefore expect sensational scenery and a unique landscape that is vastly diverse from that of the Cape Peninsula. The unique wine producing region of Stellenbosch boasts an extensive variety of locally grown grapes, Chenin Blanc, Shiraz, Pinotage and the Méthode Cape Classique (local champagne) only being a few.
Our Cape Winelands tour allows you to get the full Stellenbosch Winelands experience, including a cellar tour, wine tasting, cheese tasting and so much more. You will also have the opportunity to purchase some of the Wine Estates unique wines to bring back home to enjoy the region’s wonderful vintages after your visit.
Besides a unique Winelands experience, our tour of the Cape Winelands also gives you a unique perspective and insight into the beloved town of Stellenbosch. Home to oak-shaded streets, Cape Dutch architecture, lively student life and University and a vibrant sense of community, Stellenbosch truly is one of a kind. Enjoy every second of this authentic experience by exploring the streets of this beautiful historic town and learn more of what makes it so unique.
Nestled between towering mountains in the Cape winelands lies the magnificent Franschhoek Wine Valley. Known as the food and wine capital of the country, Franschhoek promises a truly magnificent Cape Winelands experience. Directly translated to ‘The French Corner’, Franschhoek boasts traditional Cape Dutch architecture, centuries old Vineyards and French-named streets, adding a certain old-world charm and French-flare to this authentic Cape Winelands Tour.
You will therefore feel like you’ve escaped to a beautiful French era without really leaving the city at all! Your journey through the ever-charming Franschhoek will be both enchanting and tranquil, yet filled with exciting and unique wine pairing options, delicious delicacies, cheeses and some of the very best wines the region has to offer. Your journey through the Franschhoek Wine Valley will also include some of the very best views this scenic part of Cape Town has to offer, including the famous Helshoogte Pass.
While the main focus of our Cape Winelands Full Day Tour is definitely to explore and taste our way through the stunning Cape Winelands, we’ve also lined up a few surprize stops along the way. And the Drakenstein (Victor Verster) Prison is just one of them. Famously known as the location where President Nelson Mandela spent the last part of his imprisonment for campaigning against apartheid, the Drakenstein Prison, located between Paarl and Franschhoek, gives you a unique perspective into South Africa’s history and long road to Democracy. A small piece of South African history that’s sure to leave a lasting impression.
No Cape Town Winelands tour will be complete without a visit to Paarl. Located just north of Stellenbosch, Paarl is home to some of the most celebrated wineries in the Western Cape. The charming town of Paarl is also known as one of Cape Town’s most delightfully historical towns and is particularly well known for its Pearl Mountain or ‘Paarl Rock’. On many occasions compared in majesty to Uluru (formerly known as Ayers Rock) in Australia, this gigantic granite rock formation boasts three rounded outcrops that make up the striking presence of the Paarl Mountain. Besides witnessing this beloved local Paarl gem in all its glory, you will also get to enjoy the breath-taking scenery of the Paarl Wine Route and taste some of the region’s finest wines, making this another memorable stop of your tour of the Cape Winelands.
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