Cape Wineland Day Tour takes you round the different part of Western Cape wine estates in the Wineland such a Stellenbosch, Franschhoek, Paarl and wellington. Stellenbosch is a town in the Western Cape province of South Africa, situated about 50 kilometres east of Cape Town, along the banks of the Eerste River. It is the second oldest European settlement in the province, after Cape Town. The town was founded in 1679 by the Governor of the Cape Colony, Simon van der Stel, who named it after himself – Stellenbosch means “(van der) Stel’s …
The Stellenbosch Wineland, is about 45 minutes drive away from the city of Cape Town, it give superb scenery, completely different from the landscape of the Cape peninsula. Numerous grapes are grown in the region such as Chenin Blanc, Shiraz, Pinot age and the Methode Cap Classique (local champagne). The town of Stellenbosch is small, but very vibrant town with a very famous university. There will be an opportunity for wine cellar tours, tastings and purchase wines from the vineyard to take back home to enjoy the region’s wonderful vintages with family, friends and colleagues after your visit.
Franschhoek is called The French corner of the Cape. It lies in one of the most beautiful wine valleys in the world, about 65 minutes’ drive from the city of Cape Town. The town of Frenschhoek hosts one of the TOP 50 restaurants in the world. It’s a valley that was originally a settlement, in 1688 by 176 French Huguenot refugees and with many of the settlers naming their new farms after the areas in France from which they originated from, La Motte, Champagne, La Cotte, Cabrière, La Provence, Bourgogne, La Terra de Luc and La Dauphine and these were among some of the first established farms. With its numerous streets and estates in French names. The attributes of the village have turned Franschhoek into a popular tourist destination, with dozens of bed and breakfasts and small cottages available for accommodation.
Paarl offers a great window into Afrikaner culture and tradition. The town boasts of a monument dedicated to the Huguenots. A visit to the town’s vineyards where you will taste the region’s finest wines. Drakenstein (Victor Verster) is a low-security prison between Paarl and Franschhoek. The prison is famous for being the location where Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela spent the last part of his imprisonment in campaigning against apartheid and freedom of South Africans.
CAPE WINELANDS TOUR HIGHLIGHTS
- Cheetahs viewing, Tour and Encounter (Optional)
- Eagle farm with Encounter (Optional)
- Cellar Tour and Wine Tasting at one of the Wine Estate
- Free time city Walk at Stellenbosch
- Drive through
- Helshoogte Pass
- Area view
- Huguenot Memorial
- Second Wine Tasting at any Franschhoek Wine Estate
- Lunch (optional & Time Permitting).
- Le Bonheur Crocodile Farm (optional & Time Permitting)
- Afrikaans Monument Paarl
Cape Winelands Tour Price Inclusive:
- Two Wine Tasting
- Cheese and Olives Tasting
- Professional Tourist Guide and Driver
- Full house Air-Conditional Vehicle/Van
- Luxury Vehicle/Car for Private Tour
- A Bottle of Natural Still Water on board per person
- Free Wi-Fi on board
- Special Attractions
- Extra Wine Activities
Depart Daily: ±08hr30, Return: ± 17hr00.
Return to Cape Town on N1 and view Table Mountain from over 60km