The Cape Winelands is the largest wine producing region in the Western Cape. With a selection of over 200 cellars to choose from, you are guaranteed to taste some of the finest wines in the world. Experience our rich historical and cultural heritage while visiting quaint villages.

While South Africa's fertile valleys are world famous for their crisp white and classic French-style red wines, the area is also a treasury of rustic beauty and sprawling estates shaded by giant oak trees. Our drive today will include the country's principal wine routes of Paarl, Stellenbosch and Franschhoek, with a stop en route for lunch (for own account). Our day starts with a visit to Paarl where you will be struck by the beauty of the Valley, the pristine blue sky, the rolling vineyards and the Pearl of Paarl set high above the valley. Paarl made headlines when President Mandela was released from the Groot Drakenstein prison (ex VictorVerster), on the outskirts of the town, to freedom and the start of the new South Africa. We enjoy a wine tasting and cellar tour at one of the local estates. From Paarl, we'll continue north-west to the beautiful village of Franschhoek, near the Drakenstein Mountains founded in 1688 by French immigrants fleeing the Huguenot religious persecution in Europe. A memorial in the town commemorates the arrival of these early settlers who helped develop the wines sought after by Napoleon, Bismark and royalty such as Edward VII, the Prince of Wales. We'll then head to Stellenbosch, the second oldest town in South Africa and the historic heart of the country's wine region. Enjoy a final wine tasting before returning to Cape Town. Please note that this tour may run in reverse.

Collection: +/- 09h00
Duration: 8 hours

01 Nov - 31 Oct 2015
R915 per person

01 Nov 2015 - 30 Nov 2016
R965 per person


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All other entrance fees not stated in itinerary

Collection: +/- 09h00
Duration: 8 hours

Tour at a Glance

  • Regions: Stellenbosch, Franschhoek
  • Duration: Full Day
  • Validity: 2015-16
  • Min Pax: 2
  • Highlights: Wine Tasting, Cellar Tour
  • Departure Dates: Daily
  • Meals: None