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Full Day Tour
Duration
Sight Seeing
Type
Free
Wifi
1 Person (s)
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Daily Tours - 

Depart: 08:00 – 09:00               
Return: 17:30

 

Stellenbosch

  • City Orientation
  • Dorp Street
  • De Braak
  • Free walkabout into historical town
  • Wine tasting on a Stellenbosch Estate with cellar tour and cheese tasting

Paarl

  • Drive through Paarl
  • Wine tasting on a local wine estate
  • Nelson Mandela's former prison, Victor Verster

Franschhoek

  • Franschhoek historical village
  • Enjoy a unique ride on the Franschoek Tram
  • Wine tasting on a local wine estate
  • Huguenot memorial (optional)

                      Winelands Visit and Wine Tasting Full Day

 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Expand your palate and enjoy three wine tastings at the most prestigious, award-winning wine farms(*) of Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Paarl. Enjoy wine tasting, cheese tasting and cellar tours all while gaining knowledge about some of the most unique wines in the world
  • Enjoy a unique ride on the vintage-style Franschhoek Tram, passing through breath-taking views and vineyards - one of the best ways to explore the true beauty of Franschhoek
  • Visit Paarl and its vibrant Afrikaans culture, and the Drakenstein prison, where Nelson Mandela last stayed before being released

Winelands Full Day Visit

Attention wine lovers! Tantalise your taste buds and brush up on your wine knowledge on our Full Day Winelands Tour. Enjoy three wine tastings at award-winning wine farms, accompanied by a cheese assortment and cellar tour, an exciting ride on the Franschhoek tram, and a visit to the Drankenstein Prison where Nelson Mandela spent the last part of his captivity.

Stellenbosch

We start the morning off at the Stellenbosch winelands, only 20 minutes out of Cape Town, which offers a majestic scenery that is entirely different to the Cape Peninsula. You will discover different grape varieties that grow in the area such as Chenin Blanc, Shiraz, and the uniquely South African Pinotage. You will also learn about the Méthode Cap Classique developed in the region, that emulates and rivals the very best French champagnes. Stellenbosch is a small but very lively town with a famous university and numerous activities such as wine cellar tours and tastings, museums, galleries and strawberry picking. You will have the opportunity to purchase wines to bring back home to enjoy the region's delightful vintages after your visit.
(1h45)

Franschhoek

We then head to Franschhoek - a wine-lover's dream destination - also known as "the French corner", an old Huguenot village. With its numerous streets and estates with French names, the town will make you feel completely bewildered, feeling like you were in France in another era. You will be completely enchanted by the town's charm and its peaceful environment. You will get the chance to taste the region's delicacies, cheeses and its best wines. Since the 1st of October, we are very proud to take you on an unique ride on the Franschhoek Tram, journeying through beautiful vineyards, breath-taking scenery and award-winning wine farms. Bonus - our guides are fluent in English and French!
(2h)

Drakenstein Prison

Drakenstein, also known as Victor Verster Prison, is located between Franschhoek and Paarl. The prison is famous for being the one where Nelson Mandela spent the last fourteen months of his imprisonment for campaigning against Apartheid, afterwards leaving a free man in February 1990! Here you will get to see a recently unveiled, larger than life-size statue of Nelson Mandela raising his fist, not in anger, but as a well-known gesture of defiance, usually accompanied by the freedom slogan - 'amandla awethu' in isiZulu or 'power to the people' in English.

Paarl

We end off the tour at the town of Paarl, offering you a great perspective into Afrikaans culture and tradition. The district is specially well-known for its Pearl Mountain or "Paarl Rock". The huge granite rock is formed by three rounded outcrops that make up Paarl Mountain and has been compared in majesty to Uluru (formerly known as Ayers Rock) in Australia. Paarl offers you a diverse range of wine farms, the famous Spice Route, the Taal Monument (the Afrikaans language monument), coffee shops, breweries and plenty more. You will also be able to visit the town's vineyards where you will taste the region's finest wines.
(1h)

(*)Wine farm locations may differ depending on the day of the week or the time of the year.

- This a full day tour of the Winelands and you will be picked up and dropped off from your hotel. -

Price policy: In case of non-presentation on the tours, full cancellation fees will apply. You may cancel up to 24 hours before your tour.

Inclusions and Exclusions:

 Inclusions: 

  • Entrance fees
  • Three wine tasting
  • One cheese tasting
  • Cellar Tour
  • Professional guide
  • Pick up and drop off at hotel
  • Earphones to hear the guide clearly
  • WiFi on board

Exclusions: 

  • Lunch
  • Optional visits

Pick up and drop off at your hotel or guesthouse around Cape Town.

Included:

  • Cellar tour
  • Three wine tastings
  • One cheese tasting

Not included:

  • Lunch
  • Optional visits

GENERAL INFORMATION & CONDITION OF SALES

  • In case of non-presentation on the tours, full cancellation fees will apply.
  • You can cancel until 24 hours before your tours.  
  • Not available on 25th December and New Years Day
  • General information and conditions of carriage prices, routes, places of interest, destinations, hotels and restaurants are subject to availability and to change
  • Tour departure and arrival are approximate
  • German, French, Spanish as well as other foreign language guides are available on request
  • All our vehicles are insured substantially for passenger liability
  •  All tours are subject to minimum number of passengers
  • Luggage and personal possessions are carried at your own risk
  •  Please ensure that valuables and travel documents are kept safe at all times
  • Cash payments are to be made in South Africa Rands unless alternative arrangements have been made
  •  Full payment is to be made directly to the guide on commencement of the tour, unless otherwise arranged

Tour Reviews

Tour Reviews

Anna -

I had a fantastic time! The different wine estates were lovely and unique in their own way. Enjoyed the stops along the way as well as the ride with the Franschhoek Tram. Great wine, cheese and biltong. Our tour guide Jan was knowledgeable and able to answer all of our questions. Great tour if you want to see more than just one town or estate!

1 year ago

Bradley -

This was a terrific experience. I only booked the day before so was a bit dubious that it would work out so last minute. But the shuttle picked me up right on schedule. Our guide, Redaa, was very friendly and knowledgeable. We visited two wineries, tasting a broad selection of wines at each; at one the wines were paired with SA cheeses, and at the other several of the wines were paired with different kinds of biltong - fun! Breathtaking views - the Stellenbosch region is so beautiful. -- I was in Cape Town for work and only had a half day to tour. Taking this half-day wine excursion was the best decision. I will be back, and will choose other tours from the same operator.

1 year ago

Heathe -

We did the half day afternoon tour which was excellent. Were picked up from our accommodation with no problems at 1330 and were joined by 8 other people. Our guide was great and informative during our journey to Stellenbosch. We visited 2 wine estates, one for wine and cheese, the other for wine and biltong. Both were excellent and we had the opportunity to purchase wine from both. We then had some time to explore the town of Stellenbosch. The driver dropped us back to our apartment at 1830. We had a great day and were fortunate to have such a friendly and entertaining group to spend it with!

1 year ago

Sam - France -

Really lovevly and enjoyed it!

2 years ago

Kathyrn - Egypt -

This was a fun day. It was well organised and managed. I think we all had a GREAT time. Some nice wine tasting and beautiful wineries

2 years ago

Selina - Austria -

This was an amazing tour and our guide was very knowledgeable and made sure we all got to enjoy ourselves. Each winery had something different to offer. The wines were amazing. You will enjoy the wines and expand your palette

2 years ago

Bart - The Netherlands -

This full-day tour was excellent. Pick up time was prompt. The tour guide Adolph communicated in English and French. He was very knowledgeable and very polite. Everyone had great fun with him, he tried to accommodate everyone. I would recommend this full day tour. Valued or money. Excellent

2 years ago

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