Sample some of South Africa’s best-known wines in the lands where they’re grown during a private tour of Paarl, Stellenbosch and Franschhoek. From Cape Town you’ll head for the Cape Winelands region to visit four different wineries.
During each stop, learn about how the combination of climate, soil and grape varietals create the unique wines for which South Africa is known throughout the world. Taste wines, fortified wines, cheese and chocolate on this decadent private tour.
Full-day private wine tour to Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Paarl wine regions from Cape Town Travel with a private guide, passionate about the New World wines of South Africa Tour four prestigious wine estates including Fairview and Boschendal Sample fortified wine, chocolate, cheese and, of course, South African wine varieties like Pintotage Transport by spacious, air-conditioned minivan.
What You Can Expect Private Tour:
Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Paarl Wine-Tasting Tour from Cape Town Begin your day with pickup at your Cape Town hotel in a luxury minivan and head straight for the famous Stellenbosch wine region. The climate is akin to the Mediterranean, a longtime wine-growing region. The first stop on your tour is the Muratie wine estate, a local favorite with lots of rustic charm, where you’ll start with something sweet.
At Muratie, sample dessert wine and locally-made chocolate. Next, head for the nearby Paarl wine region to visit the Fairview Wine Estate for a cellar tour and wine tasting session. Along with the winery’s well-known white wines, nibble on delicious cheeses.
Stop for lunch in Franschhoek, a short five miles (eight kilometers) away, internationally famous for its gourmet dining options. Get recommendations from your private guide for where to get something to eat (own expense) from the many restaurants and cafes in the pretty town. After your lunch break, visit the Haute Cabriere or Dieu Donne wine estate outside Franschhoek in the Helderberg Mountains.
Take in the splendid views from the winery while you taste their wines and learn how growing wine grapes in the mountains differs from growing them down in the valley. The final winery visit of the day is at Boschendal, one of the oldest wine estates in the country, dating back to the 1600s.
From the outside, the winery may look traditional and old-fashioned, but when you see the cellars you’ll notice they are state-of-the-art. Enjoy your tour’s last wine tasting among the barrels in the cellar before getting back in the minivan for the relaxing drive back to Cape Town. Arrive in the early evening.
4 wine tastings
Transport by air-conditioned minivan
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Food and drinks, unless specified
Confirmation will be received at time of booking Your exact itinerary is subject to change and may on occasion run in reverse or different order Customers who have not reached South Africa’s legal drinking age of 18 will not be served alcohol Please note:
Wine tasting or pairings are not included for children under the legal drinking age of 18 years. Extra meals or drinks are under the adult’s responsibility and is not included in price.
Local operator information Complete Operator information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, are included on your Confirmation Voucher. Our Product Managers select only the most experienced and reliable operators in each destination, removing the guesswork for you, and ensuring your peace of mind.
If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
Pickup from your hotel
8 hours (approx.)
Returns to original departure point at approximately 4:30pm
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