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From Cape Town: Winelands Full Day Tour and Wine Tasting

Activity provider: African Eagle Daytours

From Cape Town: Winelands Full Day Tour and Wine Tasting

Activity provider: African Eagle Daytours

From US$ 84.67 per person

Take a breathtaking journey through the winelands of the South African Cape. Witness the wine making process from the vineyard to the bottle and visit the historical towns of Stellenbosch, Franschoek and Paarl.

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Duration 8.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French, German
Pickup included
You will be picked up from accommodation in Cape Town when the tour starts
Small group
Limited to 8 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy three tastings of some of South Africa's finest wines, along with a cheese tasting, on this tour from Cape Town
  • Discover the charming towns of Stellenbosch, Paarl and Franschhoek
  • Ride the Franschhoek tram through the vineyards
Full description

Embark on a breathtaking journey through the winelands of the South African Cape. Learn all about the process of making fine wines, from the vineyard to the bottle, and visit the historical towns of Stellenbosch, Franschoek & Paarl. After pickup from your hotel in Cape Town, set off to explore the Stellenbosch Winelands, just 20 minutes away from the city/ Enjoy superb scenery, completely different from the landscape of the Cape peninsula. Numerous grapes are grown in the region, such as Chenin Blanc, Shiraz, Pinotage, and the Méthode Cap Classique.

Explore the small yet vibrant town of Stellenbosch. Enjoy a tour of a wine cellar followed by a wine tasting session. You will have the opportunity to purchase wines to bring back home to enjoy and continue enjoying the region's wonderful vintages even after your visit.

Next, visit Franschoek ("the French Corner") which is an old Huguenot village. With its numerous streets and estates with French names, feel the remnants of French culture and the town's old-world charm.

Taste the region's delicacies, cheeses, and best wines. Experience a unique and leisurely way to see the Franschhoek Valley as you journey through rolling vineyards in an open-side tram. Stop at the site of the Drakenstein Prison, a low-security prison between Paarl and Franschhoek. The prison is famous as the place where Nelson Mandela spent the last part of his imprisonment campaigning against apartheid. Discover the town of Paarl, which offers a fascinating window into Afrikaner culture and tradition. As a former haven of the Huguenots pioneers who came from Europe at the beginning of the 17th century after the Edict of Nantes, the town boasts a monument dedicated to the Huguenots.

You will also be able to visit the town's vineyards where you will taste the region's finest wines. Finally, head back to Cape Town with drop-off at your hotel.

Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Round-trip transportation by air-conditioned bus
  • Live tour guide
  • Wine cellar tour
  • Three wine tastings
  • One cheese tasting
  • Franschhoek tram ride
  • Lunch

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Important information

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  • Optional picnic on the wine farm
  • Opportunity to purchase wine
  • Please be aware that the starting time is indicative and depends on your accommodation
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 241 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.6/5
  • Transportation
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5
  • Safety
    4.7/5

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Nice to be in a small friendly group of 8 with a very informative tour guide. All three winery stops were varied and this was something we enjoyed. The restaurant recommended by the tour guide was amazing - we had the Bobootie. The wine tram and tractor on the last stop were fun, if a little touristy. Spectacular scenery. On the way back we were taken to Nelson Mandela’s last prison (long walk to freedom) which was a bonus and very moving

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January 24, 2023

We had Manfred as a German-speaking guide, that was really great. He is a wine lover and can therefore tell a lot about the respective wineries. We were in Zevenwacht - great big winery, then Eikenhof - small and family and then Marianne. A super successful day if we hadn't had this chaos when we were picked up: actually 7.30 a.m., driver comes and says he'll pick you up in an hour, 8.15 a.m. he's in front of the room door, then drove to a meeting point 30 minutes on Manfred waited and then collected more participants with Manfred until 10.00 a.m....that doesn't work at all!!! Completely wrong scheduling and timing. Although Manfred was stuck with the time, he was also surprised at this chaos.

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February 14, 2020

Guide asked several times if we understood everything or if he should translate more, that wasn't necessary because we understood everything, but totally forgiving and nice. The organization was great, got a lot of information, the wineries were beautiful and clean. We were always warmly welcomed and they took great care of us. The tram was also very special. Unreserved recommendation

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December 18, 2019

Product ID: 12456