From Cape Town: Full-Day Cape Winelands Tour with Tastings

4.9 / 5

9 reviews

From Cape Town: Full-Day Cape Winelands Tour with Tastings

From $91.98 per person

Be swept away by the tastes and sights of the Stellenbosch, Paarl, and Franschhoek winelands. Sample local wines paired with biltong, cheese, and artisan chocolate. Explore Cape Dutch wineries with a unique heritage and farm-to-table philosophy.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
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Duration 9 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Pickup will be at your preferred pickup address in and around Cape Town, Stellenbosch, or Somerset West. Pickup time is usually 8:00 AM. An email will be sent confirming the exact pickup time a day before the tour departs.
Private or small groups available

Experience

Highlights
  • Taste fine wines at the Cape Dutch style farm, Babylonstoren
  • Experience an innovative taste combination of wine paired with home-made artisan chocolate
  • Savor a truly South African experience as you enjoy a wine and biltong pairing
  • Pair a selection of fine wines with local cheese, olive oil and fresh bread
Full description
Meet your guide at your accommodation in central Cape Town and then set off in an air-conditioned minivan to begin your full-day tour of the Stellenbosch Winelands. Your day starts on the south-western slopes of the Paarl Mountain Range for an intimate tasting experience at the world-renowned Fairview Estate. Pair artisanal cheese and olive oils with their flagship reds and whites. Continue to Babylonstoren, a Cape Dutch wine farm surrounded by vineyards, orchards and the dramatic mountains of the Drakenstein Valley. Should you wish, an early morning wine tasting can be arranged at this stop. Experience the daily rhythm of a working farm, where each of the edible varieties are grown as biologically as possible to supply the organic Green House Deli & farm restaurant, a foodie heaven. Enjoy a meandering walk along this exceptionally well–preserved 'werf' garden grounds dating from 1690, inspired by the Company Gardens of the Cape and the mythical garden of Babylon. Learn about South Africa’s winemaking culture before savoring the estate’s finest wine varietals, located at La Bri Wines in the heart of South Africa’s oldest and most renowned wine route. This unique pairing of premium wines with specially selected cured and dried meats is a true celebration of local heritage. Tasting notes may include springbok, beef, and kudu cured meats, paired with Pinotage, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. End your day on a sweet note with seriously impressive views. A secluded gem awaits you at the tasting deck of the Hidden Valley Wine Estate, some 269 meters above sea level. Pair carefully curated chocolates with crisp wines while taking in the expansive vistas. Your full-day tour concludes in the late evening with a drop off back at your Cape Town hotel.
Includes
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Local English-speaking tour guide
  • Fairview cheese and wine master tasting
  • La Bri wine and biltong pairing
  • Hidden Valley wine and chocolate pairing
  • Babylonstoren farm wine tasting
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks
  • Customers must fill out a travel information form
  • Customers will get a mandatory temperature check

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Windbreaker
  • Sun hat

Know before you go

  • Please note, the wine estates visited are subject to availability and the itinerary may change without notice.
  • On weekends some estates are closed, so alternative venues will be visited.
  • Pairing styles and flavors are seasonal and may differ from suggested guideline above.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 9 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5.0/5
  • Transportation
    5.0/5
  • Value for money
    4.9/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5
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Amazing tour of Babylonstoren with Uriel

Our tour guide, Uriel, definitely made the tour unforgettable. He was really knowledgeable and friendly and took us to some great wineries. We definitely recommend Uriel as a guide! For wineries, Marianne has amazing wine, Clos Malverne great views and unique wine and ice cream pairings - definitely recommend visiting both.

September 13, 2019

The tour guide and the people that received us were all amazing, all very kind. The wines that we tasted are the finest!! Thanks a lot for this amazing and unique experience!

September 5, 2019

Lovely experience

We had a fantastic wine tour with amazing views and wines. Our guide Liezel was awesome: friendly, knowledgeable, good driver. I would definitely recommend it.

April 26, 2019

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