From Cape Town: Winelands Tour and Tastings

4.6 / 5

17 reviews

From Cape Town: Winelands Tour and Tastings

From $354.08 per group up to 2

This scenic tour takes you through majestic mountain landscapes and rolling vineyards to the heart of the Cape Winelands. Visit wine estates in Stellenbosch, Franschhoek, and Paarl and enjoy a cellar tour and a cheese and wine tasting at each estate.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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COVID-19 precautions
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Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 8 hours
Starting time 8:30 AM
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Pickup at any hotel in the Cape Town city center
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • Take a scenic drive from Cape Town past rolling vineyards and quaint Cape Dutch homesteads
  • Visit the finely preserved towns of Stellenbosch, Franschhoek, and Paarl
  • Learn more about wine making as you visit 3 wine estates
  • Enjoy cellar tours and wine and cheese tastings at each of the estates
Full description
Begin your 8-hour tour with a scenic drive from Cape Town to the heart of the South African Winelands on the way to visit 3 wine estates in Stellenbosch, Paarl, and Franschhhoek. The first stop is in Stellenbosch, the second-oldest town in South Africa and home to some of the world's finest wines, with a history of wine producing dating back to the 17th century. Visit a wine estate for a cellar tour accompanied by a wine and cheese tasting. After a drive through the town you’ll take an hour-long walk along historic Dorp Street, known for its well-preserved examples of classic Cape Dutch and British architectural themes, and then Church Street, where you can do a bit of shipping or enjoy lunch at one of the many pavement cafés. The tour proceeds to Paarl, the largest town in the Cape Winelands. Visit one of the region’s renowned wine estates for a wine tasting. You’ll also make a short stop at the bronze statue of Nelson Mandela located outside Drakenstein Correctional Centre, the prison from which Mandela was released and made his famous walk to freedom. Drive to Franschhoek, a town that dates back to 1688. The town has a strong French influence with many of its wine farms and businesses named after regions in France from which the Huguenot refugee settlers originated. Many of the wine estates still maintain their original thatched and gabled Cape Dutch homesteads, and have grown into world-renowned wineries. Visit a wine estate and indulge in a wine and cheese tasting. Described by many as the food and wine capital of South Africa, the town’s ideal weather, architectural beauty, and huge variety of culinary offerings have made it a popular tourist destination. Enjoy a tour of the town and marvel at the many art galleries, antique shops, and award-winning restaurants. You’ll also have the option of visiting the French Huguenot Monument situated at the end of the town. The tour ends with a visually pleasing drive back to Cape Town.
Includes
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Professional guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Wine and cheese tastings
  • Lunch
  • Other food and drinks
COVID-19 precautions

Customers must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

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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  • Comfortable shoes

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  • Pets
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 17 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Transportation
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5
  • Safety
    4.7/5
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AMAZING DAY AND GUIDE.

Our wine tour was one of my favorite days of our 3 week trip to South Africa! The wine and experience of the tour was even better than I expected. Egon made our day long tour fly by with his humor and knowledge of the area. I would strongly recommend Egon for those who would love a tour guide who is both friendly and interactive, especially cause you are drinking all day! Thanks so much Egon!

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March 3, 2018

Stunning countryside, stops at lovely towns, what’s not to like…

This was a great day out, the guide was informative and we had a bit of time to look around Franschhoek town. We would like to have selected a nice restaurant (as suggested in the blurb) rather than the café we ate at. The 3 wine tastings were fun and gave you a good flavour for the different wines of the region; it would still suit a serious wine buff just to get your bearings for the areas of Stellenbosch, and Franschhoek and Paarl. Over all quite good value for the money, I would recommend this tour.

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July 29, 2017

Foi um passeio perfeito! Fizemos 3 degustações em vinícolas das 3 cidades. E ao mesmo tempo, é bem prático, porque seria difícil demais escolher vinícolas entre milhares por lá existentes...se vocês tiverem um dia para isso, recomendo fortemente. Por fim, também conhecemos o centrinho das cidades. Guia falava um inglês muito claro. Tinha pensado em fazer esse passeio com Uber, mas não valeria a pena. Recomendo esse passeio.

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September 22, 2019

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