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3 Day Luxury Cape Winelands Holiday

Escape to the world's most beautiful mountain passes between Stellenbosch and Franschhoek for a Luxury Cape Winelands Holiday. Spend a few nights at the Clouds Wine and Guesthouse Estate and indulge in wine, chocolate, beer, gin and many more tastings that this region is known for.

Food and wine lovers will enjoy the premium wines and contemporary restaurant on the property as well as the many more options in the nearby towns of Paarl, Franschhoek and Stellenbosch. To make the Luxury Cape Winelands Holiday extra special we high recommend a visit to Franschhoek with a ride on the Wine Tram or a visit to the Spice Route, located close to Paarl.

The Clouds Estate was developed by a Dutch couple along the Helshoogte mountain pass in 2012 and is today an extraordinary hotel with 7 rooms and 6 villas on the estate making the most of its amazing views of the wine valley. Clouds serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily in the relaxed atmosphere of our restaurant and al-fresco when the weather permits it. Our hotel guests enjoy priority for restaurant bookings.

This retreat is ideal for couples and honeymooners with its romantic setting on the mountain side. Spoil your loved one to a chocolate tasting at Huguenot fine chocolates, visit the food market and entertainment venue at Root 44, or some of the museums including Rupert Museum, Huguenot Museum or the Car Museum at L’Ormarins.

Why book the Luxury Cape Winelands Holiday?

  • Extraordinary accommodation overlooking the Cape Winelands from the Helshoogte mountain pass
  • Opulent modern villas and rooms with views of the mountain range
  • Enjoy many activities nearby including a wide range of tastings, the Franschoek Wine Tram, art galleries, outdoor activities and nature reserves.
  • Guided wine lands tours and curated tastings available on request

This package can be combined with our other South Africa, Namibia and Zimbabwe (Victoria Falls) packages and can be amended to include flights, car rental, tours, private transport and more. Please contact our experienced travel consultants for assistance.

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*This itinerary can also be booked as a self drive

Day 1 Cape Town to Helshoogte
Your epic wine journey starts today as your private chauffeur driver collects you from your hotel in Cape Town City or Cape Town Airport and takes you to the Helshoogte Mountain Pass. along the way you will pass through the northern suburbs as well as Stellenbosch, one of the oldest European settlements in the Western Cape, known for its oak tree lined streets, which were planted by its founder, Simon van der Stel.

Upon arrival at the Clouds Estate you will be greeted by the friendly staff with a welcoming glass of Clouds wine before checking into your hotel room overlooking the Simonsberg or Drakenstein mountain ranges.

For an iconic view of the Simonsberg range from your room that the hotel is known for we recommend  upgrading to a Luxury, Deluxe or Superior room (with Jacuzzi).

The rest of the day is at your own leisure. There are plenty activities available for you to enjoy in the area (excluded):
- Chocolate tastings at Huguenot fine chocolates
- Visit the food market and entertainment venue at Root 44 in Stellenbosch
- Visit some of the museums including Rupert Museum, Huguenot Museum or the Car Museum

Day 2 Curated Wine Experience in Franschhoek (optional)
Your private chauffeur driver will collect you from your hotel and take you to Franschhoek around 08h00 - 09h00. The day starts with a journey by double-decker railway tram to a local wine estate where a knowledgeable wine guide weaves the facts, figures and scientific aspects of wine-making into interesting stories about Franschhoek’ s history of wine and culture.

During this engaging and interactive experience, guests will be guided through, and have an opportunity to sample, the subtle tastes of terroir, as well as learn about the local grape varieties, cultivars and the aspects of viticulture which are unique to Southern Africa.

After the morning lecture, guests will join the wine guide on a tour of the estate wine cellar followed by a specially curated three-course gourmet lunch at the estate restaurant.

In the afternoon, guests will visit two more local wine estates in Franschhoek, enjoying a premium wine pairing at each estate.

At the end of the experience, guests will leave feeling more knowledgeable and connected to the local wine culture and ready to discover the Franschhoek Valley further. The tour ends around 16h00 at which time your private chauffeur will return you to the hotel. You also have the option to explore the town of Franschhoek on your own before returning to the hotel.

Day 3 Return to Cape Town Today is your last day in the cape winelands. You have some time to explore the region before returning to Cape Town (excluded):
- Visit the Spice Route for a wide range of tastings (Gin, Beer, Chocolate, Biltong, Ice Cream) and high-end restaurants overlooking the northern region of Cape Town
- Visit the town of Paarl known for its iconic Taal Monument perched on top of the Paarl Mountains as well as some of the many wine farms surrounding this peaceful town
- Drive past the Groot Drakenstein Prison where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned during the last moments of his sentence before being elected president of South Africa.
- Visit some of the many wildlife parks in the area that include populations of Lion, Crocodile, Cheetah and many more.

Your private chauffeur driver will collect you and return you to Cape Town City or the airport where your journey comes to an end.

Add these additional experiences to make your visit to the Cape Wine Region extra special.
Chocolate & Wine Paring in Franschhoek Vrede n Lust Wine Estate
Lindt Chocolate Pairing From R 150 pp
Embark on a sensory journey of discovery whilst enjoying the panoramic views of the Simonsberg Paarl mountains. Our  knowledgeable tasting ambassadors, known as the Red Ladies, will guide you through our range of wines. To accompany our  tasting, we offer a beautiful selection of Ploughmen’s or Cheese platters with freshly baked breads.
Included: 6 Lindt Excellence chocolates paired with wines
Excluded: Transport to/from the wine estate
Wildlife Safaris in Franschhoek Camonix Wine Estate
Wine Tasting & Game Drive From R 700 pp
Experience a unique African experience in the heart of the Cape Winelands, with a premium Wine Tasting of some of Chamonix’s best wines from within the vineyards where they are planted and grown, followed by a Game Drive showcasing Chamonix’s magnificent wildlife.
Included: Premium Wine Tasting & Game Drive with snack pack
Excluded: Transport to/from the wine estate
Anthonij Rupert Tasting & Motor Museum Anthonij Rupert and L’Ormarins
Exclusive Package w/ Motor Museum
From R 650 pp
11h00 – Scenic drive to the Franschhoek Motor Museum.
11h20 – Tour of the museum featuring a collection of 80 vintage cars
12h30 – Road Transfer to Terra del Capo tasting room.
12h45 – Enjoy an antipasti set menu lunch paired with wines
14h30 – Transfer to Anthonij Rupert tasting room by Estate Tram for premium wine tasting
Wine tasting at Terra del Capo
- Antipasti selection lunch
- Premium Wine tasting at the Anthonij Rupert
- Franschhoek Motor Museum visit
- Scenic tram ride.
Excluded: Transport to/from the Anthonij Rupert estate
Motor Museum tours and tickets Franschhoek Motor Museum
Motor Museum Entry
From R 80 pp
The Franschhoek Motor Museum offers visitors a special opportunity to look back at more than 100 years of motoring history with its unique and exciting collection of vehicles, motorcycles, bicycles and memorabilia in the magnificent setting of L’Ormarins. Across the length and breadth of Southern Africa, only one place can adequately portray the evolution of the automobile, The Franschhoek Motor Museum.
Included: Entry Ticket
Excluded: Transport to/from the museum
Engagements and Anniversary Carriage Rides Vrede en Lust Estate
Engagement / Anniversary Carriage Ride From R 1,500 pp
Surprise the one you love by proposing in the wine lands on horse and carriage or celebrate your anniversary with a unique experience! Make new memories with your significant other, slow down and breath in the magical countryside, while meandering through the historical farm based outside Franschhoek, Vrede en Lust.
1 hour private Carriage trail with champagne and local snacks.
Transport to/from the estate

Luxury Cape Winelands Holiday

Rates in SA Rand Accommodation Only
01 May - 15 Sep 2023 R 3,075 pp sharing
16 Sep - 14 Dec 2023 R 3,835 pp sharing
15 Dec - 14 Jan 2024 R 4,315 pp sharing
15 Jan - 30 Apr 2024 R 3,835 pp sharing
01 May - 15 Sep 2024 R 3,075 pp sharing

Optional Extras:

  • Extra nights - from R 1,535 pp sharing per night.
  • Private transport from City/Airport (return) - R 990 pp.
  • 3 Day Car Rental from R 1,450 per vehicle.
  • Curated Wine Experience in Franschhoek (incl. pick up) - R 3,000 pp.
  • Wine Tram ticket only (excl. transport, guide and tastings) - R 280 pp.
Package Includes:
  • Return private chauffeur transport from Cape Town City or Airport to Clouds Estate
  • 2 Nights Accommodation at the Clouds Estate in a Standard Room
  • Breakfast Daily
  • 24/4 hour Whastapp assistance during your stay (including booking additional excursions)
Curated Wine Experience Includes:
  • Return private chauffeur transport from Clouds Estate to Franschhoek
  • Passage on the Franschoek Wine Tram to a local wine estates
  • Wine lecture by knowledgeable wine guide
  • Guided Cellar Tour (subject to availability)
  • Three-course Lunch
  • Premium Wine Tastings at Two Additional Wine Estates
  • Items of Personal Nature
  • Travel Insurance
  • Optional Activities & Tours
  • Meals not mentioned

Packages rates a are subject to change due to changes imposed by the various service suppliers.


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