Day Tours in Cape Town

Cape Winelands Tour

Join our  Cape Winelands Tour and witness the process from vineyard to bottle along with a visit to the historical towns of Stellenbosch, Franschhoek & Paarl.

Our Cape Winelands Tour takes us through the beautiful countryside, a completely different landscape to the Cape Peninsula. We visit the vibrant town of Stellenbosch, famous for its university, wine cellar tours and wine tasting tours. Here you will have the opportunity to purchase wines to bring back home.

Franschhoek is an old Huguenot village, the 'French corner' of the cape. This small enchanting town enjoys a peaceful atmosphere, where we stop to taste some local delicacies, cheeses and wines. On the Full Day version, you will also enjoy a ride on Franschhoek's popular wine tram, an ideal opportunity to experience the scenic landscapes of the Franschhoek Valley.

Passing the Drakenstein Prison, where Nelson Mandela (tourist take the opportunity to take photo's of the Nelson Mandela walk to Freedom statue) spent his last part of his imprisonment for campaigning against apartheid, we reach Paarl. The town of Paarl offers a window into the Afrikaner culture and tradition. The town boasts a monument to the Huguenots, who settled here. We visit a few of the towns finest vineyards.

The Winelands tour is offered in a Full Day and Half Day variation, ideal for fitting into your Cape Town itinerary.

Highlights of the Cape Winelands Tour:

  • Cheese & Wine tastings at some of the wine region's prestigious vineyards
  • Ride on Franschhoek's classic wine tram (Full Day Only)
  • Visit some of the Western Cape's most beautiful towns
  • Oriantational tours of Setellenbosch, Paarl and Franschoek
  • Cellar Tours & opportunities to purchase wine
  • Travel through the scenic mountainous region of Cape Town
  • Fully guided tour with an experienced wine guide
  • Orange Wi-Fi on board

This tour of the Cape Wine region can also be booked as a private guided tour.

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Summary

Minibus or Quantum

Full-Day Tour

Depart: 08:00 – 09:00
Return: 17:30

Stellenbosch
We start the morning off at the Stellenbosch Winelands, only 20 minutes out of Cape Town, which offers majestic scenery that is entirely different to the Cape Peninsula. You will discover different grape varieties that grow in the area such as Chenin Blanc, Shiraz, and the uniquely South African Pinotage. You will also learn about the Méthode Cap Classique developed in the region, that emulates and rivals the very best French champagnes. Stellenbosch is a small but very lively town with a famous university and numerous activities such as wine cellar tours and tastings, museums, galleries and strawberry picking. You will have the opportunity to purchase wines to bring back home to enjoy the region's delightful vintages after your visit.
(1h45)

Franschhoek
We then head to Franschhoek - a wine-lovers dream destination - also known as "the French corner", an old Huguenot village. With its numerous streets and estates with French names, the town will make you feel completely bewildered, feeling like you were in France in another era. You will be completely enchanted by the town's charm and its peaceful environment. You will get the chance to taste the region's delicacies, cheeses and its best wines. Since the 1st of October, we are very proud to take you on a unique ride on the Franschhoek Tram, journeying through beautiful vineyards, breath-taking scenery and award-winning wine farms. Bonus - our guides are fluent in English and French!
(2h)

Drakenstein Prison
Drakenstein, also known as Victor Verster Prison, is located between Franschhoek and Paarl. The prison is famous for being the one where Nelson Mandela spent the last fourteen months of his imprisonment for campaigning against Apartheid, afterwards leaving a free man in February 1990! Here you will get to see a recently unveiled, larger than life-size statue of Nelson Mandela raising his fist, not in anger, but as a well-known gesture of defiance, usually accompanied by the freedom slogan - 'amandla awethu' in isiZulu or 'power to the people' in English.

Paarl
We end off the tour at the town of Paarl, offering you a great perspective into Afrikaans culture and tradition. The district is especially well-known for its Pearl Mountain or "Paarl Rock". The huge granite rock is formed by three rounded outcrops that make up Paarl Mountain and have been compared in majesty to Uluru (formerly known as Ayers Rock) in Australia. Paarl offers you a diverse range of wine farms, the famous Spice Route, the Taal Monument (the Afrikaans language monument), coffee shops, breweries and plenty more. You will also be able to visit the town's vineyards where you will taste the region's finest wines.
(1h)

(*)Wine farm locations may differ depending on the day of the week or the time of the year.

Half-Day Tour

Morning tour
Pick-up 07:30 - 08:30
Return 13:00

Afternoon Tour:
Pick-up 13:15 - 14:15
Return 18:00

Zevenwacht Wine Estate
Let yourself be guided through the superb wine cellars of this old estate, feeling the passion of the winemakers and understanding the process of transforming a vineyard field into wine. Treat yourself to a tasting of the best wines and cheeses of the estate.
(1h)

Stellenbosch
The vineyards of Stellenbosch, only 20 minutes from Cape Town, offer a beautiful landscape, different from the landscape of the Cape Peninsula. Many grapes are grown in the area, producing wines such as Chenin Blanc, Shiraz, Pinotage and local champagne. The town of Stellenbosch is a human-sized, very dynamic town with a very famous university. There are many activities such as visits to wine cellars and wine tastings. You will have the opportunity to buy wines directly from the producer to take home and enjoy the wonderful vintages of the region after your visit.
(30 minutes)

Marianne Wine Estate
Marianne Wine Estate is located at the foot of the Simonsberg outside the town of Stellenbosch. Welcome to a unique wine experience in a superb environment. Taste the wine and discover their French know-how.
(45 min)

NB: This is a typical itinerary, it is likely to be modified according to the preferences of our customers but also according to the time repartition and the wine estates (exceptional closure, etc...).

 

Cape Winelands Day Tour

Rates in SA Rand 2021 Rate
Half-Day Tour R 910 pp
Full-Day Tour R 1,210 pp

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Included:

  • Pick up and Drop off from your hotel in Cape Town City
  • Transport in a luxury air-conditioned vehicle
  • Services of experienced & professional guide
  • Entrance Fees
  • Cellar tour
  • Three wine tastings
  • One cheese tasting
  • Earphones to hear the guide clearly
  • WiFi on board

Excluded:

  • Lunch
  • Fees to optional visits

PLEASE NOTE
Tour departure and arrival are approximate
German, French, Spanish, as well as other foreign language guides, are available on request
All our vehicles are insured substantially for passenger liability
All tours are subject to a minimum number of passengers
Luggage and personal possessions are carried at your own risk

Prices are from and subject to change due to increases by operator, fluctuations and any unforeseen circumstances, without prior notice.

 

Private Tour Rates
Rates in SA Rand 1 Person 2 People 3 People 4 People 5 People
Half-Day Tour R 4,330 pp R 2,160 pp R 1,470 pp R 1,210 pp R 1,090 pp
Full-Day Tour R 5,340 pp R 2,720 pp R 1,950 pp R 1,620 pp R 1,400 pp
Prices are from and subject to change due to increases by operator, fluctuations and any unforeseen circumstances, without prior notice.
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