Winelands Tour Full Day - 1 Day

Winelands Tour Full Day

Cape Winelands Tour

When one reflects on the splendours of the Cape’s – lush green valleys, rugged mountains, beauty of the flora then the it refers to the Cape Winelands tour. The winelands houses the Western Cape’s three major wine valleys; Stellenbosch, Paarl and Franschoek are usually top of the list. The Cape Winelands wine tourism is one of South Africa’s fastest growing industries. South Africa also has the largest number of Fairtrade certified wineries in the world.

The beauty of the Cape Winelands vineyards is easy on the eye, the wine mature and the cheese great. The Winelands tour will uncover its history with the aim to acquit yourself with the arrival of different European cultures. These cultures have since integrated with locals making South Africa a diverse country and priding itself in the art of winemaking.

The world-renowned Cape Winelands is situated about an hour’s drive from the Cape Town. This Winelands tour takes you through the premier wine-producing region of Paarl, Franschoek and Stellenbosch. As well as fantastic wines, you can expect scenery that will take your breath away. You will enjoy a cellar tour, wine tastings at three top wine estates before embarking through the historic town of Stellenbosch for a city tour.

The Cape Winelands Tour Highlights:

  • Stellenbosch city orientation
  • Walk along Dorp Street and De Braak Street
  • Wine tasting in Stellenbosch
  • Cellar tour
  • Cheese tasting
  • Franschoek free time walk about
  • Wine tasting in Franschoek
  • Drive along the scenic Helshoogte Pass
  • Visit the Huguenot Memorial
  • View statue outside Nelson Mandela former prison
  • Paarl drive through
  • Wine tasting in Paarl
  • Depart: 08h00 am to 09h00 am
  • Return: 17h30 pm to 18h00 pm

R1040 per person

All tours depart from your Hotel or V&A Waterfront

You may also like our other day tours;

Cape Point Tour Full Day, Cape Point Half Day Tour, Cape Town City Tour Half Day, Half Day Wine Tour in Stellenbosch, Best of the Cape Tour, Cape Agulhas Tour Full Day, Whale Watching Tour Full Day, Cape Town Langa Township Tour, Cape Town Township Tour

Day 1

On the start of this Cape Winelands tour we will depart from Cape Town after picking you up from your hotel and head towards the east to the famous town of Stellenbosch, the second oldest town European settlement after Cape Town. A pre-dominantly Afrikaans speaking town boasting a number of significant Dutch architectural designs, museums and a wide range of over 100 wine farms.

In Stellenbosch we will be visiting a wine farm for some wine tasting and participating in a cellar tour and continuing the Cape Winelands tour with a self-walk through the streets of Stellenbosch and browsing through a variety of boutique store and to witness the enticing Dutch buildings.

Our tour of the Cape Winelands proceeds with a scenic drive to Franschoek, a wine valley to the east of Stellenbosch and south-west of Paarl known for its French feel. This beautiful town is of historical importance to the French Huguenots, a group of descendants who fled Europe due to religious wars in the 1600’s. The valley affords guests an opportunity to have a glimpse of what the Huguenots heritage preserved in the area.

The Cape Winelands tour will include a journey through the history of Franschoek with a cheese bite and a good glass of wine as we visit one of the top wine farms in the area. After some wine tasting we continue the Cape Winelands tour with a drive to the top of the mountain pass for a photo stop with panoramic views back across the valley.

By now we are deep in the Cape Winelands and we depart to Paarl, originally a Khoi-Khoi and San people area. Paarl welcomed its first European traders in the 1600’s. Similar to Stellenbosch the Cape Dutch architecture thrives in Paarl with a good fusion of the French Huguenots and European settlers of Dutch descendants. Paarl is also famous for its “Pearl of Paarl” a big granite mountain which is an iconic site for the town.

On our arrival in Paarl for the Cape Winelands tour, we will pass by the Afrikaans Language Monument en route to our last wine farm of the tour. We will stopping at Fairview Wine and Cheese Estate, situated on 350 hectares of decomposed granite soil on the south western slopes of the Paarl Mountain, Fairview Wine Estate is one of the pioneers of wine production in the region. You will have the opportunity to taste and pair your favorite premier tiered wines with a variety of goat’s cheese in a delightfully relaxed ambiance that was formerly one of the farm’s old wine cellars.

After a splendors time at the wine farm and enjoying all the wonders that the Cape Winelands tour has to offer we will make our way back to Cape Town and drop you off at your hotel.

The Cape Winelands Tour Includes

  • Pick up and drop off at your accommodation if you are staying within Cape Town City Bowl
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Qualified tourist guide
  • Dual language - English/German (contact us to confirm availability for language tourist guide other than English)
  • Wine tastings
  • Cheese tastings
  • Opportunity to purchase wine (for own account)

The Cape Winelands Tour Excludes

  • Lunch
  • Cost of any additional purchases
Do I need any wine experience to enjoy the Cape Winelands tour?

Not at all. Our Cape Winelands tour caters for all guests, on the Cape Winelands tour you will learn and experience new things and definitely gain some knowledge about our wines on this tour

Which wine farms will be visited on the Cape Winelands tour?

We mix it up now and then depending on the season and time of the year. Your tourist guide will ask you what type of wine you like and from there the tourist guide will know which wine farms offer the type of wines that you are interested in. An emphasis is put on spending time at the wine farms and not in the vehicle

What if the weather is bad?

The Cape Winelands tour is not weather permitting as most of the tasting rooms and wineries visited and lunch stops has suitable undercover options. Therefore, whether it’s raining or sunny the weather does not prevent us from enjoying some excellent wine

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