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Taste and explore the Winelands

WINE TASTE IN THE COUNTRYSIDE

 

What you’ll do
Drink South Africa’s best wine and experience the process of winemaking

Tantalise your taste buds and brush up on your wine knowledge on our Full Day Winelands Tour. Enjoy three wine tastings at award-winning wine farms, accompanied by a cheese assortment and cellar tour, an exciting ride on the Franschhoek tram, and a visit to the Drankenstein Prison where Nelson Mandela spent the last part of his captivity.

 

Wine country experience ✨ hosted by The Eagle

8.5 hours | Hosted in English

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Local Truth Tip ⚓️

‘A must-do experience in Cape Town’

‘I called, they came. Efficient service and instant booking’

‘Incredible food tasting and quality wine in beautiful locations’

Guests say it’s relaxing, beautiful, and unique to experience Cape Town fully.

 

Experience highlights 🌞

Three wine tastings at the most prestigious, award-winning wine farms(*) of Stellenbosch, Franschhoek, and Paarl.

Wine tasting, cheese tasting, and cellar tours all while gaining knowledge about some of the most unique wines in the world.

Unique ride on the vintage-style Franschhoek Tram, passing through breathtaking views and vineyards – one of the best ways to explore the true beauty of Franschhoek.

Visit Paarl and its vibrant Afrikaans culture, and the Drakenstein prison, where Nelson Mandela last stayed before being released.

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 from 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, which 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 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, afterward 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.

 

Times

Duration: 8.5 hours

Depart: 08:00 – 09:00

Return: 17:30

Transport: Pick up and drop off at your hotel or guesthouse around Cape Town CBD and surrounding areas, this Host will be in contact to confirm the pickup location.

 

Meet your host, The Eagle 

My aim is to host an experience that is available every day, convenient, and the real safari experience real close to town – the ultimate Cape Town Safari!

We have over 30 years of experience in the travel industry and would love to host you on this authentic African Experience.

 

Inclusions

Entrance fees

Three wine tasting

One cheese tasting

Cellar Tour

Professional guide

Pick up and drop off at hotel in CBD

Earphones to hear the guide clearly

Exclusions

Lunch

Optional visits

 

General information & conditions of sales

In case of non-presentation on the tours, full cancellation fees will apply.

You can cancel 24 hours before your tours.

Not available on 25th December and New Year’s Day General information and conditions of carriage prices, routes, places of interest, destinations, hotels, and restaurants are subject to availability and change.

Tour departure and arrival are approximate German, French, and Spanish, as well as other foreign language guides, and 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.

Please ensure that valuables and travel documents are kept safe at all times

R1600,00 1 day

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