The Cape Winelands.
A perfect day of leisure, amazing views and equally wonderful wines, charming historical villages and award winning restaurants, this is a day that will leave you feeling utterly spoiled.
The Cape Winelands is another region well worth a day in your touring schedule. Just a short drive from Cape Town and you will find yourself amongst hundreds of wineries, tall mountains and beautifully preserved Cape Dutch Architecture, welcome to the Cape Winelands. This region is the heart of the South African wine producing industry and our high quality wines consistently fetch top international awards.
There are so many wine estates to choose from and navigating your way through the region can be somewhat confusing, we recommend a private winelands tour where your experienced Cape Town Tour Guide will advise you and design a route through the region to best suit your preferences and taste. We prefer to visit the smaller better quality boutique wine estates where passion and quality is more important than quantity and size.
A typical routing through the Winelands normally starts in the morning with a visit to two boutique wine estates for wine tastings and a cellar tour. We then make our way through the actual town of Stellenbosch where you have an option to walk through the charming streets and admire the architecture and/or shops for the ladies, or visit the Stellenbosch Village Museum, an outdoor collection of period homes dating back to the mid 17th Century. From Stellenbosch we proceed higher into the mountains and on to the picturesque Franschhoek Valley where your guide will have booked you into one of South Africa’s premier restaurants, this region is known as the culinary centre of South Africa. Enjoy a meal while marvelling at the views. After a decadent lunch we make our way to a Franschhoek wine estate for one more wine tasting before returning to Cape Town.
There are many other places of interest that may be included in this day and your guide will discuss them with you. Some of these include the Outreach Cheetah Project, Butterfly World and the chocolate factory (especially for children) and The Motor Museum.
Avoid the standard tour busses taking everyone to the same old commercialized wine estates, let us make your day a special one with a private winelands tour.