Cape Town Full Day Wine Tour
Visiting Cape Town and looking for a full day wine tour? We offer a daily wine tour departure from only R1150.00 per person.
Contemplate sipping a glass of ice cold Chardonnay under the warm African skies surrounded by oak trees and traditional Cape Dutch buildings as you explore the wines and breath taking scenery that the Cape wine lands has to offer.
Our full day wine tour picks up at most major hotels and guest houses in Cape Town and operates every day of the week. (Minimum of 2 people) We offer both a scheduled wine tour and private tour’s that would cater for larger groups, families and photographers, who are our speciality.
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Wine Tour Itinerary
- Early morning pick up in Cape Town
- A short 30 minute drive leads us out to South Africa’s second oldest town Stellenbosch, home to world famous wine estates, the University of Stellenbosch and some of the best preserved Cape Dutch Style homes in South Africa. Stellenbosch is a photographers delight.
- Learn about the different grape varieties that grow in Stellenbosch wine region such as Chenin Blanc, Shiraz, Chardonnay, Merlot and our very own proudly South African Pinotage.
- Méthode Cap Classique was developed in the Stellenbosch region, and today rivals the very best French champagnes.
- We travel via spectacular mountain passes on our way to Franschhoek, the food and wine capital of South Africa. Learn more about the towns fascinating French heritage before exploring its fine wines.
- Join the Franschhoek wine tram as you experience breath taking scenery, award winning wine estates and sample some of the cuisine of the Franschhoek wine region.
- Step back into South Africa’s history as we visit the Groot Drakenstein prison. The prison formerly known as Victor Verster prison was home to Nelson Mandela who spend his last 14 months at Victor Verster before being released in February 1990. We make a short stop at the prison and view a life sized statue of Nelson Mandela commemorating this historic event.
- Our final visit is to the wine region of Paarl. Paarl or the pearl gets its name from the huge granite dome the towers above town. The town is well known for is architecture and is home to the only language monument in the world, the Afrikaans Taal Monument.
- Enjoy a final wine tasting in Paarl before returning to our hotels in Cape Town.
- NOTE – Wine estates may vary due to time of year and COVID 19 regulations.
What’s Included On Your Wine Tour
- Air conditioned vehicle with all applicable insurances in place
- Covid cleaned vehicle
- Entrance fees
- Three local wine tasting
- One cheese tasting
- Informative Wine Cellar Tour
- Professional tour guide
- Pick up and drop off at hotel
What’s Not Included On Your Wine Tour
- Any optional visits
Easy Cancellation Policy
- You may cancel 48 hours before departure for a full refund
Why Visit The Cape Wine Lands?
- Spectacular landscape and photography opportunities at almost every turn. For the non-wine drinker there is so much to enjoy and explore with many wine estates offering low alcohol wines and a large array of soft drinks and mocktails
- Unique South African Wine Estates with Cape Dutch style architecture and both new and old world styles of wine making on offer
- Over 300 Wine Estates within an hour’s drive from Cape Town
- Personalise your experience when you visit the wine lands. Many wine estates host exclusive events throughout the year, from meeting the wine maker and learning the history behind the labels to exclusive food and wine evenings
- Experience the incredible culinary journey that the wine lands has to offer, from casual dining, bakeries, farm to fork dining, food and wine pairings, there is something for everyone.
- Family fun, most wine estates offer a range of entertainment for the WHOLE family. From weekend markets, jungle gyms, e bike tours and horse riding trails, there is something for everyone to enjoy
- Why not spend a night or two in towns like Franschhoek, the food and wine capital of the Cape or Stellenbosch our second oldest town in South Africa, known for its stunning wine estates, architecture, galleries and university? From luxury 5 star hotels to simple, clean farm style cottages, you can view the 10 best hotels in Stellenbosch here.