This fun wine tour from Cape Town, packed with wine tastings, Cheese & Chocolate pairing, a cellar tour and more. Make new friends, have a laugh and experience the famous Cape Winelands first hand on our wine tour from Cape Town all while learning about and enjoying some of the best wines in the world.
Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday
For other days of the week please see: Franschhoek Tram Tour
09h00 V&A Waterfront: Stop 1 Tour office, located office outside the Two Oceans Aquarium
08h30 CBD: Stop 5 Tour office, located at 81 Long Street
Also available: complimentary pick-up from many of our bus stops near all hotels
(further details and collection times during the booking process and on your confirmation, that you receive after check out)
Tour returns to V&A Waterfront (Stop 1) at approximately 17h30/45. Use the Red or the Green Route to get back to your pick up location.
Coach tour guided by a expert wine guide
Cellar Tour, Wine and Chocolate pairing at Rhebokskloof Wine Estate in Paarl
Photo stop at Drakenstein Prison (Where Nelson Mandela was released)
Urban wine tasting in Franschhoek
Walking tour in Stellenbosch
Wine tasting with Cheese at Simonsig in the Stellenbosch region
Cost of lunch
Refundable cancellation up to 24hrs before departure. Please note an R10 admin fee per ticket cancelled is applicable.
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Spend the day exploring the 3 top wine regions of Paarl, Franschhoek and Stellenbosch. This day tour to the Cape Winelands – which includes a wine and chocolate pairing with cellar tour, an Urban Wine (or Beer) tasting in Franschhoek as well as a afternoon wine tasting with cheese pairing at Simonsig after a guided walk in Stellenbosch – is a must-do for visitors and locals alike.
You will be treated to a chocolate and wine tasting and cellar tour at the majestic Rhebokskloof wine farm. Drive through Paarl and then enjoy a photo stop at the Drakenstein Prison (where Nelson Mandela was released on 11 February 1990) on the way to Franschhoek. Guests will have about 1,5 hours to explore the town, enjoy lunch or indulge in an extra wine tasting. Then we will take a scenic drive over the impressive Helshoogte Pass to the picturesque town of Stellenbosch. Enjoy a walk around Stellenbosch before heading off to Simonsig you may enjoy an afternoon wine tasting with cheese platter at Simonsig in the Stellenbosch region before heading back to Cape Town.
Your guide will highlight points of interest along the way (in English), and will be on hand to answer any questions you have about the route or wine farms.
Paarl wines are now world renowned, primarily for the quality of their Shiraz while Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinotage, Viognier and Cabernet Sauvignon are also increasingly well regarded, and the region is home to some of the Western Cape’s most influential wineries. Less than an hour’s drive from Cape Town, the region has earned international acclaim not only for its Paarl wines but also the breathtaking beauty of its natural surroundings. The name Paarl means ‘pearl’ and reflects the way the ancient granite mountains, which early Dutch settlers called ‘den Diamont ende Peerlbergh’ (‘the diamond and pearl mountain’), glisten in the distance.
We visit the RheboksKloof Wine Estate to enjoy a morning wine tasting (5 wines) complete with chocolate pairing. Choose your favourite wine and then enjoy a glass of it as you sit under the trees and take in all the ambiance
In 1982 Mandela was transferred from the maximum security prison on Robben Island, a small island in Table Bay, to Pollsmoor Prison in Tokai, Cape Town. From there, Mandela was moved to the then Victor Verster Prison on 9 December 1988, where he lived in a private house inside the prison compound. Victor Verster, a farm prison, was often used as a stepping stone for releasing lower-risk political prisoners. Mandela served another 14 months at Victor Verster (Now called Drakenstein) Prison until his release on 11 February 1990. On the day of his release, reporters from all over the world surrounded the prison, giving the prison worldwide publicity.
The Franschhoek valley is widely considered to be one of the most beautiful places to visit in South Africa. With towering mountains and vineyards, Franschhoek offers stunning views from its famous wine farms. Franschhoek, meaning “French corner”, truly lives up to its name, with French-inspired cafes, delis and wine shops, and architecture dating back to the time of the Huguenots.
Guests will have about 1,5 hours to explore the picturesque town, so be sure to stop for lunch at a cafe, do some shopping or even indulge in another wine tasting.
After a scenic drive over Helshoogte mountain pass we reach Stellenbosch. The town, also known as the “City of Oaks”, has giant oak trees shading the streets, which are lined with picturesque cafes, boutiques and art galleries. The Cape Dutch architecture dates back to South Africa’s Dutch colonial history. Our guide will take you on a walking tour of the historic town before we make out way to Simonsig Estate where we enjoy a afternoon wine tasing with cheese platter!
Return to Cape Town by 17h30