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One of the must-see stops on a tour of the Cape Winelands is the historic town of Franschhoek. The town sits just over 45 miles from Cape Town, and it’s home to not only some of the area’s best wineries but also one of the best restaurants in the ... 

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2014

What an amazing day, well organized, extremely well presented by our tour guide/driver and a true value for the money.
The wineries visited offer many good wines and cheeses, something to match all tastes.
You will learn many things around the wines, their history and production.
Driving through this beautiful landscape, receiving a lot of additional information from the guide and the fact of tasting those delicious wines within the actual wine yards, including the trying of the different grapes, made this day truly memorable for my wife and me.
I can highly recommend this specific trip to all the wine lovers and those who look for spending a perfect day in the beautiful surroundings of Franschhoek and the surrounding valleys.
Our favorite was the visit to a small family owned wine yard, called Oak garden. The owner couple did the presentation themselves, while seated under the shadow of old oak trees overlooking the wine plantation. The owners were really nice and approachable, explaining and answering any question we could come up with around wines. Also the wines were really outstanding and I recommend to buy some at the winery as you will not be able to find them at the airports duty free unfortunately.

Doing what: Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Paarl Valley Wine Day Trip

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2013

Tour guide was excellent, entertaining and informative. Good survey of the region. Wineries were accessible and each had unique flavor and furnishings. The stop in Franschhoek was pleasant and could have been longer to allow more browsing in the shops and galleries.

Doing what: Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Paarl Valley Wine Day Trip

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2013

I had a great time! Our guide Rodney was very informative. He's right Franschhoek is the better town to have time in. Went to three great wineries and really had a wonderful day.

Doing what: Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Paarl Valley Wine Day Trip

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2011

Excellent trip, well informed guide. Visits to several wineries, one comprehensive tour of cellars and explantions of wine making process. Tasted good wines. Beautiful views. Opportunity to visit / do some shopping in Stellenbosch and Franschhoek- both very nice small towns. Could use more time in Stellenbosch.

Doing what: Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Paarl Valley Wine Day Trip

4 star rating: Recommended
May 2013

This was a good trip with a lively guide, and several different forms of wine farm and factory visited, and their products sampled. The problem was the weather, which was gloomy to begin with and meant one couldn't see much of the beautiful mountains and vineyards, not to mention the beauties of Franschhoek and Stellenbosch, both of which were literally inundated by the time we got to them in the afternoon. But the variety and interest of the wine producers was considerable, and we enjoyed the day very much indeed.

Doing what: Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Paarl Valley Wine Day Trip

3 star rating: Worth doing
July 2014

It was good, however, an earlier leaving time and some time to walk around Franschhoek or main street Stellenbosch for 30-40 minutes would have been nice. The wineries were great, particularly KWV and Fairview, however, the runner duck place had terrible wines for tasting, particularly for the afternoon as they were dry and not very fun. However, I agree that KWV was the best for the morning session due to the fantastic wine tour (which set the day up well). The guide was nice but talked a little too much, and the use of the word 'divine' should have a maximum daily quota of 2-3 (not 15-20). Other than that, it was a very pleasant day and the information provided on the wine, culture and history by our divine guide was very good. I would recommend this only to people in a rush with one or two days spare.

Doing what: Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Paarl Valley Wine Day Trip

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better
May 2012

trip was ok, minibus broke down and waited for another car cca.2 hours. we expected to stop and take a few pictures in Franschhoek, but everything has been very rush rush

Doing what: Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Paarl Valley Wine Day Trip

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