- Full-day private wine tour to Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Paarl wine regions from Cape Town
- Travel with a private guide, passionate about the New World wines of South Africa
- Tour four prestigious wine estates including Fairview and Boschendal
- Sample fortified wine, chocolate, cheese and, of course, South African wine varieties like Pintotage
- Transport by spacious, air-conditioned minivan
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What You Can Expect
Your first stop of the day is a small Stellenbosch wine estate called Muratie, much loved by locals, with bags of charm. Its traditional cellars are typified by ramshackle walls and worn paintings -- adding to its rustic charm. Sample the estate’s fortified wine and locally produced chocolate – a winning combination!
With your expert guide, hop back in your minivan and continue your journey northwest to the Paarl wine region, home to leading wine producers like Fairview and Nederburg. Stop at the Fairview Wine Estate and tour its large cellars, trying out several of their famed white wines and cheeses.
Lunch takes place in the gourmet capital of South Africa – Franschhoek – roughly 5 miles (8 km) away. Your private guide will point out the best sidewalk cafes and restaurants, and then leave you to enjoy lunch at your own expense.
In the early afternoon your tour continues to Dieu Donne, another notable Franschhoek vineyard set high up in the Helderberg mountain range. The views from here are simply incredible, with surrounding vineyards that stretch as far as the eye can see. Soak up the views and sample the estate’s fine wines, leaning about the slow ripening of grapes in mountain viticulture.
Your last wine estate visit is Boschendal, one of South Africa’s oldest wine producers, with a wine-making heritage that dates back to the 17th century. The gorgeous farm estate houses state-of-the-art cellars, and it’s here that you’ll enjoy the day’s final wine-tasting session alongside rows of beautiful oak barrels. Relax on the journey back to Cape Town, where you’ll arrive in the early evening.
Eon was our driver and besides being such a great person he really knows his wine and history of the vineyards. We had lunch at the Bochendal Winery, to say it's one of the prettiest places would be an understatement. The wine and the food were second to none! We have many friends who are interested in going to South Africa and we will be recommending this tour and Eon as their driver.
Our tour guide was awesome, hotspots2c, picked us up on time and took us around and beyond of his duties. Ernie Els winery is must visit.
Definitely a 5-star tour!!
We a couple did a private tour in a very new and comfortable car. Our guide Gerhardt was fantastic! He arrived in advance in our hotel and waited for us to get ready. He is very sympathetic, kind and professional. We learned a lot with him about Cape Town and he took us to 4 gorgeous wineries. In one of them we went only to have lunch. Gerhardt booked for us a table in the outside area. Perfect!
All of them were fantastic. Gerhardt asked for what we wanted to visit and knew how to adapt the tour to our demands. We could appreciate terrific sceneries, spectacular lunch, excellent wines and cheeses. We had a really great day!
Our guide, Gerhardt of hotspots2c, picked us up at our hotel right on time Icon Luxury Apartments I encourage you to look into them. We were a group of four, one couple and two women great friends who never stop talking and who have an opinion on almost every topic. No others joined our party. After clearing rush hour traffic, Gerhardt informed us he would change the format of the tour - a different order of wineries than was described by Viator, with chocolate and dessert wines at the end of the day instead of at the beginning. We began with Fairview winery -- wonderful wines and cheeses to sample. Buy cheese for snacking later. Surprisingly appropriate for late morning. We had lunch at Taki's in Franschhoek -- a darling town with too many shops and restaurants to sample. I had the mussels, which were outstanding. We then visited Dieu Donne winery, which has an enviable view of the valley. The pourers in the tasting room were two very intelligent, talkative and curious women whose company we enjoyed very much. We then stopped at Boschendal, a sprawling winery that offered us many tastings in a garden setting and Muratie, where we sample fortified wine dessert wine and chocolate pairings. All through the drive, Gerhardt offered information and commentary, both on our musings on S. African culture, history and business and on points of interest along our route. A very enjoyable day. A point unexpected: I unknowingly left the van at drop off without my cell phone. A call later that evening resulted in Gerhardt dropping it off the next day it was still in the van and he conveniently had a pickup at the same hotel. 100 trustworthy and 100 enjoyable. Worth the money I would do it again.
This tour was really good. The weather was nice and sunny that day. Jarrod was our tour guide. We really enjoyed the tour. It was was so beautiful visiting the various wineries. We had lunch at a really nice restaurant outside. This is a must see if you are visiting Cape Town.
Absolutely fabulous in every way; I would recommend this tour with Viator without qualification.
superb landscape and tasting, relaxed
Great tour! Gabriel showed up promptly at our specified pickup time and took us to four great wineries. Each was unique, and he was able to substitute the last scheduled winery for one that better suited our tastes. We learned a lot about the history of the region as well. Only thing I would 'caution' is that in June, all of the vines are bare as the grapes have already been harvested, but still some great scenery and views. Obviously nothing against the tour itself, just something to be aware of. Thank you!
Excellent. Our guide was very knowledgeable, We enjoyed the day.
Absolutely fantastic day with our guide as there was only two of us on the tour. The guide was extremely friendly and tried hard to make the day as flexible as possible. The wineries and the wines were excellent. The scenery was amazing.