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Tour code: 2382SC4
Enjoy a half-day wine tour into historic Stellenbosch to learn about this region’s role in South African winemaking. This trip from Cape Town includes a walking tour of the little town of Stellenbosch, where you’ll learn more about the Cape Dutch architectural style; and a tour of an historic wine estate, where you’ll taste the country’s signature Pinotage wine. This is a perfect choice for travelers with tight schedules who still want to experience the beautiful Cape Winelands region.

Highlights

  • Half-day trip to the Stellenbosch wine region in the Western Cape
  • Enjoy a walking tour of the town of Stellenbosch, loved for its Cape Dutch architecture and oak trees
  • Visit one of the region’s historic wineries, such as the Merelust Estate
  • Sample South African Pinotage and chat about fine wines with your expert guide
  • Travel by luxury minivan and pass scenic mountain ranges and lush valleys

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What You Can Expect

Stellenbosch Wine Tour from Cape Town

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Get picked up at your hotel and travel to Stellenbosch via a comfortable air-conditioned minivan. The trip from Cape Town takes about an hour, during which time you’ll drive through the scenic wine country of the Western Cape.

The first order of business is a walking tour of central Stellenbosch, second only to Cape Town as the oldest European settlements in the province. Learn about how the history of the town is closely tied to the region’s winemaking prowess as you walk past stately homes that are fine examples of Cape Dutch and Georgian architecture. The tree-lined streets of the town have given it the nickname of ‘Eikestad,’ which means ‘city of oaks’ in Afrikaans.

The next stop is at one of the historic wine estates in the area - the precise winery visited varies for each tour, depending on availability, but some of the possible wineries are Uitkyk Estate, Merelust Estate, KWV Wines Charmony. Enjoy a guided wine tasting during which you’ll taste Pinotage, the hybrid red wine grape that was first grown in South Africa and is the country’s signature varietal. Learn how this wine region’s soil and climate (which is akin to the Mediterranean) make it an ideal place for producing excellent wines.

The winery visit lasts approximately an hour, after which you’ll climb back into the minivan for the trip back to Cape Town.

Customer Reviews

Julie H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Perfect if you have limited time, and just want an introduction to the wine area around Cape Town. It does take an hour to get there from central Cape Town, but we did visit 2 wine estates and sampled about 4 or 5 different wines at both.

Ashley T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

This tour was so well organized. I went to two different wine estates and tasted about 12 different wines. The driver was extremely informative and entertaining. Scenery was breathtaking. Would definitely recommend this to anyone visiting Cape Town!

Rosalie M United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Abe was our guide and took us to 2 wineries and then on the way back to the hotel took us through Stellenbosch well worth the trip. Abe was very informative guide and was able to answer many of the questions put to him.

Wendy G R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

This was a wonderful way to see some of the outskirts of Cape Town. Our guide, Rodney was very charming and humorous and made the trip very enjoyable. The Stellenbosch area is not to be missed if you are in the Cape Town vicinity. I will definitely use Viator for future travels.

Quanetta B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Our group of 10 certainly enjoyed the wine tour. Although we did the half day option, we were able to stop at 2 winery's and tasted over 10 different wines. Our tour guide, Rodney, was awesome! He provided some interesting historical information during the drive and kept us laughing throughout the tour. I would highly recommend this tour for visitors with a limited amount of time.

Simon C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

Prompt pick up ...interesting tour guide ...not enough time to stop in town of Stellanbosch as we were too busy drinking at the two wineries we visited ! ...Great fun ...would recommend !

JULIA M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2011

Great short trip of wineries, which we enjoyed very much!

Amberly M

4 star rating: Recommended October 2015

We enjoyed our wine tour with Robbie. He gave us a nice summary and history of the Cape Town area while driving and was very personable. Unfortunately, our tour started late picked up at 2pm, not 1:30 or before and we hit a ton of traffic. This caused us to have very little time in Stellenbosch. The winery Robbie chose was great and included a cheese tasting. The other two people on our tour were not into any of it, which soured a little bit of the tour also. Overall, I'd recommend it but I'd also suggest going for a longer time and visiting more than one winery!

Carolyn R United Kingdom

4 star rating: Recommended June 2009

If you only have a short time in Cape Town, this trip is definitely a must. Informative guide, and the trip to see the cheetah a real unexpected surprise.

Jennifer M

4 star rating: Recommended August 2008

The guide was very knowledgeable, gave us plenty of time and answered all questions readily.
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