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  • Location:Cape Town, South Africa
  • Duration:3 hours (approx.)

Stellenbosch Wine Tour from Cape Town

Visit the heart of the beautiful Stellenbosch winemaking region on a half-day wine tour from Cape Town! The perfect activity if you’re short on time, this comprehensive wine tour includes a walk around central Stellenbosch, with its friendly small-town aura and romantic Cape Dutch buildings, as well as a wine estate tour. Sample the region’s famous red Pinotage wine and learn about the region’s ideal winemaking climate.


  • 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

Penguins on Boulders Beach

Relax as you travel out of Cape Town by air-conditioned minivan, into the heart of South Africa’s wine region in the Western Cape. After just under an hour, arrive in the picturesque little town of Stellenbosch, flanked by spectacular Cape Fold mountain ranges.

On a walking tour around the city center, your guide will tell you about some of the history of this ancient city and explain how it came to be synonymous with great South African wine. Admire the abundant Cape Dutch and Georgian architecture as you walk along Stellenbosch’s leafy, tree-lined streets. The city is known locally as Eikestad, meaning ‘city of oaks,’ because of the numerous oak trees that line its secluded streets.

Continue to one of the nearby historic wine estates for a wine-tasting session with your expert guide. The exact winery visited will change depending on availability on the day of your tour, but possible estates include Charmony, KWV Wines, Merelust Estate or Uitkyk Estate. Sample local Pinotage, a red wine grape that prides itself on being South Africa’s signature variety, and learn about the Stellenbosch wine region’s Mediterranean climate and different soils that help create its highly regarded fine wine.

After an hour at the wine estate, hop back on board your luxury coach for the scenic journey back to Cape Town.

Customer Reviews

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.

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.

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.

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 !

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2011

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

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.

4 star rating: Recommended August 2008

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

Sharmeen F
Sri Lanka

4 star rating: Recommended August 2008

This was a nice tour & was a nice experience specially at the Anura winery where you can pet the cheetahs. The guide was good and was a nice drive away from the city of Cape Town.

3 star rating: Worth doing June 2013

This was only a half day tour. Unfortunately the tour rep. who escorted us spoilt the whole day. He was from another tour company and he had the most boring voice that did not stop all afternoon. He just droned on and on and quite honestly we really just wanted to take in the lovely scenery and not be plied with so much information from such a boring tour guide. He needs to take lessons from Elaine from Springbok Atlas! Anyway Stellenbosch wine tour was very good and the wine tasting and information from staff at the estate was good. Unfortunately we did not get much time to take in the village of Stellenbosch which would have been nice.

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