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Full-day Winelands Explore Private Tour: Stellenbosch, Franschhoek, Paarl region

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  • 8 hours (approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English
  • Good for avoiding crowds


Skip the crowded group tours and enjoy a more personalized experience of some of South Africa’s best wineries on a private tour of the Cape Winelands. Visit three wineries in Paarl, Stellenbosch, and Franschhoek to sample their wines—as well as cheese and chocolate—and learn about how the combination of climate, soil, and grape varietals create the unique wines for which South Africa is known.
  • Private, personalized, tour to Stellenbosch, Franschhoek, and Paarl wine regions from Cape Town
  • Tour three prestigious wine estates
  • Sample chocolate and cheese as well as South African wine varieties
  • Hassle-free pickup and drop-off from your Cape Town hotel, airport, or port
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What's Included

  • Local English-speaking guide + Transport
  • Flexible private tour. Inform us after booking of your special requests.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Fairview Farmer's Cheese & Wine Tasting
  • Franschhoek Wine tram ride to Rickety Bridge
  • Muratie Wine & Chocolate Pairing
  • Rickety Bridge Wine Tasting
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Personal travel insurance

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Start time

09:00 AM

Pickup details

We can pick-up from any hotel, guesthouse, backpackers or street address within 10km radius of Cape Town or Stellenbosch central. If your hotel is not listed, simply select "my hotel is not listed" on the drop-down menu and type your preferred pick-up address.

What To Expect

Begin your day with pickup at your Cape Town hotel in a luxury minivan and head straight for the famous Paarl wine region.

Visit the Fairview Wine Estate for wine and cheese pairing session. Along with the winery’s well-known white wines, nibble on delicious cheeses.

Stop for lunch in Franschhoek, internationally famous for its gourmet dining options. Get recommendations from your private guide for where to get something to eat (own expense) from the many restaurants and cafes in the pretty town.

After your lunch break, hop aboard a short one-way Wine Tram journey to explore the region's Winelands by rail and taste fine wines at Rickety Bridge winery. Take in the splendid views from the winery while you taste their wines and learn how growing wine grapes in the mountains differs from growing them down in the valley.

The last stop on your tour is the Muratie wine estate, a local favorite with lots of rustic charm, where you’ll end with something sweet. At Muratie, sample dessert wine and locally-made chocolate.

Then, relax on the journey back to Cape Town, where you'll arrive in the early evening.

Fairview Wine and Cheese

Leave Cape Town behind and head off by luxury minivan to the Stellenbosch wine region – famous for its Mediterranean climate and fertile soils that help to produce millions of litres of wine each year. 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. Stop at the Fairview Wine Estate, trying out several of their famed white wines and cheeses. As this is a private tour, your itinerary for the day is flexible and you can chop and change as you please. So, take it slow and be sure to meander along the way, staying a little longer if you please or even popping in at quaint looking stops along the way. Our suggestion is an early start at the cheese haven of Fairview for a master tasting of wine with cheese and olive oil that will open both your mind and palate to tastes that you didn't think were possible.

1 hour 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Franschhoek Wine Tram - Official Site (Franschhoek Terminal)

Continue on to the quaint town of Franschhoek for a unique way to experience the region's Winelands. Departing from the central Drakenstein ticket office, hop on the Franschhoek Wine Tram for a ±20 minute one-way journey through the rolling vineyards of the valley to reach Rickety Bridge winery for a standard wine tasting and sample a choice of 4 of their wines.

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Customers who have not reached South Africa’s legal drinking age of 18 will not be served alcohol.
  • Please note: Wine tasting or pairings are not included for children under the legal drinking age of 18 years. Extra meals or drinks are under the adult’s responsibility and is not included in price.
  • This private tour will run exclusively run for you. The itinerary is flexible and can be tailored to spend more time at the tour’s highlights that interest you the most or swop for alternative options. Do contact us during of after the booking process to let us know if you would prefer any changes of the tour and we can suggest an updated itinerary, and cost estimate if there are any additional changes.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • The exact itinerary is subject to change and may, on occasion, run in a different order.
  • Personal and comprehensive travel insurance is recommended and not included in this tour.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Traveler Tips

It’s a fantastic day and definitely worth choosing a PRIVATE tour.
We'd recommend to anyone visiting Cape Town - the experience is a must.
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Nicholas_H, Nov 2022
Isaac was the best guide you could imagine. Very informative on all the wineries He guided us on the best selections
Wine and fun
Andrea_K, Aug 2022
Gerard, our guide was very knowledgeable, accommodating, and super friendly. Fun to be with and showed us some cool spots and experiences.
Wine tour to...
kdsimmel, Jul 2022
Wine tour to stellenbosch. Guide was wonderful - very knowledgeable. Everyone at the wineries was great. We had a wonderful day.
Cape Town Wine Country tour with Liezel
Billy_C, Jun 2022
Liezel De Klerk was an amazing guide. Great choice of wineries with a variety of unique experiences and wines. A special day for our group of 12. Everyone loved it
Wonderful way to spend a day in wine country
apriebe411, Dec 2020
This is a wonderful tour. Our guide, the big G, was really knowledgeable and very kind to our young son. The master tasting at Fairview was incredible, we could have stayed there all day, and the wine and chocolate pairing at Muratie was a lovely way to end the day. We would definitely do this tour again.
Response from Host, Oct 2021
Thanks for your kind and excellent review and your 5-star recommendation of our popular Cape Winelands Explore private tour. Hope to see you again soon, always keep exploring - from Team Hotspots2c and Africa Select Journeys
Excellent day trip
Marcel_M, Dec 2020
Our driver was wonderful! Polite and wary of Covid-19 restrictions. A perfect way to spend a day thanks to him. Truly a delightful way to see such a beautiful part of the country.
Response from Host, May 2021
Let's drink to that, cheers Marcel_M. We really appreciate the fact that you reviewed your tour and are so happy to know you loved it. 5-stars all the way. Booking a private tour certainly let you skip the crowded group tours and enjoy a more personalized experience exploring South Africa’s best wine regions and wineries on this exclusive travel-bubble tour of the Cape Winelands. Yes, we totally agree: Paarl, Stellenbosch and Franschhoek's extraordinary scenery and its Cape Dutch architecture white gabled buildings surely add to the impressive views of the Cape's wine region. There is still so much to see, and when you're back in Cape Town do contact us for a whole new taste of a different region of our wonderful Winelands. Safe travels, from team Hotspots2c
Wine and food
Peter_E, Feb 2020
Jacobus our guide was very knowledgable and took us to some really interesting winery’s. Although a long day it proved to be very well worth while and we were pleased to concentrate on the tastings and pairings rather than spending lots of time looking at barrels of wine sitting in different cellars. Definitely a 5 star trip.
Response from Host, Aug 2020
5-star recommendation - because food and wine is always a good idea.Thank you for sharing your Full day Winelands Explore tour feedback with us. We are delighted to know that it was a great experience. We hope to welcome you back on your next Hotspots2c Adventure. See South Africa differently Team Hotspots2c
Perfect Addition to Our Honeymoon
David B, Nov 2019
The private winelands tour was excellent. Our tour guide, Liezel, shared so many cool pieces of information throughout the day and we thoroughly enjoyed our time with her. The wineries themselves were so beautiful. We loved every one of the four we visited. We were also huge fans of the fact that one included a cheese pairing with its tasing, while another included a chocolate pairing. We'd recommend to anyone visiting Cape Town - the experience is a must. We were sad to leave when our trip was over, but were happy to be bringing back a few bottles of excellent wine. Thanks for a wonderful day, Liezel!
Response from Host, Dec 2019
Thanks for trusting us with the first day of your honeymoon! Happy to hear it was a 5-star day tailored exactly to your needs. We have passed on your review to Liezel too. Wishing you many happy years of travel ahead. Thanks for recommending this tour and we hope to see you back in our beautiful Winelands one day to celebrate your anniversary. Keep'on adventuring - from Ferdi & team Hotspots2c
Wonderful wine tour
FRANCIS_D, Oct 2019
JP was a superb tour guide with excellent insights into the wines as well as deep history of the area. He picked us up on time in a shiny new van and expertly drove us to our destinations, which Clare had carefully adjusted to our requests in advance. He kept us on schedule without pressure and returned us safely home at the end of a wonderful day. We highly recommend this tour company when visiting Cape Town.
Response from Host, Nov 2019
JP is the MAN! Thanks for this 5-star review, we love it when our guides get praised for their dedication and all their effort to make a trip exceptional. Also a big thanks for acknowledging our hard-working trip advisors that work their magic to make your dream trip come true. Go team! This just makes us so proud to serve and promote our beautiful country. Keep'on adventuring, from Ferdi & team Hotspots2c
Awesome day in the Winelands
Vicki141066, Oct 2019
We were 4 adults on a private full day tour. Our driver was very knowledgeable about all things South Africa and the 4 wineries he selected were beautiful and very different. We loved them all. His lunch suggestion in Franschhoek was great too. It’s a fantastic day and definitely worth choosing a PRIVATE tour.
Response from Host, Nov 2019
Thanks for this 5-star review and also taking the time to recommend and rate our service and this specific private tour. Joining a tour group is not at the top of all travellers’ bucket lists; especially if you are a seasoned traveller or have a specific set of goals to reach with a trip. Our pre-planned private guided tour itineraries are specially designed for you. These exclusive trips gives more flexibility to ensure you don't miss out on any the hotspots, and we can even tailor the spots we visit to your request. We've happy that our dedicated pre-trip travel advisor and local guide helped you get the most out of your tour. Keep'on adventuring - from Ferdi & team Hotspots2c
What a great day
AnitaS1070, Aug 2019
Our guide Liezel was so cool. Wine estates could’ve been a little more famous/interesting. But hey! The best was saved for last.
Response from Host, Oct 2019
Hi AnitaS1, thanks for taking time to review and rate your Winelands tour with Liezel as your tour guide. So many places to see and so many tastes to experience... and as this private tour runs exclusively for you and your group, guests are welcome to tailor the wine estates to visit during the day. If you are ever back in Cape Town, do let us know as there are plenty of more places to see and more wine to drink :) Keep'on adventuring - from Ferdi & team Hotspots2c
Leizel made our experience one to...
James B, Apr 2018
Leizel made our experience one to remember. She was more than accommodating to us and our kids on the tour and her knowledge of the area made for a relaxing, but once-in-a-lifetime memory for our entire family. Thank you!
We had an excellent guide who was...
Geraldine C, Mar 2018
We had an excellent guide who was able to let us personalize out trip and spend the time doing what we enjoyed rather than rushing from place to place just to check them off. Consequently we awere able to tour the Stellenbosch Museum and really spend some quality time there - it is fascinating. We also enjoyed an excellent lunch at the Coopmanhuijs Hotel which has excellent food and service.
Our guide was fantastic she was soo...
Blanca_C, Feb 2018
Our guide was fantastic she was soo knowledgable and friendly. My friends had soo much fun and took lovely pictures at the vineyard and the wine tasting was very good. I would recommend people to try this tour because you get our of the city and see other areas!
We were met by Andrew at the cruise...
peter m, Feb 2018
We were met by Andrew at the cruise terminal in Cape Town in a new people carrier. Andrew was very knowledgable and tailored the trip to meet our needs. He gave us time for lunch at a restaurant, which he booked, then with time for shopping. His knowledge on wines, vines and production was superb. We spent a full day in his company, no rush to get us back. Would highly recommend this trip and Andrew. A memorable day in a beautiful part of South Africa.
Guide Andrew was a gem. Efficient tour...
Luke R, Jan 2018
Guide Andrew was a gem. Efficient tour. Can do what you want. Loved it.
Wonderful time we had!!! Our tour...
Franklin_M, Jan 2018
Wonderful time we had!!! Our tour driver was very nice and attentive and did everything he could to help us, because we did the tour on Dec 24th and not all wineries were opened. But we could go to wonderful wineries and taste wonderful wines. Don't miss it!!!
Great way to explore the 3 main...
Beth M, Jan 2018
Great way to explore the 3 main valleys of the winelands. Andrew was a fabulous guide and was able to provide helpful insights. Highly recommended!
Great day with our guide, Andrew...
Mike M, Nov 2017
Great day with our guide, Andrew. Tasted some fantastic wines, saw some amazing sights, and had fun. Dont plan to go out in the evening after this tour!
wow this is a must do, Andrew was...
srkpropertymgt, Nov 2017
wow this is a must do, Andrew was also awesome our tour guide, even bought us a bottle of wine.


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