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Sample some of South Africa’s best-known wines in the lands where they’re grown during a private tour of Paarl, Stellenbosch and Franschhoek. From Cape Town you’ll head for the Cape Winelands region to visit four different wineries. During each stop, learn about how the combination of climate, soil and grape varietals create the unique wines for which South Africa is known throughout the world. Taste wines, fortified wines, cheese and chocolate on this decadent private tour.

Highlights

  • 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

Private Tour: Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Paarl Wine-Tasting Tour from Cape Town

Wineland Private Tour

Begin your day with pickup at your Cape Town hotel in a luxury minivan and head straight for the famous Stellenbosch wine region. The climate is akin to the Mediterranean, a longtime wine-growing region.
The first stop on your tour is the Muratie wine estate, a local favorite with lots of rustic charm, where you’ll start with something sweet. At Muratie, sample dessert wine and locally-made chocolate.
Next, head for the nearby Paarl wine region to visit the Fairview Wine Estate for a cellar tour and wine tasting session. Along with the winery’s well-known white wines, nibble on delicious cheeses.
Stop for lunch in Franschhoek, a short five miles (eight kilometers) away, 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, visit the Dieu Donne wine estate outside Franschhoek in the Helderberg Mountains. 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 final winery visit of the day is at Boschendal, one of the oldest wine estates in the country, dating back to the 1600s. From the outside, the winery may look traditional and old-fashioned, but when you see the cellars you’ll notice they are state-of-the-art. Enjoy your tour’s last wine tasting among the barrels in the cellar before getting back in the minivan for the relaxing drive back to Cape Town. Arrive in the early evening.

Customer Reviews

blueskies1856

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Our private tour was arranged through hotspots2c. Based on other reviews, we requested Eon for this and for a Cape Town city tour to take us to the wine areas of Stellenbosch and Franshoek. The trip was first rate, sampling numerous wines, mostly red, as thats our preference, along with cheeses and chocolates. Try the Pinotage! The trip was packed full of fun and interesting places and things to do, but Eon also would share little tidbits of info of the areas we went to, he would stop off at overlooks for fantastic photo ops. We mentioned to Eon that we had seen the movie A Long Walk to Freedom about Nelson Mandelas journey before, during and after his release from prison, so Eon brought us over to where Mandelas release and walk with his wife, Winnie, took place, since we were in the area!

When in Cape Town you must ask for Eon, a great guy, very knowledgeable, informative, and accommodating.

cmromoser

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This was a fantastic experience all around! Our guide, Andrew, was friendly and knowledgeable. He took us to wineries that were beautiful and which served extraordinary wines. The pace was good and the attention paid by the staff at each location was warm and completely inviting. Highly recommended!

Monica F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Gerard was our tour guide and he was amazing! He gave us as much time as we wanted at each winery and pointed out some of the best restaurants to eat at for lunch. Highly recommend it!

Rosemary B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Excellent tour. The driver/tour guide, Andrew, was exceptional.

Mrs JE C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Wine-Tasting Tour was really good. Went with Les Frank who is a wine connoisseur. We both thoroughly enjoyed the experience, good weather too. Our guide was fun, flexible and enhanced the experience even more. Many thanks.

Heather W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Eon Rabe from Hotspot Toursbooked online via Viatorgave us a splendid tour of a carefully selected range of wineries in the Stellenbosch region. He tailored a thoughtful,well-paced,knowledgeable and entertaining tour for us. We had a fabulous day and thoroughly recommend him as a guide.

Anne and Heather Australia

J C Hodell H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Great tour, wonderful vinyards, delicious wine, a great fun guide who was very knowledgable. My friends and I loved it.

Annette P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

We had an absolutely fantasitic day, the trip was fine tuned to our needs and our guide Lisel was knowledgeable and very easy going. I would definately recommend this tour!

Andrew B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

this Tour was fantastic, Our guide henry Was very helpful from pick up to drop off, and did not rush us around, Views and sites were out of this world, lunch was all organised for us at our request, all we had to do was turn up, eat and pay for our food and drink, wine tasting was also very good, Highly recommend this tour.

Jonathan S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

On a scorchingly hot day we headed out with our excellent guide/driver Eon to Stellenbosch, where we looked round the Historic Houses Museum highly recommended, and a great little shop called 'Oom Sammie de Winkell' or something like that!.
We then continued on to Fairview winery near Paarl for a 'Conoisseur' cheese and wine tasting, which was fantastic, and along with Table mountain and Cape Point, a highlight of our time in Cape Town. Both cheese and wine tastings had high 'Hit- counts', and we ended up buying two cases to be delivered their Grenache and Swartland wines are very special.
Eon had then booked us lunch at another winery, 'Dieux Donne', with a great menu, and wonderful views of the mountains surrounding Franchoek. After a delicious lunch and an acceptable wine-tasting, we drove on to our final wine-tasting in the beautiful winery of Babylonstoren. By then the heat was intense and we were grateful to do the tasting in a modern A/C glass building, with an enjoyable selection of wines.
Eon drove us safely home, and so ended a very special and successful 'tailor-made' tour -thanks to Eon's flexibility, desire to make our tour an enjoyable one, and his care and concern for my mother, who had mobility problems. My advice - pay extra if you can and take the private tour with Eon!

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