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Full-day Winelands Explore Private Tour of Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Paarl

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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icon8 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English
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Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
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Overview

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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Local guide
Flexible private tour. Inform us after booking of your special requests.
Transport by air-conditioned minivan
Hotel pickup and drop-off
1x Bottled water
Fairview Master Cheese & Wine Tasting
La Motte Wine Tasting or similar
Muratie Port & Chocolate Pairing
Food and drinks, unless specified
Gratuities

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
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.

Airports

  • Cape Town Intl Airport, Cape Town Central South Africa


Ports

  • Cape Town Cruise Terminal
  • Cape Town Ports


Departure Time

9:00 AM
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.

Next, head for the nearby Paarl wine region to visit the Fairview Wine Estate for wine tasting 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, visit the La Motte or Haute Cabriere 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 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.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
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.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
La Motte Wine Estate
Continue the wine tasing journey with a stop at the historically rich La Motte Wine Estate, which is currently owned by a well-known family in the area, the Ruperts. A tasting here is a treat as you get an insider view of the maturation cellar. On occasion and subject to availability, an alternative wine experience at Dieu Donné, Boschendal or Haute Cabriere can be booked.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Franschhoek
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. South Africa’s epicurean capital; Franschhoek, with its multitude of eateries is a must-do for gourmands and on weekends the local farmer’s market beckons with colourful stalls, tasty aromas and live music. You’ll have time to soak up the history of the French Huguenots who arrived in the Seventeenth Century, maybe catch an impromptu church choir performance in the street, shop for knick-knacks and bric-a-brac along the main street or savour a charcuterie plate and tasty local creations.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Muratie
Your last 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! Relax on the journey back to Cape Town, where you’ll arrive in the early evening. - The exact itinerary is subject to change and may, on occasion, run in a different order. - 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.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
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This is a private tour running exclusively for you or your group. Do contact us during of after the booking process to let us know if you would prefer any changes to the tour and we can suggest an updated itinerary and cost estimate if there are any additional charges.
  • 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.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Hotspots2c

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Full-day Winelands Explore Private Tour of Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Paarl?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Full-day Winelands Explore Private Tour of Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Paarl.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Full-day Winelands Explore Private Tour of Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Paarl?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Full-day Winelands Explore Private Tour of Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Paarl.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Full-day Winelands Explore Private Tour of Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Paarl?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Full-day Winelands Explore Private Tour of Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Paarl.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Full-day Winelands Explore Private Tour of Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Paarl?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Full-day Winelands Explore Private Tour of Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Paarl.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Full-day Winelands Explore Private Tour of Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Paarl?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Full-day Winelands Explore Private Tour of Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Paarl.

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Traveler Tips


  • "Dont plan to go out in the evening after this tour!" See review
  • "It’s a fantastic day and definitely worth choosing a PRIVATE tour." See review
  • "I would recommend people to try this tour because you get our of the city and see other areas!" See review

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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.
icon 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
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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!
icon 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
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Wonderful wine tour
FranDance
, 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.
icon 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
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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.
icon 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
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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.
icon 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
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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!
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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.
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Our guide was fantastic she was soo...
Becst8
, 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!
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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.
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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.
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