From the moment of our ick up from our Cape Town hotel this day trip was everything we had hoped for. We were drive by our guide to 4 fabulous vineyards where we were introduced to the art of appreciating wine by very knowledgeable staff at each of the vineyards. Lunch was at the well known Racine Restaurant in a wonderful location. Our guide gave us a detailed history of the wine industry and pointed out many features of the area. We enjoyed the area so much that we made a point of going back to Stellenbosch before our flight back home. A big thank you to Andrew our guide for a truly memorable day.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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
Great tour, wonderful vinyards, delicious wine, a great fun guide who was very knowledgable. My friends and I loved it.
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!
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.
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!
Farkas C Hungary
Andrew was an excellent guide, very informative and helped us a lot on the tour.also a professional photographer, so if you need good pictures about you, no better choice than him His english was also excellent. Tour very well organized, nice wines, nice scenery all day.
Eon was our driver and besides being such a great person he really knows his wine and history of the vineyards. We had lunch at the Bochendal Winery, to say it's one of the prettiest places would be an understatement. The wine and the food were second to none! We have many friends who are interested in going to South Africa and we will be recommending this tour and Eon as their driver.
Our tour guide was awesome, hotspots2c, picked us up on time and took us around and beyond of his duties. Ernie Els winery is must visit.
Definitely a 5-star tour!!
We a couple did a private tour in a very new and comfortable car. Our guide Gerhardt was fantastic! He arrived in advance in our hotel and waited for us to get ready. He is very sympathetic, kind and professional. We learned a lot with him about Cape Town and he took us to 4 gorgeous wineries. In one of them we went only to have lunch. Gerhardt booked for us a table in the outside area. Perfect!
All of them were fantastic. Gerhardt asked for what we wanted to visit and knew how to adapt the tour to our demands. We could appreciate terrific sceneries, spectacular lunch, excellent wines and cheeses. We had a really great day!
Bernadette L USA
Our guide, Gerhardt of hotspots2c, picked us up at our hotel right on time Icon Luxury Apartments I encourage you to look into them. We were a group of four, one couple and two women great friends who never stop talking and who have an opinion on almost every topic. No others joined our party. After clearing rush hour traffic, Gerhardt informed us he would change the format of the tour - a different order of wineries than was described by Viator, with chocolate and dessert wines at the end of the day instead of at the beginning. We began with Fairview winery -- wonderful wines and cheeses to sample. Buy cheese for snacking later. Surprisingly appropriate for late morning. We had lunch at Taki's in Franschhoek -- a darling town with too many shops and restaurants to sample. I had the mussels, which were outstanding. We then visited Dieu Donne winery, which has an enviable view of the valley. The pourers in the tasting room were two very intelligent, talkative and curious women whose company we enjoyed very much. We then stopped at Boschendal, a sprawling winery that offered us many tastings in a garden setting and Muratie, where we sample fortified wine dessert wine and chocolate pairings. All through the drive, Gerhardt offered information and commentary, both on our musings on S. African culture, history and business and on points of interest along our route. A very enjoyable day. A point unexpected: I unknowingly left the van at drop off without my cell phone. A call later that evening resulted in Gerhardt dropping it off the next day it was still in the van and he conveniently had a pickup at the same hotel. 100 trustworthy and 100 enjoyable. Worth the money I would do it again.
This tour was really good. The weather was nice and sunny that day. Jarrod was our tour guide. We really enjoyed the tour. It was was so beautiful visiting the various wineries. We had lunch at a really nice restaurant outside. This is a must see if you are visiting Cape Town.
Absolutely fabulous in every way; I would recommend this tour with Viator without qualification.
Great tour! Gabriel showed up promptly at our specified pickup time and took us to four great wineries. Each was unique, and he was able to substitute the last scheduled winery for one that better suited our tastes. We learned a lot about the history of the region as well. Only thing I would 'caution' is that in June, all of the vines are bare as the grapes have already been harvested, but still some great scenery and views. Obviously nothing against the tour itself, just something to be aware of. Thank you!
Absolutely fantastic day with our guide as there was only two of us on the tour. The guide was extremely friendly and tried hard to make the day as flexible as possible. The wineries and the wines were excellent. The scenery was amazing.
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