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Private Visit to the Wineries Stellenbosch Franschoek from Cape Town Full Day
  • Tour Category

    Private Tour

  • Duration

    5 Hours

  • Activity Level

    EASY

  • Language

    French, Portuguese, English

Description

It exposes the traveler to the popular South African wines, history and sightseeing and landscape.

This tour teaches the travelers how South African wines are produced. The character of the South African wines in relation to the climate. The difference of our wines to the rest of the world. This tour is also about the history of South Africa. The coming of the Dutch settlers and later the introduction of the culture of wine production by the French Hugenouts.

The history of Nelson Mandela's imprisonment. The amazing landscape in the wine producing regions. The dramatic mountains and the hospitality of South Aficans. This tour also teaches the traveler how to pair wines with different dishes, cheeses and delicatessen. It also teaches the traveler how to order wine for different occasions.

As travelers drive around its a great sightseeing opportunity. Some of the wineries are perched almost on top of the mountains with majestic views of the valley below them for great photos.

Itinerary
  • Travelers will be taken through the process of wine production in the biggest cellar in South Africa. This is a cellar which has been dug under a mountain in order to maintain a cool temperature for wine maturation. On arrival travelers will are taken through the wine production process by an onsite wine specialist guide. Travelers learn the various stages from picking the grapes in the vineyards until it is a finished product ready for consumption. This is done in the cellar under cool controlled temperature. While travelers learn the entire production process they are also tasting the different wines which are making inroads on the international market. A tour of the cellar normally last for an hour and the travelers are ushered into the wine museum. Here they can explore the the age old machinery, equipment, bottles and methods used to produce wine way back in the 1600 when wine was first produced in South Africa. Travelers have the opportunity of buying wine direct from the producer.

  • Visit one of the oldest towns in south Africa founded in 1679 by the Governor of Cape Town Simon van der Stel. See the oak tree lined streets with cafes, boutiques and art galleries. Visit the Village Museum-a cultural history museum in the centre of Stellenbosch. See the four houses built between 1707 and 1880 by the Dutch. Explore this museum with the assistance of site guides. The lady guides are dressed in contemporary dresses which reflects the period when these houses existed. Out of the villageare the bustling streets with vibrant students at every turn. This town attracts a lot of international students beacause of its location, fame, sporting and academic achievements. See the traditional open water canals lining the streets. Travelers are then driven around part of the University. Get the feel of the town before you head to a second winery the Marianne Wine Eastate.

  • Visit this boutique winery owned by a family from Bordeaux France where they own 3 wine Eastates. Experince the art of wine making with a meticulous manual selection of grapes. Here travelers will be exposed to attention to detail as this is not an over exposed winery. Experience personal attention as you taste the wines where from Nelson Mandela bought wine which he shared with the Queen of England. Only the locals visit this place and after a visit to this winery you experience will sure add value to you desire of the South African wine.

  • Explore the beautiful town of Paarl first colonized in 1687 by the Dutch. See the old colonial Dutch architecture and the Afrikaans Language Museum. Paarl is home to Paarl rock the second largest single rock outcrop in the world after The Uluru Rock in Astralia. Explore the small town with the longest main road in South Africa surrounded by the Paarl Rock on one side and the Du Toitskloof mountain on the east. Travelers will also see the paarl river. This is small stream which used to be the dividing line between the whites and non whites during the time of apartheid. But now it is in this small stream that the South African Rowing Team is training.

  • Visit the former prison of Nelson Mandela where he was kept under house arrest. Follow the footsteps of the international statesman. This is a low-security prison between Paarl and Franschhoek located in the Dwaars River valley. Take great photos next to the statue of Nelson Mandela. This prison is located in the heart of the wineries facing the Du Toitskloof Mountains Learn a little bit of the history of Nelson Mandela's imprisonment until his release on the 11th of February 1990. .

  • Visit this popular wine estate and goat farm which offers wine and cheese tastings. On this farm is also a mediterranean-style restaurant. Learn how to taste wine from the wine experts here. Travelers will also learn how to pair wine with different dishes. Taste the different cheeses and delicatessen.

What's Included
Food and drinks

Pick up from your hotel and drop off after the tour
Registered and accredited tourist guide
Air-conditioned vehicle
Bottled water

What's Excluded
Food and drinks

Lunch
Gratuities
Wine tasting fees up to R80/person per winery

Know before you go
  • Stroller or pram accessible
  • Animals or pets allowed
  • Public transportation nearby
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
Please Note

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • We pick up from Hotels, Air Bnbs, Guest Houses and Lodges.We also pick up from the Cape Town Cruise Ship Terminal at the V & A Waterfront

Language

French, Portuguese, English

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Cancellation Policy
  • For cancellations upto 2 days before the tour -

    Refund of 80% of the tour price.
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EUR 28.50
Starting From
USD 109 / Person
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