4.5-Hour Private Day Tour of the Wineries Stellenbosch from Cape Town Price per Car/Group
- Explore the various wineries in Cape Town
It exposes the traveller to famous South African wines, history, sightseeing, and landscape. This tour teaches the travellers how South African wines are produced. The character of South African wines is about the climate. The difference between 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 Huguenots. The history of Nelson Mandela's imprisonment. The fantastic landscape in the wine-producing regions. The dramatic mountains and the hospitality of South Africa. This tour also teaches the traveller how to pair wines with different dishes, cheeses and delicatessen. It also teaches the traveller how to order wine for different occasions. As travellers drive around, it's an excellent 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.
Private Day Tour of the Wineries Stellenbosch from Cape Town Price per Car/Groupexpand_more
- Travellers 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, travellers will are taken through the wine production process by an onsite wine specialist guide. Travellers learn the various stages from picking the grapes in the vineyards until it is a finished products ready for consumption. This is done in the cellar under a cool, controlled temperature. While travellers 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 lasts for an hour, and the travellers are ushered into the wine museum. Here they can explore the age-old machinery, equipment, bottles and methods used to produce wine way back in 1600 when wine was first produced in South Africa. Travellers 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 village are the bustling streets with vibrant students at every turn. This town attracts a lot of international students because of its location, fame, and sporting and academic achievements. See the traditional open water canals lining the streets. Travellers are then driven around part of the University. Get the feel of the town before you head to a second winery, the Marianne Wine Estate.
- Visit this boutique winery owned by a family from Bordeaux, France, where they own 3 wine Estates. Experienced the art of winemaking with a meticulous manual selection of grapes. Here travellers will be exposed to attention to detail as this is not an over-exposed winery. Experience personal attention as you taste the wines that 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, your experience will surely add value to your desire for 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 Australia. Explore the small town with the longest main road in South Africa, surrounded by Paarl Rock on one side and the Du Toitskloof mountain on the east. Travellers will also see the Paarl river. This is a 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 about 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. Travellers will also learn how to pair wine with different dishes. Taste the different cheeses and delicatessen.
- Pick up from your hotel and drop off after the tour
- Registered and accredited tourist guide
- Air-conditioned vehicle
- Bottled water
- Wine tasting fees up to R80pp per winery
Know before you go
- Not wheelchair accessible
- We pick up from hotels, all residential areas, including the Cape Town Cruise Terminal
French, Portuguese, English