This full Day Private Tour of the Cape Winelands for couples,friends travelling together or small parties takes you to Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Paarl, the biggest wine regons in South Africa.
You will experience city tours in one or two main towns (also a Stellenbosch University drive) and sample about 16 different wines of 3 or, time permitting, 4 vineyards for the day. To satisfy your palate we will accommodate your personal palate as far as possible. All tasting fees included in this tour. For your own account we will arrange lunch on a vineyard with spectacular views over one of the many stunning valleys.
Master tasting forms part of the tour. It could be wine and chocolate pairing, wine and cheese pairing or wine and biltong (dried meat) pairing.
Pick up at your hotel or guest house or Cruise Liner at 9:30am in Cape Town, Paarl, Stellenbosch, or Franschhoek and drive to Stellenbosch, the biggest wine region in South Africa. A beautiful city tour follows along avenues of oak trees. The dirve includes a University drive, the second oldest University in the country and the only place where you can obtain degrees in wine making.
Your guide will give you a short historical overview of the area of the second oldest town in South Africa with beautiful buildings in Cape Dutch, Victorian abd Georgean styles of architecture.The first tasting follows where you sample five different wines.The picturesque drive takes you to the Campus of the University, but also to the oldest part of the town. We now do a stunning mountain drive on our way to Franschhoek, the town where the French Huguenots settled many years ago. We then taste the wines of this region.
Lunch will be in Franschhoek on an estate offering you spectacular views over the valley.The road now takes us to Paarl via the Drakenstein Prison - "Victor Verster". The late
Ex President Nelson Mandela was released from this prison in February1990. After a picture stop we do a Paarl Main Street drive on our way to the last vineyard for a master tasting which may be biltong and wine pairing or wine and cheese pairing or even a beer tasting.. Paarl Main Street boasts with the best examples of
Cape Dutch, Victorian and Geor gian architecture in the country. Return to our original departure point at approximately 5pm.