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Cape Town: Cape Winelands Full-Day Shared Tour

1. Cape Town: Cape Winelands Full-Day Shared Tour

Enjoy a day filled with beautiful scenery and wine and cheese tasting on this tour of the Cape Winelands. Get a taste of history as well as you visit historical landmarks, like the prison where Nelson Mandela was kept. Get picked up at your accommodation in the morning by a tour guide/driver in a luxury minibus and head off on an all-inclusive, full-day Cape Winelands tour. Follow the Stellenbosch, Paarl, and Franschhoek wine route in all its splendor and enjoy lunch surrounded by vineyards. Enjoy wine tasting at up to 5 wine estates, and will also visit monuments, enjoy a town orientation tour in Stellenbosch and explore the town of Franschhoek. Travel along the scenic N2 and stop at DeMorgenzon wine estate in Stellenbosch for the first wine tasting of the day. DeMorgenzon is unique in that they have musical speakers scattered across the vineyards from which soft classical music can be heard. They also produce one of the best Chenin Blanc wines in the region. From there, proceed to one of the oldest towns in South Africa, Stellenbosch, for a town orientation tour. Continue to Marianne Wine Estate in Paarl to experience biltong and taste their wines. Marianne believes that pairing different types of biltong with red wine enhances the flavors of their wines. Continue to Fairview Vineyards and Goats Cheese for a cheese and wine tasting. Purchase your favorite cheese and condiments from the deli, as well as wine from a choice of 3 ranges in the tasting room. As you follow along this route you’ll stop in front of Drakenstein Prison to see the Nelson Mandela monument. This prison is where Nelson Mandela spent his last days of incarceration before his walk to freedom. Next, you’ll have a chance to explore the town of Franschhoek, known as the food and wine capital of South Africa. It is home to some of the finest restaurants and wine estates in the country. Learn about the French influence on the Cape Winelands and explore a bit of the town itself. Take a break for lunch (at your own expense) and later visit the Mont Rochelle wine estate owned by Sir Richard Branson. Your last wine tasting for the day will be at Delaire Graff, known as the jewel of the Cape Winelands. Afterward, you’ll head back to Cape Town and be dropped off at your accommodation.

From Cape Town: Full-Day Cape Winelands Tour

2. From Cape Town: Full-Day Cape Winelands Tour

Tantalize your taste buds and brush up on your wine knowledge on this Cape Town Full-Day Winelands Tour. Visit the three major wine-producing areas of the Cape and get a chance to taste an assortment of wines coupled with wine pairing among other things. Go to Stellenbosch, known as the Wine Capital of South Africa. Be surrounded by the vineyards of the Cape Winelands and the mountainous nature reserves of Simonsberg and Jonkershoek. Next, go to Franschhoek to see its century-old Vineyards and Cape Dutch architecture. Make one last stop in Paarl, the third-oldest City and European settlement in the Republic of South Africa and the largest town in the Cape Winelands. Enjoy three wine tastings at Award-winning wine farms, accompanied by a cheese assortment and cellar tour. Take an exciting ride on the Franschhoek tram, and visit the Drakenstein Prison where Nelson Mandela spent the last part of his captivity.

From Cape Town: Private Guided Winelands Tour with Pickup

3. From Cape Town: Private Guided Winelands Tour with Pickup

Be prepared for a day filled with wine tastings, food, and wine pairings with local South African flavours, a cellar tour, breathtaking views of the passing scenery, century-old Cape Dutch homes & take a stroll through vineyards with incredible Mountain views. Discover popular Cape Winelands routes- Paarl, Franschhoek, and Stellenbosch with a visit to 3 different wineries for tastings of various wines, cheese, biltong, and chocolate pairings. Start the tour with a scenic drive to the countryside. Visit one of Paarl's best attractions and see a unique goat tower. Take a seat at the custom-designed wine tasting pods and learn about the wineries' rich history and exceptional wines. With a dedicated host, you'll be guided through the tasting of 6 different wines that are all beautifully paired with gourmet cheeses. Spend free time browsing through the deli and gift shop. Next, head to the little French corner found nestled between rolling meadows and centuries-old vineyards that stretch out towards distant towering mountains. Franschhoek is justifiably world-famous for its superb local cuisine and award-winning wine, yet, still retains a heavy French influence. Along the way, stop over to Drakenstein, the prison that once held former President Nelson Mandela. Get the chance to stand in the very place where Mandela took his first steps outside of prison as a free man and admire the larger-than-life-size bronze statue of Mandela. Delve deeper into winemaking philosophy with a fun and insightful cellar tour, and taste Pinot Noir and Chardonnay specialty wines. Sample Méthode Cap Classique (MCC) with optional wine pairings. After working up an appetite you'll be taken to one of the restaurants in Franschhoek to enjoy lunch at your own expense. Journey into Stellenbosch a charming historical town surrounded by beautiful landscape views. Finish the wine tour by clinking your glass and taste fine wines paired with biltong (dried meat-jerky) that offers a real South African experience. End off with a late afternoon drop-off.

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What people are saying about Paarl

Luca was absolutely amazing!! He was knowledgeable, funny and by the end of the tour he felt like family. We were with 4 other super cool humans that lived in different areas of the world —we laughed and just had a great time!! I will definitely hold this experience dear to my heart…it was very special experience for me and my husband!!! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Five Stars!!

KAGABo was a wonderful guide. Discreet, kind and very knowledgeable about the winelands and the history of the territory. It was a really interesting day, he was super helpful. We visited 4 wineries in total freedom, we could choose which ones to stop. I highly recommend it with him

Nice trip, very friendly guide and amazing wineries. The splendor of the mountains provide an amazing and exciting view. A fantastic tour!

Amazing tour with our guide: Lucadel who had extensive knowledge of Cape Town and it’s surroundings.

Eine schöne Tour für alle, die wenig Zeit haben Franschhoeck und Stellenbosch zu besuchen.