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From Cape Town: Stellenbosch & Franschhoek Wine Tasting Tour

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97 reviews

Activity provider: Beyond Africa Safaris

From Cape Town: Stellenbosch & Franschhoek Wine Tasting Tour

Activity provider: Beyond Africa Safaris
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From US$ 132.93 per person

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Experience the unmistakable beauty of the Cape Winelands on a full-day winery trip from Cape Town. Enjoy lunch and wine tastings at 4 award-winning wine estates in Stellenbosch and Franschhoek.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French
Pickup included
At your accommodation in Cape Town or the surrounding area. Please wait at the hotel lobby or concierge desk.

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit up to 4 wine estates in Stellenbosch with up to 20 included wine tastings
  • Enjoy drive-by orientation tours of the Stellenbosch and Franschhoek towns
  • See the prison where Nelson Mandela served his last days of imprisonment
  • Savor cheese tastings and a main course meal at a restaurant in the gardens
Full description

Enjoy a day filled with beautiful scenery and wine and cheese tastings on a group tour of the Cape Winelands of Stellenbosch and Franschhoek from Cape Town. Sample up to 20 different wines with stops at 4 award-winning wine estates and enjoy lunch. After pickup, head off on your tour to Stellenbosch and Franschhoek, known as the American Express Wine Route of South Africa. Start with a town orientation tour of Stellenbosch, the second oldest town in South Africa. The first wine-tasting stop will be at the Delaire Graff Wine Estate. Known as the Jewel of the Cape Winelands, Delaire Graff is not only famous for its award-winning wines, but also for its views and Instagrammable photo spots. Taste five premium wines. From there, drive to the Tokara Wine Estate. Tokara prides itself in producing world-class red wines, award-winning olive oil, and sweeping views of the Stellenbosch Winelands. Here you'll taste up to four premium wines. Next, visit Delheim Wine Estate for lunch and a third wine tasting. Enjoy a main course with premium wine outside on the terrace (inside the restaurant in winter) at the garden restaurant overlooking the lush green gardens.

Choose your main course meal from a selection of meat, poultry, fish, or vegetarian options. Additional Wines, soft drinks, and/or any other courses from the menu are available for purchase. Water for the table is included.

Your final wine-tasting stop will be at one of the most popular wine-tasting destinations in the Cape Winelands, the Fairview Wine Estate. Taste up to six types of red and white wines paired with six carefully selected types of cheese. In between, choose to make an optional brief stop in front of the Drakenstein Correctional Center (formerly Victor Verster Prison) to take a photo of the Nelson Mandela monument. The tour culminates with a drive through the town of Franschhoek, known as the food and wine capital of South Africa. It's home to some of the finest restaurants and wine estates in the country.

Learn about the French influence on the Cape Winelands and stop at the French Huguenot Monument for photos. Afterward, head back to Cape Town and get dropped off at your accommodation.

Includes
  • Pickup and drop-off
  • Tour guide/driver
  • Transportation by air-conditioned minibus
  • Bottled water
  • Wine tasting fees at Delaire Graff, Tokara, Delheim, and Fairview wine estates
  • Lunch
  • Additional food or drinks
  • Tips (optional)

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Important information

Know before you go

  • You must be at least 18 years old to drink alcohol in South Africa
  • A small amount of walking is involved during the town tour
  • Lunch costs can't exceed R275 per person (about $16). If you exceed this amount, you will need to pay the additional cost at your own expense
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 97 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.6/5
  • Transportation
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Safety
    4.9/5

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The tour was good. However, the pick-up of the participants was very time-consuming as they were completely scattered across Cape Town! We are not wine experts, so three wineries would have been enough for us as a contact point! Otherwise, the driver went to a lot of trouble to make it possible for us to have a very nice day!

October 4, 2022

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!!

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September 25, 2022

Our tour guide/driver Barnabus was on time and very informative throughout our day. The wine estate stops were all very nice and each had a little something different about them. DeMorgenzon is a beautiful estate with a very nice variety of wines. Marianne Wine Estate is a little smaller, some good wines, maybe just a step down. They did have nice wine pairing with Biltong. For lunch Barnabus recommended a pizza place near our next stop. The pizzas were very good, great outdoor setting with nice views and very reasonably priced. Fairview Vineyards and Goat cheese provided some nice cheese pairing with their wines. I would highly recommend the balsamic glaze, took some home with us. We were then given the option of where to go last. I had heard very good things about Delaire Graff and it didn't disappoint. An incredibly beautiful setting, magnificent grounds and the wines were top notch! Informative, great wines, flexible itinerary, all positives on this full day tour.

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August 3, 2022

Product ID: 68746