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Winelands Tours

PRIVATE WINE TOUR OPTIONS:
All our wine tours include visits to world renowned estates and famous wine regions of the Western Cape. All these wine producing regions produce quality wines and are not limited toStellenbosch, Paarl, Franschhoek, Helderberg, Durbanville or the Overberg & Swartland areas.

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The different wine touring regions are as follows and allow for a variation of flexible options:

  •   A Full Day wine tour of the Stellenbosch wine region – Vredenheim Lion Park / Museums / Wine / Birds / History / Strawberries /
  •   A Full Day wine tour of the Paarl wine region – Scones + Tea / KWV – Brandy, Chocolate & Wines / Paarl Rock / Language Monument / Cheese & Wine (Fairview)
  •   A Full Day wine tour of the Franschhoek wine region– Hugenoute Memorial Solms Delta / L’ormarins / Town & Nelson Mandela Prison.
  •   A Full Day wine tour of Helderberg and Stellenboschwine regions – Spier Birds/Stellenbosch Museums / Wine / Cheetahs and Cats
  •   A Full Day wine tour of the Paarl and Wellington wine regions – Rheebokskloof / Lion Park / Seidelberg & Vine to grape tour as well as Glass Blowing
  •   A Half Day wine tour of the Durbanville wine region  - Anna Clara Fontein Game Reserve/wines
  •   A Half Day wine tour of the Constantia wine regionincludes– Kirstenbosch/ World of Birds/ Wine
  •   A Full Day Best of the Cape Winelands Tour includes –Stellenbosch,Franschhoek and Paarl wine regions
  • A Full Day wine tour of the Swartland wine region includes - West Coast / Darling /Wine

CAPE WINE REGIONS

Stellenbosch Region:
Stellenbosch is considered to be South Africa’s 2nd oldest town and lies near the Eerste River Valley. Situated approximately 45mins drive from Cape Town, It is commonly referred to as the Town of the Oaks…. simply because of the Oak lined streets. It is undoubtedly the heartbeat of the South African Wine Industry with most of the Country’s award winning wines produced from this particular region. It is also home to South Africa's oldest university- The University of Stellenbosch and is a place embodying ambience and beauty. With many restaurants, museums and curio shops, the town epitomizes relaxation and peacefulness. The Dutch & English styled homesteads reflect many of the Neo – Classical Dutch, Georgian and Victorian Architectural building

Franschhoek Region:
The quaint little town of Franschoek lies on the banks of the Berg River its backdrop being the towering Drakenstein and Franschhoek Mountains. It’s an amazing setting indeed with waterfalls, snowcapped mountains in winterand rolling vineyards that mesmerizes ones eye. Truly a post card picture setting. Considered to be the gourmet capital of South Africa, it is also host to the Hugenout Memorial, indicative of their struggles and eventual freedom from religious persecution. One village town of relentless charm, 7 of South Africa's leading restaurants, 43 wine cellars, a host of galleries and shops, and a lifetime of discoveries await visitors to this little French region. A few Estates of note would be Solms Delta, La Motte, Haute Cabriera & L’Ormarins hosting the biggest vintage car museum in the South Africa.

Paarl Region:
The town of Paarl acquired its name from the large cluster of remarkable granite domes (2nd largest granite outcrop in the Southern Hemisphere) which sparkles in the sunshine after it has rained or from the morning dew. It is an important agricultural and commercial centre, but the peaceful laid back and tranquil setting is what it’s famously known for. Paarl is the 3rd oldest town in South Africa and home to the famous Afrikaans Language Monument.The region has many well preserved Dutch and French Huguenot settlements & buildings. The beautiful landscapes, country side and excellent wines truly makes this a region not be missed.

Constantia Region:
The Constantia Valley (Groot Constantia 1692), is where the first South African wines were produced (1685). It’s the birthplace of the wine industry of South Africa and currently is still recognized as a leading wine producer of some fine wines. It’s approximately a 20 minute drive from the Cape Town CBD and situated in the southern part of the peninsula.

Durbanville Region:
Only about 20km north of Cape Town lies the Durbanville Wine Route, It’s locality is very close to the City and like Constantia is fairly quickly accessible, but probably overlooked for regions like Stellenbosch, Paarl & Franschoek. Wine Estates of note would include Durbanville Hills, Meerendal, Hillcrest, Demersdal & Bloemendal to name but a few. The landscapes add an awesome beauty to the rolling hills of Tygerberg of which the terroir is strangely different from one cellar to the next, This results in a big range of stylish wine varietals, of which some date back as far as the late 1600's.

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Stellenbosch Region

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Franschoek Region

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Paarl Region

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Constantia Region

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Durbanville Region

 

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