Half Day Cape Winelands Tour

Price from: R780 per person

Duration: ±3 hours

A marvellous way to explore the Cape Winelands, this trip hits the highlights of this spectacular region

THE TOUR: You’ll enjoy a tour through the historic town where much of the original Cape-Dutch architecture has been beautifully preserved. You’ll visit a classic Stellenbosch wine estate to enjoy a wine-tasting, and a second wine-tasting in the area can be included if time permits.

NOTE: - This tour will not operate on 25 December 2018 & 01 January 2019

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CAPE WINELANDS: Leave from Cape Town City Centre. This is an afternoon tour, leaving from the Cape Town City Bowl around 14:00. Cape Town has a temperate Mediterranean climate and a spectacular natural beauty that has made it one of the world's favourite holiday destinations. Travelling through the city you might notice a distinctive architectural quirk - the gable design on some of the buildings is a characteristic of Cape Dutch Architecture. The Cape Dutch farmers who settled in the area in the 1600 and 1700s brought many influences from their native land that can still be seen today. We will head eastwards out of the city into the Cape Winelands. Scenic Drive Through the Winelands. As the city recedes into the distance we enter the Winelands. The dramatic peaks of the Stellenbosch Mountain range loom closer and the landscape turns to the lush farmland and vineyards of the Jonkershoek River Valley. This picturesque area will keep you gazing out the windows on the short journey to Stellenbosch.

STELLENBOSCH: Explore South Africa’s Second Oldest Town. We arrive in historic Stellenbosch, the second oldest town in South Africa. Tree-lined streets and classic architecture give this hamlet a charming, classic feel. We will explore this beautiful town on a brief walking tour of the city, encompassing the most interesting and enjoyable local sights. We will wander down Dorp Street, which is lined with exquisite examples of Cape Dutch, Georgian and Victorian architecture. This part of Stellenbosch has an intimate village atmosphere and is filled with classy restaurants, boutique shops and architectural treasures. You can enjoy fantastic views of the mountains and the surrounding area from most locations in Stellenbosch. Named for its founder, Cape Governor Simon van der Stel, the town has enjoyed a long and illustrious history as the heart of the Cape Wine region. Van der Stel established the town in 1679 on the banks of the imaginatively named Eerste (First) River. It wasn’t long before the fine fertile soils of the region were noticed by the settlers. Hot, dry summers and cool, wet winters have made this area ideal for viticulture. Today, it is largely thanks to these abundant Cape Winelands that South African Wines have become globally renowned.

WINE TASTING AT A LOCAL ESTATE: As the heart of the Winelands, Stellenbosch abounds with top class estates producing excellent wines. After the fascinating tour of the town, we will proceed to our next stop where you can sample a selection of top wines. Flavour charts and guidance from estate wine experts will help you make the most of this tasting opportunity. If there is still enough of the afternoon left we will continue on to a second wine farm. Here another selection of fine Cape wines will be presented for your enjoyment.

RETURN TO CAPE TOWN: As the sky begins to darken over the magnificent Winelands we will begin to make our way back to Cape Town. Relax and reflect on the fond memories as we deliver you safely back to the city.

Location

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All Cape Town city centre hotels & guest houses

Return

All Cape Town city centre hotels & guest houses

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