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Cape Winelands2018-09-28T19:53:03+00:00

ENJOY A MAGICAL ENCOUNTER

Enjoy a magical encounter with the picturesque Cape Winelands – vineyard-clad hills, centuries-old country estates and imposing mountains provide an unforgettable backdrop for time spent indulging in the delicious flavours and vintages of this famous region, which includes the historic towns of Stellenbosch, Paarl, Franschhoek, Robertson and Tulbagh, among others.

DESTINATION HIGHLIGHTS

With the verve of a student town and the old-world charm of a centuries-old village, Stellenbosch is your launch pad to an exciting encounter with the region’s wine-making traditions and heritage. Enjoy gourmet flavours, world-class coffee culture and exquisite vintages in its surrounds, or explore one of its quaint food markets and the art galleries along its oak-lined avenues.

Embrace the Cape’s joie de vivre and a little French flair in the beautiful town of Franschhoek, your base for a wine tasting sojourn through some of South Africa’s most renowned vineyards including Haute Cabriere, Boschendal and Grand Provence, among many, many others.

Visit one of the oldest towns in South Africa and the birthplace of Afrikaans as a written language.  Perched within a beautiful valley between the Drakenstein Mountains and Paarl Mountain, Paarl is one of the country’s main centres of award-winning wines and artisanal foods such as cheeses and chocolate.

Gain insight into the Cape Dutch history and culture of the Robertson area and enjoy its unrivalled gourmet scene, from the craft breweries in the Nuy Valley to the over 50 wineries whose produce has graced the dining tables of wine lovers worldwide.

Small town charm and charming Cape Dutch heritage are explored in the quaint town of Tulbagh, set deep within the Boland area of the Cape Winelands. Learn about its innovative wine making traditions such as night harvesting, and enjoy the diversity of award-winning wines on offer.

Set your watch to a slower pace as you ramble through the 19thcentury village of McGregor, a renowned artists’ retreat where beautiful white-washed cottages and a centuries-old stone irrigation system, lining the streets, provide a picturesque backdrop for a journey back in time.

SUGGESTED ITINERARY

Indulge in the delicious flavours of the Cape Winelands. After pick-up at your hotel, we drive to the wine capital of Stellenbosch, one of the country’s oldest towns. The spectacular Helshoogte Pass is our link to the delightful French-inspired town of Franschhoek where you will have the option to enjoy a delicious lunch in one of the top-class restaurants in town, before continuing to Paarl. Our memorable day trip to the Winelands will of course include several wine tastings throughout the tour.

Highlights:

  • Stellenbosch
  • Helshoogte Pass
  • Franschhoek
  • Paarl
  • Wine Tastings

What’s included:

  • Transfer from/to hotel in the Cape Town area.
  • Registered and certified guide.
  • Luxury transportation.
  • Refreshments during transportation.
  • WiFi in vehicle.
  • Entrance fees and activities as specified in the individual itinerary provided.
  • Information Pack.

What’s not included:

  • All meals.
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