Paarl, Western Cape, South Africa
This full day Cape Winleands tour commences at 08:30am. Head off to the wine-country via the N1 to one of the Cape’s first farming districts – Paarl. The town is set at the foot of the cluster of remarkable granite domes from which it takes its name.
Your first stop of the morning is the picturesque Seidelberg Wine Estate. Established in 1692 under the name Den Leuwenjagt, Seidelberg offers one of the most spectacular settings in the Cape Winelands. An informative cellar tour and winetasting gives visitors personlised insight into the finer points of wine-making.
Franschoek, Western Cape, South Africa
Proceed to the town of Franschoek, historically dating back to the 17th century when the French Huguenots arrived. Billed as the Gourmet Capital of South Africa, this charming town, in a most picturesque valley, retains a French Huguenot style. Franschoek complements the artistry of its chefs and winemakers with the breathtaking beauty of its setting. You will enjoy a wine tasting at one of the numerous wine estates in the area, before taking time to enjoy the fabled culinary skills of the chefs at one of the many award winning restaurants.
Stellenbosch, Western Cape, South Africa
Onward to Stellenbosch, via the scenic Helshoogte Pass, the heart of the South African Wine Industry, boasting great beauty and culture that is steeped in South African history. Walk down the canal-lined avenues, in the shade of giant oak trees and beautifully preserved historic buildings. Coffee shops, galleries, antique shops and wine bars spill onto the sidewalks. An air of quiet intellectualism and wine-making history abounds in this university town.
With the sheer vastness of wine estates on offer, you are truly spoilt for choice when you enjoy your final winetasting of the day in Stellenbosch. You return to the bustle of city life after an enthralling day in the countryside, arriving back at the hotels at approximately 17:3