Full-day Winelands Explore Private Tour of Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Paarl
Oenophiles and nature lovers alike are in for a treat on this private exploration of the Cape Winelands. Not only do you visit three esteemed wine farms for fine wine tastings and phenomenal pairings with cheese and chocolate in the Paarl, Stellenbosch and Franschhoek regions; the extraordinary scenery along the way will transport you back to yesteryear to reminisce among white gabled buildings and impressive manor houses flanked by soaring mountain ranges.
Firstly you'll visit the cheese haven of Fairview for a master tasting of their wine with local produce. Continue to the historically rich La Motte wine estate for another tasting and insider view of their maturation cellar. Visit the self-proclaimed culinary capital of South Africa, Franschhoek for a lunch stop and end your meander along the Winelands with sweet port-style wine and chocolate pairing at the heritage-rich Muratie wine farm before heading back to Cape Town late afternoon.Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this productStop At:
Fairview Wine and Cheese, Suid Agter Paarl Road, Suider Paarl, Paarl 7624 South Africa
Leave Cape Town behind and head off by luxury minivan to the Stellenbosch wine region – famous for its Mediterranean climate and fertile soils that help to produce millions of litres of wine each year.
With your expert guide, hop back in your minivan and continue your journey northwest to the Paarl wine region, home to leading wine producers like Fairview. Stop at the Fairview Wine Estate, trying out several of their famed white wines and cheeses.
As this is a private tour, your itinerary for the day is flexible and you can chop and change as you please. So, take it slow and be sure to meander along the way, staying a little longer if you please or even popping in at quaint looking stops along the way. Our suggestion is an early start at the cheese haven of Fairview for a master tasting of wine with cheese and olive oil that will open both your mind and palate to tastes that you didn't think were possible.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At:
La Motte Wine Estate, R45 Main Street, Franschhoek 7690 South Africa
Continue the wine tasing journey with a stop at the historically rich La Motte Wine Estate, which is currently owned by a well-known family in the area, the Ruperts. A tasting here is a treat as you get an insider view of the maturation cellar. On occasion and subject to availability, an alternative wine experience at Dieu Donné, Boschendal or Haute Cabriere can be booked.
Duration: 1 hourStop At:
Franschhoek, Franschhoek, Western Cape
Lunch takes place in the gourmet capital of South Africa – Franschhoek – roughly 5 miles (8 km) away. Your private guide will point out the best sidewalk cafes and restaurants, and then leave you to enjoy lunch at your own expense.
South Africa’s epicurean capital; Franschhoek, with its multitude of eateries is a must-do for gourmands and on weekends the local farmer’s market beckons with colourful stalls, tasty aromas and live music. You’ll have time to soak up the history of the French Huguenots who arrived in the Seventeenth Century, maybe catch an impromptu church choir performance in the street, shop for knick-knacks and bric-a-brac along the main street or savour a charcuterie plate and tasty local creations.
Duration: 1 hourStop At:
Muratie, 44 Knorhoek Road/R Koelenhof, Stellenbosch 7600 South Africa
Your last stop of the day is a small Stellenbosch wine estate called Muratie, much loved by locals, with bags of charm. Its traditional cellars are typified by ramshackle walls and worn paintings -- adding to its rustic charm. Sample the estate’s fortified wine and locally produced chocolate – a winning combination! Relax on the journey back to Cape Town, where you’ll arrive in the early evening.
- The exact itinerary is subject to change and may, on occasion, run in a different order.
- This private tour will run exclusively run for you. The itinerary is flexible and can be tailored to spend more time at the tour’s highlights that interest you the most or swop for alternative options.
Duration: 1 hourPass By:
Africa Select Journeys, 13a Gardner Williams Ave Paardevlei, Cape Town Central 7710 South Africa
This is a private tour running exclusively for you or your group. Do contact us during of after the booking process to let us know if you would prefer any changes to the tour and we can suggest an updated itinerary and cost estimate if there are any additional charges.
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
"Customers who have not reached South Africa’s legal drinking age of 18 will not be served alcohol."
"Please note: Wine tasting or pairings are not included for children under the legal drinking age of 18 years. Extra meals or drinks are under the adult’s responsibility and is not included in price."
"This private tour will run exclusively run for you. The itinerary is flexible and can be tailored to spend more time at the tour’s highlights that interest you the most or swop for alternative options. Do contact us during of after the booking process to let us know if you would prefer any changes of the tour and we can suggest an updated itinerary, and cost estimate if there are any additional changes."
"Infant seats available"
"The exact itinerary is subject to change and may, on occasion, run in a different order."
"Most travelers can participate"
"This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"
Duration: 8 Hours
Traveler pickup is offered
We can pick-up from any hotel, guesthouse, backpackers or street address within 10km radius of Cape Town or Stellenbosch central. If your hotel is not listed, simply select "my hotel is not listed" on the drop-down menu and type your preferred pick-up address.Airports
- Cape Town Intl Airport, Cape Town Central South Africa
Cancellations and refunds:
- Cape Town Cruise Terminal
- Cape Town Ports
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.