Cape wines are world renown for their quality and value for money. The charming old estates are situated in stunning countryside, and we visit the premier wine routes of Paarl, Franschhoek and Stellenbosch. The Winelands region features almost 100 different estates, of which we will visit three today. Also learn the historic initiatives by estate owners who have included employees in the ownership and management schemes.
Start with a master cheese-and-wine tasting at Fairview estate in Paarl. On leaving Fairview, drive to the Groot Drakenstein Prison, where Nelson Mandela was released in February 1990. You will have the opportunity to take photographs at this historical site. Then head to the hills and visit Franschhoek with its spectacular views. Soak up the scenery and enjoy a fine wine from La Cabriere Estate (full day tour) or Rickety Bridge (half day tour) or visit the Huguenot memorial where we learn the history of the French Huguenots, who in 1688 arrived here to pioneer the wine industry. Enjoy a light lunch at one of the many cafes in the Franschhoek area.
Continue toward the bustling college town of Stellenbosch and enjoy a brief drive through the town before heading off for chocolate-and-wine pairing at Hidden Valley Estate perched on the slopes of the Helderberg mountains.
- Fairview in Paarl for cheese-and-wine tasting
- Groot Drakenstein Prison
- Haute Cabriere (or Rickety Bridge or Hugenot Memorial) in Franschhoek
- Hidden valley near Stellenbosch for choc & wine tasting
Half day: 08h00 – 13h30
Full day: 08h30 – 17h30
Included: wine tastings and pairings
(min. 2 adults)
Winelands–Half Day– 2 estates – Fairview and Rickety Bridge R1350 (Adults), R810.00 (6-11y)
Winelands–Full Day– 3 estates – Fairview, Haute Cabriere and Hidden Valley: R1800 (Adults), R1080 (6-11y)