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EXCLUSIVE STELLENBOSCH WINE TOUR & TASTING

FULL DAY - DEPART: 08H30 | RETURN: 17H00

Stellenbosch is globally recognised as an exceptional destination celebrated for its food, wine, people and culture. This full day tour takes you on a journey through the dramatic mountainous landscapes and vineyards of the area. Explore off the beaten track destinations and discover some of the hidden gems that make this region a bucket list item for any visitor to the Cape.

THE HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Taste world class wines and explore the cellar on a guided tour at Jordan Wine Estate

  • Taste award winning wines and learn how baroque music is played to the vines at De Morgenzon

  • Sip on Stellenbosch estate wines and explore an exquisite on-site art gallery & memorabilia room

  • Check out the estate grown Tapestry Gardens, home to a variety of indigenous South African fynbos

  • Chocolate & wine or olive & wine pairing sitting in a tasting room perched above the Stellenbosch valley

RATE INCLUDES: Pickup and drop-off from your accommodation in and around Cape Town, private guide/driver, vineyard tour, 3 wine tastings, 1 wine and chocolate/olive pairing experience

RATE EXCLUDES: Lunch and gratuity

RECOMMENDED ADD-ON: PRIVATE LUNCH OR DINNER IN THE VINEYARDS


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ULTIMATE FOODIE TOUR IN FRANSCHHOEK

FULL DAY - DEPART: 09H00 | RETURN: 17H00

On the Ultimate Foodie Tour in Franschhoek you’ll taste excellent food and superb wine from some of the best estates in South Africa’s culinary capital, Franschhoek. Translated from Dutch as the “French corner,” French Huguenots settled in this breathtaking valley in 1688 and brought with them their French flair for cooking and lifestyle. This delightful region emanates the same food and wine driven approach to life, but with a uniquely South African twist.

THE HIGHLIGHTS:

  • An informative walk through the magnificent gardens at Babylonstoren followed by wine tasting

  • Enjoy locally raised and cured charcuterie perfectly paired with local wines at a nearby boutique winery

  • Taste award winning wines especially paired with canapés while seated in the beautiful sculpture garden of a local wine estate

  • End the day with a premium wine and canapé pairing at Le Lude, renowned for its sparkling wine (MCC)

RATE INCLUDES: Pickup and drop-off from your accommodation in and around Cape Town, private guide/driver, garden entrance fees, 1 wine tasting, and 3 wine and food pairings

RATE EXCLUDES: Lunch and gratuity

RECOMMENDED ADD-ON: PRIVATE LUCNH OR DINNER IN THE VINEYARDS


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BEST OF FABULOUS FRANSCHHOEK WINE TOUR & TASTING

FULL DAY - DEPART: 08H30 | RETURN: 17H00

Franschhoek has long been recognised as the culinary capital of South Africa. Explore this breathtakingly beautiful region on a full day tour that includes wine tasting, gallery visits, food pairings and bubbles to get a taste of the celebrated foodie lifestyle of this valley's inhabitants. A visit to this idyllic region is an absolute must when visiting the Cape and will leave you in awe of its natural beauty and mountainous surroundings.

THE HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Enjoy a connoisseur's tasting or historic wine tasting at one of the oldest historic producers in the valley

  • Taste superb wines produced at internationally acclaimed Rupert & Rothschild Vignerons

  • Browse through the artwork of famous South African masters while sipping on wines made from biologically farmed grapes

  • Embrace the French Huguenot heritage as you sip on award winning wines in a quaint, French style chalet

RATE INCLUDES: Pickup and drop-off from your accommodation in and around Cape Town, private guide/driver, 4 wine tastings

RATE EXCLUDES: Lunch and gratuity

RECOMMENDED ADD-ON: PRIVATE LUNCH OR DINNER IN THE VINEYARDS


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EXPLORE THE SECRETIVE SWARTLAND

FULL DAY - DEPART: 08H00 | RETURN: 18H00 (not available on weekends)

The Swartland has been a farming region for well over three hundred years but it’s only in the last decade that it’s wines have become massively popular with adventurous wine geeks, sommeliers and other like minded winemakers. There is a big focus on heritage and true South African hospitality among the community. Spend the day meeting the winemakers and characters that make this region so popular.

THE HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Start the morning at the only MCC producer in the Swartland with a Huis Van Chevallerie MCC tasting and walk through the vineyards

  • Enjoy a wine tasting and cellar tour experience at a neighbouring producer

  • Head down the road to Lammershoek for wine tasting and true South African style lunch

  • Stop in at the Wine Kollective, a boutique wine store, for a unique wine tasting and shopping experience

RATE INCLUDES: Pickup and drop-off from accommodation in and around Cape Town, private driver/guide, 3-4 wine tastings, vineyard and cellar tour, lunch and gratuity

RATE EXCLUDES: Gratuity


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GOURMET FOOD & WINE TOUR IN STELLENBOSCH

FULL DAY - DEPART: 09H00 | RETURN: 18H00

With a winemaking tradition of over three hundred and fifty years old, the Stellenbosch region boasts the country’s oldest wine route as well as some of South Africa’s top restaurants and award-winning wine producers. This full day, gourmet food and wine experience in this historic region will stimulate the senses and leave you spell-bound by the natural beauty of the area.

THE HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Start the morning with something uniquely South African: Biltong & Pinotage pairing at Lavenir Estate
  • Indulge the senses with a wine & chocolate pairing
  • Enjoy internationally acclaimed Bordeaux Blends, and olive tasting at Morgenster Wine Estate
  • End the day with an educational coffee blending experience to take home with you.
  • Stock up on South Africa’s best wines and amazing gourmet memories

RATE INCLUDES: Pick-up and drop off from your accommodation in and around Cape Town, private driverguide, coffee blending experience, wine & olive tasting, biltong, chocolate & wine pairing

RATE EXCLUDES: Lunch & Gratuity

RECOMMENDED ADD-ON: PRIVATE LUNCH OR DINNER IN THE VINEYARDS


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BEST OF HEMEL-EN-AARDE COOL CLIMATE WINE VALLEY

FULL DAY - DEPART: 08H00 | RETURN: 18H00

The Hemel-en-Aarde Valley (or ‘Heaven and Earth’ Valley), critically acclaimed for its award winning cool climate Pinot noir and Chardonnay, is a delight to true connoisseurs wanting to discover the diverse appeal of South African wines. Spend the day tasting wine and learning about the terroir of the region on this full day tour.

THE HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Drive down the famous coastal Whale Route through Gordon’s Bay, Pringle Bay and Betty’s Bay
  • Wine tasting at two boutique, premium wine estates
  • Enjoy a leisurely lunch with breathtaking views at Creation (dependants on availability, for own account – alternative lunch options are available)
  • MCC tasting at the first and only sparkling wine producer in Hemel-en-Aarde Valley
  • Sabrage a bottle of bubbles!

RATE INCLUDES: Pickup and drop-off from your accommodation in and around Cape Town/Hermanus, private driver guide, drive along Cape Whale Route (when coming from Cape Town), 3 wine tastings, vineyard walk, sabrage experience

RATE EXCLUDES: Lunch & Gratuity

RECOMMENDED ADD-ON: PRIVATE LUNCH OR DINNER IN THE VINEYARDS


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BEST OF HISTORIC CONSTANTIA WINE VALLEY

FULL DAY - DEPART: 09H00 | RETURN: 17H00

The Constantia Valley is one of the oldest wine-producing regions in the Southern Hemisphere and is known the world over for its exceptional wines. The sweet wines of this historic valley were the tipple of choice for many iconic figures throughout history including Napoleon and Churchill. Spend the day exploring the region and tasting the exceptional wines of the many beautiful wine estates of the Constantia valley.

THE HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Take a step back in time with a cellar tour and chocolate and wine pairing at historic Groot Constantia

  • Visit a wine estate that formed part of the original greater Constantia Estate, dating back to the late 1600’s

  • Enjoy a leisurely afternoon of sipping on wine, under the willow trees, enjoying the relaxing sound of the babbling brook at Eagles Nest Wine Estate

  • End the day at the highest tasting room in the Constantia Valley with stunning views across False Bay

RATE INCLUDES: Pickup and drop-off from your accommodation in and around Cape Town, 3 wine tastings, chocolate & wine pairing

RATE EXCLUDES: Lunch & Gratuity

RECOMMENDED ADD-ON: PRIVATE LUNCH OR DINNER IN THE VINEYARDS


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MARVELOUS MCC BUBBLY TOUR

FULL DAY - DEPART: 09H00 | RETURN: 17H00

Discover the very best of both the Stellenbosch and Franschhoek regions as you sip on some of the best MCC (local sparkling wine) that South Africa has to offer. Learn about the rich history of Méthode Cap Classique and its unique South African context while exploring these breathtakingly beautiful regions with your expert guide.

THE HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Visit a biodynamic or organic estate in Stellenbosch for a unique MCC tasting with spectacular views of Table Mountain

  • Taste three variations of MCC at the historic Boschendal Estate in Franschhoek

  • Enjoy excellent bubbles perfectly paired with delicious canapes at Le Lude

  • End the day with a well-earned MCC tasting at Môreson wine farm in Stellenbosch

RATE INCLUDES: Pickup and drop-off from your accommodation in and around Cape Town, private driverguide, 3 MCC tastings, 1 canape and MCC pairing

RATE EXCLUDES: Lunch & Gratuity

RECOMMENDED ADD-ON: PRIVATE LUNCH OR DINNER IN THE VINEYARDS


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CHEESE LOVERS EXPERIENCE IN THE WINELANDS

FULL DAY - DEPART: 08H30 | RETURN: 17H30

Indulge in a classic food and wine pairing experience at some of the most legendary estates in the South African winelands. Pairing cheese with wine has long been used as a great way of highlighting the varied aromas and flavours in wine. This full day tour takes you to wine estates that either make their own cheeses or pair local cheeses with their wines.

THE HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Award-winning wine and Kasselshoop’s traditional artisan cheese tasting at Rhebokskoof Wine Estate
  • Taste Forest Hill cheese like flavoured mountain cheese to brie, camembert and marisch, paired with an array of Anura wines
  • Visit the famous Fairview cheesery and goat tower followed by a wine & cheese tasting, which includes a selection of 6 to 8 of Fairviews Jersey milk and goat’s milk cheeses
  • Lunch at Goatshed restaurant (for own account)
  • Self-guided stroll through the gardens at Babylonstoren followed by wine tasting
  • Visit the Babylonstoren deli and stock up on award-winning wines and cheeses

RATE INCLUDES: Pickup and drop-off from your accommodation in and around Cape Town, private guide/driver, 4 wine tastings and 3 cheese tastings

RATE EXCLUDES: Lunch & Gratuity

RECOMMENDED ADD-ON: PRIVATE LUNCH OR DINNER IN THE VINEYARDS


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ORGANIC & BIODYNAMIC WINE EXPERIENCE

FULL DAY - DEPART: 08H00 | RETURN: 17H30

The growing trend towards organic and sustainable farming practices in South Africa has been gaining momentum in the last decade. The farms on this tour are fully organic or biodynamic and promote sustainable farming practices in the industry. Not only are these producers kind to the planet but the wines they make are spectacular and well worth tasting when enjoying a tour of the winelands.

THE HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Eco Wine Safari through the biodynamically framed vineyards at Avondale wine farm
  • Taste Avondale wines that are harvested in line with the lunar cycle
  • Taste the organic wines and learn the story directly from winemaker (when available)
  • Sip wines from the leader in SA’s biodynamic farming movement and take a stroll through the vineyards
  • Stock up on award-winning wines

RATE INCLUDES: Pickup and drop-off from your accommodation in and around Cape Town, private guide/driver, 2hr Eco Wine Safari, 3 organic and biodynamic wine tastings

RATE EXCLUDES: Lunch & Gratuity


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GLORIOUS GARDENS & WINE TOUR

FULL DAY - DEPART: 09H00| RETURN: 17H00

For many years Cape Town was used as a refuelling station for ships journeying to and from the exotic East on the famous Spice Route. The Company Gardens in the heart of the CBD and the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens are a direct result of this historical Dutch influence. The winelands also play host to several world class and historic gardens that are an absolute delight for the senses. This full day tour is an excellent way of exploring the Cape.

THE HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Pick up from accommodation in and around Cape Town or The Company’s Garden of Cape Town, where some of the very first vines were planted in South Africa
  • Stroll through the famous Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, a fantastic representation of South Africa’s unique fauna and flora (including indigenous fynbos)
  • Taste the award-winning wines and tour the historic Vergelegen Wine Estate and its stunning gardens
  • Indulge in a delicious bistro lunch at Cavalli, set against the backdrop of the estate’s magnificent (and also indigenous) ‘tapestry’ of gardens designed by Keith Kirsten
  • Wine tasting and walk through the diverse gardens at Babylonstoren, inspired by The Company’s Garden in Cape Town
  • Stock up on lush, green memories of the winelands and superb wine

RATE INCLUDES: Pickup and drop-off from your accommodation in and around Cape Town, private guide/driver, entrance fee to Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, entrance to Babylonstoren Garden, 3 wine tastings

RATE EXCLUDES: Lunch & Gratuity

RECOMMENDED ADD-ON: PRIVATE LUNCH OR DINNER IN THE VINEYARDS


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CAPE TOWN CITY FOODIE TOUR

FULL DAY - DEPART: 09H00 | RETURN: 17H30

Cape Town has been celebrated as a foodie destination for several years now. The diverse mix of cultures and backgrounds make for a vibrant and dynamic culinary scene well worth exploring. This full day tour takes you on a journey through the city of Cape Town and examines some of those cultures through the lens of food. Meet the passionate locals that make this city so lively and colourful.

THE HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Visit an artisanal coffee roaster to kick start the morning
  • Stop by Honest Chocolate – using only the finest raw (unroasted), organic Ecuadorian cacao this will be the perfect accompaniment with your brew
  • Take a walk to Frankie Fenner Meat Merchant for some biltong and droëwors, made the South African way!

  • Visit the famous brightly coloured houses of the Bo-Kaap and learn about the heritage of the vibrant Cape Malay people
  • Tuck into a Cape Malay selection of samosas and sweet treats like koeksisters and milk tart and visit to Atlas Spice Trading to shop for spices to take home
  • Visit Publik Wine Bar for a taste of local and rare boutique South African wines
  • End the day at an exclusive tasting featuring artisanal locally distilled gins, served with local Fynbos garnish

RATE INCLUDES: Pickup and drop-off from your accommodation in and around Cape Town, private guide/driver, coffee tasting, chocolate tasting, koeksister tasting, biltong tasting, gin tasting

RATE EXCLUDES: Lunch & Gratuity


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WINELANDS SIP & CYCLE SAFARI

FULL DAY - DEPART: 08H00 | RETURN: 17H30

Franschhoek is not only stunning in its natural beauty and mountainous surroundings but it is also known as the culinary capital of South Africa. Explore this breathtakingly beautiful region by bicycle and sip world class wines on this full day experience in the Franschhoek Valley.

THE HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Enjoy a scenic bike ride with us as we maneuver our way through the beautiful town of Franschhoek
  • Stop at the Huguenot Monument for a bit of background of this quaint town with deep rooted French heritage
  • Take a breather at a nearby wine estate with a wine pairing to keep the energy levels up – choose between biltong, turkish delight or chocolate
  • Visit an ‘off the beaten track’ wine estate and taste award winning wines while drinking in the views
  • End the day with a well earned wine tasting and lunch at Moreson wine farm
  • All fitness levels welcome. 27 kilometers of cycling total

RATE INCLUDES: Pickup and drop-off from your accommodation in and around Cape Town, driver/guide, mountain bikes, 2 wine tastings and 1 food & wine pairing

RATE EXCLUDES: Lunch & Gratuity

RECOMMENDED ADD-ON: PRIVATE LUNCH OR DINNER IN THE VINEYARDS