Visit Paarl, Franschhoek & Stellenbosch. Enjoy wine and cheese tastings.
|Date||8 – 12 April 2018|
|Departure Point||Century City Convention Centre|
|Tour Cost||R990.00 per person|
Whether you enjoy drinking wine or not, the Cape Winelands are a must for anyone traveling to Cape Town. The Winelands are situated east of Cape Town among beautiful mountains creating some stunning vistas. The region is steeped in culture and history with some excellent examples of typical Dutch architecture dating back to the 17th century. The Winelands encompass several regions each with their own wine tasting tours. The most popular towns include Stellenbosch (which is closest to Cape Town), Franschhoek, Wellington, and Paarl.
We head north towards the scenic Winelands for a cellar tour and a cheese and wine tasting. We make our way to Paarl and then onto Franschhoek with a photo stop at the Groot Drakenstein Prison where Nelson Mandela was released in Feb 1990. The picturesque village of Franschhoek is surrounded by magnificent mountains and vineyards. After a short drive through the town, a second wine tasting will take place in Franschhoek, followed by a lunch stop (lunch for own account), and maybe a chance to try some of the fresh trout that Franschhoek is known for.
After lunch the tour continues to Stellenbosch. It is easy to understand why Simon van der Stel decided to settle a village amongst the mountains. The backdrop of the Hottentots Holland Mountains, the white gabled Cape Dutch homesteads and the oak lined streets and lanes all blend in to give this place a charm that will not be forgotten. Time permitting we will include a third wine tasting.
We return to Cape Town with amazing photos and fond memories. The excellent wines produced in this area are world-renowned.
|Vehicle||Air conditioned coach to suite group size.|
|Included||Transportation, sightseeing as per itinerary, +/- 3 x wine tastings, one with cheese and a cellar tour.|
|Excluded||Gratuities, items of a personal nature, drinks, any additional extras and lunch.|