South African wines are rated with those from the other top wine-producing regions in the world. The district of Paarl in the Cape Winelands boasts approximately 30 of the 100 plus estates in the Cape Wine lands. Many of them cater for visitors with the opportunity of wine tasting.
The estate Africa Deluxe Tours prefer to use, is Fairview. It is situated against the Southern slopes of Paarl Mountain with wonderful views over the mountains and valleys of the Winelands. Fairview has a clearly stated policy and philosophy of eco-friendly conservation methods of farming. This historic farm that dates back to the late 1600’s, when it was first farmed by a French Huguenot, is an example of balancing the requirements of sustainable farming methods, commercially viable production and good natural conservation policies.
A visit to the estate gives the opportunity of tasting some of their award winning wines, as well as the large variety of cheeses from cow- and goat- milk produced on the farm. The Goat Shed restaurant serves wonderful platters of homemade breads, olive oil, cheeses, and wines.-->
This tour covers the highlights of South Africa and is ideal for first time visitors to the country. It provides a mix of cities, countryside, historical sites, scenic drives, nature, wildlife, culture and people. This is the ‘southbound’ tour version that starts in Johannesburg and ends in Cape Town.
Highlights: Panorama Route , Blyde River Canyon , Kruger National Park , Swaziland , Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve , St. Lucia , Transkei , Hole-in-the-Wall , Garden Route , Storm’s River Mouth , Knysna , Cango Caves , Route 62 , Cape Winelands , Cape Town .
This tour covers the highlights of South Africa and is ideal for first time visitors to the country. It provides a mix of cities, countryside, historical sites, scenic drives, nature, wildlife, culture and people. This is the ‘northbound’ tour version that starts in Cape Town and ends in Johannesburg.
Highlights: Cape Town , Cape Winelands , Stellenbosch , Oudtshoorn , Route 62 , Garden Route , Oudtshoorn ostrich farms , Cango Caves , Knysna , Storm’s River Mouth , Coffee Bay , Wild Coast , Hibiscus Coast , San Lameer , Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve , St. Lucia , Swaziland , Kruger National Park , Panorama Route , Johannesburg .
Our full-day tour to the Cape Winelands, departs daily from Cape Town. The tour includes the historic Winelands towns of Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Paarl, as well as wine tastings at three different wine estates. Tour duration is ±8-hours.
Highlights: Stellenbosch , Franschhoek , Paarl , Cape Winelands , Wine tastings at estates in South Africa , Paarl wine estates .
South African wines are rated with those from the other top wine-producing regions in the world. The majority of wine estates, over 100 in fact, are found in the Cape Winelands, which is within easy reach of Cape Town and makes for a great one-day excursion.
The Town of Paarl is one of the three main centres in the Cape Winelands, rich in history and culture. The name Paarl means “pearl” and is derived from the granite boulders on top of Paarl mountain. A visit to Paarl is normally the first stop on a full day tour or the Cape Winelands.