South African wines are rated on par with 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 from the city. If you are a wine connoisseur you could spend weeks exploring the various estates and their excellent cultivars.
Many of the various wine estates within the Cape Winelands and elsewhere have visitor's centres that offer tours and tastings. Some offer very informative cellar tours where you are taken on walking tours through the estate's cellars and the winemaking process is explained.
Most estates offer wine tasting. For a small fee you will receive a wine tasting glass and will join a small group of other visitors in a tasting venue (lecture type setup or more relaxed environment). A wine connoisseur will introduce you to various wines produced at the estate. Introductions include aroma (nose), body and palate (taste). You then get to taste each wine after its introduction trying to pick up the different elements as explained.
You will be able to purchase wines that you like. Often estates will arrange for wines to be couriered to your home.-->
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 gives you the opportunity to visit the Cape Winelands, taste some of our best estate wines and experience the special kind of West Coast hospitality and cuisine. Visit two factories at Clanwilliam producing two quintessential South African products: velskoene and rooibos tea. Overnight at the quaint Paternoster. Visit Saldanha Bay harbour and the West Coast National Park. In season you might enjoy vast expanses of indigenous flowers.
Highlights: Cape Winelands , Riebeek Valley , Paternoster , The West Coast , Cederberg Mountains & Wilderness Area , Bird Island Nature Reserve .
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 .
Our afternoon, tour of the Cape Winelands departs daily from.Cape Town. The tour includes Stellenbosch, the second oldest town in modern South Africa. You’ll do a cellar tour and guided wine tasting at a wine estate and will also tour the town.
Highlights: Stellenbosch , Cape Winelands , Wine tastings at estates in South Africa .
Most tourists visit South Africa for a combination of three main features - the prolific wildlife, the rich cultural diversity and the sheer scenic beauty of the country. Add to this, new found racial harmony, a world icon such as Nelson Mandela, amazing adventure activities, a wonderful year round sunny climate, and more!
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.
Cape Town, situated in South Africa's Western Cape province, is arguably one of the most beautiful cities in the world. It’s the kind for place that you have to return to. It is special for various reasons, not least for its friendly, multicultural population. From here a variety of wonderful day tours are available.