Situated 45mn drive from Cape Town the first wine region we will visiting is the Stellenbosch Wine Route, sprawling out around the old university town of Stellenbosch, it is the most commercial and well established of all vino destinations in South Africa, aside from the wine farms in this region, the town of Stellenbosch is well worth a visit – it’s rich in history and charm.Our mid day stop will be at a wine estate situated in the Paarl wine region. Perhaps most well known as the home of commercially popular winery Fairview and its famed goats,That said, it’s also one of the most innovative wine regions in the Western Cape – it’s responsible for creating the world’s first white Pinotage.
For our last wine tasting of the day we make our way to Franschhoek with a photo stop at the Groot Drakenstein Prison where Nelson Mandela was released in Feb 1990. The village of Franschhoek nestled amongst the mountains, can easily be mistaken as being in Switzerland. Hands down one of the most celebrated wine and food destinations in South Africa, the beautiful Franschhoek Valley, which was established by French Huguenot refugees in 1688, is a captivating blend of European charm and spectacular verdant scenery. The town itself is well worth a visit, we will return to Cape Town via the Helshoogte Mountain Pass. You drink we guide and drive.