Our Cape wineland day tour leaves Cape Town early morning and takes a scenic drive toward the Boland mountains. This is where to go if you want to explore the Cape Winelands. Our first stop is Stellenbosch, also known as the “City of Oaks”, 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. Then follows a short transfer on the outskirts of Stellenbosch to Lanzerac Wine Estates home of Pinotage steeped in history dating back to 1692. Nestled in the foothills of the idyllic Jonkershoek Valley the 325 year old Wine Estate is synonymous with old-world charm and rich Cape heritage. You will be treated with a selection of five Premium wines paired with five selected chocolates and the visit of their wine cellar. 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. Situated high on the steep south-west facing slopes of the Franschhoek Mountains, "Dieu Donné wine estate is well-known among those who wish to identify the famous landmarks of Franschhoek. Watch the sun setting over the Simonsberg Mountains or just love enjoying our final tasting of the day with a glass of wine at this scenic spot. The town itself is well worth a visit, we will return to Cape Town via the Helshoogte Mountain Pass.
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