The Cape Winelands is well known for its outstanding wine, and beautiful scenery. Your guide will take you to 2 or 3 wine farms for wine tasting. We have our favourites, but you are welcome to choose any of the spectacular wine estates that you would like to visit.
Chocolate and wine pairing is highly recommended if you’re looking for something a little decadent.
Recommended Wine Routes
Cape Town is unique in so many ways, but perhaps none more so than the diversity of world class wine routes right on the doorstep.
Constantia Wine Route
The Constantia Valley is situated right on our doorstep, only 17 km from Cape Town, and the oldest wine producing region in the southern hemisphere.
Enjoyed by Napoleon Bonaparte and other royalty in the 18th century, Constantia Valley’s unique combination of terrain and climate produces some of the worlds finest wines that continue to this day to win accolades and international awards for consistently high standard and quality.
The wine route consists of ten wine farms, each with their own distinctive heritage and premium wines. The Constantia wine tour takes you into the heart of the Constantia Wine Route, with unparalleled views of the valley and the vineyards. Each wine estate has their own hertitage and premium wines.
If you are pressed for time but would like to experience some of the world’s award winning wines, only 27 km from the airport the Constantia wine route is a perfect choice!
Wine estates on the route include: Groot Constantia, Klein Constantia, Eagles Nest, Constantia Glen, Beau Constantia, Buitenverwachting, Steenberg
Stellenbosch Wine Route
Home to more than 140 wine farms, Stellenbosch, also known as the Eikestad (City of Oaks in Afrikaans ) is the second oldest town in South Africa founded by Simon van der Stel in 1679.
Stellenbosch is known for its beautiful Cape Dutch buildings, the university and fabulous choice of wines and beautiful wine estates.
Stellenbosch and it’s winelands boasts the largest concentration and variety of wine farms and wine tasting venues in the country and together form the wine making, research and viticulture hub of South Africa. Oak lined streets and a holiday atmoshphere make this quiet “old world” town the perfect base for wine and culture lovers alike.
Paarl Wine Route
The Paarl wine district lies to the north of Stellenbosch, and is bordered by the town of Wellington to the north east, and the mountains of the Groot and Klein Drakenstein and Franschhoek ranges to the south east.
The Paarl Wine Route is also called the ‘Red Route’ for its legendary red wines. Cabernet Sauvignon, port and Shiraz wines have established Paarl’s place on the global wine map and the region has repeatedly received international awards for these wines.
Wine estates on the route: Anura Vineyards, Backsberg Estate, Fairview Estate, KWV International, Nederburg, Seidelberg Wine Estate, Simonsvlei, and Vendome Wine Estate
Franschhoek Wine Route
More than three centuries ago about 200 French Huguenots, settled in the Berg River Valley and founded the community of Franschhoek. With it’s hot summers and the majority of its rainfall in winter, the French Huguenots recognised the potential of the region for wine production and fruit growing.
Breathtaking scenery, fine wine and a quaint small village atmospheres are draw cards for this award winning region!
Wine estates on the Franschhoek wine route: Allee Bleu, Backberg, Bread & Wine, Haute Cabriere, Vrede en Lust