Trip Summary

You will be collected from your hotel and taken on a tasting adventure in the beautiful valleys of Stellenbosch and Franschhoek: there will be tastings at gorgeous Olive and Olive Oil farms and charcuteries as well as delicious chocolate and cheese tastings. You will be able to experience close-up encounters with Cheetah and Eagles, as well as lunch at one of the excellent local restaurants.

Highlights

•Taste delectable olive oils, charcuteries, coffees, chocolates and cheese in the beautiful Cape Winelands, dominated by the Boland Mountains.

•Lunch at one of the many classic local restaurants

•Encounter cheetah up close and learn about birds of prey at a raptor rehabilitation centre

•Take a glimpse into some of the fabulous and historic towns of the region including Stellenbosch and the gourmet capital of South Africa, Franschhoek.

Our first stop is at the Cheetah Outreach in Somerset West where you can get closer to one of these critically endangered big cats than you ever imagined.

With hearts still racing, we move to Morgenster in the Helderberg region near Stellenbosch. This estate is famed for its award-winning olive oils. Sample their extra virgin, lemon-infused and white truffle oils, along with their queen and kalamata olives and olive pastes. We then proceed to Spier, where we learn all about birds of prey at Eagle Encounters.

Enjoy lunch at one of the classic local restaurants in the area.

Passing through the historic town of Stellenbosch, the next stop is quaint Franschhoek, a small French town nestled in a beautiful valley. Here we visit Huguenot Chocolates, a purveyor of fine Belgian-style chocolates, where you will gain insight into the history and process of chocolate making and enjoy a tasting of the various stages. As we depart the valley we stop in at Terberdore for an optional coffee tasting.

The final taste sensation of the day comes from Fairview, not only award-winning vintners, but also cheese-makers extraordinaire. Here we sample a wide variety of dairy and goats milk cheeses – the ideal way to end a day.

Tour Information

Tour Code: FW03

Special Interests: Wine tasting

Duration: 8 hours

Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese

Group Size: 1 / 13 min / max

Departures: Hotel

Departure Time: 09h00

Returns: Hotel

Return Time: 17h00

Additional Information

THE WINELANDS TOUR IS AVAILABLE AS A CLASSIC, FAMILY OR SCHEDULED TOUR. IT IS ALSO POSSIBLE TO ADD ON ONE OR MORE OF THE FOLLOWING: CYCLING; GOURMET TASTINGS; MUSEUMS & ARCHITECTURE; PENINSULAR TOUR.

Activities

A la carte lunch

Wine Tasting/Shopping

Price

Includes:

Entrance fees for Olive and Olive Oil Tastings, Cheetah and Eagle Encounters, Charcuterie, Cheese & Chocolate Tastings and lunch.

Excludes:

Personal Shopping and Gratuities

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