Explore the beautiful Boland Region near Cape Town and taste some of South Africa's finest wines, lunch at one of the many classic, award-winning restaurants in the area and soak up the rich history and culture of Stellenbosch and Franschhoek.
The wine regions of the Cape are arguably some of the most scenic in the world, with the historic towns of Stellenbosch and Franschhoek surrounded by vine-covered hills and towering sandstone mountains. Within a mere forty-five minute drive of the city, almost two hundred wineries produce a range of red and white wine styles to suit all palates.
The university town of Stellenbosch is a great place to start. Streets lined with oak trees house some of the finest and well-preserved examples of Cape-Dutch architecture in the country. Browse some of the many quaint shops and galleries or watch the ‘passing parade’ from the veranda of a vibrant coffee shop.
Wine estates visited will vary according to your preferences with the stand-out varietals being Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon and the unique local red, Pinotage. There are also many excellent Cap Classique sparkling wines – South Africa’s answer to Champagne. Fine cheeses, charcuterie and olive oils are produced here with many estates offering tastings to pair with wine.
After lunch a stroll around Franschhoek is a must for any serious shopaholic or souvenir-hunter. For chocolate lovers, a trip to the Huguenot Chocolate Factory should also feature high on your list of things to do in this historic town.
Tour Code: ITV
Special Interests: Wine tasting
Duration: 8 hours
Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Group Size: 1 / 13 min / max
Departure Time: 09h00
Return Time: 17h00
Entrance fees for a cellar tour, 3 wine tastings, lunch, Stellenbosch Museum, bottled water.
Personal Shopping and gratuities