Cape Explorer: Wine Tour & Tasting Full-Day Excursion
Normal Price: R550 | What you get: Single entry
Enjoy a full-day guided wine tour & tasting excursion to Franschhoek & Stellenbosch on the luxury air-conditioned Cape Explorer coach.
- Full day tour to the Cape Winelands in a luxury air-conditioned coach
- Two wine tastings (including one cheese tasting) and a cellar tour
- Live guided tour (in English)
- Not to be missed is the iconic duck parade at the Stellenbosch wine farm (time permitting)
Spend the day exploring Franschhoek and Stellenbosch, and even stop for an iconic postcard view of Table Mountain from Bloubergstrand. This day tour to the Cape Winelands – which includes a wine and cheese tasting and a cellar tour in Franschhoek as well as a wine tasting at a Stellenbosch wine farm – is a must-do for visitors and locals alike.
Top things to see on the Franschhoek & Stellenbosch Winelands Tour
The Franschhoek & Stellenbosch Winelands Tour leaves Cape Town in the morning and takes a scenic drive to Bloubergstrand, for an iconic photo opportunity of the ocean and Table Mountain.
After visiting Blouberg, you will be treated to a cheese and wine tasting and cellar tour at a Franschhoek wine farm. The next stop is Franschhoek, where guests will have about two hours to explore the town, enjoy lunch or indulge in an extra wine tasting. Then we will take a scenic drive over the impressive Helshoogte Pass to the picturesque town of Stellenbosch where guests will be treated to the iconic duck parade (time permitting). Afterwards we will go to a Stellenbosch wine farm for a final wine tasting before heading back to Cape Town.
Your guide will highlight points of interest along the way (in English), and will be on hand to answer any questions you have about the route or wine farms.
Bloubergstrand offers visitors one of the best views of Table Mountain in the Cape. Walk along the beautiful beach … and don’t forget to snap a few pictures of the world-famous view!
The Franschhoek valley is widely considered to be one of the most beautiful places to visit in South Africa. With towering mountains and vineyards, Franschhoek offers stunning views from its famous wine farms. Franschhoek, meaning “French corner”, truly lives up to its name, with French-inspired cafes, delis and wine shops, and architecture dating back to the time of the Huguenots.
Guests will have about two hours to explore the picturesque town, so be sure to stop for lunch at a cafe, do some shopping or even indulge in an optional wine tasting.
Stellenbosch is on one of the most popular wine routes in South Africa. The town, also known as the “City of Oaks”, has giant oak trees shading the streets, which are lined with picturesque cafes, boutiques and art galleries. The Cape Dutch architecture dates back to South Africa’s Dutch colonial history.
After a scenic drive over Helshoogte Pass, we will take a leisurely drive through the town before stopping to enjoy the iconic duck parade of 1070 Runner Ducks (time permitting) and enjoying the final wine tasting of the day at a Stellenbosch wine farm.
Advice for visitors
The Cape Explorer Wine Tour & Tasting full day excursion includes;
- Transport to and from the Cape Winelands in a luxury air-conditioned coach
- Two wine tastings (including one cheese pairing) and a cellar tour
- Live guided tour (in english)
The tour excludes;
- Lunch or optional third wine tasting in Franschhoek
- Extra snacks & drinks
Did you know
Like successful European wines these inland vineyards benefit from a typical Mediterranean climate. However, the influence of nearby oceans means that summers have the advantage of offshore winds far more than northern hemisphere counterparts, giving credence to the saying: ‘a vineyard that can see the sea, is a good vineyard’.
Stellenbosch, Franschhoek, Paarl, Tulbagh, and Wellington form the backbone of the Cape Winelands – their wine routes representing hundreds of wine and grape producers. These valleys are the largest winemaking region in the country with grape cultivation that dates back to the 1600s
Tour departs on every Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday from the City Sightseeing Ticket Office at the V&A Waterfront.
Please note this tour will not run on 16 December 2017, 26 December 2017, 25 December 2017, 1 January 2018, 11 March 2018 (Cape Town Cycle Tour) and 31 March (Two Oceans Marathon).
Please view the City Sightseeing website for additional collection points and times.
+27 (0)861 733 287
City Sightseeing Ticket Office
Dock Road, V&A Waterfront