Best of the Cape Winelands Tour (Stellenbosch & Franschhoek)


[Full day private tour] Discover the very best of both Stellenbosch and Franschhoek winelands with your local, expert, specialist wine guide as your experienced host and chaperone while you sip on some of the best examples of South Africas’ well-regarded wines. Learn about the rich history of winemaking and indulge in a selection of world class wine tasting experiences at beautiful estates selected for their quality, ambience, service, views and of course, top class wines. All this a mere 45 minutes away from Cape Town! This itinerary is flexible so if you have preferred estates you’d like to visit please feel free to ask for a bespoke itinerary.

Pickup 8:30am ~ 5:30pm drop-off.

  • Taste award-winning wines at the grand Waterford Wine Estate in the picturesque Blauuwklippen Valley
  • Enjoy a boutique wine tasting with sweeping views of the surrounding Stellenbosch mountains (producer to be established depending on your preferred experience or focus)
  • Visit a well known Franschhoek estate and get to know the work of some of South Africas master artists while sipping on superb local wines
  • Indulge in a delectable food and wine pairing at a celebrated local estate well known for it’s bubbles

Tour Itinerary

  • Pickup

    Collection by your professional and experienced wine specialist guide

  • Wine Tasting Stellenbosch

    Taste award-winning wines at a world-class winery in Stellenbosch, known for its full-bodied red wines and elegant white wines

  • Boutique Wine Tasting

    Enjoy a boutique wine tasting with sweeping views of the surrounding breathtakingly beautiful Stellenbosch mountains

  • Wine Tasting Franschhoek

    Visit a well regarded Franschhoek estate while sipping on delicious wines from their modern cellar

  • Lunch

    Enjoy a leisurely lunch with breathtaking views (or let us know if you have a specific restaurant experience you are going for and we'll make the reservation for you)

  • Charcuterie & Wine Pairing

    End the day with a final stop and one of the magnificent wine estates in the exquisite Franschhoek Valley

  • Drop-Off

    Your specialist guide will drop you back at your accommodation (or a predetermined location depending on your requirements)

Tour Highlights

Art Gallery
Food & Wine Pairing
MCC Tasting
Private Tour Guide

Full Details

Start your day getting to know your professional wine specialist guide, selected to match the profile and the preferences of your group. He or she will share the history, heritage and background of the South African wine industry as well as their own relationship and experience in the industry (many of our guides are ex-winemakers, sommeliers, journalists or judges or interact with the industry with side projects like supplying barrels or corks).

You first stop is in the incredible Blaauwklippen Valley at one of Stellenbosch’s top wine estates, Waterford. With grand architecture, manicured gardens and cobbled pathways, the estate sets the tone for the amazing day ahead. Enjoy a superb wine tasting under the sunlit oak trees as you savour the beautiful setting.

Your next tasting in Stellenbosch is at a unique, boutique winery nestled in the dramatic Jonkershoek Valley. Taste beautiful hand-crafted wines from a small island overlooking a still pond that reflects the dramatic mountain range from above.

Next, enjoy award-winning estate wines from biologically grown grapes at the classically styled La Motte tasting room, while browsing an extensive selection of art, including famed SA artist, JH Pierneef’s heritage collection. Finish off with a stroll through the sculpture garden and admire the many works of art on display.

End the day with the local version of South African sparkling wine, Methode Cap Classique (MCC) perfectly paired with delicious canapés at a local producer within sight of the famous Huguenot Monument, a memorial to the French Huguenots that found their way to South Africa after fleeing persecution for their religious views in France.

Rate includes: Pickup and drop-off from your accommodation in and around Cape Town, private expert, specialist wine guide as your host, 3 world class wine tastings, 1 food & wine pairing, on-the-day-customisation and a flexible itinerary (all destinations pre-booked with our partners but can be adapted)

Rate excludes: Lunch and gratuity

Please contact us to request a quote.

*NOTE: For last minute bookings, special requests or large groups, please contact us at +27 79 607 1978 or [email protected]

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