Duration: 1 Day.
Destination: Wine tasting, cheese tasting.
Explore the Cape Winelands on this full day tour while enjoying its serene setting set below the dramatic range of mountains known as the "Hottentots Holland".
Transfer to Stellenbosch, not only home to some of the world's finest wines, but also a famous university town, founded in 1679 by Governor Simon van der Stel. Explore the town with a specialised guide whose local knowledge is intimate. Walk through the town, learning about its historic significance and renowned contemporary wine industry.
The quaint Huguenot village of Franschhoek ("French Corner") is our setting for lunch. The area was originally known as Olifants Hoek ("Elephant's Corner") after elephants took to calving in the sheltered valley with its plentiful supply of food and water. To top off lunch we head for a cheese tasting, accompanied of course by a glass of wine at the local "Fromagerie". Time permitting explore Franschhoek’s charming high street, visit quaint art and antique shops. Visit the distinctive Huguenot Monument and museum, and learn about the rich heritage and history of the Franschhoek Valley.
We then travel to the town of Paarl ("Pearl") passing the Victor Verster Prison from where former President Nelson Mandela was released in 1990. Paarl nestles in the Berg River Valley beneath the imposing granite rocks of Paarl Mountain. A visit to the unique Taal Monument concludes your tour. From here transfer back to Cape Town.