Cape Winelands Guided Trike Tour from Cape Town: travel to Spier for some more wine tasting

This tour will take you over 4 dramatic and scenic mountain passes via Grabouw, the apple capital of South Africa, to Franschhoek, rated as one of the worlds 10 prettiest towns, to historic Stellenbosch where you will taste some of South Africa’s best wines at Blaauwklippen Wine Estate and Spier Wine Estate.

Highlights

Romantic experience, perfect for couples
Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience
Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver
Informative, friendly and professional guide
Free drinks included

Depart from your hotel in Cape Town around 9am then travel down the N2 over Sir Lowry’s Pass stopping for a photo shoot. Ride through Grabouw via vast apple orchards past various farms. Then travel over the majestic Franschhoek Pass stopping for a photo shoot overlooking the Franschhoek valley. Franschhoek is rated as one of the 10 prettiest towns in the world. Continue to ride through Franschhoek over Hell’s Hoogte to Stellenbosch, stopping at Blaauwklippen Wine estate for wine tasting and lunch. From Blaauwklippen, travel to Spier for some more wine tasting. From there along the N1 back to hotel or guest house.

Two wine tastings are included in the price.

Return back to your hotel in the late afternoon.

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Cape Town, The Cosmopolitan City

It is known as the most cosmopolitan city in Africa. Indeed Cape Town enjoys a seafarer’s tradition. This open mindedness reflects in the cultural and commercial activities and the city’s lifestyle, which becomes impregnated with a festive touch at the end of the year.

The Cape region, dominated by the famous Table Mountain, hosts many treasures, the most well-known itinerary along the Cape wine estates on the route through Cape Floral Kingdom, from Somerset West going, Stellenbosch, P’niel, Franschhoek, Paarl and Wellingtion, all the way through to Ceres. The wine estates (the oldest date back from 1685) produce award-winning wines and offer lovely local folklore to delight the visitor. The latter is welcome to taste the fruit of the vine, the local wines and get a few bottles to take home as a souvenir.

Cape Town also has a deeply rooted seafarer’s tradition inherited from the first immigrants more than four centuries ago. At the meeting point between the Indian and the Atlantic Oceans, Cape Town features superb beaches such as Clifton, Camp Bay, Sea Point, Milnerton and Blaaubergstrand, even if the waters of the Atlantic Ocean can be quite cool.

On the Indian Ocean side, where the water is warmer, take a drive to to False Bay and Boulders Beach well-known for its penguin’s colony and visit Fish Hooks Saint James or Nuremburg.

As far as culture and education are concerned, Cape Town has a lifestyle of its own since it hosts the most famous university on the continent as well as many prestigious schools, catering for a large population of students. The Cape Town Opera has become a reference for those looking for ballets, operas and other major cultural productions in the region.

Last but not the least, the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront is the ideal place to a walk, do some shopping or simply enjoy great entertainment. The restaurants offer a wide range of international menus, with a focus on seafood and local traditional dishes. And the boutiques display the latest fashion as well as stunning craft that reflect the colourful and creative local spirit.


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Full-Day Craft Beer, Classic Car and Wine Tour from Cape Town: passing through Franschhoek and Stellenbosch

Enjoy a laid-back tour through the Cape winelands passing through Franschhoek and Stellenbosch. You’ll sample chocolates, witness the art of glass blowing, view the most stunning private motor museum, see priceless art, taste some of the finest award-winning Cape wines, sip on truly awesome craft beers and enjoy lunch (at own expense) in Franschhoek. You will visit 3 wine estates and 1 to 2 microbreweries.

Highlights

All entrance fees included
Small-group tour by minibus
Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
You will be picked up at approximately 8:30am from your Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront or city hotel. You travel along the N1 towards Klapmuts for approximately half an hour before you reach the tranquil Spice Route. Once there, you kick the tour off with the perfect cup of coffee made from DV Café’s small batches of their own roasted beans. You stroll over to Red Hot Glass, a world-class glassblowing studio to witness this fine art and where you are able to purchase some beautiful pieces. After seeing melting glass, it is time for chocolate to melt in your mouth. DV Artisan Chocolate factory is housed in an old Cape Dutch home and will be your host.

A short meander through this beautiful wine area brings you to The Franschhoek Motor Museum. Across the length and breadth of Southern Africa, only this museum can adequately portray the evolution of the automobile. The museum’s collection exceeds 220 vehicles – ranging from a tiny 1898 Beeston motor tricycle to a monster 2016 Mercedes Benz G63 AMG 6X6. There are only 80 vehicles on display at a time.

You will spend about an hour here and if you are not interested in cars, you can stroll around the gardens and enjoy refreshments.

After a 10-minute drive further into the Franschhoek Valley, you arrive at La Motte Wine Estate. You will partake in a cellar tour and tasting of these multiple award winning wines. You are welcome to browse through the La Motte Museum. One of South Africa’s greatest master artists, Jacob Hendrik Pierneef’s work can be seen here. (Museum is closed on Mondays.)

Choose to either have lunch at Leopards Leap Estate or at Tuk Tuk Microbrewery. Tuk Tuk Microbrewery on the main road of Franschhoek Village is a beautiful quaint microbrewery. Here you can sip on some craft beer or you can explore and/or shop at some of the small shops or see sights in the village.

After lunch, head over Hellshoogte pass and descend into the world-famous Stellenbosch where you will see some of the oldest Cape Dutch houses in the country. The R44 awaits with a choice of another wine estate or micro brewery for you to do a tasting. De Grendel, 20 kilometers from the city center will be your last stop for the day. De Grendel with it’s breathtaking view of Table Mountain from the farm, 350 meters above sea level, is arguably the best in the Cape winelands. On a clear day, you can see all the way from Table Bay to False Bay, and sometimes even on to Cape Point. Enjoy a glass or two here before being dropped off at your hotel around 5pm.

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Guest House Frame Ace – Stay in Bellville near Cape Town International Airport.

Offering a barbecue and views of the garden, Guest House Frame Ace is located in Bellville, 16 km from Cape Town International Airport. Free private parking is available on site.

Guests can enjoy complimentary tea/coffee upon arrival, and each room has an electric kettle. Rooms include a private bathroom. Guest House Frame Ace features free WiFi throughout the property.

Guests may make use of the communal kitchen, dining room and lounge area with a satellite TV. Facilities featured on-site include barbecue facilities.

The Durbanville wine valley is 10 km away, whilst Stellenbosch is 30 km from Guest House Frame Ace and Franschhoek is within 66 km. Cape Town City Centre can be reached within 25 km.

This property also has one of the top-rated locations in Bellville! Guests are happier about it compared to other properties in the area.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9 for a two-person trip.

This property is also rated for the best value in Bellville! Guests are getting more for their money when compared to other properties in this city.

Facilities available:
– Free Parking
– Free WiFi
– Airport Shuttle

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Wine-Tasting Tour from Cape Town to Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Paarl

Discover South Africa’s famous wine regions on this full-day private tour to Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Paarl. Leaving the city lights of Cape Town behind, you’ll tour four well-known wine estates, learning about the climate, grapes and soils that produce South Africa’s New World wines. Sample fine wines, dessert wines, chocolate, cheese and more on this must-do private wine tour!

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Highlights:

– Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
– Get inside tips from a local
– Hotel pickup included
– Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver
– Leave Cape Town behind and head off by luxury minivan to the Stellenbosch wine region – famous for its Mediterranean climate and fertile soils that help to produce millions of liters of wine each year.

Your first stop of the day is a small Stellenbosch wine estate called Muratie, much loved by locals, with bags of charm. Its traditional cellars are typified by ramshackle walls and worn paintings — adding to its rustic charm. Sample the estate’s fortified wine and locally produced chocolate – a winning combination!

With your expert guide, hop back in your minivan and continue your journey northwest to the Paarl wine region, home to leading wine producers like Fairview and Nederburg. Stop at the Fairview Wine Estate and tour its large cellars, trying out several of their famed white wines and cheeses.

Lunch takes place in the gourmet capital of South Africa – Franschhoek – roughly 5 miles (8 km) away. Your private guide will point out the best sidewalk cafes and restaurants, and then leave you to enjoy lunch at your own expense.

In the early afternoon your tour continues to the Haute Cabriere or Dieu Donne, another notable Franschhoek vineyard set high up in the Helderberg mountain range. The views from here are simply incredible, with surrounding vineyards that stretch as far as the eye can see. Soak up the views and sample the estate’s fine wines, leaning about the slow ripening of grapes in mountain viticulture.

Your last wine estate visit is Boschendal, one of South Africa’s oldest wine producers, with a wine-making heritage that dates back to the 17th century. The gorgeous farm estate houses state-of-the-art cellars, and it’s here that you’ll enjoy the day’s final wine-tasting session alongside rows of beautiful oak barrels. Relax on the journey back to Cape Town, where you’ll arrive in the early evening.

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