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Full-day Winelands Explore Private Tour of Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Paarl provided by Hotspots2c

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Full-day Winelands Explore Private Tour of Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Paarl

Full-day Winelands Explore Private Tour of Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Paarl
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About
Oenophiles and nature lovers alike are in for a treat on this private exploration of the Cape Winelands. Not only do you visit three esteemed wine farms for fine wine tastings and phenomenal pairings with cheese and chocolate in the Paarl, Stellenbosch and Franschhoek regions; the extraordinary scenery along the way will transport you back to yesteryear to reminisce among white gabled buildings and impressive manor houses flanked by soaring mountain ranges. Firstly you'll visit the cheese haven of Fairview for a master tasting of their wine with local produce. Continue to Franschhoek for a unique way to explore the region's Winelands by rail with a one-way Wine Tram journey and taste fine wines at Rickety Bridge winery. Visit the self-proclaimed culinary capital of South Africa, Franschhoek for a lunch stop and end your meander along the Winelands with sweet port-style wine and chocolate pairing at the heritage-rich Muratie wine farm before heading back to Cape Town late afternoon.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
  • Begin your day with pickup at your Cape Town hotel in a luxury minivan and head straight for the famous Paarl wine region. Visit the Fairview Wine Estate for wine and cheese pairing session. Along with the winery’s well-known white wines, nibble on delicious cheeses. Stop for lunch in Franschhoek, internationally famous for its gourmet dining options. Get recommendations from your private guide for where to get something to eat (own expense) from the many restaurants and cafes in the pretty town. After your lunch break, hop aboard a short one-way Wine Tram journey to explore the region's Winelands by rail and taste fine wines at Rickety Bridge winery. Take in the splendid views from the winery while you taste their wines and learn how growing wine grapes in the mountains differs from growing them down in the valley. The last stop on your tour is the Muratie wine estate, a local favorite with lots of rustic charm, where you’ll end with something sweet. At Muratie, sample dessert wine and locally-made chocolate. Then, relax on the journey back to Cape Town, where you'll arrive in the early evening.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • Begin your day with pickup at your Cape Town hotel in a luxury minivan and head straight for the famous Paarl wine region. Visit the Fairview Wine Estate for wine and cheese pairing session. Along with the winery’s well-known white wines, nibble on delicious cheeses. Stop for lunch in Franschhoek, internationally famous for its gourmet dining options. Get recommendations from your private guide for where to get something to eat (own expense) from the many restaurants and cafes in the pretty town. After your lunch break, hop aboard a short one-way Wine Tram journey to explore the region's Winelands by rail and taste fine wines at Rickety Bridge winery. Take in the splendid views from the winery while you taste their wines and learn how growing wine grapes in the mountains differs from growing them down in the valley. The last stop on your tour is the Muratie wine estate, a local favorite with lots of rustic charm, where you’ll end with something sweet. At Muratie, sample dessert wine and locally-made chocolate. Then, relax on the journey back to Cape Town, where you'll arrive in the early evening.
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Call the number below and use the product code: 5600WINEPRIVATE
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Local English-speaking guide + Transport
  • Flexible private tour. Inform us after booking of your special requests.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Fairview Farmer's Cheese & Wine Tasting
  • Franschhoek Wine tram ride to Rickety Bridge
  • Muratie Port & Chocolate Pairing
  • Rickety Bridge Wine Tasting
  • Entry/Admission - Fairview Wine and Cheese
  • Entry/Admission - Franschhoek
  • Entry/Admission - Rickety Bridge Winery
  • Entry/Admission - Muratie
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
Duration
8h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We can pick-up from any hotel, guesthouse, backpackers or street address within 10km radius of Cape Town or Stellenbosch central. If your hotel is not listed, simply select "my hotel is not listed" on the drop-down menu and type your preferred pick-up address.
  • Airports:
  • Cape Town Intl Airport, Cape Town Central South Africa
  • Ports:
  • Western Cape Maritime Cluster, 06 Duncan Rd, Port of, Cape Town, 8000, South Africa
  • Cape Town Cruise Terminal Waterfront, Duncan Rd, Green Point, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Customers who have not reached South Africa’s legal drinking age of 18 will not be served alcohol.
  • Please note: Wine tasting or pairings are not included for children under the legal drinking age of 18 years. Extra meals or drinks are under the adult’s responsibility and is not included in price.
  • This private tour will run exclusively run for you. The itinerary is flexible and can be tailored to spend more time at the tour’s highlights that interest you the most or swop for alternative options. Do contact us during of after the booking process to let us know if you would prefer any changes of the tour and we can suggest an updated itinerary, and cost estimate if there are any additional changes.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • The exact itinerary is subject to change and may, on occasion, run in a different order.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Local English-speaking guide + Transport
  • Flexible private tour. Inform us after booking of your special requests.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Fairview Farmer's Cheese & Wine Tasting
  • Franschhoek Wine tram ride to Rickety Bridge
  • Muratie Port & Chocolate Pairing
  • Rickety Bridge Wine Tasting
  • Entry/Admission - Fairview Wine and Cheese
  • Entry/Admission - Franschhoek
  • Entry/Admission - Rickety Bridge Winery
  • Entry/Admission - Muratie
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We can pick-up from any hotel, guesthouse, backpackers or street address within 10km radius of Cape Town or Stellenbosch central. If your hotel is not listed, simply select "my hotel is not listed" on the drop-down menu and type your preferred pick-up address.
  • Airports:
  • Cape Town Intl Airport, Cape Town Central South Africa
  • Ports:
  • Western Cape Maritime Cluster, 06 Duncan Rd, Port of, Cape Town, 8000, South Africa
  • Cape Town Cruise Terminal Waterfront, Duncan Rd, Green Point, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
8h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Customers who have not reached South Africa’s legal drinking age of 18 will not be served alcohol.
  • Please note: Wine tasting or pairings are not included for children under the legal drinking age of 18 years. Extra meals or drinks are under the adult’s responsibility and is not included in price.
  • This private tour will run exclusively run for you. The itinerary is flexible and can be tailored to spend more time at the tour’s highlights that interest you the most or swop for alternative options. Do contact us during of after the booking process to let us know if you would prefer any changes of the tour and we can suggest an updated itinerary, and cost estimate if there are any additional changes.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • The exact itinerary is subject to change and may, on occasion, run in a different order.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 15 Jun 2020
A note from Full-day Winelands Explore Private Tour of Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Paarl
This tour will adhere to the TOURISM INDUSTRY STANDARD COVID-19 SAFE PROTOCOLS during the time of the pandemic as prescribed by TBCSA aligned with the latest World Health Organisation (WHO) guidelines. The protocols will be updated on an on-going basis in line with pandemic status in South Africa.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Fairview Wine and Cheese
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Franschhoek Terminal (Franschhoek Wine Tram)
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Rickety Bridge Winery
    Stop: 40 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 4
    Franschhoek
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    Muratie
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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mtcntryby
Midlothian, TX2 contributions
A perfect wine tour!
Nov 2021 • Couples
Fantastic day! Incredible wines and incredible views! Liezel was friendly and knowledgeable, providing historical perspectives of the areas as well as information on the different Wine Farms and types of wine! With the added touch of a stop for a glass of wine overlooking the beautiful wine lands of Franschoek! Relaxing and enjoyable! I strongly recommend this tour!
Written 12 November 2021
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Natalie
Astoria, NY1 contribution
A MUST DO TOUR
Oct 2021 • Solo
I can’t say enough about this tour and our amazing guide, driver and now friend Liezel! She picked my husband up from our Airbnb and took us to 3 vineyards in Western Cape along with stoping at another town after she researched where I could get a particular shoe I wanted... SO NICE! The vineyards we had tastings at were gorgeous and so tasty. The pairings with cheese and chocolate were a huge plus too. Liezel went out of her way to make sure we were taken care of, hydrated, had enough to eat, took photos of us and she was also so knowledgeable about the vineyards, wine and so much more regarding SA’s history. This private tour is a MUST! And we highly recommend Liezel! It added an extra special day to our honeymoon.
Written 19 October 2021
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Cees d
12 contributions
Winelands a feast for the palette
Mar 2020 • Couples
We had an excellent tour with Gerhardt from Hotspots2c. Fair View offered us 8 excellent quality wines accompanied with their great selection of cheeses very well complementing each wine. La Motte had 7 good wines, but the overall setting is commercial driven. Muratie gives an excellent flavour of a traditional vineyard and offered very good champagne-like, port-like and dessert wines. Special thanks though to Gerhardt. He informed us about the history of wine development in South Africa from its inception in the 1600’s till today, packed with humour and historic knowledge. This trip is recommended by all of us to future travellers and wine aficionados.

Cees, the Netherlands
Written 9 March 2020
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Hotspots2c
A full day packed with humor and historical knowledge filled wine tour. This sounds like a great day out in the Winelands with our wonderful guide Gerhard. We are so appreciative of your wonderful feedback on your Winelands explore tour. Tasting and pairing over 15 wines and exploring different and unique wine farms. Thank you again for taking the time to share your experience with us. We hope to welcome you back on your next adventure. See South Africa differently, Team Hotspots2c.
Written 18 August 2020
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JT88
11 contributions
Delicious wine and great hospitality
Jul 2019
The wine tasting with paired chocolate was new to me. We could have stayed all day but had other places that we needed to visit.
Written 6 March 2020
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Hotspots2c
Delicious wine and chocolate - what a special treat. Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We hope to welcome you back on your next adventure. See South Africa differently Team Hotspots2c
Written 18 August 2020
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Roger Pellman
4 contributions
A very good introduction to the different wines and vineyards of the region.
Jan 2020
A personal tour of the vineyards with Big G was an excellent way to sample the different wines. The Fairview visit was the highlight with great wines and great cheeses. Big G was great company and a very helpful guide.
Written 25 January 2020
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Wander27260417840
Cheers to a day out exploring the Winelands! Thank you for your lovely message about Big G. He really loves his job and knowing his guests had an unforgettable day ou, is why he loves this job. We hope to welcome you back on your next adventure with Hotspots2c.
Written 30 January 2020
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robynlee2020
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia1 contribution
Amazing
Jan 2020 • Family
Loved this day so much! In addition to being an amazing hostess, Liezel was also a fantastic babysitter. Very kid friendly tour!
Written 15 January 2020
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Wander27260417840
Stunning! We are so glad to hear you had such a lovely time on your Private Full day Winelands explore tour, with our lovely guide. We are delighted to know our guide Liezel could babysit while you enjoyed the wine tasting. Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. See South Africa differently, with Team Hotspots2c
Written 16 January 2020
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r p
2 contributions
Great private tour of Cape Winelands
Jan 2020 • Couples
Really good fun. Gerhard was great as driver and guide. Really knows the area, history and wines. 4 wine tastings; all different and all good. Thanks
Written 8 January 2020
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Hotspots2c
We are so happy to hear you had a great time on your Private Winelands Explore tour with Gerhard as your guide. Thank you for reviewing the experience and for giving us another 5-star rating! Ding,ding,ding.. ringing the 5-star review bell here in the office to make the team aware of another happy customer :) We also believe Wine is always a good idea. Let's drink a toast to this! Keep'on adventuring, from Team Hotspots2c
Written 9 January 2020
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Sushma B
2 contributions
Great overall tour of the Winelands
Dec 2019
We really enjoyed our private tour of the Winelands. Nev, our tour guide, was especially awesome, full of knowledge, and set a great tone for the day (He would definitely get 5 stars as a guide). We loved the first and last wine tastings - at Fairview and Tokara. Fairveiw was really great - wide variety of good wines and yummy cheese pairings. The second stop Haute Cabriere was ok and the third stop at Boschendal was the most disappointing of the four. Nev was able to recommend and make a reservation at a cute cafe for lunch in Franschhoek which was great. Overall a great experience. If doing again, would probably customize the actual wineries stopped at a little more.
Written 30 December 2019
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Leah T
5 contributions
excellent personalized tour
Dec 2019 • Couples
Our guide Ulrich was fantastic. He took the time to learn about our preferences and make sure the vineyards he picked would suit our tastes. Very knowledgable about the region. Would highly recommend.
Written 11 December 2019
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Aileen R
Västerås, Sweden29 contributions
Tourist
Fairview was really good, cheese served and good wine selection. La Motte set in picturesque surroundings, nice wines, small piece of bread served with the wines. Buschendal did not show the bottles before serving, no snacks and boring wines. Muratie fantastic atmosphere in an old traditional winery. Wines paired with chocolate, very nice last stop, good personal. On the whole Buschendal could have been left out so you get more time at the others to walk around the beautiful grounds or buildings.
Written 21 October 2019
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Hotspots2c
I'd like to thank you for taking time from your busy schedule to give us this detailed trip feedback. Super stoked that you loved the wine tasting and pairings at Fairview, LaMotte and historic Muratie. As this is a private tour, you do have the choice to skip a wine farm, replace it with another option or simply stay longer at selected wine farms that you like best. We always encourage guests to be a traveller, not a tourist; try new things, meet new people, and look beyond what's right in front of you. All in an effort to discover the finer details and understand the amazing world we live in. I know you'll remember this day for years to come, and if you ever wish to refresh your memory; you know who to call...we'll make sure you have another unforgettable time in the Winelands again. Keep'on adventuring, from Ferdi & team Hotspots2c
Written 5 November 2019
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