An easy car journey from the cosmopolitan buzz of Cape Town takes you to the historic town of Stellenbosch – renowned for its wines and spectacular surroundings.
Located in the scenic heart of the Cape Winelands, Stellenbosch has vineyards and mountain trails that have been the source of inspiration to poets and artists for centuries!
Wander the pretty streets lined with magnificent oaks, which offer welcome relief from the hot sun. Experience the small-town atmosphere and leisurely lifestyle in a place surrounded by nature’s bounty. Admire the attractive neo-Dutch, Georgian and modern-Victorian architecture with its clean lines, fine detail and elegant proportions.
Enjoy a wine tasting to discover why Stellenbosch is known as ‘Cabernet Country’!
Your fascinating Half-Day Cape Winelands Tour experience begins when you are picked up at your hotel (City Center, Green Point and Sea Point Hotels). You’ll be driven to Stellenbosch where you’ll have 3 hours to explore this charming town and indulge in a wine tasting. If time permits, there will be a second wine tasting!
Stellenbosch dates back to 1679 and is the second-oldest wine producing region in South Africa.Thanks to the mild weather and the unique ‘terroir’, Stellenbosch wines have earned numerous international awards over the years.
The region is famous for its high-quality reds. Cabernet Sauvignon performs exceptionally well here and Stellenbosch produces some of the best examples in South Africa. Merlot, Pinotage and Shiraz are other notable reds. Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc are the prominent whites. Excellent brandies are also distilled in the Stellenbosch area.
The town of Stellenbosch was founded in 1679 by the Governor of the Cape Colony, Simon van der Stel, who named it after himself. He planted many oak trees to grace the streets and homesteads, thus leading to the town being called the ‘City of Oaks’ (Eikestad in Afrikaans).
You’ll enjoy strolling along the streets and secluded lanes, enjoying the atmosphere. You’re free to mingle with the locals at an open-air bistro or delight in the international cuisine at one of the many restaurants and eateries (meals payable direct).
You will be able to take part in one or two wine-tasting sessions depending on time available.
After enjoying the many charms of Stellenbosch, you’ll be driven back to Cape Town and dropped at the point where you were picked up. Alternative drop-off points can be arranged but extra charges might apply.
Very nice half-day tour, ideal when you come off a long-haul flight as it enables stretching of the legs and some gentle exercise. Great tour guide... Ms Paula Emmenegger
The tour and guide's informative commentary made it a pleasurable experience. A great time!... Sheldon Hryckowian
Start time: 1400h (2:00pm)Approx
Complimentary pick up from City Center, Green Point and Sea Point Hotels
(Please mention your hotel details at time of booking. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 72 hours prior to the start of the tour with details.)
Alternative pick-up points can be arranged but surcharges may apply
Same as pick-up, or at an alternative location chosen by you, in which case extra charges may apply
Do bring warm clothes for the winter months. Wear comfortable walking shoes. Don’t forget to bring a camera!
Please call the activity operator at least 48 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming the tour and departure details.
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