Winelands Tour

Stellenbosch

Take a drive to the picturesque town of Stellenbosch, famous for its Cape Dutch architectural style homes, oak trees, gardens and vineyards. Founded in 1679, the rich history of the French refugees planting grapes in the fertile valleys resulted in Stellenbosch becoming the center of the South African wine industry. The Stellenbosch wine route, where you can taste wine at different wineries is a world renowned and popular tourist destination

Wine and cheese tasting

Wine and cheese go hand in hand. On this tour we will give you the opportunity to visit some of the classic wine estates in the Stellenbosch / Franschhoek regions

Franschhoek

Visit Franschhoek, settled in 1688 by French Huguenot refugees, located in a valley first called Olifantshoek (“Elephants’ corner”), so named because of the vast herds of elephants that roamed the area. Farms (now renowned wineries) were named after the areas in France from which they came and most have retained their original farm houses till today. Stop to see the museum and the Huguenot Monument which stands at the end of the town. Have some traditional South African boboti and yellow rice for lunch

 Paarl

Another old town to visit is Paarl, renowned for its haunting scenic beauty, wines and fruit growing heritage. Paarl gained international attention when Nelson Mandela walked out of prison here on 11 February 1990 – ending 27 years of imprisonment. See the bronze statue of Mandela outside the prison. Paarl mountain has been compared in majesty to Ayers Rock in Australia. A cultural attraction is the monument to the Afrikaans language. The area is also known for the Khoikhoi (people) who have been living in southern Africa since the 5th century AD

Cheetah Outreach Centre

On the way back we will call in to the Cheetah Outreach Centre where you have the choice to safely engage with the endangered cheetahs. The cost of this will be for your own account

 

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