Explore the Cape Winelands graced with amazing views and taste some of the best wines the region has to offer. Taste wine from each of the 3 best wine regions in South Africa.
Wine & Cheese Tasting
Nelson Mandela’s Former Prison – Quick Stop
Opportunity to purchase Wine
Departure Time: Between 8:00am and 9:00am Return Time: Approximately 17:30pm
Private Transportation (with Air Conditioning)
Registered & Qualified Guide/Driver
1 Wine Tasting in Franschhoek region
1 Wine Tasting (with snacks) in Stellenbosch region
1 Wine & Cheese Tasting in Paarl region
The valley of Paarl, the biggest city of the Winelands, is known to be the rival of Stellenbosch. It is a town with a hot climate, perfect to produce dessert red wine, with a taste more sumptuous and stronger. Red wine overrides the production of white wine in South Africa.
The Drakenstein Prison is situated between Franshhoek and Paarl. It is the prison where Nelson Mandela spent the last part of his sentence, while he was fighting against the Apartheid. Even if the stop is short, it is haunting to think about his long walk for freedom.
Franschhoek is the old French Huguenots village also called the “French Corner”. It will show you the legacy, through the name of the streets and farms, left by those French people exiled from their country and came to South Africa to make a fresh start. French tourists will find pieces of their homeland, especially in excellent restaurants. Like at Stellenbosch, the climates are favorable for red wine and dry white wine.
Located inland, Stellenbosch is a charming historical town also well known for its University. Go exploring the streets, walking under centenarian trees and discovering the surprising Cape-Dutch architecture. It will offer you a great overview of the heart of the South African wine growing because it hosts the biggest vineyards. The climate is temperate, which allowed the production of red wine and dry white wine.