Explore the majestic landscape of our wine country ... take your time !
We’ve designed this tour with four things in mind: i) trying not to do too much in one day, ii) taking in as much of the majestic landscapes of the wine country as possible, iii) having some wine (but not too much!), iv) exploring some the architectural and social heritage of the wine country and v) avoiding the crowds. You should be able to complete this tour in a day (although it’s a long and busy one) but it’s impossible to do everything on this itinerary in the times suggested, so start by crossing off at least one or two of the stops!
09h00 Leave Cape Town after a fantastic breakfast
10h00 Rust en Vrede – large historic (1694) estate in a splendid setting. Great reds.
11h00 Stellenbosch – historic university town and centre of the wine industry
12h30 Rainbow’s End – small and beautiful family-run estate with laid back vibe.
13h00 The Helshoogte Pass – scenic mountain pass: cycle it if you dare.
14h00 Solms Delta – avant garde wine estate with great social responsibility and museum
15h30 Franschoek – world famous small wine town, snobby but pretty.
16h00 Paul Cluver – exclusive family run estate
OR 16h00 Babylonstoren – a superb collection of gardens, history, wine and afternoon tea.