Multi Day Tours
Wine and gourmet food
The drive to Paarl, the pearl at the Cape, takes us to the wine farm Babylonstoren. There the guided walk lead by the head gardener brings a deeper understanding of the Cape and its people, afterwards there is a tasting of their best wines. We then drive through the magnificent Franschhoek valley to the town settled by french protestants in the late seventeenth century. On the estate Chamonix you are introduced to some of this valleys finest wines. Lunch is served at Foliage known for its cuisine that reflects the uniqueness of Cape produce. Down the Helshoogte Pass the road takes us to Stellenbosch, the second oldest town in South Africa, where we stay in a small family owned guesthouse. After breakfast we explore the historic part of town, walking down Dorp street with its Cape Dutch homes lined with old oak trees. On the Waterford Wine estate a cellar tour is followed by a wine safari in an open vehicle! On the drive through the vineyards the wine growing process is explained and then at a view point the wines are sampled and a fine selection of South African delicacies tasted. A short drive to Somerset West brings us to the Vergelegen estate known as the home to some of South Africa’s best wines, we visit the famous garden and manor house before doing a wine tasting. We then slowly make our way back to Cape Town, where the tour ends late afternoon.
Wine, Whales and Gourmet Food
The road takes us to Stellenbosch, the second oldest town in South Africa for a walk through the historic heart of this university town, down Dorp street with its majestic Cape Dutch homes and oak lined streets. After a stop at one of the local coffee brewers, we head to Thelema Mountain Vineyards for a tasting of their award winning wines. We walk down one of the main streets of the French Huguenot settlement Franschhoek before we continue up the Franschhoek Pass, past orchards and vineyards to the Hemel en Aarde Valley, where lunch is served on the Newton Johnson Vineyard, renowned for its fine food and classic wines. There is a spectacular view of the valley with the sea and the mountains forming a dramatic backdrop. A short drive brings us to Hermanus, where we stay in a small guesthouse situated on the whale coast of the Cape. After breakfast we walk down the coastal pathway looking out for these gentle giants of the sea frolicking in Walker Bay. Lunch is booked at Mariana’s known for her superb home style food. Slowly we make our way back to Cape Town driving along the coast via Betty’s Bay returning to the Mother City late afternoon.
Safari with overnight stay