We head north to Paarl. Our first stop this morning is at Anura Wine Estate for a cellar tour and a cheese and wine tasting. Learn all about what makes these wines world class!
We make our way to Franschhoek with a photo stop at the Groot Drakenstein Prison where Nelson Mandela was released in Feb 1990.
The village of Franschhoek nestled amongst the mountains, can easily be mistaken as being in Switzerland. Home to some magnificent wine estates, you will have time to walk through the village and soak up the atmosphere of rural sophistication.
After a short tour of the little town, a second wine tasting will take place in Franschhoek, followed by a lunch stop (optional – own account), and maybe a chance to try some of the fresh trout that Franschhoek is known for.
After lunch the tour continues over the Hells Hoogte Mountain Pass to Stellenbosch. It is easy to understand why Simon van der Stel decided to settle a village amongst the mountains. The backdrop of the Hottentots Holland Mountains, the white gabled Cape Dutch homesteads and the oak lined streets and lanes all blend in to give this place a charm that will not be forgotten.
If time permits, we will include a third wine tasting.
Drive through Paarl
A Nelson’s Creek cellar tour with wine tasting*
Drive past Groot Drakenstein Prison, where Nelson Mandela was released in February 1990 Franschoek
Cheese and wine tasting at Franschoel Vineyard
Lunch stop in Franschoek (lunch optional)
Helshoogte mountain pass
City tour of Stellenbosch
Free time to walk
A Cheetah – that you can touch! (optional)
Informal wine tasting in the area
Minimum of 3 wine tastings – one with cheese
Alternate estates maybe visited
Daily: Depart ± 08:00 – 09:00
Return ± 17:00
Includes: Pick-up from hotel
Excludes: Lunch & optional visits.