Cape Culinary Tour
from R24000 from R22797per person
Explore the Cape’s spectacular winelands and discover award-winning wines at the impressive selection of world-class wineries. Some of the wineries also offer outstanding cuisine at their renowned restaurants.
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Day 1: Stellenbosch
You will be met at the airport by your guide and driver and we drive to Stellenbosch. We visit the famous Saturday Vergenoegd Market on the Stellenbosch Wine Route. Enjoy the variety of arts and crafts, food, wine, craft beer and live entertainment. Stellenbosch is the second oldest wine region in South Africa and is set in the heart of the Cape Winelands. The towns rich history and its Cape Dutch buildings and modern Victorian architecture award Stellenbosch a proud heritage. The Stellenbosch Wine Route is one the biggest tourist attractions in the Western Cape. The initial Wine Route was established in 1971 and supports its member for over 30 years. Today the Wine Route represents over 200 wine and grape producers within the boundaries of the Stellenbosch Wine of Origin classification
Day 2: Somerset West
The Helderberg Wine Route near Somerset West has around 30 wine farms. Each winery has its own distinctive method of growing grapes and offers guests a unique and distinct wine tasting experience. We visit the wineries Vergelegen and Waterfkloof Wine Estate for wine tastings. Most wine estates offer daily tastings, cellar tours and options to purchase wine (often with delivery options to your home country) and on-site restaurants. Some wineries also offer picnic baskets. Our first stop is Vergelegen where we attend a cellar tour and wine tasting at 11h00. Please note that the multi-level cellar has 70 stairs and unfortunately is not accessible to visitors with walking difficulties or disabilities. Afterwards we visit Waterkloof Wine Estate for another wine tasting accompanied by a Waterkloof Platter.
Day 3: Franschhoek
Today’s wine tour takes us to Franschhoek where we join the popular Wine Tram (Purple Line). www.winetram.co.za Alternatively we can book a cooking safari for you at an additional cost of R2400.00 per person (subject to availability). In the afternoon we visit the Stellenbrau Brewery in the centre of Stellenbosch where we join a brewery tour and tasting. Stellenbrau produces excellent beer. Tours: Monday - Saturday 11h00, 12h30, 14h00 and 15h30 Sundays: 11h00, 12h30 and 14h00+ Alternative Programme (full day): Additional cost R545.00 per person We visit the exceptional gardens of Babylonstoren followed by a wine tasting. Next stop is Môreson where we take part in a Charcuterie & Wine Tasting. Not to be missed is a wine tasting with Canapés at Grande Provence Estate. We end the day with a wine tasting at Maison, where wine, Biltong, fruits and cheese is offered.
Day 4: Paarl and Wellington
Both towns are also located in the heart of the Winelands. Paarl is known for its “Pearl Mountain”, a giant granite rock. Paarl has many well-kept Cape Dutch houses (17th to 19th Century) with lovely gardens and the streets are lined with oak trees. Paarl is also popular for its scenic wine route with lots of wine tasting options, walking trails and excellent restaurants. We visit the Spice Route outside of Paarl. The Spice Route offers a wide variety of tastings – wine tasting, biltong tasting, chocolate tasting, beer tasting and schnapps tasting – as well as various restaurants. Tastings and food on own account. There are two accommodation options: Val du Charron Wine & Olive Estate Guesthouse & Spa in a Luxury Twin Room. The guesthouse is well known for the dinner with wine tasting: Theatre of wine! http://www.vdcwines.com/activities/theatre-of-wine (subject to availability) or Cascade Country Manor House & Spa**** in a Classic Room outside of Paarl. You stay at an Olive Farm and have the opportunity to do an Olive Tasting. Cascade Country Manor House & Spa is also known for its good cuisine.
Day 5: Durbanville
Nestled in the Tygerberg Hills, a mere 20 minutes’ drive from Cape Town, lies the Durbanville Wine Valley. With its hectares of flourishing vineyards, award winning wines and hospitable atmosphere, this wine valley is fast becoming the Cape’s destination of choice. The Durbanville Wine valley has around 12 prestigious wine farms and excellent restaurants. Durbanville Wine Estate or Diemersdal Wine Estate are, for example, options for a wine tasting. Your guide will discuss with you what wine farms to visit for a tasting.
Day 6: Cape Town
Drive to Cape Town’s city centre. We will take part in a Cape Malay cooking course which ends with lunch of the traditional meal cooked by the group.
Day 7: Cape Town
The wine farms Buitenverwachting, Constantia Glen and Klein Constantia will be visited today. A wine and chocolate pairing at Constantia Glen is included! The Constantia Valley is the heart of Cape Town’s Wine Valley. It is the oldest wine producing region in the southern hemisphere with an uninterrupted history of winemaking since 1685. The Constantia Valley wine route consists of ten wine farms, each with their own distinctive heritage and premium wines. Enjoyed by Napoleon Bonaparte and royalty in the 18th century, Constantia Valley’s unique combination of terroir and climate produces some of the world’s finest wines. Dinner will be booked at one of the following restaurants: Africa Café – a culinary journey through Africa Gold Café – a culinary journey through Africa with Entertainment Richards Supper Stage – Dinner Show accompanied by authentic 4-course Cape Malay cuisine. This award-winning show will transport international and local guests of all ages into the vibrant world of District Six and give an inspiring insight into the "rainbow nation" of Cape Town. Your guide will drop you off at the restaurant, the way back to the hotel/guesthouse is on own account.
Day 8: Cape Town
Cape Town hosts various Saturday food, arts and craft markets. One of the most popular markets is the Old Biscuit Mill in Woodstock. We recommend and early visit as the market closes at 14h00. A nice way to end your stay in Cape Town before you will be transferred to the airport. You bid your guide farewell.