Cape Winelands Day Tours, Attractions & Excursions

Cape Winelands

Come sunshine or rain, visiting the Cape Winelands to do some wine tasting is always a fantastic way to spend your day. Tasting a variety of wines paired with gourmet dishes while enjoying the beautiful scenery makes it one of the most popular activities to experience the true essence of Cape Town.

Cape Winelands

The most popular towns to visit are Stellenbosch and Franschhoek – the ‘Wineland charmers’. Surrounded by picturesque valleys and mountains, both towns offer a variety of scenic wine routes and tourist attractions.

Stellenbosch Wine Route Attractions

Stellenbosch is a University town nestled in the heart of the Winelands district. Entrenched with a deep-rooted history and boasting streets that are filled with beautiful oak trees, the town also offers a variety of delicious restaurants, coffee shops, galleries and boutiques.

It is the host of South Africa’s oldest wine route and consists of over 300 wine farms divided into  a number of sub-routes which include Simonsberg, Helderberg, Bottelary Hills and Stellenbosch Valley.

Tourist Attractions in Franschhoek

Established by the French Hugenotes in the 17th Century, Franschhoek has become a favorite attraction for locals and tourists to experience Cape Town’s little ‘slice of France’. From gourmet restaurants and boutique shops to a number of historical monuments, it also has a vibrant atmosphere that makes the town’s popularity well justified.

Activities to do in Franschhoek include chocolate tasting at Do An Artisanal, visiting museums such as the Huguenot Memoriam, devouring French-inspired dishes at La Petite Dauphine or hopping on the Wine Tram to get a taste of the best international wines and beautiful vineyards this unique district has to offer.

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The Franschhoek Wine Tram hop-on hop-off tour is one of the best ways to discover the true essence of this picturesque valley, its rolling vineyards, breath-taking scenery, warm hospitality, world-class cuisine, fine wines and a 300-year history. ...

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Best seller Hot air balloons in sky

Watch the colorful envelope of your hot air balloon become buoyant as billows of combustion bring it to life, affording its passengers an unforgettable, upwardly lifting experience. Cape Town is known for its amazing mountains, sprawling winelands and gorgeous coastline. ...

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What could be better than soaring over spectacular vineyard landscapes on board one of the most nostalgic forms of flight? Photos of the setup routine are welcomed, as this in itself is something special to see. From the incredible take-off to the memorable views, this tour is unforgettable.
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  • Unmatched aerial views
  • Experience of a lifetime
  • Photo opportunities like no other
  • Breakfast and sparkling wine included
CONS:
  • This one's for the early birds
  • Not ideal for those with vertigo
  • Subject to cancellation due to weather conditions
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Fly through the beautiful Elgin mountains, securely fastened to your zip line. This awe-inspiring experience is made even more dramatic by the Elgin Mountain Range's spectacular natural beauty. ...

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  • Fly above the mountains
  • Unmatched natural beauty
  • Scenic Lunch
  • Delectable coffee tasting
  • All gear provided
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  • Cold when weather is poor
  • Terrifying if you suffer from vertigo
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