of Constantia, Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Paarl, steeped in history
and tradition from the 17th century to today. Produce world award winning
Full Day Tour covers:
Stunning Mountain Scenery
Stellenbossch, (tree lined Streets, historical buildings)
Fransschoek Valley nestling amongst magnificent mountain ranges)
Paarl, the "pearl of the Cape"
Wine and cheese, culture and cognac"
From Cape Town to Paarl, the countryside quickly changes from residential
areas to smallholdings, light industry and then to farms with fruit
trees and vines. The Simonsberg mountain comes into view, the culmination
of the three most well-known wine-producing valleys in South Africa
- Stellenbosch, Paarl and Franschhoek.
past fruit orchards and vineyards along one of the side roads to visit
the estate of one of the Cape's top winemakers. A cellar tour is followed
by a tasting of their excellent wines and mouth watering varieties of
the oak-lined main street of Paarl with its collection of Cape-Dutch,
Colonial, Georgian and Victorian architecture, and possibly imagine
the gracious living of bygone eras.
is time for a second wine tasting at another of the very fine estates.
The road now leads us to Franschhoek - valley of the Huguenots.
through the town and a little way up the Franschhoek Pass, for a truly
spectacular view of the valley. Return to the town, pausing at the Huguenot
memorial, erected to commemorate the arrival of the main body of French
Protestants in 1688. Take time for an optional lunch at one of the many
restaurants along the main road, or explore the interesting art and
the "Helshoogte" Pass and travel past Stellenbosch to visit
a brandy distillery on the outskirts of the town. Join a conducted tour
of the brandy-making process, which includes visits to the maturation
cellar and also to the cooperage, where expert craftsmen still ply the
trade which has been handed down from generation to generation. Finally
the opportunity arrives to taste and appraise the very fine brandies.
and enjoy the scenery as we take you back to your hotel or guest house
in the late afternoon.
to do, so little time to do it in. Let us take the worry out of your
hands and plan your tour to suit your interests and time.