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Cape Town tours operator - African Theme Tours

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The winelands of Constantia, Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Paarl, steeped in history and tradition from the 17th century to today. Produce world award winning wines.

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Our Winelands Full Day Tour covers:
Cellar Tour
Stunning Mountain Scenery
Wine Tasting
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.

Travel 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 cheese.

Follow 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.

Late morning 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.

Drive straight 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 craft shops.

Traverse 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.

Sit back and enjoy the scenery as we take you back to your hotel or guest house in the late afternoon.

So much 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.

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