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Franschhoek: Wine Tram & Stellenbosch Town Full day tour

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Discover the best wine growing regions of South Africa. This tour combines Franschhoek tram and also allowing a visit to the historic town of Stellenbosch in a unique setting.

Highlights

  • Discover the historic town of Stellenbosch on foot
  • Experience the chocolate and wine pairing at Lanzerac
  • Learn about different Cape blended wines at Tokara
  • Jump on the wine tram and discover various wine cellars and meet the wine makers
  • Discover Franschhoek, South Africa's Gourmet capital city

Description

This tour covers two of Cape Town's best wine making regions will start with a pickup from your accommodation in Cape town. From your accommodation, you will travel on the. Upon Arrival in Stellenbosch, you will have a chance to get off the vehicle and discover the town on foot. You may also want to take this opportunity to grab a coffee and absorb the town's vibrant energy before you move on to your first wine tasting experience of the day. After exploring Stellenbosch, the next stop will be at Lanzerac wine estate for your chocolate and wine tasting pairing experience of the day. Lanzerac is one of the oldest wine estates in Stellenbosch and here you will enjoy a unique tasting of 5 Premium wines paired perfectly with a selection of artisanal chocolates. From Lanzerac, you will drive up and down the Hell's heights pass to Tokara. The wine tasting here consist of 5 classic wines including a Rose and one of the best Carbert Sauvignon in the area. The deep rich soils consisting of decomposed granite, weathered sandstone affords Tokara the privilege to grow individual batches that are then blended to make top tier wines. After your second wine tasting experience, the journey will take us to Franschhoek town via the historic town of Pniel. Franschhoek, meaning the French's corner, is surrounded by mountains and manicured vineyards on all sides. You will have a lunch break here and you may also want to take this opportunity to explore the shops. Same as in Stellenbosch, here one may find art stores, jewelry stores, fine leather stores, clothing stores or even fine chocolate factories! Soon after the lunch break and the exploration of Franschhoek, the tour will make a headway for the Franschhoek terminals for your second leg of the wine tasting experience by tram. It usually takes about 8 minutes for the tram to travel between farms and you may hope off at a farm of your choice among the list of farms provided on your route. Two would be the maximum number of farms that you can visit by tram but you may also do a third one, time permitting. Your first possible stop by tram would be at the first female owned farm in Franschhoek, Rickety bridge. Here you will be more than welcome to choose any of the available wine tasting options. You may also opt out of the wine tasting and instead seat at Paulina's restaurant and enjoy the panoramic views of the mountains and the vineyards of the Franschhoek valley. Franschhoek cellar offers a unique wine and cheese or handmade Belgian chocolate parings. A traditional wine only tasting is also available should that be a better choice for you. On our way back to Cape town, you will have an opportunity to stop at a prison where Nelson Mandela spent the last 2 years of his 27 years in incarceration. A Lifesize bronze statue of him stands just outside the prison gates with his fist clenched into the air as if to symbolize strength and courage.

Includes

Qualified tour guide Private Air-conditioned vehicle Wine tram tickets Wine tasting fees (if option selected) Hotel pick-up and drop-off from Cape Town Complimentary bottled water

Important Information

  • This tour will take place in bad but not extreme weather

Easy cancellation

Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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