South Africa's wine estates date to the 17th century
Ancient wine estates, world-class wine, beautiful country inns, and gourmet restaurants are part of the fun of a visit to the winelands.
Photo by Erik Kolstad
Trip Details at-a-Glance
|Arrive:||Cape Town, South Africa|
|Depart:||Cape Town, South Africa|
|Lodging:||2 nights country manor house|
|Meals:||Meals as indicated (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)|
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Visa RequirementsA visa is not required for U.S. citizens visting South Africa.
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Choosing the Right Trip
We work hard to help you choose the right trip for you, paying attention to your individual interests, abilities, and needs. If you have questions about the level of comfort or any of the activities described in this itinerary, please contact us.
East of Cape Town lie the Winelands, an area of scenic valleys with beautiful old vineyards and gracious Cape Dutch farmsteads nestled in rugged lofty mountains. This is the heart of South Africa’s wine industry and home to its oldest wineries (most of the original vines were brought here more than 300 years ago). Enjoy a private winery tour and taste some of the region’s best wines while staying at a magnificent country manor house. The region is also noted for its excellent restaurants.
Cape Town / The Winelands
After a transfer from Cape Town to your delightful luxury lodge in the heart of wine country, enjoy a private winery tour and taste some of the region’s best wines while staying at a magnificent country manor house. Accommodations are at Franschhoek Country House, located near the picturesque town of Stellenbosch (First Class Option), or the elegant Grande Roche in historic Paarl in the lush heart of Cape Winelands (Deluxe Option)...BD (Day 1), B only (Day 2)
The Winelands / Cape Town
Transfer to the Cape Town airport or your Cape Town hotel...B
At the Franschhoek Country House
Low Season (May-Sep 2016)$995 per person, double occupancy
Solo Traveler: $1695
Single supplement: $395
High Season (Jan-Mar 2016—holidays excluded)$1095 per person, double occupancy
Solo Traveler: $1795
Single supplement: $445
At the Grande Roche
Low Season (Apr-Oct 2016—hotel is closed mid-May through July)$1095 per person, double occupancy
Solo Traveler: $1795
Single supplement: $495
High Season (Jan-Mar 2016—holidays excluded)$1295 per person, double occupancy
Solo Traveler: $2095
Single supplement: $595
Prices are not guaranteed until services are confirmed.
more on pricing
Extension Cost Includes:
- Meals as indicated (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
- Services of guides
- Transfers to/from Cape Town
- Activities as indicated
Extension Cost Does Not Include:Meals not specified (BLD), items of personal nature, optional gratuities to hotel staff, transfer agents, drivers, and guides, additional hotel nights or extra costs that may be necessitated by airline changes.
Hotels in the Cape Winelands
Days 1 to 2 (2 nights), Cape Winelands, South Africa
In the Cape Winelands, we stay at one of the following properties based on pricing and availability:
Note: Listed above are our signature accommodations for this trip. Although it is highly unlikely, we may make substitutions when necessary.