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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.

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Cape Winelands Extension

Explore South Africa’s Celebrated Wine Country

Trip Details at-a-Glance

Cost From: $895  
Length: 3 days
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)
Activity: Cultural Adventures
Trip Level: Cultural exploration and walking tours
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Visa Requirements

A 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.

Detailed Itinerary

Days 1-2
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)

Day 3
The Winelands / Cape Town

Transfer to the Cape Town airport or your Cape Town hotel...B

Extension Cost

Prices are for 2015

At the Franschhoek Country House

Low Season (May-Sep 2015)

$895 (2 members)
Solo Traveler: $1495
Single supplement: $395

High Season (Jan-Mar 2015—holidays excluded)

$995 per person, double occupancy
Solo Traveler: $1695
Single supplement: $395

At the Grande Roche

Low Season (Apr-Oct 2015—hotel is closed Mid-May through July)

$995 per person, double occupancy
Single supplement: $595

High Season (Jan-Mar 2015—holidays excluded)

$1195 per person, double occupancy
Single supplement: $595

Prices are not guaranteed until services are confirmed.
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Extension Cost Includes:

  • Accommodations
  • 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.

Franschhoek Country House

Franschhoek Country House (First Class Option)

Days 1 to 2 (2 nights), Franschhoek, South Africa

Just a mile outside the village of Franschhoek and near the picturesque town of Stellenbosch, this restored 1890s manor house sits amid lavender ...
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Grande Roche Hotel

Grande Roche Hotel (Deluxe Option)

Days 1 to 2 (2 nights), Paarl, South Africa

A Relais & Chateaux property, the Grand Roche is a beautifully restored 18th century Cape Dutch homestead set against a mountain backdrop and ...
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Note: Listed above are our signature accommodations for this trip. Although it is highly unlikely, we may make substitutions when necessary.