The South African wine industry dates back to 2nd February 1659, when governor Jan Van Riebeeck wrote “ Today, praise be to God, wine was pressed from Cape Grapes for the first time.”
From the cool slope of the Cape Peninsula, in the west, the Cape Winelands extend over 450 km to the warmer semi-arid Klein Karoo, in the east. From the north to south it extends over 550km from the warmer Olifants River region to the cooler Cape Agulhas region.
The northerly flow of the cold Benguela current along the Cape West coast together with a Mediterranean climate is ideally suited to viticulture. We will introduce you to wine tasting in the Stellenbosch and Franschhoek regions.
Return approx. 17h30
Depart Cape Town – N2 to Stellenbosch
Drive through historical Stellenbosch
Experience and enjoy two wine tastings
Scenic Drive over Helshoogte Mountain Pass to Franschhoek
Discover and visit the Huguenot Monument
Lunch in Franschhoek
Third wine tasting
Scenic Drive back to your accommodation