|From ZAR5100 / US$364*|
Any date specified by clients – this is a private tour
Anywhere in Cape Town
Anywhere in Cape Town
The Cape Winelands region is the source of many legendary Cape wines, the produce of row upon row of grapevines, many of which were first planted hundreds of years ago.
Its classic Cape-Dutch homesteads, mountainous surrounds, grand heritage and sumptuous restaurants have earned the Cape Winelands the right to call itself South Africa’s culinary capital.
- Constantia Wine Route – Exceptional wine cellars
- Groot Constantia Wine Estate – One of the oldest in South Africa
- Buitenverwachting Vineyard – Beyond expectation…
- Steenberg Vineyard
- Cape Point Vineyards
- Noordhoek Farm Village
- Chapman’s Peak Drive
- Franschhoek Wine Route – Food Capital of South Africa
- Môreson Wine Estate
- Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate
- Vrede & Lust
Day 1: Constantia Wine Route
Learn about the history of wine growing in the Cape, explore the wine cellars of the oldest Vineyard in South Africa, soak up the scenery whilst tasting Napoleon’s favorite wine and, dine amongst the vines in the picturesque Constantia valley - considered to be South Africa’s premier wine growing region. Meet your personal and cultural guide, who will take you to the beautiful and historic Groot Constantia Vineyard where viticulture began. Here you will enjoy a wine cellar tour and a taste of Napoleon’s favorite wine. Morning tea/coffee will be enjoyed on the tranquil lawns of the Jonkershuis Restaurant. Here you will also have the option to wander through the historic Cape Dutch homestead and wine museum.
From Groot Constantia Wine Estate, it is a short drive to the lovingly restored Buitenverwachting Vineyard which lives up to its name meaning ‘beyond expectation’. Here you will enjoy more wine tasting and a picnic lunch on the beautiful lawns under the shade of the oak trees.
Steenberg Vineyard is your next destination which holds the distinction of being the oldest farm in the Constantia valley. The wine estate, however, boasts a state of the art modern winery, producing some of the Country’s finest award winning wines. Enjoy the ‘Classic Wine Tasting’ in an ultra-modern setting and, the option of a 15-minute guided walk through the wine cellar.
From Steenberg enjoy a scenic drive over Constantia Nek in to Hout Bay. Soak up the views of the famous Chapman’s Peak Drive and taste the wines of the Cape Point Vineyards. These are perched high above the peninsula and set in a backdrop of magnificent panoramas and breathtaking sea views. Your final destination is Noordhoek Farm Village for afternoon tea and an opportunity to browse through the local art and craft shops.
From here we will take a scenic drive to our overnight destination – the magical Franschhoek. The evening you can relax and enjoy a mouthwatering dinner at your hotel.
Day 2: Franschhoek Wine & Gourmet
Nestled between towering mountains in the beautiful Cape Winelands lies the magnificent Franschhoek Valley. This is the food and wine heartland of the country, where splendid wines are grown and our top chefs create international cuisine. Here breath-taking scenery, warm hospitality, world class cuisine and the finest wines all combine to create lasting memories
Our first point of call will be at Môreson Wine Estate. Môreson’s Charcuterie and Wine Tasting is their own twist on novel wine tasting. Stretch out at the Farm Grocer bar counter while you sample a range of Môreson Wines, each individually paired with Neil Jewell’s mouthwatering yummy homemade Charcuterie.
Our next stop will be at the historic Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate (Est. 1694) where you will enjoy a wine and food pairing (2 white + 2 red and 4 canapé) in their modern wine tasting centre.
During the winter months you will be close to the crackling fireplace while during summer you will be able to tickle your taste buds in the air-conditioned tasting room and enjoy the view of the majestic mountains outside. We will also do a cellar tour here which is an experience in itself.
Then finally at the foothills of the Simonsberg, in South Africa’s most celebrated Franschhoek wine valley, lies Vrede & Lust. Vrede & Lust is a family owned and managed wine estate. Here we will taste 5 different wines and will also be where we enjoy a scrumptious lunch.
After a relaxing lunch, we make our way back to Cape Town via the N1 reminiscing on the past 2 days of amazing views, exquisite wines, mouthwatering meals and good company. You are dropped off at your hotels or at the airport as per prior arrangements.
NB: Please note that 2 people are required for the tour to run.We can accommodate larger groups (up to 18 guests). Please contact us for a quotation.
Pre Departure Info
Group sizeMaximum of 18 travelers per group
Your fellow traveler’s
This trip is operated in "Join-In" basis and you may travel alongside other Capey Tours or non-Capey Tours traveler’s during included activities.
Please note many of our Short Break Adventures operate with a minimum of 2 people, so there may be instances where there are only 2 people on the trip.
Hotel / Guesthouse / Backpackers depending on your choice
Meals & Drinks
As per the itinerary. Drinks are for your own account
The official currency of South Africa is the Rand (ZAR). The best way to manage your money in Africa is a mixture of cash and an ATM card (best to have both Visa and MasterCard).
Cash is easily changed at exchange bureaus and they generally offer the best rates. ***PLEASE NOTE: MANY BUSINESSES AND BANKS IN AFRICA DO NOT ACCEPT US DOLLAR NOTES OLDER THAN 2006. IF YOU ARE BRINGING USD, WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND LARGE BILLS IN GOOD CONDITION, 2006 SERIES ONWARDS ONLY. ANY OLD OR DAMAGED NOTES MAY NOT BE ACCEPTED. ***
The South African Rand can also be used widely in countries of Southern Africa. When changing money, only use reputable authorized money exchange vendors and never anyone on the street. There are many instances of traveler’s being given counterfeit notes or being tricked when money is being counted out.
Visa & Master Card
With ATMs being increasingly available in the many major towns and cities and even some campsites, credit or debit cards are a convenient way to access money. Throughout Africa, cards with the Visa logo are most readily recognized, although MasterCard is also accepted in most places. A charge is made for each international transaction - please check with your bank how much this fee will be. Check with your bank before leaving home that your card can be used as a debit card in Africa. You may also want to notify your bank that you are visiting Africa as it's not unknown for banks to freeze cards which show sudden transactions in other countries. At “A Team Tours” we are serious about your safety and strongly advise that you follow the following rules when drawing cash at an ATM:
When it comes to money matters on the trip, every traveler is a little different. You know your spending habits better than we do, so please budget a sensible amount for things like meals not included, drinks, shopping, optional activities and laundry. It's always better to bring a little more than you think you'll need.
Also make sure you've read your trip details thoroughly so you know what's included in the trip price and what isn't. This should make budgeting a little easier. You'll find this info in the Inclusions section of your Essential Trip Information (that's this document).
Please also make sure you have access to an additional US$500, to be used when unforeseen incidents or circumstances outside our control (e.g. a natural disaster, civil unrest, strike action or an outbreak of bird flu) necessitate a change to our planned route.
Cape Milner Hotel
2a Milner Road
Phone: 27 (21)4261101
Cape Milner Hotel2a Milner Road Tamboerskloof Cape Town SOUTH AFRICA Phone: 27 (21)4261101
Joining/Finish point description
The Cape Milner is a sophisticated, comfortable hotel in the Tamboerskloof region of central Cape Town. All rooms have a refined, contemporary decor, en suite bathrooms and fabulous views of Table Mountain. Tea and coffee making facilities are included as is Wi-Fi and flat screen TV's. The hotel facilities include an elegant dining room, outdoor pool, glass-roofed bar, a small gym and many lounge areas.
Joining/Finishing Point Instructions
If you have pre-booked a departure transfer, please inform your leader and they will notify you of your departure transfer time. If you are making your own way to the airport the hotel will be able to help book you an airport shuttle or taxi. Please ask at reception.
Emergency ContactIn the case of a genuine crisis or emergency, A Team Tours representatives can be reached on +27 810188912 (24/7). For general enquiries or questions about your booking, please visit us at www.capeytours.co.za/contact-us While we always endeavor to provide the best possible holiday experience, due to the nature of travel and the areas we visit sometimes things can and do go wrong. Should any issue occur while you are on your trip, it is imperative that you discuss this with your group leader or our local representative straight away so that they can do their best to rectify the problem and save any potential negative impact on the rest of your trip. We recognize that there may be times when your group tour leader/guide may not be able to resolve a situation to your satisfaction - if this is the case, please ask the leader to speak to their direct manager? You may also choose to provide details in your online feedback, which we ask you to complete within 30 days of the end of your trip. But we do ask you to be aware that it is very difficult for us to provide any practical help after the trip is complete.
Visas are the responsibility of the individual traveler. Entry requirements can change at any time, so it's important that you check for the latest information. Please visit the relevant consular website of the country or countries you’re visiting for detailed and up-to-date visa information specific to your nationality. Your consultant will also be happy to point you in the right direction with acquiring visas. Visas can take several weeks to process, so familiarize yourself with any requirements as soon as you have booked your trip to allow for processing time.
SOUTH AFRICA:Australia: No visa required Belgium: No visa required Canada: No visa required Germany: No visa required Ireland: No visa required Netherlands: No visa required New Zealand: No visa required Switzerland: No visa required United Kingdom: No visa required USA: No visa required
Citizens of the above countries do not need visas to visit South Africa as a tourist for up to three months. Citizens of all countries should check with the relevant consulates as to whether a visa is required.
Entry Requirements - Passports
Please note that non-machine readable passports are no longer accepted by South African immigration. All visitors to South Africa must have a machine readable travel document (e-passport). Failure to present an e-passport will result in denied entry. Passengers with a valid visa issued in a non-machine readable passport will be handled on a case by case basis, but a fine will still be applicable.
Entry Requirements - Travelling with Children
A new immigration regulation came into effect on 1st October 2014, whereby parents will need to produce an original unabridged birth certificate if they are travelling with children. The new regulation has been put in place to protect children from being abducted, kidnapped and preventing child trafficking. The Department of Home Affairs has urged all parents to apply for unabridged certificates for their children. Additionally, further documentation including permission to travel, may be required if only one parent is travelling. These are requirements of the immigration regulation 6 (12)(a) for parents travelling with children. So just to be on the safe side, more information can be found here: http://www.dha.gov.za/index.php/civic-services/traveling-with-children
We recommend traveler’s check requirements before travel as they can change.
What to Take
What you need to bring will vary according to the trip style you have chosen, the tour you have chosen and when you are travelling. Generally speaking, you should pack as lightly as possible.
Most traveler’s carry their luggage in a backpack, although an overnight bag with a shoulder strap would suffice if you travel lightly. Smaller bags or backpacks with wheels are convenient although we recommend your bag has carry straps. You'll also need a day pack/bag to carry water and a camera etc. for day trips.
Consider bringing your own water bottle to refill along the way. We recommend at least a 1.5litre capacity. The sale of bottled water contributes to an enormous environmental problem around the world. In addition to the water in bottles, the production of a 1 litre plastic bottle takes 2 litres of water and 200ml of oil. A large proportion end up in limited landfill or discarded in waterways and natural environments.
All Capey Tours traveler’s need to be in good physical health in order to participate fully on this trip. When selecting your trip please make sure you have read through the itinerary carefully and assess your ability to cope with our style of travel. Please note that if, in the opinion of our group leader or local guide, any traveler is unable to complete the itinerary without undue risk to themselves and/or the rest of the group, Capey Tours reserves the right to exclude them from all or part of a trip without refund.
You should consult your doctor for up-to-date medical travel information or for any necessary vaccinations and anti-malarial requirements before departure. We recommend that you carry a first aid kit as well as any personal medical requirements (including a spare pair of glasses) as they may not easily be obtained at the locations on this trip. For legal reasons our leaders and guides are prohibited from administering any type of drugs including headache tablets and antibiotics. Please ensure that you are adequately prepared.
A valid international certificate of vaccination against Yellow Fever is required in many countries. You may need to present this on arrival at the airport or border crossing. Some countries will refuse entry if you are unable to present your certificate. It's also quite common for your home country to request a Yellow Fever certificate on your arrival back home.
It is your responsibility to check with your doctor well in advance of leaving home about the Yellow Fever requirements for the countries you'll be visiting.
span style="font-size: 14pt;">Travel insurance is compulsory for all our trips. We require that, at a minimum, you are covered for medical expenses including emergency repatriation. We strongly recommend that the policy also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects.
When travelling on a trip, you won't be permitted to join the group until evidence of travel insurance and the insurance company's 24-hour emergency contact number has been seen by your leader.
If you have credit card insurance your group leader will require details of the participating insurer/underwriter, the level of coverage, policy number and emergency contact number rather than the bank's name and credit card details. Please contact your bank for these details prior to arriving in-country.
A Couple Of Rules
Illegal drugs will not be tolerated on our trips. Possessing or using drugs not only contravenes the laws of the land, but also puts the rest of the group at risk. Smoking marijuana and opium is a part of local culture in some parts of the world but is not acceptable for Capey Tours traveler’s. Capey Tours philosophy of travel is one of respect towards everyone we encounter and in particular, the local people who make our destinations such special places. The exploitation of prostitutes is completely contrary to this philosophy. Our group leader has the right to expel any member of the group if drugs are found in their possession or if they use prostitutes.
Everyone has the right to feel safe and secure on their trip. We don’t tolerate any form of sexual harassment at Capey Tours, either between passengers or involving our leaders or local operators. Sexual relationships (consensual or otherwise) between a leader and a passenger are unacceptable. If you ever feel another person is behaving inappropriately, please inform us immediately by contacting the emergency contact number detailed in these trip notes.
We believe strongly in low impact or rather positive impact tourism. Broadly speaking this means that we try to minimize the negative aspects of tourism on the local cultures and environments that we visit and highlight the positive aspects.
At Capey Tours we take your safety very seriously. Like any other country in the world, South Africa also has “hotspots” where it’s not safe to go. In order to keep you safe at all times, we have listed a few pointers below that will go a long way in ensuring your safety in various situations:
In the Street
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We trust you enjoyed your adventure and look forward to seeing you return ASAP!
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