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Winelands Guide - Personalized Tours For Individuals & Groups

What is the best feature of the Cape Winelands?
It’s true that it is renewed for its crisp white and Classic French-style red wines, fantastic cheeses and chives, but it also has a stunning wealth of natural rustic beauty with vast estates shaded from the African sunshine by giant oak trees and towering mountains overlooking lush valleys.  On this full day or half, we will visit and explore the Cape Winelands principal route. We will see the famous and renewed towns of Paarl, Stellenbosch or Franschhoek.  Look forward to a day filled with fine wines, great food and spectacular scenery.  Share with us your wine preferences.  Tours can be done to the other local wine routes as well.

Tour departs: 08h30am/09h00am
Tour Ends: 17h00 pm
Duration: +-8 hours
Tour Excludes: Optional extras and items of personal nature
Tour Includes: Pick up & drop off, Guide, Entrance fees & Tickets, Tastings, Cheese Platter(s), Transport in Air-Conditioned Vehicle,

COST: R1350.00 per person if book with (1-3 people) | R1050.00 per person for group (4 and more) OR R3500 Private tour (per couple)  Please enquire about Half Day rates

Winelands Guide - Personalized Tours For Individuals & Groups

Despite its extraordinary natural beauty, the Banhoek Valley over Helshoogte Pass outside Stellenbosch remains relatively unknown. Yet few regions in South Africa can claim such a rich and fascinating history, from the arrival of early settlers, slaves and farmers through to the present day.In this valley, some of the finest examples of early Cape Dutch architecture and buildings are contrasted with ultra-modern, enormously sophisticated wineries. In addition, some of the earliest villages established by freed slaves are a reminder of the countrys past. Cycling down the valley and taste the valleys produce and discover the breathtaking Banhoek Valley which holds true to being described as a Mountain Biking heaven.

Taste of the Banhoek Valley Private Tour — (Bike Tour)

This private cycling tour takes guests on a adventure through the picturesqu Banghoek Valley.Exceptional tastings at award winning wine estastes with the most breathtaking views and memorable visits to cellars that still use old-fashioned techniques for wine-making and also the modern cellars.

Min/Max: Minimum One couple and maximum 5 Couples or 10 persons

Price: R1250.00 per person

Departure: Monday – Friday 10:00 -15:00

Saturday and Sunday(10:00-15:00)

Included:

  • Fully accredited Guide
  • Mountain Bike and Helmet rental
  • Premium Wine Tastings
  • Biltong and Droewors( Traditional cured meats)

Excluded

  • Lunch
  • Personal insurance
  • Gratuities
  • Additional wine purchases made on the day

Bookings essential at info@winelandsguide.com or call us at +27 731916962 and last bookings must be made before 5pm for the next day. Mostly down hill bike ride. Lunch stop at a restaurant or Deli. Or a picnic.

Wear comfy shoes and clothing – have some sun screen(summer hot days) and bring your camera with

If raining on the day of the Tour we will go by minibus to have “Fire Place Wine Tastings” .

Distance between 10-20 kilometers

Tours are weather dependent.

NB: Clients to ensure they are capable of cycling 10-20km over the course of a day.

Client to be aware that bikes are Mountain Bikes, and not city cruisers.

Clients to note that cycling is done off-road, and not all paved cycle paths

Transport arrangement

***Please enquire for a transfer quote if you would like a hotel pickup and drop off.

Start and End

Bike Tours run from 10:00 -15:00pm

Meeting place at Delaire Graff Estate or Tokara Wine Estate (Parking area) at 09:30am please confirm meeting place when making a booking with us.

Winelands Guide - Personalized Tours For Individuals & Groups

Passes, Sea and vineyard is a fantastic day tour to experience one of the most beautiful stretches of experience one of the most beautiful stretches of coastline in South Africa combined with an abundance of Fynbos, scenic views of sea and mountain passes.

Option 1

  • Camps Bay – Hout Bay coastal drive
  • Hout Bay Harbour:  Boat to seal island or World of Birds
  • Chapmans Peak scenic route and lunch
  • Cape Point vineyards- wine tasting
  • Constantia Valley or Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens

Option 2

  • Franschhoek mountain pass
  • Elgin wine valley- wine tasting & cellar tour lunch
  • Sir Lowrys Pass
  •  Gordons Bay and Strand Beach Road.

Option 3

  • Stellenbosch-  Somerset West
  • Strand beach road, part Gordon’s Bay
  • Scenic Clarence drive to Betty’s Bay
  • Walk through the Penguine Colony in Betty’s Bay
  • Harold Porter Botanical garden- A 1-hour guided walk through the garden to Disa Kloof waterfall.
  • Lunch
  • Wine Tasting in Franschhoek
  • Return to Stellenbosch

Tour departs: 09h00 am
Tour Ends: 17h00 pm
Duration: +-8 hours
Tour Excludes: Optional extras
Tour Includes: Pick up & drop off, Guide, Entrance fees & Tickets, Transport in Air-Conditioned Vehicle, Wine tasting and Picnic basket

COST: R3500.00 (per couple)

Winelands Guide - Personalized Tours For Individuals & Groups

NEW   The Cape Winelands are a popular wedding destination for the both local and international bridal couples.  The Majestic mountains that usually surround these beautiful vineyards are a much-loved backdrop for wedding photos.  Some of the areas that make up the Cape Winelands include Somerset West, Franschhoek, Stellenbosch and Constantia.  So, planning your wedding in the Winelands offers a wide variety of beautiful vineyards and wine farms to choose from.  We have had listed a few popular vineyards and estates, but you are most welcome to pick your favorite venues which we can go visit. We can taste wine as we go explore your wedding venues.

Tour departs: 09h00 am
Tour Ends: 17h00 pm
Tour notes:  Bookings essential
Tour Excludes: Items of personal nature
Tour Includes: Guide, Transport in Air-Conditioned Vehicle, wine tastings, a light lunch, Pick up & Drop off

COST: R3500.00 per bridal couple

Venues: Molenvleit | Waterkloof Wine Estate | Zorgvliet | Tokara | Vrede & Lust | Bellingham Homestead | Aleue Bleue | Knorhoek Wine Estate | Boschendal | Nooitgedacht | Rickerty Bridge | Klein Zalze | Holden Manz | Lanzerac | Skyview Manor | Vuurberg | Clouds Estate | and many more

Winelands Guide - Personalized Tours For Individuals & Groups

In addition to the history of slavery the area has a strong architectural heritage. A walking tour through the town highlighting the memorial buildings, sensitive church designs and other key features of local community architecture.

The valley serves as a triumphant example of the way forward. Here we can experience a unique balance between pure historical Cape Culture and modern day lifestyles of wellness, gourmet foods and fine wines. The valley has what it takes to satisfy the humanitarian, socialite, the nature lover, the historian, the adventurous spirit and certainly the connoissuer.

The Tour highlights the syntheses of various farms of architecture and how it has been integrated into the development of the community.

Min 2 and Max 10 persons

Distance: Close by walking and biking, start at Boschendal Wine Estate cycling to Pniel. We will visit the Historical Church, monuments and the Museum. We will either have a light lunch at the Tea Garden or at Boschendal.

Price: R950.00 per person – 2018

Departure: Tuesday – Friday 10:00am untill 15:00pm. Saturday and Sunday subject to opening times of Museum and Tea Garden

Included

  • Guide + Fully Guided Tour — PRIVATE
  • Mountain Bike and Helmet rental
  • Bottled water
  • Walking tour – Church, monuments and the Museum
  •  Coffee and local produce snacks at the Tea Garden
  •  Cycle Through the local streets of Pniel
  • Cellar Tour at Boschendal
  • A Historical Wine Tasting at Boschendal

Excluded

  • Personal insurance
  • Gratuities
  • Additional wine purchases made on the day
  • Lunch at Boschendal Deli or a picnic on the greens

Tours are weather dependent.

NB: Clients to ensure they are capable of cycling 10-15km over the course of a day.

Client to be aware that bikes are Mountain Bikes, and not city cruisers.

Transport arrangement

***Please enquire for a transfer quote if you would like a hotel pickup and drop off.

Start and End

Tours run from 10:00am-15:00pm

Meeting point Boschendal Trail centre at 09:30am.

Winelands Guide - Personalized Tours For Individuals & Groups

Walking is still the best way to explore and to soak up the beauty of the town, meet the locals and see our historical buildings and many attractions.  Book a guided walking tour with us and we will guide you on a voyage of discovery about the many cultures that that make up this historical town.  The historical town center is a place of great architectural beauty.  The oak-lined streets are dotted with white-washed buildings, sidewalks café’s bistros, restaurants and pubs, gift shops, arts and crafts, antiques and other specialty shops as well as galleries and museums.

Tour departs: 11h00 am / 15h00 pm
Tour Ends: 12h30 pm / 16h30 pm
Tour Notes: Comfy shoes, clothes, a hat, sunblock (hot days)
Tour Excludes:  Drinks, entrance fee’s
Tour Includes: Guide, bottle of water, Lunch

Winelands Guide - Personalized Tours For Individuals & Groups

See the best of the Cape Peninsula on an entertaining day long highlights tour.  This area is renewed internationally for its spectacular natural scenery Craggy mountain peaks contrast with endless oceans visits and lush grey valleys.  No matter where you travel in the Cape there are historical and modern sites on fabulous activities.  On this tour we still tour includes Chapmans Peak (if open) scenic route, Cape of Goodhope (Cape Point) and Boulders beach the home of the penguin colony.

Tour departs: 08h30 am
Tour Ends: 17h00 pm
Duration: +-9 hours
Tour notes: minimum 2 guest
Tour Excludes: Lunch
Tour Includes: Pick up & drop off, Guide, Entrance fees & Tickets, Transport in Air-Conditioned Vehicle, Light Lunch (if booked a private tour)

COST: R1350.00 per person for 1 – 3 guests | R1250 per person for 4 and more persons | R3500.00 private tour per couple

Winelands Guide - Personalized Tours For Individuals & Groups

A fish rises from the water and a shiver goes down your spine.  The great white shark has been terrifying into popular culture as a killer and is considered the most fearsome of marine predators.  However, these fascinating creatures are often misunderstood and do not actively seek out human prey.  As their numbers decrease it is becoming a privilege to be able to have a first-hand encounter with the Great White.

On this tour you can get face to with this apex predator.  You don’t need a dive certification as the cage that separates you from the great white rests only a few meters below the surface of the water.  Get ready for a marine encounter of a life time.

Tour departs: Daily +- 06h00 (time will be confirmed by company)
Tour Ends: 17h00pm
Duration: +-11 hours
Tour Excludes: Lunch, excluding diving-for own account
Tour Includes: Light Breakfast, Guide, Transport, Pickup & drop-off

COST: R2500.00 (per couple) + Diving(own account)

Winelands Guide - Personalized Tours For Individuals & Groups

Travel by cable car to top of Table Mountain (weather permitting) then descend through Malay Quarter(Bo-Kaap), City Centre and Company Gardens/Green Market Square.  Visit the Castle of Goodhope(time permitting) and Diamond Works.  Travel to Milnerton area and photograph Table Mountain from across Table Bay.  Drop off at V& A Waterfront

Tour departs: 08h00 am
Tour Ends: 12h00 pm
Duration: +-4 hours
Tour Excludes: Lunch
Tour Includes: Pick up & drop off, Guide, Entrance fees & Tickets, Transport in Air-Conditioned Vehicle

COST: R1050.00 per person if book with (1-3 people) | R950.00 per person for group (4 and more)

Winelands Guide - Personalized Tours For Individuals & Groups

As 1-day Safari, excellent service and a true wildlife experience.  A real safari driving among lions, elephants, rhino’s, buffalo’s, giraffes and other animals. Excellent wildlife viewing and photographic opportunities taken from an open game vehicle.  Breathtaking, malaria-free safaris are a relatively short drive from the Mother City. (Cape Town)

Venu: Inverdoorn Game Reserve | Vredenheim Wildlife and Winery | Aquila Private Game Reserve | Sanbona Wildlife Reserve | Fairy Glen

Duration: 1 Day
Style of Tour: Small group

Start: Time depended on booking/ 06:30am
End: Return after drive/ 16:00pm

Cost:From: R2500.00 (per Couple) (excluding game drive)

Winelands Guide - Personalized Tours For Individuals & Groups

Best shore-based Whale watching(July-November) Travel coastal road to Hermanus.  Visit penguins (optional for own account &time permitting) Lunch (own account) Return to Cape Town via Sir Lowry’s Pass

Tour departs: 09h00 am
Tour Ends: 16h00 pm
Duration: +-7 hours
Tour notes: Seasonal: July-November- Subject to minimum 2 guest
Tour Excludes: Optional extras
Tour Includes: Pick up & drop off, Guide, Entrance fees & Tickets, Transport in Air-Conditioned Vehicle, Light Lunch

COST: R3500.00 (per couple)

Winelands Guide - Personalized Tours For Individuals & Groups

Journey through the three South Africa’s
The Birth-where it all stated, Apartheid South Africa and the New South Africa- what has changed since Nelson Mandela was freed from prison.  The tour provides extraordinary chance to connect, mingle and share cultural principles with the local community.  Visit Bo-kaap Malay Quarter.  Drive through District Six and then to Langa,  the oldest black township.  Tour continues to Khayalelitsha, the largest black township in Cape Town.  We visit a shack to experience the living conditions and a drive through middle class Khayelitsha to experience some of the recent achievements such as new house developments.  Lunch in Guguletho at Mzolis

Same can be done in Kayamandi close to Stellenbosch.

Tour departs: 09h00 am | 13h00 pm
Tour Ends: 12h30 pm | 17h00 pm
Duration: +-3-4 hours
Tour notes:  Minimum 2 guest
Tour Excludes: Optional extras
Tour Includes: Pick up & drop off, Guide, Transport in Air-Conditioned Vehicle, Light Lunch (when booked a private tour)

COST: R950.00 per person for group | R3500.00 private tour per couple

ABOUT

An honest, hardworking individual, Colin De Wet got his start working as a Wine Tasting Room Assistant on a number of South Africa’s award-winning wine farms. His resultant contact with tourists both foreign and domestic inspired Colin to start his own private tour operating business Winelands Guide in 2016. Offering a wide variety of personalized tours for both individuals and groups of up to 23 people, Colin’s passion for South Africa’s wine and tourism industries is unmatched!

He has been working in the wine and tourism industries for over a decade now, and has obtained his Wine Certificate through the Cape Wine Academy, as well as completed tourism and tour guide management courses in both 2009, and, in an effort to keep up with the times, again in 2017.

Experience the very best of what Cape Town has to offer! Guided tours with a knowledgeable local guide are fully customizable and come with all the creature comforts, including air-conditioned vehicles! If you want the insider scoop on the best wine farms, local attractions around the Cape Winelands and Cape Town including Cape of Goodhope, Table Mountain and surrounding areas. Whether you’re looking to head on Safari, go shark-cage diving, taste the wine route or cycle or walk, we can organize it for you! Come and explore with us.

GALLERY

OTHER SERVICES

  • Beach hopping(Summer)
  • Airport shuttle
  • Dinner transfers
  • Chauffeur drives
  • Hiking- Hike through Jonkerhoek Nature Reserve Braai for Lunch
  • Cycling- cycle down the Banghoek Valley
  • Fire Place Wine Tasting (Winter)
  • “Braai” with me and the locals

3 Day Packages or Create your 3 Days from the list below:

  • Cape Peninsula Tour
  • 1 Day Safari
  • Cape Winelands Full/Half Day Wine Tour
  • Passes, Sea and Vineyard
  • Whale watching Tour  (August-November)
  • Half Day Table Mountain & City Tour
  • 1 Day Safari Drive
  • Shark Cage Diving
  • Ziplining
  • Stellenbosch Walking Tour
  • Half Day Wine Tour
  • Half Day cultural Tour or Half Day Table Mountain and City Tour.

GET IN TOUCH

Mobile:
+27731916962

Email:
info@winelandsguide.com

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Notes 

  • Mainly Private Tours, but assisting with groups up to 23 PAX
  • Customized and personalized tours are available on request.
  • An advance deposit of half your tour fee is required to secure your booking.
  • Please try to book well in advance

Terms & Conditions

1. Reservations are confirmed upon receipt of the deposit amount. Once deposits have been received and processed they are refundable as per the conditions below:

  • Less than 48hrs before tour = No refund
  • Less than 72 hrs before tour = 50% refund
  • More than a week before tour = 90% refund

2. Final settlement of the services is required on the commencement date of the itinerary.

3. Winelands Guide shall not be liable for any loss, damage, injury, additional cost, accident, delay, irregularity that may be occasioned by any error or default, act or omission by the client in carrying out the arrangements of the Tour, or otherwise in connection therewith.

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