South African Wine Tours

South Africa has a rich wine making history spanning over 400 years, and you can learn all about it during one of the many South African wine tours our local travel experts have devised for you.

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The wines of the land of Nelson Mandela, the “big five” and one of the only six Floral Kingdoms in the world, will hold no secrets for you after you embark on a trip of natural discovery, wine tastings among breathtaking vineyards, exciting safaris and memorable gourmet experiences.

On our exclusive South African wine tours you will be taken on a journey through some of the Cape’s most impressive wine estates with their characteristic Cape Dutch-style buildings and sprawling vineyards with the Table Mountain range as a backdrop. Knowledgeable guide will tell you the reasons behind the distinct European imprint you will notice in some regions: the arrival of French Huguenot, Dutch and German settlers during the 18th century has clearly left a mark in the area. 

Tailor-made Wine Tours: South Africa

Our South African wine tours are entirely customized according to your personal tastes. From an adventurous hike up the iconic Table Mountain or a relaxed gastronomical journey on a luxury train through the best wine regions of the country we have you completely covered. A wine tour South Africa can offer will help you discover some hidden gems in the country. Estate safaris, chocolate and wine pairings as well as gourmet wine experiences in the best vineyards of the country will open up a whole new world of wine and luxury for you!

Exclusive wine tours South Africa boasts of includes the likes of a stunning day admiring the great whales along the coast of Hermanus while sipping of some delicious wines, teeing away on the best golf courses in the country or tasting the delectable Methode Cap Classique sparkling wines- South Africa’s answer to Champagne.

South African wine tour: a few tips

  • Unlike their European counterparts, South African wineries do not always include a visit to their cellars on their tours. Expect to be shown the vineyards and finish off by a wine tasting with nibbles in their usually estate-of-the-art tasting rooms.
  • Some wineries are closed on Sundays, while others are only open on certain days of the week. Make sure you research opening hours ahead or ask our local travel agents for help when planning your visit.
  • Most wine estates have wonderful restaurants onsite: think of booking a table ahead as they tend to get full for lunch and you might be hungry after your tour of the premises is over.
  • If you are planning to rent a car, be aware that some of the roads are isolated and not greatly signaled. Privilege a 4-wheel drive vehicle if you can, and ensure a working GPS is provided.
  • Good news: there’s no bad time to visit the South African wine route and its winelands as the climate is Mediterranean and you get about 300 days of sunshine a year. Contact our travel experts for a tailor-made South African wine tour and come enjoy these superb winelands! Take a look below for some inspiring ideas and proposals.

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