Full Day - The Cape Wine Route Tour - Coach Tour from Cape Town South Africa
The protestant refuges from France brought with them their finely tuned centuries-old viticultural skills, applied locally with immediate success. Their settlement in the 1680s around the newly established villages of Stellenbosch gave birth to what we know today as the cradle of the South African wine industry. Due to their outstanding universal cultural significance, the Cape Winelands and their cultural landscape were added to the UNESCO World Heritage Tentative List on June 24th, 2004 in the Cultural category
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THE WINE ROUTE COACH TOUR FROM CAPE TOWN
Daily Tours Depart08h00 – 09h00
Allow us to take you on a breathtaking journey through the winelands of the Cape. Witness the wine making process from the vineyard to the bottle & visit the historical towns of Stellenbosch, Franschoek & Paarl.
Rates valid from - 1st Nov 2011 - 31st October 2012
Freepick up and drop off from your hotel or Guest House around Cape Town. Includes: Registered Tour Guide, transport in air-conditioned vehicle, cellar tour, 3 wine tastings and 1 cheese tasting. Excludes: lunch and optional visits
FULL DAY PRIVATE TOURS: 1 2 3 4 5
(per person) R2990 R1510 R1090 R895 R790
Rates valid until 31st October 2012
About the Tour
As part of a package tour to South Africa, my wife and I went on a guided wine tour. Not being a wine fundi or even particularly fond of wine, I embarked on this wine tour with great trepidation. My wife on the other hand was quite excited about venturing into wine country and exploring the Cape wine farms. I think the wine gift basket we received as part of the package tour was the catalyst for my wife’s enthusiasm for doing the wine tour. These operators just know how....
Our wine tour was conducted by a company called African Eagle Daytours. We set off with them on our mission to discover the wonders of South African wine. I must admit that my reticence already started waning before our first stop. The Cape Winelands is certainly a beautiful part of South Africa and I was so absorbed in taking in the magnificent scenery made up of towering mountains and endless vineyards, I had completely forgotten my reluctance to do this wine tour.
I must admit that my reticence suffered another blow at the wine tasting tour at our first wine estate. Here I was given my first taste of estate wine, and together with an explanation from our rather knowledgeable guide, I quite enjoyed it.
Before this day, I did not know the difference between sauvignon blanc wine and shiraz wine – yes I was as bad as that! Not wanting to show my ignorance, I kept my mouth firmly shut, only opening it to swallow this now delicious liquid on the wine tasting tour. As the day progressed, we visited a number of Cape wine estates and I learnt more about wine making and in truth, my appreciation of wine was growing with every wine tasting.
At the end of the wine tour, I must admit that my enthusiasm matched that of my wife. Needless to say, a wine tour in the Cape Winelands has become our firm favourite. (Nic Wylie – UK)
* City orientation
* Dorp Street
* De Braak
* Free walk into historical town
* Wine tasting on a Stellenbosch Estate
* Cellar Tour
* Cheese Tasting
* Drive through Paarl
* Wine tasting on a wine estate
* View Nelson Mandela’s former prison
* Historical village
* Huguenot memorial (optional)
* Wine tasting at a Franschoek vineyard
* Helshoogte pass
* Minimum 3 wine tastings
Optional picnic on the wine farm
Optional cheetah viewing at Spier Wine Estate (time permitting)
Opportunity to purchase wine
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Frequently asked questions
Q: Are your tours conducted by a SATOUR registered tourist guide?
A: All tours are conducted by a SATOUR registered tourist guide in comfortable air-conditioned
vehicles or luxury coaches.
Q: Are ther special prices for children?
A: Special prices for children are available on request.
Q: Are your vehicles insured substantially for passenger liability?
A: All our vehicles are insured substantially for passenger liability.
Q: Are there any specific booking times?
A: Bookings can be made 7 days a week.
Q: All tours are subject to a minimum number of passengers. All tour, flight and accommodation
bookings & prices are subject to availability and to change.
A: All tour departures & arrival times are approximate.
Luggage & personal possessions are carried at your own risk. African Eagle accepts no responsibility for any loss or damage to luggage or personal possessions of passengers.
Please ensure that valuables & travel documents are kept safe at all times.
All tour prices are V.A.T. (Value Added Tax) inclusive - V.A.T. is non-refundable on all tours. American Express, Master, Visa & Diners Club credit cards welcome. Cash payments are to be made in South African Rands unless alternative arrangements have been made.
Qualified and experienced guides:
Our guides are accredited and highly experienced. They undergo a rigorous selection process which includes educationals and finally a tour on which they are assessed before they start. Their performance is evaluated on a daily basis and their remuneration is linked to the level of passenger satisfaction. Most of our guides work for African Eagle Daytours exclusively.
Well maintained fleet:
African Eagle has one of the largest fleets of small touring vehicles. Most of our vehicles seat between 10 – 15
passangers, thereby ensuring smaller groups and more intimate touring. Our vehicles are serviced regularly and
well managed and maintained by our fleet department. Our vehicles are not older than three years old.
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