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Winelands Guide - Personalized Tours For Individuals & Groups

The tour takes you on an incredibly scenic route to the heart of the Cape Winelands where you’ll spend a day visiting premier wine estates in Paarl, Franschhoek and Stellenbosch which is a visual feast of lush green valleys, rugged mountains, fine cuisine, and naturally excellent wines. Drink in the beautiful landscapes dotted with historical buildings, learn to identify, and appreciate South African wines. Because wines are such a personal preference, your tour will be tailor-made to your individual wine preferences and you may also choose to tour in one of the wine regions for the day.

Tour departs: 09h30am and Tour Ends: 17h00 pm
Tour Excludes: Lunch & Optional extras
Tour Includes: Pick up & drop off, Specialist Wine Guide,3 Premium Tastings, Transport in Air-Conditioned Vehicle

COST: R4350 for two people and R700 for additional persons

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Winelands Guide - Meet The Wine Makers Private Tour

Imagine going to see your favourite band and having the chance to go backstage to meet them. Picture yourself talking to them and asking them all those questions you always wanted to. For wine lovers, this is pretty much it; except that you will have the chance to share some glasses of the best wines in the Winelands with winemakers. Our exclusive meet the winemaker private tour is designed for groups looking for an in-depth, personalized experience with an opportunity to discuss the wines with the person who made them, something a standard tour simply cannot offer.

Tour departs: 09h30 am and Tour Ends: 17h00 pm Tour Excludes: Optional extras
Tour Includes: Pick up & drop off, Specialist Wine Guide,3 Exclusive Tastings, Vineyard Orientation, Cellar Tour, Private Transportation

COST: R6250 for two people and R1350 for additional persons

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Winelands Guide - Personalized Tours For Individuals & Groups

A Guided Vineyard Walk meanders for 3km – 5kms through the vineyards, offering beautiful views of vineyards and of a beautiful wine valley. Get a closer look at the several white and red wine cultivars and you will be told about the growth, the vines and all what is done to create the tasteful wine that you will enjoy and sip on. Interpretive signs help vineyard walkers to differentiate between Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Noir. Taste wines at two of the vineyards that we will walk through and end the day with a mount watering lunch. This tour can also be booked as a private tour.

Tour departs: 09:00am and Tour Ends: 13h:00 pm
Tour Includes: Specialist Wine Guide, Vineyard Orientation & Cellar Tour, 2 Premium tastings.

Tour Excludes: Optional extras
COST: R1400 per person

(Meeting point: Zorgvliet Wine Estate, Helshoogte Road, Stellenbosch – Entrance Parking area of Zorvliet Lodge)

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Winelands Guide - Personalized Tours For Individuals & Groups

This cycling tour takes you on an adventure through the picturesque Banhoek Valley in the heart of the Winelands. Exceptional tastings along the way at award winning wine estates with the most breath-taking views and memorable visits to cellars that still use old-fashioned techniques for wine- making and the modern cellars. This tour can also be booked as a private tour.

Price: R1800.00 per person from 09:00 – 13:00

Included: Fully Accredited Wine Guide, Mountain E-Bike & Helmet Rental, Two Premium Tastings, Bottled water and a snack pack.

Excluded: Lunch, Additional wine purchases made on the day or optional extras

Getting there
Visitors can drive to the starting point Banhoek Lodge, Helshoogte Rd, Banhoek Valley, Stellenbosch

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Winelands Guide - Personalized Tours For Individuals & Groups

Join us on a unique combination of a nature hike and wine tasting in the beautiful Banhoek Valley, Stellenbosch. There’s no better way to get up close to the mountain-topped views in this spectacular valley. The Banhoek Conservancy which we will walk through was formed to protect the environment, to uplift the community and to re-establish a balance between human activities and nature. After completing your hike of 9kms we are visiting a boutique vineyard in the valley with breath-taking views for a wine tasting to conclude our half-day out in nature. Transport back to the starting point will be provided. This tour can also be booked as a private tour.

Included

  • Experienced local guide
  • Conservancy and hiking permits
  • Bottled Water
  • Premium Wine Tasting
  • Transport back to the starting point

Excluded

  • Refreshments
  • Optional extras
  • Gratuity

Getting there
Visitors can drive to the starting point Old Bethlehem Farm, 1 Rooi Street, Kylemore,
Stellenbosch (Banhoek Conservancy)

Group Size
2 – 10pax – contact us at info@winelandsguide.com if your group exceeds 10 people. All hikers will
need to sign the indemnity form before departure.

Special Instructions

  • Pack for all weather conditions. Don’t forget to bring the below essentials
  • A sun hats
  • Sunscreen
  • A warm top
  • A light rain jacket or windbreaker
  • A reusable water bottles
  • Appropriate hiking footwear. Sport shoes (sneakers) are fine for a half-day or even full-day hike, but we recommend hiking boots for a multi-day hike

Cost: R1150 per person

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Winelands Guide - Personalized Tours For Individuals & Groups

Franschhoek Adventure & Wine

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Stellenbosch Adventure & Wine

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Winelands Guide - Personalized Tours For Individuals & Groups

For those with a limited schedule, this full-day tour is a combination of Cape Point and the Winelands. We start off the day travelling around the Peninsula and then make our way through to the world – famous Stellenbosch wine region in the afternoon. We are visiting Cape of Good hope nature reserve, Cape Point and Boulders beach for penguin viewing and ending the day with tasty wine tastings.

Included: Pick up & drop off, Guide, Private Tour & Transport, Entrance to Cape of Good Hope, 2 Premium Wine Tastings.

Excluded: Lunch and entrance to Boulder’s beach for penguin viewing

Cost: R6450 for two people, additional persons R1350

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Winelands Guide - Personalized Tours For Individuals & Groups

Join us as we travel around the Cape Peninsula, named by early explorers as the ‘Fairest Cape’. On this tour you will encounter beautiful beaches, dramatic scenery, the Cape of Good Hope the most south westerly tip of the African continent, Cape Point, Boulder’s beach to visit the African penguin’s and drive by False Bay – the largest bay in South Africa. In the middle of the day, we are stopping at a seaside restaurant for a mouth-watering lunch. If the there is only one tour you do in Cape Town, this should be it.

Tour departs: 08h30 am Tour Ends: 17:00
Tour Excludes: Lunch, Entrance to Boulders beach for penguin’s, Optional funicular ride at Cape Point.
Tour Includes: Pick up & drop off, Specialist Guide, Entrance fee at Cape of Good hope nature reserve, Transport in Air-Conditioned Vehicle

COST: R5150.00 for two people, additional persons R1150pp

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Winelands Guide - Personalized Tours For Individuals & Groups

Our Guided hikes take place in the breath-taking Banhoek Valley, the valley we live in! There’s no better way to get up close with the beautiful waterfalls, ravines, and mountain-topped views in this spectacular valley. The Banhoek Conservancy where the hikes take place is located between Stellenbosch and Franschhoek a nature paradise for hiking. The conservancy was founded in 2013 and registered in 2015 by a group of farmers to protect the environment, to uplift the community and to re-establish a balance between human activities and nature.

Waterfall Hike (7kms)
The out-and-back trail of 7kms hike where you will learn about the natural environment of the Dwarsrivier Valley starts with an elevator path up the Groot Drakenstein Mountain, proceeding through a valley to a waterfall. The contour path leads to a second and larger waterfall, which have a few tricky sections and are optional, but there is plenty to see without doing those. After we have nourished ourselves in this hidden gem, we take the final path down the mountain to the car park. A fair fitness is required for this moderate hike.

Duiwels kloof (Devils tooth) Hike (12.5kms)
Join us on a hike that passes through some parts of the Boschendal wine farm, overlooking the breath taking Banhoek Valley and a few regionally famous mountain ranges. We are trekking through fynbos past ‘Die Boord’ dam and a forest. You will learn more about indigenous wildlife and fynbos species.

Included

  • Experienced local guide
  • Conservancy and hiking permits
  • Bottled Water

Excluded

  • Transport to the starting point – To arrange transport (only Franschhoek, Paarl and
  • Stellenbosch areas please send an email to info@winelandsguide.com
  • Refreshments
  • Gratuity

Getting there
Visitors can drive to the starting point Old Bethlehem Farm, 1 Rooi Street, Kylemore, Stellenbosch (Banhoek Conservancy)

Group Size
2 – 10 pax – contact us on info@winelandsguide.com if your group exceeds 10 people. All hikers will need to sign the indemnity form before departure.

Special Instructions

  • Pack for all weather conditions. Don’t forget to bring the below essentials
  • A sun hats
  • Sunscreen
  • A warm top
  • A light rain jacket or windbreaker
  • A reusable water bottles
  • Appropriate hiking footwear. Sport shoes (sneakers) are fine for a half-day or even full-day hike, but we recommend hiking boots for a multi-day hike

COST: R850 per person

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Winelands Guide - Personalized Tours For Individuals & Groups

Join us as we travel through South Africa’s oldest city – affectionately known as the Mother City. On this tour you will encounter unique cultures, architectures, historical sights, and unforgettable scenery. Travel by cable car to top of Table Mountain (weather permitting), visit the Castle of Good Hope then descend through the colourful Bo-Kaap known as the Malay Quarter and the city centre. End the day with a bike ride along Sea Point Promenade to V& A Waterfront.

Tour departs: 08h30 am
Tour Ends: 16h00 pm
Tour Excludes: Lunch, Table Mountain Tickets, and optional extras
Tour Includes: Pick up & drop off, Driver Guide, Transport in Air-Conditioned Vehicle, Bike Rental

COST: R4150.00 private tour per couple, additional persons R1050

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Winelands Guide - Personalized Tours For Individuals & Groups

The Coastal Scenic tour is a fantastic day tour to experience one of the most beautiful stretches of the coastline in South Africa combined with an abundance of Fynbos, scenic views of sea and mountain passes. Scenic Clarence drive to Betty’s Bay, walk through the Penguin Colony at Stony Point, visit the Harold Porter Botanical garden- for a 1-hour guided walk through the garden to the Disa Kloof waterfall and end the day with a wine tasting in Franschhoek.

Tour departs: 09h00 am Tour Ends: 17h00 pm
Tour Excludes: Lunch and optional extras
Tour Includes: Pick up & drop off, Guide, Entrance fees & Tickets, Transport in Air-Conditioned Vehicle, Wine tasting

COST: R4750.00 private tour per couple, additional persons R1050

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Winelands Guide - Personalized Tours For Individuals & Groups

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 favourite venues which we can go visit. We can taste wine as we go explore your wedding venues.

Tour departs: 09h30 am and Tour Ends: 17h00 pm
Tour Excludes: Items of personal nature
Tour Includes: Guide, Transport in Air-Conditioned Vehicle, wine tastings, pick up & Drop off, Light lunch

COST: R3950.00 per bridal couple

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Winelands Guide - Personalized Tours For Individuals & Groups

Cape Town and the Winelands have some of the most spectacular and high-quality golf courses in the world, from establishments parklands courses to links layouts. Golf in the Cape can easily be combined with sightseeing tours to the Peninsula’s highlights including Cape Point, Table Mountain and the Winelands. We can book your tee-off times, and arrange for private transfers to/from golf courses. Arabella, Steenberg, Royal Cape, Erinvale, Mowbray, Pearl Valley, Clovelly and Klein Zalze are some favourites. We also offer alternative excursions for non-golfers.

Included: Driver for the entire day, private transportation to and from golf courses

COST: email your request to info@winelandsguide.com

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Enjoy a scenic drive and experience the majestic beauty of the southern right whales basking in the warm waters of Hermanus coastline during July and November. There’s also the option to view the whales up close from the boat. Visit the penguins at Stony Point nature reserve and a wine tasting and lunch in the Hemel and Aarde wine valley.

Tour departs: 08h30 am
Tour Ends: 16h00 pm
Tour notes: Seasonal: July-November
Tour Excludes: Lunch, Whale watching boat ride
Tour Includes: Pick up & drop off, Guide, Entrance fees & Tickets, Transport in Air-Conditioned Vehicle

COST: R4950.00 for two people, additional persons R1150

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Winelands Guide - Personalized Tours For Individuals & Groups

Private Transport to a One-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 or Aquila Private Game Reserve

Duration: 1 Day
Style of Tour: Small group

Start: Departing time depended on booking
End: Return after drive

Cost: From: R3300.00 for two people (excluding game drive)

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Winelands Guide - Personalized Tours For Individuals & Groups

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 connoisseur.

Price: R950.00 per person Monday to Friday 10:00am until 15:00pm.

Includes: Guide Walking to the church, monuments, museum and through the streets of Pniel, Cellar Tour at Boschendal, A Historical Wine Tasting at Boschendal and a Light Lunch

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Every year, flower-gazers marvel at a dramatic marvel at a phenomenon: a dry, brown, and seemingly barren landscape metamorphoses into a breath-taking floral wonderland. The magician behind this seemingly sudden change is the spring rain, which allows dormant seeds to germinate and erupt into the surface, blossoming in phenomenal brilliance. Yellow, pink, orange and purple carpets of the color spread as far as the eye can see. The flower season is rain-dependent. The spring bloom may occur between August – October depending on rainfall patterns.

Cost: R4250 for two people, additional people R950

Included: Fully accredited driver Guide, Coffee, and entrance to West Coast national park. Excluded: Lunch and optional extras

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Winelands Guide - Personalized Tours For Individuals & Groups

This tour shows how the majority of South Africans in buzzing townships. It is an excellent opportunity to interact with the local community and share in the rich African cultures and traditional values. Experience unique township culinary delights or try some home-made brew in a shebeen(pub) while enjoying some township jazz. Some highlights on the tour also includes a visit to an African craft market, spaza shop, school, mural art, hostels, local food.

Cost: R3450 for two people, additional people R850

Included: Driver Guide, pick up and drop off, Private Transportation, Walking Tour with local resident guide.

Excluded: Lunch and optional extras

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Shark Cage Diving Private Transport

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Are you a South African citizen and local traveller? Did you know when contacting us directly you will qualify for a local’s special tour rate on any of our tours?! Make your booking today and tour with your experienced local guide.

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ABOUT

Colin De Wet owner of Winelands Guide, was born and grew up in the Winelands which make him a great local guide when visiting the region. He started to work as a Wine Tasting Room Ambassador 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 small private tour operating business Winelands Guide in 2016. Offering a wide variety of personalized private tours for both individuals and small groups, 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 after a few completed wine courses and soon will start with the WSET level 2 course. He completed a tourism and tour guide management courses in both 2009, and, in an effort to keep up with the times, again in 2017 and 2020. Colin can happily say that he is a fully accredited and registered tourist guide for the Western Cape and Eastern Cape. Winelands Guide being a one man band he also makes use of other experienced local tourist guides in the region.

Come and experience the very best of what Cape Town and the Winelands has to offer! Guided tours with a knowledgeable local guide which will be 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 Good Hope, Boulders beach for penquin viewing, Table Mountain and the surrounding areas. Whether you’re looking to head on a one day Safari, go shark-cage diving with private transport, taste award winning wines, cycle or walk, we can organize it for you! Come and explore with us!

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  • Dinner transfers
  • Chauffeur drives

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Terms & Conditions

1.Reservations are confirmed upon receipt of the deposit/full amount. Once deposits/full amounts 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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