Cape Winelands tours & holiday packages
Vibrant vineyards, striking mountains, fine wine tastings and dining at its best
A place where scenic drives through multi-coloured winelands are interspersed with world-class wine tastings and lazy lunches overlooking the vines
Beautiful, winding roads connect the winelands and towns of Franschhoek, Stellenbosch, Paarl and Wellington – and all an easy hour's drive from Cape Town. A myriad wine farms colour the area with sloping vineyards and almost every farm has a tasting room where travellers can enjoy a visit into the world of top-class South African wine production.
Some farms invite visitors on cellar tours for a closer look at the route taken by the grapes from vine to bottle. Others have restaurants or offer pairings of delicious, locally made cheeses and charcuterie, or even chocolate, to accompany the wines, bringing to the fore the different notes in each cultivar.
Popular Cape Winelands safaris
These popular itineraries can be customised to match your budget and travel dates
Explore Cape Town and its surrounding highlights in luxury on a looped route that both starts and ends in South Africa’s Mother City.
Combine Cape Town and the surrounding Cape Winelands with a safari in the Kruger National Park for a relaxing and exhilarating South African safari
Africa safari adventure will take you to the tip of the African continent
Experience a safari adventure that combines the very best of Victoria Falls with the undeniable highlights of Cape Town and the Whale Coast.
Experience Cape Town, the lush Cape Winelands and a safari in the Kruger National Park and you'll fall under South Africa's spell
Combine Cape Town chic with Africa's most luxurious train and an elegant Big Five safari for a stylish South African holiday
Combine three of Southern Africa's most loved destinations into one romantic getaway and you'll share the memories forever
I love driving out to the Cape Winelands and enjoying a few hours of wine tasting with my friends, ending off with a delicious lunch at one of the towns or farms.
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Although the focus of the Cape Winelands is the wines, there's far more for visitors to do than eat and drink. Beyond the vineyards are Cape Fynbos regions to be explored on hikes or mountain-bike trails. At least one estate offers horseback rides (for people with all levels of riding skills) followed by a scenic picnic – a lovely way to explore the farm beyond the tasting room.
The towns of the winelands shouldn't be overlooked as destinations in themselves. A dinner at one of Franschhoek's trendy restaurants makes for the perfect end to a day spent wine-farm hopping, while Stellenbosch has all the cheerful bars a traveller could wish for.
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Reviews on our Cape Winelands safaris
Our family (5 adults and 3 children) went to the Kruger with Discover Africa and all I can say is that it was outstanding! The service, the attention, the arrangements, the site, the lodge ... everything was absolutely perfect thanks to…