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

Romantic view

Deluxe Honeymoon Safari in Cape Town, Kruger and Victoria Falls (10 days)

Combine three of Southern Africa's most loved destinations into one romantic getaway and you'll share the memories forever

$ 6,339

£ 5,140

R 101,945


per person

10 days

Exterior view of Ngala Tented Camp

Delightful Cape Town and Kruger Luxury Safari (12 days)

Combine Cape Town and the surrounding Cape Winelands with a safari in the Kruger National Park for a relaxing and exhilarating South African safari

$ 8,028

£ 6,511

R 129,120


per person

12 days

Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa Safari Adventure (19 days) - Africa Wildlife Safaris

Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa Safari Adventure (19 days)

Africa safari adventure will take you to the tip of the African continent

$ 7,460

£ 6,050

R 119,981


per person

19 days

Stunning view from the Rovos Rail

The Ultimate Luxury Safari in South Africa (11 days)

Combine Cape Town chic with Africa's most luxurious train and an elegant Big Five safari for a stylish South African holiday

$ 6,622

£ 5,370

R 106,500


per person

11 days

Mountain Walk

Cape Town, Whale Coast and Victoria Falls Tour (10 days)

Experience a safari adventure that combines the very best of Victoria Falls with the undeniable highlights of Cape Town and the Whale Coast.

$ 4,690

£ 3,803

R 75,430


per person

10 days

Road Trip through Cape Town’s Finest (10 Days) - Africa Wildlife Safaris

Road Trip through Cape Town's Finest (10 Days)

Explore Cape Town and its surrounding highlights in luxury on a looped route that both starts and ends in South Africa’s Mother City.

$ 2,593

£ 2,103

R 41,710


per person

10 days

Cape Town, the Winelands and Kruger Luxury Journey (9 days) - Africa Wildlife Safaris

Cape Town, the Winelands and Kruger Luxury Journey (9 days)

Experience Cape Town, the lush Cape Winelands and a safari in the Kruger National Park and you'll fall under South Africa's spell

$ 3,585

£ 2,907

R 57,660


per person

9 days

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Adel Groenewald says

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.

More on Cape Winelands holidays

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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Frequently Asked Questions about Cape Winelands

What types of plugs are used in the Southern and Eastern African countries?

Botswana: Electric plug M 230V and 50Hz Kenya: Electric plug G 240V and 50Hz Malawi: Electrical plug G 230V and 50Hz Mauritius: Electrical plug C & G, 230V and 50Hz Mozambique: Electrical plug C,F,M, 220V and 50Hz Namibia: Electric plug… go there.

What kinds of animals will I see on safari?

Whether you are in the Southern or East Africa you will generally be able to see the big five. The difference really comes in when considering antelope as they are based on your chosen location. go there.

What vaccinations should I get?

This is all dependant on the countries that you will be visitng and due to the status of certain vaccinations changing at times, please consult our experts before getting vaccines. go there.

Is it okay to drink the water?

In some parts of Southern Africa it is safe to drink the tap water, however it is highly recommended to stick to bottled water (mostly supplied) during your trip as even drinkable African water is completely different in taste and… go there.

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Reviews on our Cape Winelands safaris

Since the beginning, agents and staff of Discover Africa already work in a professional way for me to plan the trip. Their quick responses to my questions help us a lot before departing from our place to the Africa continent. When we were…


from Hong Kong

This was my first safari. I didn’t expect to be so pampered. Everything was first class. We had everything provided for us before even asking. We had a dedicated team at our service. Megan was on call whenever we needed something and she…


from Nigeria

Tanya was an absolute delight to deal with. From the first phone call she was extremely polite, professional and very eager to facilitate my requests regarding our safari. Our 3 nights at the V & A Hotel were fabulous and Motswari Game…


from Australia

Perfectly tailor-made tours that take all your wishes and requests into consideration. All my expectations were beyond fulfilled.

Henrik Wetterstrand

from Sweden

Living afar and trusting in an organisation with whom you have no previous knowledge can lead to feeling of mistrust and wondering whether what we have paid for actually exists. A little more proactive communication would have eased those…

Tony Russell

I just wanted to thank Discover Africa and Karl Svendsen - the safari was great - we saw many more animals than expected including cheetah, leopard, many lions and even a three-day old elephant calf. Additionally, we had our own hippo…

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