Cape Peninsula Tour
A Journey to some of the most dramatic landscapes of the world.
Your journey of discovery begins at the V&A Waterfront where you will explore the sites. From here you can visit Robben Island, a national treasure.
6km from City Centre
It started off with a small jetty, built by Jan van Riebeeck in 1654 as part of his task to establish a refreshment station at the foot of Africa for the Dutch East India Company. The Cape had become a stopover for Dutch ships sailing to Eastern Africa, India and the Far East on their quest for exotic goods. In November 1988, Victoria and Alfred Waterfront was established to redevelop the historic docklands around Victoria and Alfred Basins as a mixed-use area with a focus on retail, tourism and residential development, with the continued operation of a working harbour.
7km from V&A Waterfront
Table Mountain is proud to be one of the official New7Wonders of Nature. Competing against major international attractions, Table Mountain made it to the top seven after a campaign that attracted more than 100-million global votes.
3 Hours (Weather Dependant)
or Cape Point
45 km from Table Mountain
At the tip of the Cape Peninsula, lies Cape Point, a nature reserve within the Table Mountain National Park; a declared Natural World Heritage. Encompassing 7 750 hectares of rich and varied flora and fauna; abounding with buck, baboons and Cape Mountain Zebra as well as over 250 species of birds, Cape Point is a nature enthusiast paradise.
From Table Mountain 24 kms or from Cape Point 34 kms
Constantia stands as a pinion of excellence for the wine industry and is an ideal example for the preservation of the cultural and historical heritage of the country. It is a fully operational farm, one of South Africa’s most visited tourist attractions, where a wide range of quality estate wines are created and sold with a variety of other attractions, including restaurants & museums make a visit an unforgettable experience.
From Groot Constantia 10kms
Kirstenbosch lies in the heart of the Cape Floristic Region, also known as the Cape Floral Kingdom. In 2004 the Cape Floristic Region, including Kirstenbosch, was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site – another first for Kirstenbosch, it is the first botanic garden in the world to be included within a natural World Heritage Site.
Total Tour is 7 Hours
With some secret 'gems' along the way.
Specialised Wine & Golf Tour
This Tour is designed to offer you what we think is the best wine experience. From small boutique wineries to established wineries... Chosen from the people we know & the wines they love to drink. You decide.
Day 1: Cape Town
Be taken to your boutique hotel in the heart of Cape Town.
Explore the City and visit the V&A Waterfront, 7th Natural Wonder of the World -Table Mountain, Robben Island and the beautiful botanical gardens of Kirstenbosch.
Stay at More Quarters & Dine at Roundhouse.
Day 2: Cape Point & Constantia
Take a leisurely scenic drive along the coast towards Cape Point. View the Atlantic and Indian Oceans in an awesome display as well as the most historic vineyards of the Constantia Winelands.
Cape Point Vineyards
Sauvignon Blanc ‘Currently Cape Point Vineyards’ leading lady – possessing a fresh, well-rounded physique, a hint of mystique, and an ever- growing base of adoring fans.’
Chardonnay ‘This unwooded Chardonnay shows complex aromas and flavours of white fruits and pears, with beautiful zestiness and nuttiness on the palate. The wine has a soft tannin structure with perfect balance between acid and fruit with a long, lingering finish.’
'Lunch at Jonkershuis' Groot Constantia
2009 Groot Constance ‘The wine has an intense liquid amber colour. On the nose the wine has typical Muscat characteristics and is enhanced by nuances of pineapple, raisins, apricots, rose petals and honey. A crisp acidity balances out the sweetness perfectly. This wine has amazing ageing potential but can also be enjoyed at a young age.’
Shiraz ‘Typical cool climate Shiraz with a rich, fresh, dark- plum colour. On the nose the prominent white pepper tones, a hallmark of the Eagles' Nest Shiraz, are complemented with dark red berry fruit and hints of violets.’
Glen5 ‘A classic Constantia blend of the five archetypal Bordeaux varieties, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot, A cool maritime climate and strict crop control results in perfectly ripened grapes that are hand harvested, meticulously sorted and batch vinified.’
Stay at Steenberg Hotel & Dine at Tryn. Option to play golf at Steenberg Golf Club.
Day 3: Stellenbosch
Drive towards the Cape Winelands that offers a unique perspective of the surrounding areas and a visual delight.
Cabernet Sauvignon ‘A deep ruby red with brief nuances of cedar on the nose, followed by plenty of ripe berry notes and chocolate undertones. Beautifully integrated tannins and a lingering palate that follows through from the nose.’
Chardonnay ‘Ebullient aromas of lime and peach, with beautiful mineral notes and excellent oak integration. Dense flavour's of citrus with a creamy complexity with a rich intense finish that lingers forever on the palate.’
Rust en Vrede
1694 Classification ‘Coffee and dark chocolate aromas are dominant with hints of sweet vanilla. Well integrated tannins give a full mouth feel with a lingering finish. A powerful wine offering great intensity and length.’
Lunch at The Big Easy, Ernie Els in Stellenbosch
Stay at Webersburg Estate & Dine at 96 Winery. Option to play golf at De Zalze Golf Club.
Day 4: Stellenbosch Surrounds
Continue to explore the Cape Winelands.
The Vintage Reserve tasting features a selection of Reserve Wines chosen by Senior Winemaker Kevin Arnold. "The Jem". Designed for the slightly more serious wine drinker this will give you an insight into the evolution of Waterford Estates wines.
or Jump onto the safari type Game Viewing Land Rover for a 2 hour trip through the 120ha Estate on the beautiful slopes of the Helderberg.
or The Chocolate and Wine tasting is a unique flavour experience. Kevin Arnold and Chocolatier Richard von Geusau have created a series of dark and milk chocolates that when paired with the wines give you totally unique taste sensation.’
Lunch at Clos Malverne
Pinotage Reserve ‘The wine has a dark plum colour. It shows a ripe berry character complemented by vanilla and spicy flavours – full- bodied, ready for drinking now, will also benefit from bottle ageing for another three to five years.’
Collection Reserve ‘Created from the finest Colombar and Chenin blanc grapes and handcrafted in the Van Ryn's Distillery, each brandy undergoes a process of individualism, becoming richly nuanced with a definitively subtle character and style. In the glass each delights the eye with lively amber brilliance. On the palate each rewards with smooth but multi-layered flavours.’
Continue to Stay at Webersburg Estate & Dine at Rust en Vrede. Option to play golf at Devon Valley Golf Club.
Day 5: Franschhoek
Drive further afield over the Helshoogte Pass towards Franschhoek for dramatic vistas.
Cabernet Franc Rosé ‘Made from 100 percent free run juice, this unique Rosé displays flavours of ripe strawberries, cassis and candyfloss with dark red berries and cream on the mid palate and a juicy, crisp and dry finish.’
Stop off at Boschendal as a perfect example of the finest Cape Dutch style architecture.
Pinotage ‘Intense violet red colour. Rich ripe cherry flavours on the nose is followed by a complex palate of liquorices chocolate and an abundance of ripe berry fruits. An elegant Pinotage made in a traditional and fruity style. Will age well over the next 5 to 7 years.’
Stop off at La Motte and see the art of South African artist Pierneef.
The Grand Provence ‘This complex full-bodied red wine has a distinct nose of mint and eucalyptus, followed by ripe plums. The wine is elegant with soft ripe tannins. A unique and memorable drinking experience. Eucalyptus trees next to terroir influence the wine’s taste.’
Lunch at The Tasting Room at Le Quartier Francais
Pierre Jourdan Cuvée Reserve (Méthode Cap Classique) ‘It is a pleasure for the eye to behold with its deep yellow colour, permeated by the finest beads of mousse, and an equal pleasure for the palate with its complex flavours of nutty richness and concentrated fruit.’
Stay at Basse Provence & Dine at Mange Tout at Mont Rochelle.
Day 6: Elgin
Drive over the Olifantshoek pass towards Elgin and do as the settlers did years ago.
Chardonnay ‘This wine expresses very distinctive fruit aromas of green apple, orange peel, vanilla and honey oak characters. Mostly flavours of citrus fruits, orange and lime marmalade, with long lemony and mineral finish. Oak is well integrated and subtle. Full bodied, fresh, clean, elegant and beautifully balanced.’
Sauvignon Blanc ‘A classic example of French-style restraint and elegance. A core of Minerality - typical cool climate - drives this wine. The winemaker makes use of traditional winemaking techniques. This combines into a wine with an elegant nose and a texture that lingers.’
The Gunnar ‘Deep black cherry fruit lends this wine a distinctive plushness and complexity on the palate, supported by a firm body and good length, balanced by Iona's characteristic natural acidity.’
Stay at Arabella & Dine at their restaurant. Option to play golf at the Arabella Golf Course.
Day 7: Hermanus
A scenic coastal drive where if you’re lucky enough may get to see some Whales.
Pinot Noir ‘It is not overtly fruity, but is soft and “sweet” and generally shows hints of that alluring savoury “primal” character along with a dark, spicy, complex primary fruit perfume.’
Tête de Cuvée Pinot Noir ‘It is a black fruit driven Pinot noir boasting flavours of mulberries, plums and violets and lingers with a nutty fullness and good tannins.’
Pinot Noir ‘From the finely structured decomposed granite and clay soils of the Newton Johnson estate vineyards. Pure and precise characters of fragrant cherries, currants, earthiness, and spice. The perfume and silky smooth tannins are complemented with depth provided by the red clay deeper in the soil.’
Stay at Harbour House Hotel & Dine at The Marine Hermanus. Option to play golf at the Arabella Golf Course.
Day 8: Somerset West
On your return to Cape Town, visit the wineries of Somerset West.
Cape Coral Mourvèdre ‘A serious, dry Cape rosé with a herby, spicy character. Elegant fresh red fruit flavours allow for immediate appeal. The delicate, pale Cape Coral Mourvèdre reminds of the roses from Bandol in the South of France. The colour inspired the reference to coral.’
Stop off at the Coffee Roastery at Lourensford
Cabernet Sauvignon - Merlot ‘Dark plum with a ripe nose of blackcurrant, blackberry, cedarwood, coffee and spice. The tannins are soft and ripe and the aftertaste full and long.’
Lourens River Valley ‘The 2008 vintage will be remembered for elegant wines with silky fine tannins and classical fruit. Rigorous sorting and late nights ensured that only the best grapes reached the cellar.’
Stay at Erinvale Hotel & Spa & Dine at Sophias. Option to play golf at the Erinvale Golf Course.