With South African wines fast gaining attention worldwide, no wine lover’s trip to South Africa would be complete without a trip through the spectacular Cape Wine Route to see them made in the flesh. Let Go Touch Down Tours and Travel help you pick the best of the harvest with our Wine Route offerings.
Well over 150 farms and estates make up this iconic South African route, with tasting rooms open on all parts of the route for you to sample and even stock up your own cellar. As undisputed Gourmet Capital of South Africa, there’s also a host of excellent restaurants associated with most farms, covering everything from haute cuisines to relaxed home cooking and the best of South African cuisine, each paired with the unique estate wines to help bring out their bloom. Many of the farms are child-friendly as well, so you can travel with the whole family without worry.
Stellenbosch also offers a vast range of accommodation for all budgets and tastes. Head for the ultra-modern and luxurious, or indulge your rustic yearnings in historic Cape Dutch surroundings… there’s something for everyone. And don’t imagine you need to make the whole tour about the wine- the whole area offers a wealth of activities for visitors, from some of the country’s best honey farms, chocolate art, cheeseries and coffee roasteries right through to a local duck walk, predator park, golf and go-karting. Hit the hiking, walking and mountain bike trails to burn off some of the calories you’re consuming, or chill out touring the excellent local markets and unique niche industries like olive and lavender oil. If you want to truly fit in, be sure to add a stop to the boerewors and droewors adventure to the list too, and learn why South African’s are so in love with their biltong and wors.
Add a stop to Stellenbosch and the Cape Wine Route to your tour itinerary today- you’ll go home heavier than you intended, but full of warm memories to unpack too!