South African Wine Routes

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We’ll leave on one of the many wine routes in South Africa. We’ll first discover the historical city of Stellenbosh, one of the first Dutch settlements in 1679. With the rich agricultural opportunities, the early settlers soon established a bustling town. Now, the buildings reflect over three centuries of occupation, including Dutch, Georgian and Victorian architecture. We’ll have lunch at a renowned wine estate. Amateur or master, you are bound to taste a wine you’ll fall in love with. Next, we'll visit Franschhoek (French Corner). After the revocation of the Edict of Nantes in France in 1685, when Protestantism was outlawed, hundreds of Huguenots fled their homeland and 277 of them arrived by ship at the Cape of Good Hope. You’ll notice that most of the farms still bear the original French names, and are usually complete with a spectacular Cape Dutch homestead, towering oaks and luscious vineyards. The town is also home to the Huguenot Memorial Museum, portraying the history of the French Huguenots who settled in the picturesque region.


Length: Approx. 7 hours
Excursion included

  • The order of the visits may change.
  • The times are given as an indication.