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Cape Winelands Tour

More wine and less whine with activities for everyone

Cape Winelands Tour
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‘A fruity nose, medium bodied with hints of blackcurrant squash and chocolate biscuits.’

Such might be the tasting notes from your child’s grape juice tasting experience on your Cape Winelands tour.

The producers and hoteliers of the Cape Winelands have thought creatively to ensure South Africa family holidays include the brief detour from Cape Town.

With your children occupied, you can enjoy the fruits of a wine industry that punches well above its weight on the international stage.

Cape Winelands Tour
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Where to go?

Adventure playgrounds, farm tours and crafting will keep your children entertained while you explore some of the many wonderful wineries.

If you choose to stay on a wine estate or farm, your kids can get stuck into farm life. Farm tours, fruit and herb picking, and even duck herding are all possible.

If you’re short on time you can enjoy the sights, smells and tastes of a Cape Winelands tour from your base in Cape Town. But we recommend staying on a wine estate or a Cape Dutch style boutique hotel in one of the area’s pretty towns.

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What to do?

You might choose to explore Franschhoek and the surrounding valleys courtesy of the Franschhoek wine tram. The hop on, hop off tram meanders its way through internationally acclaimed wine estates set amidst picture-perfect scenery.

Venture further afield with a privately guided tour that could include the university town of Stellenbosch or other wine centres such as Paarl.

Tours can be tailor made to suit your interests. Even if wine isn’t your pleasure, the region offers some pretty serious olives, cheeses, chocolates and other culinary delights to tease your taste buds.

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When to travel?

You can enjoy the Cape Winelands at any time of year.

However, be aware that between June and September, the area is cooler and wetter – an essential period in the wine growing process!

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We are Africa experts and also parents. We understand what makes a memorable family adventure.

Our knowledge and connections are unsurpassed

We have been living and working in African tourism for over two decades.

Every journey is tailored with your specific wishes in mind

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