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South Africa Winelands

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Explore South Africa's Wineland's region with a 3-day extension to some of South Africa's finest vineyards. Explore the Winelands on a delightful drive which winds its way through superb mountain ranges, vineyards, and Cape Dutch homesteads. Visit vineyards in Paarl, Stellenbosch and Franschhoek. 

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Arrive Franschhoek
Day 2 : Winelands Full Day Tour
Day 3 : Return to Cape Town or on to your next Adventure!


  • Discover vineyards in Paarl, Stellenbosch, and Franschhoek
  • Enjoy views of superb mountain ranges and Cape Dutch homesteads
  • Relax and unwind in the private gardens and shaded terraces of Avondrood

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Trip Type

  • Independent

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Trip Snapshots

Cape Dutch homestead and vineyard Enjoy a wine tasting in a local vineyard Stellenbosch Backdrop Winery in South Africa South African white sparkling wine in a garden French oak barrels in wine cellar

Day 1 Arrive Franschhoek

Transfer from your Cape Town hotel today to the country guesthouse Avondrood and settle in for a few days of relaxing in the Winelands. The rest of today is yours to relax on manicured lawns and shaded terraces. 

Day 2 Winelands Full Day Tour

You are met this morning by your guide in Franschhoek and set off to explore the Winelands, a delightful drive which winds its way through superb mountain ranges, vineyards, and Cape Dutch homesteads. Your first stop is at the town of Paarl, at the foot of a cluster of remarkable granite domes where you enjoy your first wine tasting. Venture onwards to Stellenbosch, the second oldest town in South Africa, with canal-lined avenues and magnificent examples of Cape Dutch architecture where you can do wine tasting, coupled with a chocolate and dessert tasting. Continue onward over the scenic Helshoogte Pass and back to Franschhoek, founded by French Huguenots over 350 years ago, and widely regarded as the culinary capital of South Africa. Its beautiful setting and café-lined streets charm you and a final wine tasting is included at one of the renowned estates here.
A lunch stop is made at one of the estates during the day (to your own account).

Day 3 Return to Cape Town or on to your next Adventure!

  • 1 Breakfast
Today transfer back to Cape Town and continue on your South Africa adventure!

Avondrood Guest House

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  • 2 Breakfasts
  • 2 Nights Accommodations
  • Arrival Transfer
  • Departure Transfer
  • Accommodations as listed
  • Meals as listed
  • Ground transportation as listed
  • Professional, bilingual guide service as listed
  • Excursions and activities as listed


  • Meals not Included
  • Optional Gratuity
  • Gratuities
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Flight costs (please request a quote)
  • Additional excursions during free time
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Beyond expectations! Then again we weren't sure what to expect. Lovely stay at the lodge, met other like-minded travelers (many had their trips planned by Adventure Life) and the owner was a gracious hostess. It felt like you were one happy family, visiting with a favorite aunt.
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Good to ideal period to travel, and many people choose to visit at this time.

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