Nature and Wildlife, Museums / Culture
Kid Friendly: Yes. You have to be older than 18 years to drink or buy any alcoholic products in South Africa. Children under 18 can join adults at Boschendal, but are not allowed to participate in the tasting.
You must be able to get in and out of a car.
Maximum travelers: 6
We drive four scenic mountain passes, explore Stellenbosch, visit two berry farms and taste wine at a historical wine estate.
We drive the Helshoogte-, Franschoek-, Viljoen's- and Sir Lowry's Passes through breathtaking scenery, and explore the towns of Stellenbosch, Franschoek, Grabouw and Gordon's Bay. Enjoy coffee and scones at Hillcrest berry farm, taste wine at the historical Boschendal estate, and you can pick your own strawberries (in season)at Mooiberge.
We leave Cape Town for Stellenbosch, 2nd oldest town in South Africa, and drive Dorp Street, an avenue of oak trees, open water furrows and beautifully preserved street facades. Visit "Oom Samie se Winkel", a restored Victorian-style general store where you can buy anything from curios to preserves.
In Franschoek we visit the Huguenot Monument, the French symbol of liberty. Over the Franschoek mountains to Theewaterskloof Dam we cross Jan Joubert's Bridge, a stone arch bridge and the oldest bridge still in use in South Africa. Through apple orchards to Grabouw, and back to False Bay where we drive through Gordon's Bay and Strand (means "Beach") and take N2 to Cape Town
08:30 - Leave Cape Town for Stellenbosch via the N1, direction Paarl.
09:15 - Enter via Bird Street and drive past the historic buildings, Dorp Street, stop at Oom Samie's shop.
10:30 - Depart for Hillcrest on top of Helshoogte Pass for coffee/tea and scones.
11:45 - Boschendal Wine estate - wine tasting
13:00 - Franschoek: Visit the Huguenot Memorial and Museum
14:15 - Franschoek Pass to Theewaterskloof Dam, Viljoen's Pass, Grabouw, and join up with the N2 to Sir Lowry's pass. Stop at the viewpoint.
15:15 - Drive through Gordon's Bay & Strand to Mooiberge Strawberry Farm: In season guests can pick their own strawberries.
16:30 - Back in Cape Town
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Your hotel
End location: Your hotel
Duration: 8 hours
We will be travelling in comfort and safety in a car with air conditioning.
All transportation, the coffee/tea and scones at Hillcrest, wine tasting at Boschendal, admission to the Huguenot Museum.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
150 ZAR - The lunch and drinks are for the customer's own account, as different tastes have different costs!
Personal purchases and lunch are for guest's own account.