The majestic Cape Winelands is home to several wineries that proudly produce award-winning wines, unparalleled scenery of lush rolling vineyards, and delectable cuisine from top tier restaurants. It's the part of the Cape that has something for every type of traveler. Whether you're an adventure lover, a wine enthusiast or just looking for a good time sprinkled with jaw-dropping scenery, the Winelands will leave you wanting more of the Cape!
We've explored many a winery and taken our guests from abroad to the best of the best. That said, these are our top 5 must-see wineries:
Capensis, meaning 'from the Cape', leads South Africa as a world-class Chardonnay producer. Their private wine tasting experience takes you on a deep dive into the production of their wines while you casually sip on some of their top Chardonnays and snack off their delectable platter as you learn and laugh together.
The De Toren vineyards are perched on a hilltop to catch the cool sea breeze of the Cape coast with soil perfectly suited to produce the best Bordeaux-style wines. If you're looking to be lathered in luxury and attention, their private tasting will have you on your toes and your taste-buds on the edge of their seats.
Mullineux & Leeu
For a truly immersive wine experience, visit Mullineux & Leeu winery. There are three tutored tastings on offer that the knowledgeable wine staff will take you though. Enjoy the ultimate comfort of the estate surrounded by panoramic views of Franschhoek and indulge in their award-winning wines.
Tokara has won awards for a reason! When it comes to experiencing award-winning wines and enjoying all the Cape Winelands has to offer, Tokara comes right to mind. The combination of the sublime views, exceptional wines, top-class surroundings and staff ensures that Tokara never disappoints!
The Waterford Estate tasting room may offer a tranquil setting where you can truly unwind, but be prepared to be wowed by their selection of wines that are perfectly paired with their handcrafted chocolate. The taste explosion induced by their top tier wines that are each paired with the perfect chocolate highlights the high notes of the wines and leaves you in a sensory dream.
Any one of these wineries will wow you into a deep appreciation of the beauty of the Cape Winelands and the perfection of the wines their vineyards produce. Let us take you there!
On our trip, Josh and Saffa Tours put together an amazing itinerary, based on what we were into, and they provided us with an absolutely incredible trip. My wife and I love to travel, and have worked with many groups such as Saffa Tours; this trip was, by far, our favorite tour, and Saffa was the best guide group we’ve ever used.
David K, USA
We cannot thank Saffa Tours enough for making our precious time in the Cape the best it could be. I cannot recommend Josh and his company Saffa Tours enough, as they made our time in South Africa in the Cape absolutely amazing and we were looking forward to the holiday because of the great preparation.
James F, UK
Absolutely brilliant trip to Cape Town and around the Western Cape with Josh and the Saffa team. Perfectly and thoughtfully organised, full of insight and fun. Could not recommend more!
jennifer c, UK
We thoroughly enjoyed our time with him. Well worth the cost visiting in the Cape area where there are so many things to do. Lightyears ahead of what a larger tour group would be able to put together. From small details to adjusting the daily itinerary on the fly.
Sophia P, USA
Never have I encountered such organization, such fire for exploration - to show and to teach, and such willingness to adapt the bespoke tours and plans offered at any moment. We felt understood, we felt appreciated, and we felt that our best interests were always put first.
Chelsea C, USA
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jake b, USA
Amazing tour company. Josh helped plan our itinerary around the activities we wanted to do. Due to weather conditions a couple of the activities were cancelled but there were alternatives ready straight away. Rich was our guide and he was a joy to be around. Highly recommend!
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