This 10-day self-drive journey will have you cruising along some of the Western Cape’s most scenic roads, winding your way through the beautiful valleys and dramatic mountain passes of the Cape Winelands.
Taste exquisite wines, chocolates and cheeses and indulge in South Africa’s best cuisine in the region long famous as the country’s fine food capital.
Start your journey in Cape Town and the leafy Constantia Wine Valley. From here you can explore the many sights and attractions of the Mother City and the Cape Peninsula.
Travel along scenic Route 62 to Robertson, another town well-known for its wine estates, before moving on to the picturesque rural Overberg region where you stay in the historic town of Swellendam.
Another beautiful drive will take you to the Cape Winelands where you stay in the country’s gourmet capital of Franschhoek for the last few nights and pair your meals with the most delicious local wines.
- Stay in style on an exclusive Cape wine estate
- Dine at Cape Town’s many fine restaurants
- Taste exquisite wines along scenic wine routes
- Enjoy the slow life in quaint Robertson
- Self-drive your way through the Cape Winelands
- Indulge in Franschhoek’s world-famous cuisine
- Explore organic gardens & sample artisanal breads at Babylonstoren
Type of Accommodation
South Africa Route 62, Cape Town, Cape Winelands
- 3 nights at The Cellars-Hohenort
- 2 nights at The Robertson Small Hotel
- 2 nights at De Kloof Luxury Estate
- 2 nights at Babylonstoren
Day to day itinerary
Explore vibrant Cape Town
Arrive at Cape Town International Airport and drive to Cellars-Hohenort, an elegant estate hidden away in the beautiful and historic Constantia Wine Valley. Alternatively, African Safari Group will arrange to collect you at the airport, transfer you and drop your rental car off at your cottage.Cellars-Hohenort is the perfect place from which to start your wine tasting journey – close to Cape Town but far away enough to offer a tranquil countryside ambience. And when you’re not enjoying the wines, cuisine and mountain views on the estate, you can set out to discover the many fascinating attractions that Cape Town and the Cape Peninsula have to offer.From cultural and historical tours to fashionable cafes and stores, the Mother City has it all: shop at the ever-popular V&A Waterfont, visit Cape Point and the Boulders Beach endangered African penguin colony, wander along the Camps Bay beachfront, hike or take the cable car to the top of Table Mountain and eat out at one of Cape Town’s top restaurants.
Explore Robertson and its surrounds
Today you leave the city behind as you take the outrageously scenic Route 62 to Robertson, a charming little town known for its excellent wines and rose gardens. Arrive at The Robertson Small Hotel, ideally located for exploring the estates in the region.Settle in and try a few of the wines made in and around Robertson before driving up to Montagu the following day and enjoying a tractor ride into the Langeberg Mountains, an area offering plenty of picturesque spots for a romantic picnic lunch.Return via Bonnievale to sample local cheeses and more exquisite wines and remember to look out for the striking rock formations of Cogman’s Kloof as you head back to Robertson.
Taste wine in the beautiful Overberg
Today you will travel along winding country roads as you enter the stunning Overberg region, a place of mountains, farmland and big skies. Drive past quaint villages to the town of Swellendam and De Kloof Luxury Estate, a beautiful and historic guesthouse offering spectacular views and warm, personal service.The Overberg is steeped in a rich history and culture and its natural beauty is truly remarkable. This, combined with the many world-class wine estates in the area, makes the region a favourite Winelands destination. Spend two days here exploring the area and trying its outstanding wines.
Enjoy the finer things in Franschhoek
Take a leisurely drive to the town of Franschhoek, the gourmet capital of South Africa, and one of the most popular towns in the Cape Winelands.This region presents the perfect opportunity to discover more fantastic wines to accompany your delectable meals. Visit the award-winning La Motte estate and soak up the spectacular views from nearby Mont Rochelle as you spend your days discovering the various estates in and around this charming and stylish town.Make some time to wander along the main street and visit some of the many cafes and fashionable boutiques to indulge in the atmosphere of this historic French Huguenot town.
Return to Cape Town
Bid wine country farewell as you drive back to Cape Town International Airport and return your rental vehicle before catching your connecting flight home.This holiday is easily combined with a Big 5 Kruger National Park safari or Indian Ocean beach holiday to Mauritius, Zanzibar or the Seychelles: contact your Go2Africa travel expert to make all the arrangements.
- 3 nights at Cellars-Hohenort on a bed and breakfast basis
- 2 nights at The Robertson Small Hotel on a bed and breakfast basis
- 2 nights at De Kloof Luxury Estate on a bed and breakfast basis
- 2 nights at Babylonstoren on a bed and breakfast basis
- 10 day car rental
- International flights
- Airport taxes
- All meals and drinks not specified
- Tips and gratuities
- Items of a personal nature