Cape cuisine is steeped in South African heritage, and it brilliantly retains the authentic traditions while pioneering diverse creativity. Furthermore, the greater Western Cape region has played a significant role in influencing the country’s viticulture. The city and neighboring towns boast world-class wine routes complete with prestigious estates and immaculate vistas of the sprawling landscape and rugged mountains. On this 9-day trip, you will revel in award-winning meals that are paired with...
Cape Town – The Constantia Charm
Cape Town is a highly sought-after destination and, and as you swoop down over the Western Cape, you will quickly realize why. Rugged mountain ranges tower up from the Earth, and white sand beaches sprawl across the coastline to lead into turquoise waters. The city, which is nestled at the foot of Table Mountain, blends sophistication and traditional charm. You will witness all of this and more as you peer out over the greater Cape Town region.
You will meet your private transfer shortly after landing at Cape Town International Airport. Grab your belongings and settle into a first-class vehicle for a comfortable scenic drive to the Constantia suburb. Constantia is a premier destination that is situated beneath the striking Table Mountain. It is a beautiful area which boasts luxurious 5-star guesthouses. Furthermore, it is home to Cape Town’s world-renowned wine estates. Set amongst rolling green hills and surrounded by indigenous wildlife, this tranquil village will be the perfect place to call home. Upon arrival, you will check-in to your luxurious villa. Stunning vistas of the evergreen fields and imposing mountain range will welcome you from your private balcony.
You will transfer to an award-winning restaurant in the evening. The Michelin Style restaurant, which is located in the heart of the Constantia Valley, will offer an elegant taste of South African cuisine. You will catch the scent of tantalizing dishes as they are prepared by the master chef. The delectable candlelit dinner will be splendidly paired with prestigious local wines, and a toast to your adventure ahead will bring the evening to a perfect end.
Cape Town – The Origins of Cape Viticulture
Paarl – Paarl’s Precious Heritage
Paarl – A World-Renowned Wine Route
Franschhoek – Discovering the Classics
Franschhoek – Wine Tasting by Tram
Stellenbosch – Agricultural Excellence
Stellenbosch – Stellenbosch’s Immersive Flavors
Cape Town – Sights from Great Heights
- Experience the elegance of authentic South African haute cuisine at an array of award-winning, Michelin-style restaurants
- Discover the viticulture origins of the Cape and the distinguished flavors of its pioneering estates in Constantia
- Uncover Paarl’s rich European heritage and visit its world-renowned wine farms for a sophisticated tasting experience
- Revel in the thriving Cape coffee culture with trips to leading roasters
- Traverse the magnificently rugged Franschhoek Valley in the comfort of a luxurious restored vintage automobile
- Awaken your senses to the exceptional flavors of Franschhoek’s delightful wine route during a unique tram tour of the region
- Learn more about the sustainable agricultural heritage of Stellenbosch and enjoy gourmet farm grown cuisine
- Journey to the premier wine estates for a completely engaging tasting experience, complete with marvelous charcuterie boards and captivating activities
- Witness the stretching Stellenbosch vineyards during a Segway tour
Your wine and gastronomic tour of Cape Town will begin amid the rolling green hills of the Constantia suburb. Home to some of the Western Cape's oldest wine estates, this premier destination offers an authentic look into the deep viticulture roots of the city. During your stay at a 5-star villa in the valley, you will encounter picturesque vistas of the imposing Table Mountain and landscape. You will transfer to leading restaurants for gourmet dining experiences and participate in an in-depth wine tour of the famous Constantia Wine Route. The tour will shed light on the destination’s winemaking heritage. Furthermore, you will delve into the rich flavors of the Cape’s foremost vintages and blends.
You will transfer to the age-old town of Paarl during the third day of your trip. Here, you will discover the spotlessly kept museums and monuments which highlight the town’s European influence. An afternoon tea under the towering trees will give you ample time to relax and unwind. The following day, you will journey along the renowned Paarl Wine Route in search of its distinguished bottles, and you will indulge in the luxurious tasting experience that will be accompanied by cultured guides and gorgeous scenic backdrops. You will transfer from Paarl to the endearing town of Franschhoek on your fifth day. Your very own private chauffeur will collect you from your luxury accommodation in a beautifully restored, vintage vehicle. From the comfort of your private car, witness the Franschhoek Valley in all its glory as you discover its riveting heritage. On the following day, you will experience a wine tasting tour like never before in your life. You will travel in a luxury tram for a ride through the stretching vineyards where you will uncover the stories behind the estates, visit a top-tier cellar, and enjoy sumptuous gourmet meals.
On your seventh day, you will transfer to the charming town of Stellenbosch. This world-famous destination is most notably known for its exclusive wine estates and immaculate Dutch-colonial architecture. You will spend the first day exploring its roots as you visit significant heritage sites, witness the diverse landscape, and dine on South Africa’s finest cuisine. The trip to Stellenbosch will culminate with an immersive tour of its most famous wine estates. From viewing the vineyards on a Segway to witnessing an incredible duck parade, the unique wine tour will leave nothing to be desired. All the while, you will taste fabulous dishes that will be prepared by award-winning chefs. Before departing for home, experience the vistas from the sky as you revel in a private hot air balloon trip over the vineyards. Celebrate with a glass of prestigious sparkling wine and a gourmet breakfast as this enthusing activity will bring the wholesome Cape Town adventure to a captivating close. Looking for the best South Africa travel experiences? Consider browsing our South Africa travel reviews page.
$4,675 per person (excluding international flights)
Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.
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