Day 1 DBB. Fairest Cape to Boland kontrei
Transfer from Cape Town International Airport to Zomerlust Gastehuis in Paarl. Unwind, unpack and enjoy a welcome dinner of traditional food with local wine.
A Panel of wine and brandy producers for a discussion of your expected tour experiences.
Plan with your guide to come as close as possible to your expectations.
Day 2 BB and Lunch. Boland kontrei
After breakfast guided Paarl Walkabout through the historic centre of Paarl, Afrikaans language museum and Monument with vistas over winelands from Paarl Mountain. Cellar tour and tasting and lunch at Backsberg Estate. Buffet dinner at Ralph's (Own account).
Day 3 BB. Boland kontrei
10h00: Tasting at Simonsig Estate. 11h00: Tasting at Muratie
followed by lunch (12h00) at Muratie. Drive through town of Stellenbosch. 19h30: Dinner at Wijnhuis, (Own account) Stellenbosch. Return to Zomerlust Gastehuis
Day 4 DBB Fairest Cape kontrei
9h00: Drive through City of Cape Town and around Peninsula. Visit Cape Point - 13h00: Lunch in restaurant overlooking False Bay (excellent seafood) (Own account). Drive along coast via Simonstown. Visit Penguin Colony. 16h00: Visit Groot Constantia Estate, wine tasting. Visit Kirstenbosch botanical gardens. Stop at Rhodes Memorial for view over Cape Flats. Dinner at Zomerlust Gastehuis - Cape Malay cuisine with Paarl Garagiste wines
Day 5 BB Boland kontrei
9h00: Depart for Franschhoek.
10h00: Visit Haute Cabriere for tasting. 12h30: La Petite Ferme for lunch - best views over valley, and amazing food! (Own account)
15h30: Tasting at Kleine Zalze, Stellenbosch. Dinner at Devon Valley Hotel (Own account)
Day 6 BB Fairest Cape kontrei
9h00: Visit Cape Town. City tour, Go up Table Mountain. Dinner at the noon gun Restaurant (Own account) in the Bo Kaap area for home cooked Cape Malay food (No wine permitted) Visit Waterfront Afternoon free - many options e.g. visit superb Two Oceans Acquarium, visit Robben Island, visit City Centre.
Late afternoon: Visit Radisson Hotel near Waterfront, have dinner (Own account) on open deck with waves breaking next to you - a religious experience!
Day 7 DBB and Lunch Breede River Valley kontrei
9h00 : Visit Worcester and Robertson. 10h00: Tasting at KWV brandy museum. 12h30: Visit Viljoensdrift Estate on river. Boat ride, tasting and lunch. Visit Merwenstein working fruit and wine farm near Bonnievale. Farm walkabout and dinner. Back to Zomerlust Gastehuis in Paarl
Day 8 DBB Boland kontrei
10h00: Drive to Seidelberg Estate for tasting and lunch (Own Account). Afternoon visit to Versailles in Wellington for fine pot still Brandy
Evening: 19h00: special tasting of selected wines of Paarl Vintners at Zomerlust Gastehuis.
Day 8 DBB Lunch Boland kontrei
10h30: Visit Vergelegen Estate at Somerset West. Cellar tour and tasting. Picnic lunch in camphor forest. 15h30: Tasting at Lourensford Estate.
19h30: Special food and wine pairing dinner at 69 Winery Road, Helderberg or Terroir at Kleine Zalze. Overnight at Zomerlust Gastehuis
Day 9 BB Boland and Fairest Cape kontrei
Farewell Breakfast/Brunch with stakeholders in your tour. Quiet day in Paarl, shopping, walking and visiting interesting places e.g. wine and other museums, art galleries. Transfer to Cape Town international airport to fly back home