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South Africa vineyards

Cape Town and the Winelands

By Becky Souissi
Alfred& Tailormade Expert

You’ll be amazed how much you can experience in just eight days. First uncover buzzing Cape Town; discover its dramatic beauty with a birds eye view, soaring above the city in a thrilling helicopter ride. Back on terra firma, explore the city with a local on a bespoke day trip. Next, make for the rolling hills of Franschhoek, accessing our favoured private estates on a wine tram adventure. Cue never-ending mountain views and outstanding wine to match. 

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Length
8 days
Guide price range
£2,695 - £3,295pp
including international flights
Best months to go
January to May, September to December

Top Experiences
Itinerary Highlights

Three bays helicopter tour, Cape Town
Cape Town

Soar above the Atlantic Seaboard in a helicopter

There’s no better way to see Cape Town than from the sky, soaring over winding coastal roads, beaches and mountains...

Cape Town

My Cape Town: explore with a local

Experience everything from Table Mountain to Bo-Kaap street food and the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens with a Cape Town local...

Franschhoek

By vintage-style tram through Franschhoek’s Wine Valley

On our glorious old-style trams, you’re right in the heart of the beautiful vineyards, surrounded by mountains...

Day by day
Itinerary in detail

1

Arrival in Cape Town

Welcome to South Africa. On arrival in Cape Town, you’ll transfer to your hotel, located in the lively suburb of Green Point. This will be your base for the next four nights. The afternoon is free to relax in the pool or take a stroll along the V&A Waterfront which is within easy reach. Overnight at Garden Court Victoria Junction.

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2

Cape Town

Set dramatically beneath Table Mountain, Cape Town effortlessly blends modern city life with spectacular scenery. For ultimate panoramas, board a 12-minute helicopter flight to soak up Cape Town’s ravishing coastline taking in sights like the iconic Table Mountain and the unforgettable peaks of the Twelve Apostles. Once you’ve seen the city from the sky, perhaps enjoy a leisurely lunch and then round off a wonderful day with an optional sunset cruise on a vintage sailboat, soaking up Cape Town’s dramatic coastal landscapes. This optional activity is sure to kick your trip off in memorable fashion. Overnight at Garden Court Victoria Junction.

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3

Cape Town

After breakfast, set off for a full day exploring Cape Town with a local. This bespoke tour will take you around the landmarks in a way that’s tailored to your interests. Take a cable car up Table Mountain where, from the top, the views of the Mother City are next to none. Visit the pastel-painted houses of Bo-Kaap and Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, acclaimed as one of the great botanic gardens of the world. Next, choose to visit the Groot Constantia wine farm for lunch and wine tastings or head to Kalk Bay and Boulders Beach, for some penguin-spotting. Overnight at Garden Court Victoria Junction.

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4

Cape Town

Explore at leisure today or choose from one of several optional excursions. No visit to Cape Town is complete without an optional ferry trip to Robben Island. A visit to Nelson Mandela’s former prison cell serves as a poignant reminder of the country’s complex political past. Alternatively, you may enjoy a curated day trip exploring the Cape Peninsula. Or perhaps don retro leather jackets, goggles, bandanas and helmets to whizz along the Cape Peninsula in a 1950’s sidecar. Overnight at Garden Court Victoria Junction.

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5

Cape Town and Franschhoek

Depart Cape Town and head to Franschhoek in South Africa’s famed Winelands. This historic town is the gourmet capital of South Africa and offers centuries-old vineyards and fine examples of Cape Dutch architecture. Many of the wine farms are named after French towns as a reminder of the 17th century French Huguenots who began laying the first vineyards here.Your base for the next three nights, Le Franschhoek Hotel & Spa, is surrounded by magnificent mountain vistas. You may wish to go for dinner at one of the many excellent restaurants nearby. Overnight at Le Franschhoek Hotel & Spa.

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6

Franschhoek

Today experience wine tasting in a unique way, on a vintage-style tram through Franschhoek’s Wine Valley. On this curated tour, accompanied by a wine ambassador, you will visit three wine estates. By the end of the tour, you will know a lot more about winemaking and wine. Walk through vineyards learning how to identify the different grape varieties, visit cellars to learn more about the winemaking process and enjoy tastings and pairings, as well as a three-course lunch (paired with wine of course). Overnight at Le Franschhoek Hotel & Spa.

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7

Franschhoek

Today get a bit more active and stretch your legs on a guided cycle ride through private estates stopping for tastings and cellar tours. E-bike options are also available for those who fancy a more leisurely day. Overnight at Le Franschhoek Hotel & Spa.

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Franschhoek and Departure

Suitably relaxed, head back to Cape Town for your international flight home, or onward travel.

Another stop?

We recommend finishing your African adventure with whale watching in Hermanus, a relaxing beach stay in Mauritius, or perhaps the world-famous Victoria Falls.

Extensions

Extensions

Holiday Budget
Guide price information

Low Season

01 May - 31 Aug

£2,850

Mid Season

01 Apr - 30 Apr, 01 Sep - 30 Sep

£3,050

High Season

01 Jan - 31 Mar, 01 Oct - 31 Dec

£3,325

Alfred & Becky Souissi

With over 20 years of experience, Becky’s passion for travel has taken her across the globe from the patterned promenades of Rio de Janeiro to the lakes of Vietnam. You’ll most likely find her in Africa where she travelled the continent trying and testing over 40 game drives. One of her favourite places in the world is the picturesque Maasai Mara for its early morning balloon rides and exceptional game viewing. It’s when among the local communities though where she feels most inspired.
Becky Souissi

Plan your holiday withAlfred&

Your journey will start with one of our UK team – someone like Laura, who's travelled extensively in South Africa. They’ll shape your ideas into the trip of a lifetime. But they won't do it alone. They'll draw on the expertise of our contacts on the ground, connecting you to the people who'll make your holiday one you'll always remember - ex banker who can show you the hottest foodie spots in Cape Town, the award-winning young sommelier who can introduce you to Stellenbosch's finest wines and the walking safari ranger who can guide you to the best game.

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