Cape Town to Franschhoek
This morning after breakfast and checkout, you will depart The Silo and head out with a private guide for your Full Day Winelands Tour, including lunch and entrance fees for wine tastings, a cellar tour, and museums..
TOUR DESCRIPTION: Depart the city for the Cape Winelands in the nearby Boland Mountains for a leisurely exploration of historic towns, liquid delights, gastronomic wonders and home-grown hospitality. Wine estates visited will vary according to your preferences, but the tour generally includes the region’s major wine producing areas of Stellenbosch, Paarl and Franschhoek, and there are chances aplenty en route for tastings of world-renowned reds and whites, as well as Cap Classiques—South Africa’s answer to Champagne.
Enjoy lunch at one of the many classic, award-winning restaurants in the area. Natural and historic heritage abounds in the region and your tour may take in sights like the Afrikaans Language Monument with its panoramic Boland views. Stellenbosch, South Africa’s second-oldest town, provides another glimpse of classic 17th century Cape style, with a chance to browse quaint Dorp Street and the many museums, galleries and shops of this lovely university town. Idyllic Franschhoek, nestled in a valley settled by French Huguenots in 1688, is a delight for both antique lovers and foodies alike.
Following your tour, you will be transferred to La Residence, your lovely Cape Winelands’ boutique hotel where you will stay for two nights.
About La Residence: La Residence is situated in the Franschhoek Valley on a 30-acre estate filled with vines, fruit trees, flowers and herbs. It is a romantic and indulgent paradise whose magnificent interior is filled with rich fabrics, wonderful artwork and antique furniture. Eleven individually-decorated suites enjoy vibrant color schemes and spectacular views. Palatial en-suite bathrooms ooze glamour.
Five minutes’ drive from the charming curio shops and galleries of Franschhoek village, the hotel provides complimentary transfers so you can explore at your leisure. There are excellent village restaurants to try as well as a range of activities from horse-riding to chocolate-tasting. Service is warm and personalized: an atmosphere of ease and relaxation pervades. Fresh produce from the garden and fine local wines create memorable dining experiences. This Winelands haven has all the ingredients for an inspiring and restorative stay.
La Residence Meals: Breakfast / Lunch