Every year, Cape Town hosts millions of tourists from all over the world. And with so much to offer, it’s not difficult to see why the Mother city attracts so many travellers. There is something for everyone’s taste and budget. One day you can hike up Table Mountain and have spectacular 360-degree views of the city, the next you could be lounging on the beach or learning to surf. Another reason why people enjoy Cape Town is due to the fact that we boast some exceptional wine routes.
It can be quite the challenge to decide which wine route to take and also which wine estates to visit. Below are some of the many great wine farms in Cape Town, specifically in Franschhoek.
With an onsite spa and daily cellar tours, this historic Cape Dutch Farm boasts a 3.5-hectare garden. When it comes to dining, you can expect a modern environment with glass walls and an organic and seasonal approach when it comes to food.
This wine estate not only produces world-class wines, but you can also enjoy picnics throughout the year surrounded by a magical forest. Explore the wine farm with one of six guided tours and learn more about the history of slavery at the Social History Museum.
Vrede en Lust
At this family-owned wine estate, you can take daily cellar tours but what makes this estate unique is its Lindt chocolate and wine pairing. When you’re ready for lunch, Lust Bistro & Bakery will wow you with their authentic yet simple culinary options.
At Mont Rochelle, you have an option to dine in the Country Kitchen or you can take your food outside in the form of a picnic basket and find a spot down by the dam or under an oak tree on the lawn.
This boutique winery stands out above the rest offering Chocolate & Wine Pairing, Turkish Delight Pairing as well as a truly South African Biltong Experience. Enjoy their award-winning, signature wines while savouring a cheese platter from a local supplier, Dalewood.
Why not use the wine tram to explore some these wine farms in Cape Town, since they are all on one of the six routes. Sit back, relax, enjoy the view and the wines. Book your ticket today!