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Timetable

DEPART: Ticket OfficeBUS9:30 AM10:05 AM10:40 AM11:15 AM11:50 AM--------------------Last Drop-offLast Pick-up
STOP 1: Allee BleueBUS9:53 AM10:28 AM11:03 AM11:38 AM12:13 PM12:48 PM1:23 PM1:58 PM2:33 PM3:08 PM3:43 PM4:18 PM
STOP 2: BoschendalBUS10:00 AM10:35 AM11:10 AM11:45 AM12:20 PM12:55 PM1:30 PM2:05 PM2:40 PM3:15 PM3:50 PM4:25 PM
STOP 3: ZorgvlietBUS10:10 AM10:45 AM11:20 AM11:55 AM12:30 PM1:05 PM1:40 PM2:15 PM2:50 PM3:25 PM4:00 PM4:35 PM
STOP 4: Plaisir de Merle PlatformTRAM10:31 AM11:06 AM11:41 AM12:16 PM12:51 PM1:26 PM2:01 PM2:36 PM3:11 PM3:46 PM4:21 PM4:56 PM
STOP 5: Vrede en Lust PlatformTRAM10:35 AM11:10 AM11:45 AM12:20 PM12:55 PM1:30 PM2:05 PM2:40 PM3:15 PM3:50 PM4:25 PM5:00 PM
STOP 6: Noble HillBUS------------12:29 PM1:04 PM1:39 PM2:14 PM2:49 PM3:24 PM3:59 PM4:34 PM5:09 PM
STOP 7: BabylonstorenBUS------------12:34 PM1:09 PM1:44 PM2:19 PM2:54 PM3:29 PM4:04 PM4:39 PM5:14 PM
STOP 8: BacksbergBUS------------12:41 PM1:16 PM1:51 PM2:26 PM3:01 PM3:36 PM4:11 PM4:46 PM5:21 PM
STOP 9: Glen CarlouBUS------------12:47 PM1:22 PM1:57 PM2:32 PM3:07 PM3:42 PM4:17 PM4:52 PM5:27 PM
Maximum Stops by Departure TimeSTOPS: 6STOPS: 5STOPS: 5STOPS: 4STOPS: 4

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Allée Bleue

Description: The estate owes its name to the statuesque blue eucalyptus trees that magnificently line the entrance to this prestigious destination which offers visitors a unique experience – world-class wines, fruit and herbs, a bistro and picnic venue, a fresh produce shop, warm hospitality, historic charm and contemporary art, surrounded by the breathtaking scenery of the Franschhoek Valley. Allée Bleue produces top-class wines which are among the best in the world on fertile land in an area with a favourable climate.

Dining: From breakfasts and light lunches, afternoon tea and cakes, to a full à la carte menu, Bistro at Allée Bleue has something for everyone. The menu focuses on using in-season local produce and the variety of fresh herbs grown in the estate’s herb tunnels. A complimentary herb salad with farm baked bread is offered to guests on arrival for lunch. The comprehensive cheese, bread and pesto platter for two – including two complimentary glasses of house wine – is ideal when wanting to share a snack or light lunch.

Activities: Wine & Cheese Pairing, Farm Shop

Website: Allee Bleue

Wine Tasting

Wine Tasting

Dining

Dining

Cheese Platters

Light Meal

Jungle Gym

Jungle Gym

Boschendal

Description: Established in 1685, Boschendal is one of the oldest wine farms in South Africa. Nestled in one of the most picturesque valleys in the Cape with a wine-making tradition spanning over 330 years. The estate offers an array of activities for visitors to enjoy and explore. Today, Boschendal is a Cape Winelands icon and an acclaimed wine and food destination. The vineyards and fruit trees have been joined by vegetable gardens and a growing herd of pasture-raised Black Angus cattle all reflecting their commitment to serving wholesome farm-to-table food.

Dining: The Rhone Rose Garden picnics situated under the tall oak trees offers seasonal picnic baskets which can be enjoyed at carefully-laid out tables or on a picnic blanket on the lawn. The Cellar Door offers various pizza options to accompany your wine tasting, and on Sundays, a traditional buffet is available at the historic Rhone Homestead.

Activities: Cellar Tours (pre-booked), Pizzas, Chocolate Pairing, Rhone Rose Garden Picnic (pre-booked), Sunday Buffet (pre-booked)

Website: Boschendal

Wine Tasting

Wine Tasting

Dining

Dining

Picnic

Picnic

Zorgvliet

Description: Dating back to 1692, Zorgvliet’s unique contemporary Cape Dutch architecture welcomes guests to the foot of the Simonsberg. With a focus on a range of Bordeaux varieties and blends, Zorgvliet also features Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Merlot and Petit Verdot varietal wines, if the vintage allows.

Dining: At the Zorgvliet picnic area and restaurant, you and your family can enjoy the spectacular views of the surrounding mountains and vineyards. The vineyards all have a different shade of green according to the types of cultivar. They are a perfect backdrop to the historic white washed Cape Dutch architecture of Zorgvliet Wine Estate’s buildings. Select the picnic basket of your choice from the picnic basket menu offered, or select from our gourmet lunch menu and experience a culinary journey that will excite your taste buds.

Activities: Picnics, Child Play Area

Website: Zorgvliet

Wine Tasting

Wine Tasting

Dining

Dining

Picnic

Picnic

Jungle Gym

Jungle Gym

Plaisir de Merle

Description: The soaring peaks of the Simonsberg Mountain have long served as a guardian to the birth, renaissance and continuing triumph of Plaisir de Merle. Established by the French Huguenots in 1693 on the slopes of the dramatic Simonsberg Mountain between Paarl and Franschhoek, Plaisir de Merle is a rare gem. The 974-hectare estate has earned international acclaim for its white and red wines. About 400 hectares are planted with a variety of noble grape cultivars. An area of only about 80 hectares of prime vineyards has been set aside for the Plaisir de Merle Cellar which you can tour when you visit the estate.

Activities: Fudge Pairing

Website: Plaisir de Merle

Wine Tasting

Wine Tasting

Cheese Platters

Light Meal

Jungle Gym

Jungle Gym

Vrede en Lust

Description: Nestled within a natural amphitheater shaped by the vertical cliffs of the spectacular Simonsberg Mountain, lies the Vrede en Lust wine estate. The history of Vrede en Lust Estate is a story of passion, vision and resurrection, which goes as far back as 1688, when Flemish merchant Jacques de Savoye arrived at the Cape with the French Huguenots. Today this breathtakingly modern wine farm, a family owned and managed wine business, is a tribute to its noble roots and continues to build on over 320 years of history and heritage.

Dining: At the heart of LUST Bistro & Bakery is a hearth: the traditional, wood-fired brick oven where the chef conjures up authentic artisan breads and all manner of delectable daily fare. The food is honest, abundant and delicious with an emphasis on simplicity and seasonal ingredients. The décor is modern and earthy, industrial loft meets farmhouse kitchen. Choose from the àla carte menu or daily blackboard specials – and don’t forget to pick up something fresh from the bakery counter to take home.

Activities:  Garden Walk, Daily Cellar Tours, Lindt Chocolate Pairing (pre-booked)

Website: Vrede en Lust

Wine Tasting

Wine Tasting

Dining

Dining

Jungle Gym

Jungle Gym

Noble Hill

Description: Noble Hill makes estate wines with pride in provenance and humility in craftsmanship. Noble Hill is located on the slopes of the Simonsberg mountains, which have made some of South Africa’s finest wines dating back to the late 17th century. Noble Hill wines are juicy yet structured, elegant, and above all authentic to the place they are grown.

Dining: Cosecha combines fresh latin cooking and vineyard views. The name, Spanish for ‘harvest’, reflects the restaurant’s location next to the working harvest area at Noble Hill. Ingredients are locally sourced and harvested from a pepper and vegetable garden which you can explore during your visit. If you are looking for lighter fare, you can order wine pairing snacks and cheese boards from the Nest menu, available in the wine shop. Pre-booked picnics are available seasonally.

Activities: Olive Oil Tasting, Wine Pairing Menu, Picnics (pre-booked), Lunch

Website: Noble Hill

Wine Tasting

Wine Tasting

Dining

Dining

Picnic

Picnic

Jungle Gym

Jungle Gym

Babylonstoren

Description: Dating back to 1692, Babylonstorenc is a historic Cape Dutch farm that boasts one of the best preserved farmyards in the Cape. Beloved for its magnificent garden that is laid out over 3,5 hectares, the garden is divided into sections that comprise fruit, vegetables, berries, bees for pollinating, indigenous plants and more. Every aspect of Babylonstoren is led by the ever-changing tapestry and botanical diversity of the garden. Wines are produced in a state-of-the-art winery and are made to showcase the soils and climate of where the grapes are grown.

Dining: Housed in an old cow shed, Babel is a wonderful mix of Cape Dutch architecture with contemporary glass walls that makes for a simple yet edgy environment in which to try tasty yet often unconventional combinations. The restaurant has a farm-to-fork philosophy, which means food that is seasonal and that reflects a “pick, clean and serve” approach. Helpings are generous and depending on the weather you can take your meal in the glass-enclosed restaurant or under the plane trees in the courtyard.

Activities: Daily Cellar Tours (hourly 11am – 3pm), Gardens, Onsite Spa (please note that this wine estate charges an entrance fee for all visitors of between R10 and R20 depending on the time of year)

Website: Babylonstoren

Wine Tasting

Wine Tasting

Dining

Dining

Cheese Platters

Light Meal

Backsberg

Description: Established in 1916, the philosophy of Backsberg remains that of providing pleasure and enjoyment to a broad range of wine lovers by producing wines not only with structure and finesse but also with a high level of ‘drinkability’. In 2006, the estate was certified as the first carbon-neutral winery in South Africa. It boasts 63 hectares under vine of predominantly Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Merlot, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. Grown on the slopes of the Simonsberg Mountain in soils which are largely decomposed granite, the wines incorporate rich lively fruit with a judicious amount of barrel aging in both French and American oak barrels. The Historic Vat Cellar is unique and worth a visit.

Dining: When dining at the Backsberg Restaurant, you will enjoy true hospitality in the beautiful gardens shaded by majestic trees. A mouth-watering experience awaits, with locally sourced seasonal produce served with award-winning wines in a relaxed atmosphere. The food is down to earth and delicious with a focus on tried-and-trusted recipes that the whole family can enjoy.

Activities: Picnic (pre-booked), Lamb Spit (Sundays), Cellar Tour (pre-booked), Wine Blending, Chocolate Pairing, Cheese Pairing, Child Play Area

Website: Backsberg

Wine Tasting

Wine Tasting

Dining

Dining

Picnic

Picnic

Cheese Platters

Light Meal

Jungle Gym

Jungle Gym

Glen Carlou

Description: Established in 1985, Glen Carlou is a relatively young estate which has built an enviable reputation as one of South Africa’s leading wine producers. The estate enjoys a mild Mediterranean climate of warm, dry summers and cold, wet winters. This, together with an exciting variety of slopes and the richness of the soils, creates unique wine-growing conditions. Perfect for nurturing grapes that reflect the inherent characteristics of the local terroir. Lovers of fine wines will enjoy the delicate balance between consistency, expertise and a determination to always deliver beyond expectation that has seen the estate, in less than three decades, amass some of the industry’s most sought-after awards and ratings.

Dining: Enjoy innovative dishes inspired by the seasons whilst taking in the breathtaking landscape from inside the architecturally designed building or from the shaded terrace deck of the Restaurant@Glen Carlou. The Chef uses the rhythm of the seasons, panoramic views and selection of award-winning wines to inspire a classic menu with a contemporary twist.

Activities:  Art Gallery, Fynbos Garden, Cellar Tour (pre-booked)

Website: Glen Carlou

Wine Tasting

Wine Tasting

Dining

Dining

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