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DEPART: Ticket OfficeBUS9:30 AM10:05 AM10:40 AM11:15 AM11:50 AM----------------Last Drop-offCollect OnlyCollect Only
STOP 1: Allee BleueBUS9:54 AM10:29 AM11:04 AM11:39 AM12:14 PM12:49 PM1:24 PM1:59 PM2:34 PM3:09 PM3:44 PM4:19 PM
STOP 2: Solms DeltaBUS10:00 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: BoschendalBUS10:12 AM10:47 AM11:22 AM11:57 AM12:32 PM1:07 PM1:42 PM2:17 PM2:52 PM3:27 PM4:02 PM4:37 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------------12:27 PM1:02 PM1:37 PM2:12 PM2:47 PM3:22 PM3:57 PM4:32 PM5:07 PM
STOP 7: BabylonstorenBUS------------12:31 PM1:06 PM1:41 PM2:16 PM2:51 PM3:26 PM4:01 PM4:36 PM5:11 PM
STOP 8: BacksbergBUS------------12:37 PM1:12 PM1:47 PM2:22 PM2:57 PM3:32 PM4:07 PM4:42 PM5:17 PM
STOP 9: AnuraBUS------------12:48 PM1:23 PM1:58 PM2:33 PM3:08 PM3:43 PM4:18 PM4:53 PM5:28 PM
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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

Solms Delta

Description: At Solms-Delta we celebrate what it means to be South African. The food, the people, the music and, of course, the wine, telling the stories of where we come from and sharing ownership and profits equally with our workers, we bring a sense of pride, belonging and ownership to those who have, for generations, called our historic farm home.

Dining: At the Fyndraai Restaurant, we share the warmth of the Cape in abundance: hospitality, generosity and really, really good food. Food that’s unpretentious, proudly local and just as adventurous as our wines. Our head chef explores the diverse culinary history of the Cape, which unites European, Asian and African ingredients, and reimagines them for contemporary tastes. The Fyndraai Restaurant housed inside the farm’s excavated historical cellar is part of a larger conservation project on the farm called the Dik Delta Fynbos Culinary Garden.

Activities: Picnics, Delta Deli, Farm Tours, Dik Delta Culinary Garden, Museum van de Caab

Website: Solms Delta

Wine Tasting

Wine Tasting

Picnic

Picnic

Cheese Platters

Light Meal

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

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

Anura

Description: Positioned on the foothills on the Simonsberg Mountains, Anura boasts a wide variety of soils, slopes and microclimates. This allows us to grow a wide selection of cultivars, some uncommon in South Africa, and to match each cultivar with its ideal soil and microclimate. With each passing harvest, we learn more about our soils and vineyards and refine our vineyard and cellar practices in order to create the finest wines for our unique terroir. Our passion is red wine, and with plantings of Mourvédre, Petit Verdot, Grenache, Pinot Noir, Sangiovese and Malbec, among more classic, locally grown varietals, we aim to produce handcrafted wines for individuals who are looking for something unique and distinctive. At Anura, we aim to produce wines which combine the robust fruit of the New World with the elegance and complexity of Old-World winemaking styles. Wagon Trail Brewery, the latest addition to the Anura collection, is a microbrewery, with a capacity of a 500litre batch brew, offering a selection of craft beers as well as a brewpub.

Dining: Our industrial style brewpub allows you to sample our selection of craft beers while witnessing the beer making process in action and enjoying our menu comprising of hand-produced charcuterie, cheeses and laidback gastro-pub style foods. Think grass-fed beef burgers, pork belly, hot wings and rotisserie chicken. When the sun comes out, all this can be enjoyed on our expansive deck overlooking the Lillypad pond. Brewed on the site of the old route used to service the trading post at Cape Town harbour in 1819, our beer pays homage to those who forged the original wagon trail and their enduring quest for refreshment. Each of our finely crafted beers is an ice-cold, thirst-quenching tribute to our pioneering spirit. Every unexpected twist, a salute to those trailblazers who break the rules for rewarding results. Distinctive, daring and always adventurous – enjoy one of our golden brews – we’d like to think we’re still making history. Anura is also home to Forest Hill Cheese which produces a range of artisanal white mould, soft and mature style cheeses. Established in 2000, Forest Hill began production of wonderful rich flavoured, creamy white moulds cheeses, namely Camembert and Brie. The specific focus is to produce a style of Camembert and Brie that is more flavourful, creamy and rich than the commercial, new world style but at the same time not as overly ripe and mature as the “old world French” style.

Activities: Wine Tasting, Restaurant, Cellar Tours

Website: Anura

Wine Tasting

Wine Tasting

Dining

Dining

Cheese Platters

Light Meal

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