Cape Food & Wine Tours can build any tour to suit your personal preferences and taste buds. Our customized tours offer tailor-made food and wine experiences, based on your budget, interests and time. We can add some stunning boutique-style accommodation, adventure and even safari to create a foodie holiday in South Africa that you will never forget.
Cape Town City for the FoodieRecommended as a day tour, but can also be done as part of a multi-day tour connecting with other wine regions.
Where the foodie scene in South Africa started all the way back in 1652, Cape Town - The Mother City- has surprises around every corner. Named “Best Foodie Destination in the World” by Conde Nast Traveller in 2016, most of the top 10 restaurants in South Africa are based in Cape Town. Paired with stunning scenery, sea and mountain views, artisanal producers, wineries, breweries, local farmer’s markets, culture and history and you get a foodie destination of note.
Classic Cape WinelandsRecommended as a day tour, but can also be done as part of a multi-day tour connecting with other wine regions.
This includes the wine capital of South Africa, Stellenbosch, and gourmet capital of South Africa, Franschhoek. With over 120 wineries in this area you are spoiled for choice, with views that would make you think you are in Italy or France, some of the best wines in the world and of course some of the best eating experiences you can imagine. Think big and bold red wines, amazing old Cape Dutch architecture and majestic mountain ranges as far as the eye can see.
Elgin ValleyRecommended as an overnight tour, but also reachable as a day tour from Cape Town.
Rising star in South Africa wine and food scene and the biggest apple and pear producing area in South Africa. This scenic area is fast becoming a favourite in South Africa and is situated about 45 minutes from Cape Town across the stunning Helderberg Mountain range. This cool climate wine region is a must visit. Let us take you there before the secret is out. Think apples, pears and ciders. Cold climate Sauvignon blanc, Chardonnay & Pinot Noir. Organic vegetables from the gardens, free range charcuterie and cheese platters enjoyed at small owner-run farms, farm stalls and restaurants. This area can link with the Cape winelands, Cape Town city, Hemel & Aarde Valley and Whale Coast, for an unforgettable multi-day wine tour.
Hemel and Aarde ValleyRecommended as an overnight tour, but also reachable as a day tour from Cape Town.
Hemel & Aarde translated from Afrikaans means Heaven & Earth, and driving into this valley, you will see why. You can sip the best Chardonnay and Pinot Noir in the country in the morning and watch whales in Hermanus in the afternoon. Think breath-taking scenery, excellent wine and tapas pairing, and several of South Africa’s top wine estates in this valley, the accolades and awards keep on coming in making this a wine lovers must. This magical valley links the Elgin Valley and the whale coast of Hermanus.
West CoastRecommended for an overnight tour, but also reachable as a day tour from Cape Town.
Seafood and Sauvignon Blanc, endless beaches & stunning spring flowers are just some of attractions of this non-touristy part of South Africa. Think small fisherman villages, fresh fish, crayfish, mussels and small boutique wineries serving some of the best Sauvignon Blanc in South Africa, if not the world.
Breede River Wine ValleyRecommended as an overnight tour.
Taste some of the best olives and olive oils in the country. Go on boat cruises on the Breede River through the vineyards while sipping some local wines paired with delicious deli snacks. Visit a cheese makers and cheese shops and end the day checking into a guest house situated in the vineyards. Here you enjoy a dinner cooked by the wine maker's wife paired with wines from the farm served by the owner and winemaker himself. This region works well when linked up with Cape Town city, and the Classic Cape Winelands, for an unforgettable multi-day food and wine experience.
Klein Karoo & Route 62Recommended as an overnight tour.
Small artistic towns jotted along the longest wine route in the world, Route 62, with roadside farm stalls & cosy owner-run country eateries serving real food & traditional South African farm fare. Think ostriches and free range lamb. Olives, stone fruit, red and dessert wines (best Port/Fortified wines in the country). Desert-like scenery and vistas forever! This region works well when linked with the Classic Cape Winelands, Breede River and then followed by the Garden Route.
SwartlandRecommended as an overnight tour but also reachable from Cape Town as a day tour.
Beginning only 1 hour away from Cape Town, this off the beaten track wine region is not overrun with tourists, but a hidden gem worth exploring. We can take you to some unique destinations including craft beer breweries, owner-run organic wine estates, olive farms for some amazing olives and olive oils, roadside farm stalls where you still get greeted with a warm smile and a welcome & off the beaten track eateries that will charm you. Some of South Africa’s top-rated wineries are situated in this un-touristy region. This region works as a day tour but can be linked with the Classic Cape Winelands, Breede River Valley and then followed by the Garden Route.
Garden RouteRecommended as an overnight tour.
Think oysters, seafood, bubbly & wine. Gin distillers, craft beer and farmers markets. You can add some adventure like bungee jumping or zip-lining, paragliding or hiking in indigenous forests, or even a safari trip or two. The world-renowned Garden Route has some of the most beautiful scenery and coastline South Africa has to offer. This option is not in reach of Cape Town in one day, so will have to booked as a multi-day tour, perhaps linked with the Classic Cape Winelands and/or Klein Karoo.
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