Day 7Cape Winelands Wine Tour
Join your private guide who will escort you on an exploration of the Paarl area of the Cape Winelands. Paarl is the third oldest European settlement in the Republic of South Africa (after Cape Town and Stellenbosch) and forms part of the Western Cape Province. The former headquarters of the wine industry in South Africa, the Co-operative Wine Growers' Association (better known by its Afrikaans initials KWV), is situated here.
Today, you will have the opportunity to visit the KWV for a food and wine pairing, followed by a visit to a prestigious wine estate for a wine and cheese tasting. Your tour concludes with a visit to Diemersfontein for a taste of their renowned chocolate Pinotage wine.
Day 8Cooking Class and Franschhoek
To kick off your day, an entertaining and highly educated gourmet cooking class has been arranged for your enjoyment. Your lesson promises to be very hands-on and afterwards, enjoy the fruit of your labor as you sit down to the wonderful cuisine that you have created!
This afternoon is yours to enjoy at leisure. There are numerous walking trails in the surrounding mountains to explore or you could hire a bicycle and explore the area on your own.
Day 9Cape Winelands Wine Tour, Stellenbosch and Travel to Cape Town
You will be met by a private guide for a full day excursion of the Cape Winelands, en route to Cape Town. Enjoy a private lunch and a wine tasting at a beautiful wine estate located in the heart of wine country.
Cape Town is recognized as the second largest city in the country and the provincial capital of the Western Cape. Located in the southwest corner of South Africa near the Cape of Good Hope, and is the most southern city on the continent of Africa.
You will enjoy a five-star luxurious, small boutique hotel adjacent to Victoria & Alfred Waterfront offering breathtaking views of Table Mountain.
Day 10Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens
This morning your private guide will escort you to Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens, one of eight National Botanical Gardens covering five of South Africa's six different biomes. The garden includes a large, indoor greenhouse exhibiting plants from a number of different regions, including savanna, fynbos, karoo and others. Outdoors, the focus moves to plants native to the Cape region, highlighted by the spectacular collections of proteas.
After your garden tour, you will travel next to the Constantia Winelands, where you will enjoy lunch and a private tasting at a local wine estate, before returning to your hotel.
Day 11Your entire day is at leisure to enjoy Cape Town on your own. Some recommended sites to visit include: Two Oceans Aquarium, Robben Island, District Six Museum, or the Cable Car to the top of Table Mountain.
Day 12Tour of the Cape Peninsula
Today, you will be escorted by a private guide to the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, Cape Point and the penguin colony at Boulders Beach.
Ranging from rocky mountain tops to beaches and open sea, the Cape of Good Hope is home to at least 250 species of birds. There is a wealth of small animals such as lizards, snakes, tortoises and insects, also offers excellent vantage points for whale watching. Seals, Dusky Dolphins or Killer Whales may be seen while visiting this diverse habitat. Lunch will be served this afternoon at a local seafood restaurant.
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