Private Winelands Equestrian Adventure - Horse Riding & Wine Tasting in Franschhoek, South Africa

Tasting
Wine
Activity
Horseback riding
Included
Pick up
Languages
English
French
Spanish
Italian
Dutch
German
Afrikaans
Turkish
Theme
Adventure, Outdoor, Private
Minimum Drinking Age
18
$
153
-
$
456
/ Person
Ian H
Activity Overview
Spend your morning horseback riding though the vines in gorgeous Franschhoek Valley and sip on superb South African wines in the afternoon. 

You will have a guided morning tour of the fantastic Franschhoek winelands on horseback. There are a bunch of great trail rides that will highlight the natural and breathtaking beauty of Franschhoek. Pictures always look great from the back of a horse too, right?

Earn your lunch at a nearby wine estate (on own account) followed by wine tasting at 3 renowned Franschhoek wineries. 

Find out why the French Huguenots settled in this fertile valley! Get to know why food connoisseurs and gourmands flock to this region. While enjoying even more spectacular views sip on classic French Huguenot heritage wines.
 
Practical information
Pickup 8am ~ 5pm drop-off
*This equestrian adventure is suited for riders of all levels.
All tours are flexible and can be re-arranged to accommodate guests requirements depending on availability (e.g. restaurant bookings/special timings).
Language Guides Available: English, Afrikaans, German, Dutch, French, Italian, Spanish, Turkish
 
Included
  • Pickup and drop-off from your accommodation in and around Cape Town
  • Private guide / driver
  • Horseback riding tour
  • Vineyard tour
  • 3 wine tastings
Not Included
  • Lunch
  • Gratuity
Group-size:
1 - 10 ppl
Rates
Per
Price
Pricing Info
Person
$
456
Price for 1 person
Person
$
289
Price per person for group of 2
Person
$
230
Price per person for group of 3
Person
$
210
Price per person for group of 4
Person
$
190
Price per person for group of 5
Person
$
173
Price per person for group of 6
Person
$
169
Price per person for group of 7
Person
$
160
Price per person for group of 8
Person
$
158
Price per person for group of 9
Person
$
153
Price per person for group of 10
Timing
Dates
Start Time
Daily8:00 AM
Duration
9 H
More Info
Cancellation Policy
Strict
  • Cancellations made 7 days before will be fully refunded.
  • Cancellations made at a later date will not be refunded.
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On this Ultimate Foodie Tour in Franschhoek, spend the day discovering the art and science behind food & wine pairing. You will be immersed in excellent food and wine from some ... moreof the best estates in South Africa’s culinary capital, Franschhoek. Translated from Dutch as the “French corner,” French Huguenots settled in this breathtaking valley in 1688 and brought with them their French flair for cooking and lifestyle. This delightful region emanates the same food and wine driven approach to life, but with a uniquely South African twist.

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