(Private Tour) Ultimate Cheese Lovers’ Experience in the Winelands of South Africa

Tasting
Wine
Activity
Food Pairing
Included
Pick up, Tour guide
Languages
English
French
Spanish
Italian
Dutch
German
Afrikaans
Turkish
Theme
Private
Minimum Drinking Age
18
$
105
-
$
433
/ Person
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Activity Overview
A full day private tour spent indulging in one of the oldest food pairings, cheese and wine! On this ultimate cheese lovers' tour you will try a variety of award-winning wine and traditional artisan South African cheese.

It all starts at the Anura Wine Farm tasting room, which is located on the foothills of the Simonsberg Mountain, with panoramic views overlooking vineyards, ponds and fynbos. This beautiful setting, along with fine wines and handcrafted cheeses, provides a memorable tasting experience. Taste Forest Hill cheeses like flavoured mountain cheese to brie, camembert and marisch paired with an array of Anura wines

Then your next stop is Fairview - the cheese capital of the wine lands. There’s a wide range of wines and cheeses available to choose from at the Fairview wine and cheese pairing, including a selection from the single vineyard range. This unique tasting includes a selection of 6 to 8 of Fairview’s Jersey milk and goat’s milk cheeses. Without a doubt, the most recognisable members of the Fairview team are the goats who call the famous tower their home. The tower was built in 1981 and it’s residents are well known around the winelands.

You are then off to Rhebokskloof Wine Estate, situated in the magnificent Paarl valley, 40 kilometres from Cape Town, and nestled between the granite hills of the Paarl Rock mountains. The experienced staff will lead a guided tasting of the different wine ranges. The estate also offers cheese and wine pairings, which includes Kasselshoop’s traditional cheeses.

Your last stop on the ultimate cheese tour is Babylonstoren, for wine tasting and a beautiful walk through the amazing garden.
 
Practical information
Pickup 8:30am ~ 5:30pm drop off

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
  • Pick up and drop off from your accommodation in and around Cape Town
  • Private guide/driver
  • 4 wine tastings
  • 3 cheese tastings
Not Included
  • Lunch
  • Gratuity
  • Optional visits
Group-size:
1-10 ppl
Rates
Per
Price
Pricing Info
Person
$
433
Price for 1 person
Person
$
252
Price per person for group of 2
Person
$
189
Price per person for group of 3
Person
$
166
Price per person for group of 4
Person
$
145
Price per person for group of 5
Person
$
127
Price per person for group of 6
Person
$
122
Price per person for group of 7
Person
$
113
Price per person for group of 8
Person
$
111
Price per person for group of 9
Person
$
105
Price per person for group of 10
Timing
Dates
Start Time
Daily8:30 AM
Duration
9 H
More Info
Cancellation Policy
Standard
  • Cancellations made 2 days before will be fully refunded.
  • Cancellations made at a later date will not be refunded.
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Overall Experience
(5.0 of 5)
I love wine and I love cheese. So much so that I have a list of top 10 cheeses, because there can not be just one (to rule them all). This experience ticked all the boxes for me, not having to drive and indulging in 2 of my favourite things. Great selection of farms, wines and cheeses; throw in a spot of goat spotting and day is made.
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Duration:
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Next you’ll head to one of the most romantic wine farms in Stellenbosch, Stark-Condé, tucked away in the picturesque Jonkershoek Valley. Here you can sip on superb wines, eat lunch at the classic Postcard Cafe and take a romantic meander around the beautiful lake that forms the centre piece of this breathtaking estate.

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This is what “happily ever after” is meant to look like.

The Highlights

A two hour safari game drive at the beautiful Villiera Nature Sanctuary to see giraffes, zebras, wildebeests, and more
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Duration:
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Start your day with a wildlife safari at Villiera, a wine estate known for their commitment to preserving the environment and the animals in it. The abundance of wildlife on the estate is testament to their constant efforts and means you will be exposed to beautiful animals like giraffe, zebra, springbok, eland and kudu to name but a few. Your safari will be followed by a tasting of the superb Methode Cap Classique (sparkling wine or MCC) for which Villiera is renowned. A fine wine tasting safari experience enjoyed by many locals and travellers alike.

After your MCC tasting you will be taken to the Eagle Encounters rehabilitation and conservation centre on the Spier wine estate where you’ll get up close and personal with rare and endangered birds of prey. If you’re lucky you’ll get to hold an eagle or an owl in the touching gallery, or you can take part in a breath-taking falconry display, with kites, buzzards, owls and other birds swooping around you. There’s much more to the centre than just birds though – you can also hang out with Sonic the porcupine and Drogon the bearded dragon. Spier is also celebrated for the world-class wine produced on the estate. Spend some time sniffing and swirling your way through the Spier range and perhaps walk away with a bottle or two.

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At Le Bonheur you’ll witness these prehistoric reptilian beasts in all their scaly glory. You’ll also be tasked with holding one of mama crocs little guys…a truly unique African safari wine tour experience.
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Duration:
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(Did you know: Rust en Vrede was chosen by President Nelson Mandela to be served at the Nobel Peace Prize dinner, it was the first South African red wine listed in the Top 100 Wines of the World and repeated this achievement for four consecutive years).