Cape Winelands Luxury Tour
The Cape Winelands are a region close to Cape Town, boasting some of the most majestic scenery in South Africa and offers a beautiful landscape of wine hills and mountains. Cape Town, the “Mother City”, or the world’s most fabulous city, is the oldest city in South Africa and has a cultural heritage spanning more than 300 years.
Mont Rochelle is a stunning hotel and vineyard just under an hour’s drive from Cape Town in the town of Franschhoek, which is a traditional vineyard town in the Western Cape Province famously known as the French Corner of the Cape and is considered to be the food and wine capital of South Africa. “Welcome to Mont Rochelle in the Western Cape. This truly is one of the most beautiful parts of South Africa, a country I’ve been a regular visitor to for many years. During your time with us I hope you get the opportunity to try some of the fantastic wines produced in the region and experience some of the local hospitality - I always make a point of doing so!” SIR RICHARD BRANSON
Day 1: Meet us at your centrally located hotel, or at the Nelson Mandela Gateway, V&A Waterfront from 08:00 am to board for Robben Island. This must-see excursion takes about 4 hours and includes a ferry trip to the Island where you will be guided to see all the historical sites around the Island. We enjoy lunch and browse through the awesome Waterfront shops. After this, we visit the Bo-Kaap-Museum and walk the steep cobbled streets to view the Colorful houses, formerly known as the Malay Quarter. We choose one of the numerous restaurants in the vicinity to have dinner, and overnight at The Table Bay Hotel, which offers the ultimate in 5-star luxury hotel accommodation in Cape Town. Considered to be the best address in Cape Town, this sophisticated property was opened in May 1997 by former South African president, Nelson Mandela. The Table Bay continues to set its own standards in international service, cuisine and luxury.
Day 2: You leave our hotel for Cape Town's most famous icon: Table Mountain by the Aerial Cableway to take in the natural beauty and stunning views. The first botanical garden in the world to be established (in 1913) to protect local flora, Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden in the UNESCO-listed Cape Floral Kingdom follows. Lunch is at Jonkershuis restaurant with its unique Cape Malay influenced dishes. You taste export quality wines at Groot Constantia, the oldest wine producing estate in South Africa, and with a rich history to explore. From here we go to Boulders Beach near Simon’s Town, home to one of the few land-based penguin colonies in the world. Choose one of the popular restaurants in the area for dinner. We overnight at Mont Rochelle Hotel and Vineyard.
Day 3: Driving in the direction of Stellenbosch, we visit the La Motte Wine Estate, recognised internationally for exceptional quality wines. With its picturesque setting, traditional cuisine and historic charm, La Motte is an enchanting choice for those who appreciate the finer things in life. Enjoy an introduction to La Motte’s internationally acclaimed wine portfolio, produced to express distinctive varietal character in a style that is classic and elegant. Back at Mont Rochelle Hotel and Vineyard where you overnight, you taste their award winning wines at one of their exciting locations like the restaurant, the bar, The Country Kitchen or wine cellar.
Day 4: A scrumptious breakfast follows a visit to Cape Point, part of the Table Mountain National Park and home to an abundance of flora and fauna, and you ascend the viewpoint with the Flying Dutchman Funicular. From here we make our way along the scenic Chapman’s Peak drive to drop you at your hotel, or if you choose to do the combination 9 day Wine & Wild Luxury Tour, at the airport and fly to Johannesburg where you stay at the Inter Continental Johannesburg at O.R. Tambo Airport for the night.
At Mont Rochelle:
• A Shiraz Room, upgrades possible on request
• Daily Breakfast (continental buffet and option to order from the menu)
• Complimentary selection of drinks and snacks from your minibar
• Laundry service (no dry cleaning available)
• Complimentary wine tasting session
4 night’s, 5-star accommodation
National Park fees
Professional guide at specialist venues
Transport by private vehicle
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Excess luggage charges (where applicable)
Activities indicated as optional
Food and drinks, unless specified
Travel insurance; Flights; Airport transfers; Porterage; Visa fees