Cape Town is the site of the first European settlement in South Africa – founded in 1652. It has a spectacular setting, cradled by the steep slopes of Table Mountain, Devil’s Peak, Lion’s Head and Signal Hill. Today it is a major port, industrial hub, and a center of culture and tourism. Explore and enjoy this beautiful city with its Mediterranean climate.
Experience a drive through Paarl – meaning ‘pearl’, was named after a massive granite rock that glows like a pearl in the sunlight. Paarl is renowned for its exquisite, world class red wines because of the granite content in the soil. Stop at Nelson’s Creek for a cellar tour with wine tasting. At Franschhoek, taste cheese and wine at a vineyard, visit the Franschhoek village and the Hugenot Memorial. A lunch stop at Franschhoek is optional. This ‘French corner’ was so named after the French Hugenots who settled here in 1680. Our next stop is the historical town of Stellenbosch via the Helshoogte mountain pass. A tour of Stellenbosch, free time to walk and an informal wine tasting in the area awaits you. Return transfer to your hotel.
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