Paarl. The district is particularly well known for its Pearl Mountain or "Paarl Rock" (derived from Parel, meaning Pearl in Dutch). This huge granite rock is formed by three rounded outcrops that make up Paarl Mountain and has been compared in majesty to Uluru (formerly known as Ayers Rock) in Australia.
Franschhoek. The Huguenot Monument s dedicated to the cultural influences that French Huguenots have brought to the Cape Colony after their immigration during the 17th and 18th centuries. Also on the site are wine cellars joined by a colonnade, which bears the words Post Tenebras Lux (lit. "after darkness comes light").
Stellenbosch. Founded in 1679, it is South Africa's second oldest town after Cape Town , by the Governor of the Cape Colony, Simon van der Stel, who named it after himself — Stellenbosch means "(van der) Stel's forest". It is situated on the banks of the Eerste River ("First River"), so named as it was the first new river he reached and followed when Jan van Riebeeck sent him from Cape Town on an expedition over the Cape Flats to explore the territory towards what is now known as Stellenbosch.
Our second wine-taste as well as a visit to the French Huguenot monument. Travel through Stellenbosch, the second oldest town in South Africa, via the magnificent Helshoogte mountain pass. Take a short walk through this historic town after a scrumptious luncheon on a Cape wine farm. An optional visit to the cheetahs, which you can touch/stroke and take back some memorable pictures. Lunch and cost of wine-tasting excluded (allow approximately 30 p/p for each wine estate).
- We offer free snacks and refreshments with every private tour and a refresher towel on every airport transfer
- Get a free massage on a private tour in the comfort of your hotel
* Only applies on a full day private tour
* Choice of a foot or neck & shoulder massage
* Any additional massage is for your own account.
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