Connoisseur Journey


Connoisseur Tour South Africa

If you enjoy fine wine, fine dining, excellent hotels and beautiful scenery, our Connoisseur Tour of South African Wines is the perfect holiday for you.

 

Combining the highlights of Cape Town with three of the Western Capes most stunning wine regions, Wellington, Paarl and Stellenbosch, this 10-day self-drive tour is for those who enjoy the finer things in life – namely New World Wines. We have selected top class hotels and a range of escorted wine and cheese tastings, so you can leave the car behind and enjoy the magnificent wines that South Africa’s best Vineyards have to offer.

 

Our Connoisseur tour is available throughout the year, and we can connect you from any international airport.

 

Detailed Itinerary

 

Day 1: Cape Town

Upon arrival in Cape Town, please clear immigration, collect to your luggage, and proceed to the arrivals hall where you will follow the signs for Car Rental. After collecting your vehicle, you will drive to your Cape Town Hotel (approx. 40 minutes) for the rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight: The Winchester Mansions Hotel (or similar)

 

Day 2: Cape Town - Wellington

After breakfast, you will make your way to Wellington in the Western Cape Winelands, your base for the next two nights. Once you have checked in to your luxurious room, we recommend enjoying the pool and spa area with a glass of South African wine (or two!).

Pre-Dinner Drinks will be served, before you enjoy a delicious 3-course table d’hôte dinner.

Overnight: Grand Dédale 

Meals Included: Breakfast and Dinner  

 

Day 3: Wellington   

After breakfast today, you will be collected from the hotel before heading off into the Wellington Winelands for a day of Wine & Cheese tastings. Visiting various vineyards in the area, you will choose where you would like to have lunch (to own account), before continuing on your wine tasting tour.

You will return to the hotel in time to freshen up before pre-dinner drinks and another fantastic 3-course table d’hôte dinner.

Overnight: Grand Dédale 

Meals Included: Breakfast, Wine Tasting and Dinner 

 

Day 4: Wellington - Paarl

Today you will continue your connoisseur adventure to your next destination - Paarl. A scenic drive with plenty of wineries to view along the way, we recommend you stop off for lunch before heading to the beautiful Cascade Manor for an afternoon of relaxation. Watch the sun go down with your favourite aperitif, before enjoying a delicious 3-course dinner.

Overnight: Cascade Country Manor 

Meals Included: Breakfast and Dinner  

 

Day 5: Paarl

After a delicious breakfast overlooking the beautifully manicured gardens, your driver will collect you and you will head off on another full-day Wine and Cheese Tasting adventure in the Western Cape Winelands. Stopping at four wineries along the way, you will have the opportunity to try a variety of different wines, take a cellar tour, and enjoy a traditional South African lunch (to own account).

You will return to your hotel in time for ‘Sundowners’ and dinner.

Overnight: Cascade Country Manor 

Meals Included: Breakfast, Wine Tasting and Dinner  

 

Day 6: Paarl - Stellenbosch

After breakfast today, you will complete the check-out formalities and move on to your next destination, the world famous wine region of Stellenbosch. We recommend you spend the morning discovering Stellenbosch town, before checking in to your beautiful hotel for the next two nights. There are endless dining options in Stellenbosch, the hotel reception will be happy to assist with your reservation.

Overnight: Coopmanhuijs Boutique & Spa 

Meals Included: Breakfast  

 

Day 7: Stellenbosch

Today you will experience the famous Coopmanhuijs breakfast, before heading off into the Winelands with your Vine Hopper Pass!  Take the Northern Route or the Southern Route, both of which stop at six different wineries, and hop-on and hop-off the bus as much as you like! Wine -tasting and lunch to own account.

Overnight: Coopmanhuijs Boutique & Spa

Meals Included: Breakfast  

 

Day 8: Stellenbosch – Cape Town

Enjoy your final breakfast in the Winelands of the Western Cape before heading back to cosmopolitan hub of Cape Town for the next 2 nights.

The afternoon is yours to enjoy! We recommend heading to Camps Bay for ‘Sundowners’ and dinner

Overnight: Winchester Mansions 

Meals Included: Breakfast  

 

Day 9: Cape Town

With a full day to explore South Africa’s Mother City, we recommend you take the Hop On Hop Off City Bus, take a boat trip to Robben Islands, or visit the world-famous Table Mountain, before heading to the V&A Waterfront for some last-minute shopping and dinner.

Overnight: Winchester Mansions 

Meals Included: Breakfast  

 

Day 10: Departure

After breakfast and checkout formalities, you will have a few hours at leisure before driving back to the airport and dropping off your car. ***End of Services***

 

Prices from: £1195.00 per person

Please remember, this itinerary is purely for inspiration.  We can add nights, take nights away, and customise this spectacular tour to suit your exact needs and requirements.

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