Internationally Acclaimed Cape Winelands – After breakfast this morning you will depart for a full day tour of the Cape Winelands. Spend a day celebrating this delightful area of great scenic beauty.
Today you get to see the rare white lions of South Africa! Your first stop this morning is the the powerful Drakenstein Lion Park, where you will take a guided tour. This lion sanctuary was established so lions could live in safety and be treated with compassion and the respect they deserve. The park is actively involved in improving the quality of life of lions in captivity locally as well as internationally. The park is not involved in commercial breeding or trade and offers a lifetime of care to all of its animals. The Drakenstein Park is now also home to ‘Chimp Haven’, a facility built to house the animals displaced by the closure of the Tygerberg Zoo and is a lifetime home to chimpanzees and a host of other small animals.
Your next stop is the Warwick Wine Estate (or similar) for a wine tasting. Warwick Estate is a family-owned and run winery. Managing Director Michael Ratcliffe is the 3rd generation to oversee this delightful boutique wine estate.
Head out to your next wine route stop, at the Delair Graff Wine Estate, where you will enjoy a set lunch menu, followed by a wine tasting at the estate – to taste 3 wines at Delair Graff – additional tastings can be purchased direct. You will not only appreciate the top quality wines but the surrounding beauty of the estate and the art throughout the estate grounds and main areas will enthrall you! The estate is described as ‘one of the most aesthetically interesting contemporary art destinations in the world’! The personally curated collection has been a lifelong passion of Laurence Graff, who continues to discover promising South African artists.
Late that afternoon, you will stop in at the town of Stellenbosch before heading back to your hotel late that afternoon for overnight.
The charming University town of Stellenbosch has a lovely collection of shops and galleries and an old world charm quaintness that is captivating.
Pop into ‘Oom Samie se Winkel’ – the oldest trading store in South Africa, then it’s back to Cape Town Hollow for another wonderful evening with views of the spectacular mountains.