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Cape Explorer: Full-Day Franschhoek & Stellenbosch Winelands Tour

Book your ticket on the Cape Explorer – Franschhoek & Stellenbosch Winelands Tour to enjoy a full-day, guided (in English) excursion to the picturesque Cape Winelands, in a luxury air-conditioned coach.

Spend the day exploring the Franschhoek and Stellenbosch winelands, and even stop for an iconic postcard view of Table Mountain from Bloubergstrand. This day tour to the Cape Winelands – which includes a wine and cheese tasting, a cellar tour in Franschhoek and a wine tasting at a Stellenbosch wine farm – is a must-do for visitors and locals alike.

Top things to see on the Franschhoek & Stellenbosch Winelands Tour

The Franschhoek & Stellenbosch Winelands Tour leaves Cape Town in the morning and takes a scenic drive to Bloubergstrand, for an iconic photo opportunity of the ocean and Table Mountain.

After visiting Blouberg, you will be treated to a cheese and wine tasting and cellar tour at a Franschhoek wine farm. The next stop is Franschhoek, where guests will have about two hours to explore the town, enjoy lunch or indulge in an extra wine tasting. Then we will take a scenic drive over the impressive Helshoogte Pass to the picturesque town of Stellenbosch where guests will be treated to the iconic duck parade (time permitting). Afterwards we will go to a Stellenbosch wine farm for a final wine tasting before heading back to Cape Town.

Your guide will highlight points of interest along the way (in English), and will be on hand to answer any questions you have about the route or wine farms.


Bloubergstrand offers visitors one of the best views of Table Mountain in the Cape. Walk along the beautiful beach ... and don’t forget to snap a few pictures of the world-famous view!


The Franschhoek valley is widely considered to be one of the most beautiful places to visit in South Africa. With towering mountains and vineyards, Franschhoek offers stunning views from its famous wine farms. Franschhoek, meaning “French corner”, truly lives up to its name, with French-inspired cafes, delis and wine shops, and architecture dating back to the time of the Huguenots.

Guests will have about two hours to explore the picturesque town, so be sure to stop for lunch at a cafe, do some shopping or even indulge in an optional wine tasting.


Stellenbosch is on one of the most popular wine routes in South Africa. The town, also known as the “City of Oaks”, has giant oak trees shading the streets, which are lined with picturesque cafes, boutiques and art galleries. The Cape Dutch architecture dates back to South Africa's Dutch colonial history.

After a scenic drive over Helshoogte Pass, we will take a leisurely drive through the town before stopping to enjoy the iconic duck parade of 1070 Runner Ducks (time permitting) and enjoying the final wine tasting of the day at a Stellenbosch wine farm.

Your Franschhoek & Stellenbosch Winelands Tour ticket includes:

  • Transport to and from the Cape Winelands in a luxury air-conditioned coach
  • Two wine tastings (including one cheese tasting) and a cellar tour
  • Live guided tour (in English)

Your ticket excludes:

  • Lunch or optional third wine tasting in Franschhoek
  • Extra snacks and drinks

Interested in hopping on the Franschhoek & Stellenbosch Winelands Tour?

The Cape Winelands Explorer will run on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, with staggered departure times from 8.40am from select City Sightseeing bus stops in Camps Bay, Sea Point, Green Point and the city, as well as City Sightseeing tour offices at stop 1 (V&A Waterfront) and stop 5 (Long Street). The return time is approximately 5.30pm.

Cape Winelands Tour timetable

Stops     Time:
8 Camps Bay Beach Road - Opposite the Bay Hotel 08h25
5 Long Street (shuttle to V&A) City Sightseeing Tour Office & Travel Depot 08h30
9 President Hotel Sea Point - Corner Queens & Alexander Roads 08h35
10 St John's Road Sea Point - Corner Beach & St John’s Roads 08h40
11 Winchester Mansions Sea Point - Beach Road, Opposite the hotel 08h42
12 Green Point Beach Road - Next to lighthouse 08h46
1 V&A Waterfront City Sightseeing Tour Office 09h00

This is a full-day tour. The return time is approximately 5.30pm.

Book your ticket

Book online or at City Sightseeing ticket offices. Tickets are also available from bus drivers, subject to availability. When booking, make sure you state your pick-up point. Tickets are only valid for the stipulated day of booking.

  • Cost: R550 for adults (age 12 and up) and R275 for children aged two to 11. Buy online and save: adults pay R530!
  • This includes two wine tastings, a cellar tour and a live guided tour in English. No alcohol will be served to persons younger than 18.
  • Excluded: lunch, extra wine tastings and/or drinks.

Please note this tour will not run on 16 December 2017, 26 December 2017, 25 December 2017, 1 January 2018, 11 March 2018 (Cape Town Cycle Tour) and 31 March (Two Oceans Marathon).

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