Stellenbosch and Helderberg Region Tours

Gourmet Full day tour with olives, olive oil, wine tasting and a traditional Cape lunch.

Join us for a tour of the spectacular Stellenbosch and Helderberg region, which is one of the Cape's most beautiful areas. This is a luxury tour, where you will experience the best food, wine and olive oils this area has to offer.

Our tour starts in the centre of Stellenbosch, showing the wonderful old Cape Dutch buildings in this historic town, where you will have time to wander around the interesting little shops and streets. Then we head up onto the Helshoogte pass, where, at the top of the pass, with spectacular views towards Cape Town and Franschoek, lies Tokara Estate. At the Olive Shed, we will taste some of their unique Premium Extra Virgin Olive oils, which are produced from Leccino, Frantoio, Mission and Multi Varietal, each displaying a unique character with regard to fruitiness, intensity and flavour. There is also wine tasting available here.

Next stop is Le Vergier, which is a delightful boutique style farm, that produce their extra virgin olive oils from Mission, Frontoio, Leccino, and Coratina, and blended to form their unique blends of olive oil. You also have a wonderful array of home made olive products, jams and 100% pure lavender oil.

After we have enjoyed the hospitality of the wonderful hostess, we will have lunch at one of Stellenbosch's favourite Traditional South African Restaurants. Here you can have a taste of all the delightful dishes that we love. Afterwards we take a drive towards the beautiful Helderberg. We will visit Hidden Valley Estate, tucked away in the valley below the Helderberg mountain range. This is a superb venue, with stunning views towards Table Mountain and Stellenbosch. We will enjoy a Cheese Platter, pared with a wonderful wine, and will have a presentation done by the hostess, presenting their lovely olive oil and olives.

Next stop, is Morgenster, that lies on the other side of the mountain, in Somerset West. This Estate is famed for it's olive oils, and have won numerous awards internationally. We will enjoy a wine and olive tasting experience to write home about, with the most beautiful views of the sun setting on the Helderberg.

Tour Price: R1,600 p.p., minimum 2 people, maximum 10.

Rates includes lunch, cheese platter with wine, and other entrance fees, but does not include additional items purchased, and tips. Transport in air-conditioned vehicle.

Budget Leisure Wine and Olive Tasting Tour with Cheese and Wine Platter

Join us for a leisurely tour, starting in the Historic town of Stellenbosch, with it's beautiful oak line avenues, and old Cape Dutch architecture, we will explore some of the streets, and you will have the opportunity to visit some of the quant shops and Art Galleries in town.From here we will visit a lovely, boutique style olive farm, Le Verger, that lies in the Devon Valley on the outskirts of Stellenbosch. Here you will be entertained by the lovely hostess, Sarah, that will introduce you to their interesting olive oil blends, and other products produced from olives. They also farm with lavender, and produce their own 100% pure lavender oil.

Next we head over to Hidden Valley, that lies in a beautiful valley en route to Somerset West, below the Helderberg Mountain Range. At Hidden Valley, which has the most superb views across to Table Mountain, you will be presented with a lovely Cheese and Wine Platter, accompanied an olive tasting experience presented by Lea. You will also have time to wander around the nature trail that has been laid out around the dam, to experience the natural beauty of this farm, that believes in ecologically sensitive farming practices.

Then we will take a leisurely drive through Somerset West, to Morgenster Estate, which is one of the well known award winning Olive oil producers in the country. Here you will experience a wonderful presentation of their range of Extra Virgin Olive oils and olives, accompanied by a wine tasting. You will have time to relax, and take in the beautiful surroundings, with a view towards the majestic Helderberg Mountains, before heading home.

Tour Price: R 950 p.p., minimum 2 people.

Cheese and Wine Platter, and tasting fees. Does not include tips and additional products purchased, or items of a personal nature. Transport in Air-conditioned vehicle.

General Information:

  1. Pick ups outside of Cape Town central or the Winelands will have to pay a surcharge.

  2. Minimum 2 people, and maximum of 10 for this tour.

  3. Lunch is included, but additional entrance fees, gratuities and items of a personal nature are for your own account.

  4. Bookings subject to availability.

  5. Cancellations within 48 hours of the tour will be charged for in full, or can be moved to another available date.

If you are interested in joining us on any one of these tours, fill in the from below, and we will contact you as soon as possible.

 Wine, Olive, Cheese and Chocolate tasting tour including Lunch

Our tour will depart from the Tourism office in Somerset West at 10:00h. From here you will be transported in comfort in an air conditioned vehicle, to our first stop, a short distance away at Yonder Hill farm. The tasting room is situated high up on the Helderberg mountain, with a stunning view towards Table Mountain. You will taste the lovely wines produced on the farm, as well as olive products from Olyfberg, in the Breede River valley, near Robertson. Taste the Gold Award winning olive oil, olives and tapenade from this estate.

From here we will drive to the other side of Somerset West, where we will visit Vergelegen Estate. This beautiful historical farm is one of the oldest farms in the country, and you will be able to see the old Manor House, that has been lovingly restored. Here we will do a Wine and Olive Tasting at the beautiful tasting room, from where you have a spectacular view across to the Helderberg Mountains. You will enjoy tasting this Estate's award winning wines, olives and olive oil.

After this wonderful experience, we will travel to world class Vergelegen Estate, with it's 310 year old history and heritage. With its world renowned handcrafted wines, exquisite gardens and refined cuisine. You will be treated to a tasting of the wines, and a wonderful lunch at the Stables Restaurant. At this Bistro style restaurant, you can enjoy a delectable meal, whilst sipping on award winning wines.

After your leisurely lunch, we will round of your day, by driving to Lourensford Estate, where we will do a Wine and Chocolate tasting. This is another of the very old farms in the Helderberg area, that is situated below the magnificent Hottentots Holland mountain range. From the tasting room you will have a superb view of these mountains, while tasting the wonderful wines produced here. In the Wine Tasting Centre, you will have the choice of pairing the wine tasting with a lovely cheese platter, or handmade chocolates by Tomes, and little shot glasses filled with honey liqueur.

When you have finished enjoying your tasting, we will drive you back to your car, at the end of a perfect day!

Tour Price: R 950 per person. (Minimum 2 people) Includes: Transport from Somerset West Info centre, tasting fees, lunch (Main Course), bottle of White wine with meal.

Please note: All additional purchases, like wine, olives and chocolates will be for your own account.

Contact: Mariette – Cell: 0720815376 


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