Departs 09h00 – 10h00
Returns 17h00 - 18h00
Choice of full day, two nights, three days
Paarl Rock and Language Monument
Historic wine estates, Cape Dutch Architecture
Breede River wine estates
Robertson cellar tour
Floating picnic wine tasting
Optional river cruise, cycling, hiking
This tour caters for lovers of the outdoors, good wine and gourmet meals amid the beauty of the Breede River valley. Explore the natural beauty of the Klein (Little) Karoo as you travel along Cape Route 62 from Cape Town. Begin your journey with an orientation of the historic activities of the Cape Dutch Settlers to the Boland town of Paarl, before setting off to the Breede River valley. Explore the agriculture and viticulture gems of this region that is popularly known to have given the Robertson wine valley its lease on life. Taste the produce of the fertile soil and witness the process in the making at a number of wine and brandy cellars in the valley. For active nature lovers there is the picturesque 7.5 km Fish Eagle trail and mountain biking trails from where to enjoy breath taking views across the Breede River Valley and Robertson area. Some of the many highlights of this tour is a floating wine tasting or lunch, deli picnic, wine tasting on the banks of the Breede River and optional luxury accommodation within close proximity of local amenities. Travel to the neighbouring towns of Bonnievale, Montague, Ashton and McGregor for a broader perspective of this prize winning destination.
09h00 – 10h00
17h00 - 18h00
Depart Cape Town to Paarl Paarl Taal (Language) Monument, views of Paarl Rock (Mountain), optional visit to the Paarl History Museum. Visit Laborie Wine Estate Manor House to view Cape Dutch Architecture, cellars, Nederburg Wine Estate Brandy and Burger/Cheese Pairing/platters, garden walk. Drive through Robertson, view wine and deciduous fruit industry retail outlets. Check in at Rosendal Wine Estate Boutique Hotel and Spa, free time along the Breede River. Classic wine tasting in the Rosendal cellar before dinner.
Depart after breakfast for Montague and Bonnievale, historic sites, wine shop. Robertson picnic lunch cruise, wine tasting and coffee at Viljoensdrift Wine Estate. Return to hotel for relaxation, spa visit, or walk before dinner.
Depart from Robertson along the alternative route to Ashton and McGregor villages for site seeing of the historic towns and local village life. Enjoy a visit to Van Loveren Wine Estate for leisurely lunch, optional wine tasting, coffee and deli visit.