± 8 hours
Departure from 09h00
Return from 17h00

Exclusive Art collections
Wine estate galleries
Architecture: Cape Dutch, Neoclassical, Georgian, Victorian
Contemporary and classic art exhibitions
Choice of two/three areas: Constantia, Stellenbosch, Franschhoek, Paarl, Somerset West

Cape Winelands Architecture, Arts and Culture Full Day Tour

This tour caters for lovers of historic buildings, art, architecture and cultural history set in the beauty of the Cape winelands. Visit two wine regions as listed below and three to four different estates to view homesteads, cellars, distilleries, and gardens. This region stretches from Constantia in the South Peninsula, just 20 minutes from Cape Town and Simonstown, through to the Boland regions of Stellenbosch, Franschhoek, Paarl, and Somerset West. Take a step back into history to view the picturesque landscapes where classic structures were designed and built in the Boland’s oldest wine villages. Find out more about the epitome of status that was associated with historic vineyard ownership and wine production of people of high standing. Many examples of the distinctive white washed walls and variety of Cape Dutch gables and roofs topped with thatch out of reed, known as the Cape Dutch style of architecture, tells the story of beauty, functionality and heritage of the earliest settlers to the country. Much of the creativity and pragmatism visible in the work of the 1820 settlers from Dutch, German, French and Indonesian origins, remains well preserved for future generations by heritage councils, nationally. View the tapestries of ancient artistic traditions, interwoven with practical approaches of some master builders of yesteryear. Enjoy anecdotal tales of the lifestyles of winemakers, farmers and families and successive property owners of private, state and missionary land. View their choices of decorative art, and Cape Dutch neoclassical, Georgian and Victorian styles of architecture that reveal purpose, sustainability and beauty. Follow the traces of the Cape Governor of the time, Simon van der Stel, who together with designers and artisans helped create lasting impressions of the Cape’s foreign traditions and cultures since 1679.



  • Pre-booked guided tours of homesteads, outbuildings, libraries, cellars and gardens
  • Accredited, local tourist guide and driver
  • Air conditioned vehicle
  • Flexible departure and return times, photographic and refreshment stops
  • Entrance fees at homesteads, monuments
  • Lunch
  • Comfortable shoes, hat, jacket, water