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Frequently asked questions


When do your tours operate?

All the tours listed here operate daily except Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. (Or should there be a unique circumstance)

How long is the tour?

Tours here are all full day excursions (8hrs) unless otherwise planned. The scheduled tour departs from Cape Town between 8.30 and 9.00 and returns at approximately 17.30. Private tours begin form 8.30 depending on the itinerary.

What is if is bad weather?

Most of the tasting rooms and wineries visited as well as the lunch stop have got suitable undercover options so rain does not prevent us from running tours. The Western Cape has been suffering a major drought recently so the rain is thought of as bittersweet but badly needed.

Will we meet other people on tour?

Yes, this is a group scheduled day and is the perfect option should you be looking to make some new friends and spend time in the winelands with similar minded people.

How large are the groups?

We use 13 seater quantum vans so we run our tours with a minimum of two people and a maximum of 12 usually. Larger groups can also be arranged should you require it.

Do I need wine experience to enjoy the day?

Not at all. Our tours cater for seasoned sommeliers and novices alike! You will learn and experience lots of new things and definitely have more wine knowledge that when you started the day.

Where do tours depart from? Can you pick us up and return us to our accommodation?

Most certainly. We offer free collection and drop off within the centre of Cape Town. We also offer local departures if you are staying in Stellenbosch already. Should you be outside of our collection radius we could easily meet you at a central collection point and a taxt or Uber should be quite cost effective. If you are a larger group accommodations can be made.

Private tours are more flexible and depart from and return to anywhere in the greater Cape Town or Winelands areas.

Which farms do we visit on the tour?

We mix it up now and then depending on the day of the week and time of year but Fairview (where you will do the cheese tasting) and Villiera are included most days. An emphasis is put on spending time at the farms and not in the vehicle. Alternatively, we might do something such as Villiera, Oldenburg and Backsberg wineries. Sometimes we may have to change the tastings and restaurants for reasons out of our control such as renovations, public holidays, weekends etc. but will always ensure the operational integrity remain high and contents of the offering stay the same.

Is lunch included? Where do we eat? Is it a set menu or a la carte menu?

Yes, lunch is included. We have lunch either at Le Pommier on the Helshoogte Pass or at The Goatshed at Fairview. We have set menus with a few choices covering the popular choices but take extra care to ensure that lunch is a good one.

Vegetarian meals or special dietary needs?

Most special dietary requirements can be catered for with prior arrangement.

Can we choose the wine farms?

Unfortunately, not. Due to this being a scheduled group tour we cannot change the farms on the day unless to accommodate operationally. Should you prefer a custom tour where we assist you with planning your day or perhaps you know where you would like to visit then out chauffeur drive option could be just right. Ask us for any advice.

Is there a dress code?

No. Just look presentable and wear something comfortable. This is the Cape after all so always remember a hat and jacket. Preferably no thongs or

What should I bring along?

Some water, sun hat and sunscreen, warm jacket or jersey, comfortable shoes, extra cash if you would like to make any purchases (most farms have card facilities)

Can I bring extra luggage?

Unfortunately, there is limited space on the bus so additional luggage is not allowed. A small backpack or bag is suitable but should you require additional space please contact us beforehand and we can try work around it.

Are your tours wheelchair friendly?

We can make arrangements for wheelchairs and our private tours are all wheelchair friendly however please contact us beforehand so we can ensure everything runs smoothly.

Can children join the tours?

No. On the scheduled tour unfortunately not. Special arrangements can be made with prior arrangements but ideally the scheduled tour is not really suitable for children.

Yes. Private tour options can accommodate children better as long as they are accompanied by a parent or guardian. Please remember the legal drinking age in South Africa is 18 years old.

What payment options are there?

To secure your booking we require a non-refundable deposit with the balance payable to the tour guide in cash upon collection. Deposit payments are requested using our secure online payment Processor, PayFast. We accept all major credit, debit cards as well as an Instant EFT options. For more info on our payment processor please visit www.payfast.co.za. We also offer direct deposit options for clients with South African Bank accounts if necessary.