A Master Tasting of eight wines paired with local cheese. On the Exclusive Private Tour you may choose to do a Cellar Tour followed by a Specialist Pairing of Brandy & Chocolate or Sparkling Wine & Nougat etc.
Two additional wine tastings (time Permitting)
A light bistro lunch with a glass of wine at the wine estate
The history of the region past & recent
The historical towns of Franschhoek and Stellenbosch
Sumptuous three course Dinner at one of the many fine dining establishments in the Cape Winelands
Chilled water en-route from the on-board cooler
Spacious Air-Conditioned tour vehicle with highly experienced and qualified guide.
Cape Town Great Wine and Food Tour
Savour the award winning wines from the three distinctly different wine regions and great cuisine in The Cape Winelands
A relaxed itinerary where you can enjoy Master Wine Tasting of eight specially selected wines pared with local cheese and indulge yourself with a taste of traditional cuisine to enhance your selected wines. On the Exclusive Private Tour you may chhose to do a Cellar Tour followed by a Specialist Pairing such as Brandy & Chocolate, Sparkling Wine & Nougat etc.
10:00am: A relaxed start to your day when we pick you up at your hotel in Cape Town. Our route takes us through the very new wine region of Durbanville Hills before we leave the city en-route to the slopes of Paarl Mountain where we enjoy a Master Wine Tasting presented by your sommelier.
Our Journey takes us to Franschhoek Valley and we stop en-route at the “gates of freedom” where the undisputed Father of the nation Mr Nelson Mandela took his first steps into freedom. The original French Huguenot families settles in the Franschhoek Valley as far back as 1688 having fled the religious persecution in their homeland. Many of the farm and place names reflect the rich French Heritage of the area.
We visit the majestic Huguenot Monument and two award winning Estate Cellars before we drive through the quaint Village of Pniel to our next wine tasting venue at a very old family owned wine cellar to taste the award winning wines and catch on the stories of forbidden love that is an integral part of the cellar
After all this amazing wine we visit the historical tour of Stellenbosch for a brief orientation tour and we have time to explore the beautiful town center with unique shops lining the narrow streets.
For the last highlight of our day, we go to a renowned dining venue in either Stellenbosch or Constantia for traditional cuisine.
21:00. All good things must unfortunately come to an end and we drop you off at your hotel for a well-deserved rest.
Outdoor activities are weather dependent.
We reserve the right to select the best dining restaurant according to the season.
We were certainly well and truly asleep last night by the time you sent that email! We all had a fantastic time – thank you. I couldn’t think of anything I would have wanted different.
~ Steve Pemberton & family – Australia
Now we are home, (sadly!) we would like to say how much we enjoyed the Cheetah Outreach & Eagle Encounters experience and the tour to Table Mountain/Cape Point etc.
~ Les and Maureen Skinner, UK
Having just returned to the UK we wanted to say a very big “thank you” to yourself and Quinton for all the wonderful trips and Sanbona Safari that you organised for us.
~ Charles and Jane Cockrem, UK
Now I am safely home and back to ordinary life, I just wanted to say a huge thank you for a very extraordinary holiday and your part in it. I have had dozens of holidays with different companies in many parts of the world, but this was the best. You worked so hard to look after our many needs and requests, and added a whole other dimension to the programme arranged with information, commentary, humour, extra experiences and care. Even during my extended 3 days I followed your suggestions of what to see and do and that was very good too.
You turned a very good holiday into a very special holiday by ‘quintonizing ‘it. I would surely like to return to South Africa.
Revd Dr Lesley Kaye-Besley, Minggay, Surrey, England
I think I can speak for everyone when I say that we all had an amazing experience on the safari. It was very organized and comfortable and I enjoyed every minute of it. Your knowledge and input made it a very special experience and I would recommend you to anyone who was interested on going on a safari. Thank you so much for everything and feel free to use any of my comments on your website. Keep in touch.
We thoroughly enjoyed our first holiday in your country and I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for being such a helpful, highly organised and informative individual on our two week tour – we will certainly be back again in the future.
Thanks and regards
John & Pam Bowes
Arrived home safely, now looking out at snow and sleet!
Many thanks again for your excellent and expert management, guidance and assistance on our tour. You combined great local knowledge with attention to detail, and were there to solve when any issues arose. We are very happy to commend you to future customers.
Les and Margot Kirsch – United Kingdom
Hi Quinton. Thank you for giving us such a marvellous tour. The information and attention you gave the group was second to none. What a beautiful country you live in. I am so glad I booked to see this part of the world. The scenery is magnificent, people of all colours so charming and friendly. The hotels were excellent and in good locations.
Belfast, Northern Ireland
I had the privilege and pleasure of travelling with Quinton Conroy on our tour to South Africa in May 2009.
My husband and I had a wonderful time and enjoyed so many rich and varied experiences of life in South Africa and this entailed an amazing knowledge of so many different aspects of life in S.A. Quinton’s knowledge base was, for us, unsurpassed and he deserves to be recognized for his wealth of knowledge and his accessible manner in presenting it.
He has such a pleasing and approachable manner and went out of his way on many occasions, to ensure the comfort and well being of all those he came into contact with particularly those of us on the Tour.
I, personally, could have had a very difficult time on this holiday, as I have very specific dietary needs, but I learned very quickly that Quinton had everything under control and I was, in fact, made to feel very special. I met many restaurant managers and chefs who were only too happy to meet me, having been introduced by Quinton.
My husband and I can unreservedly recommend Quinton for his personal and professional qualities and his exemplary conduct which made our tour a never-to-be forgotten experience.
Jean and Peter Williamson
33 Wilson Avenue,
4 December 2009
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN
Vivien and I had a wonderful holiday in South Africa during May 2009. The tour itinerary was busy, varied and, both geographically and culturally, covered a fair chunk of ground.
We were very fortunate in travelling with Quinton Conroy for a trip of this breadth and depth. I well remember my first impressions of Quinton when he introduced himself to me in the lobby of the Forever Centurion Hotel in Lyttleton. His physical presence, smart appearance and welcoming smile set the tone for the remainder of the trip. Quinton was always very professional and business-like in all matters but, perhaps more importantly, he was also very enthusiastic and well informed about all aspects of his country. An easy going but confident personality allowed him to mix well with the varied characters in our tour party and provided the necessary degree of security required on such a trip.
Quite simply, we are of the opinion that our South African holiday, our ruby wedding treat, was greatly enhanced by having Quinton as our tour manager.
We wish him well in his future tourist ventures.
John and Vivien Pauling
Quinton Conroy – Africa’s Child Safaris
I have just returned from a two week holiday in South Africa.
We flew from the UK to Port Elizabeth via Johannesburg. In Port Elizabeth we were met by a smiling Quinton Conroy who became our friend for the rest of the holiday. The “rest of the holiday” entailed traveling along the Garden Route to Cape Town. I therefore feel qualified to comment on Quinton’s abilities.
I have been traveling for over forty years and can assure you that Quinton is the best Tour Manager I have ever had the good luck to encounter.
He managed the tour in the literal sense of the word. His organizational skills were second to none. A good guide does so much in the background that the tour seems to run itself. Quinton belongs to that category. He even anticipated where there might be a problem and solved it before it happened. Nothing was too much trouble for him.
We were always fully informed about the program and any changes that had to be made. He was excellent at organizing the individual desires of the group members with regard to additional tours.
His local knowledge was second to none, be it about the flora and fauna or the history of his country. He inspired us too with the obvious love which he had for his country. You could tell that he wanted us to love it too.
And last but not least, his personality made him a pleasure to be with. He was always happy and smiling and was a really good companion.
I have no hesitation in recommending Quinton Conroy to any individual
You speak with such poetry about Africa.
What a powerful message you have given about the balance and symmetry of nature. Your insights provided a thoughtful commentary to the beauty, vastness and depth of this land.
A million thanks for sharing part of yourself and your country with us. We will treasure it forever!
When you come to San Francisco I will take you on a special tour of the Golden Gate Bridge.
Madeline & Ian Chun