6 Day South Africa Wine Sojourn

6 Day South Africa Wine Sojourn

Immerse yourself in the wonders of South Africa, a country embraced by the Atlantic and Indian Oceans, where a tapestry of cultures, breathtaking landscapes, extraordinary wildlife, and exceptional winemaking converge. Indulge in the rich flavors of the renowned pinotage wine in the picturesque vineyards of Stellenbosch, the Cape Winelands and Franschhoek . Discover the vibrant city of Cape Town, where the allure of beachside living intertwines with the awe-inspiring Table Mountain, accessible via a thrilling cable car ride, and amidst the deep-blue waters of the Indian Ocean, witness the grace of magnificent migratory whales.

Why Into The Vineyard

Why Into The Vineyard

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We believe life is most enriched when time is spent meaningfully, and the people around us are well cared for. We offer tailored travel that is effortless and designed to inspire discovery, foster connections, and build community.

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Travel preferences are as unique as an individual’s fingerprint. Our expertise lies in designing bespoke journeys to the wine regions of the world. Using our global networks, we craft your trip to suit your own style.

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Quick Summary

Itinerary Detail

Day 1: Arrival into South Africa

Arrival into South Africa
Arrival into South Africa
Cape Town
Daily Summary
  • Transfer: Cape Town Airport to Hotel
  • Meals: L

Welcome to South Africa! On arrival in Cape Town, you will be met by your private driver and together transferred to your accommodation in this stunning city.

Cape Town

Perched between the ocean and the mountain, with a national park as its heart, there is nowhere like Cape Town. Cape Town, the “Mother City”, is the oldest city in South Africa. With its majestic Table Mountain backdrop, Cape Town is one of the most beautiful cities in the world and popular for its beautiful beaches, Mediterranean vibe, amazing culinary scene, beautiful Cape Dutch architecture and thriving art community. A melting pot of cultures, rich historical and cultural heritage and the pristine white beaches that sweep along its coastline, the Western Cape has much to offer anyone visiting the city.

Local attractions include Table Mountain, the historic Robben Island where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for many years, the V&A Waterfront, Bo-Kaap, boutique shops, numerous museums, wineries, and world famous restaurants. For those venturing beyond the city, the Cape Winelands and Cape Peninsula are a day trip away.

Day 2: Table Mountain & Constantia Valley

Daily Summary
  • Tour: Table Mountain & Constantia Valley

Table Mountain & Constantia Valley

Weather permitting, you’ll begin your visit with the most iconic landmark of South Africa, Table Mountain, rising up over 1000m above sea level, it is the icon that makes Cape Town instantly recognizable. We will reach the top of the flat-topped mountain via the scenic aerial cableway and enjoy a walk at the top overlooking the city. Enjoy this superb view of Cape Town and see places such as the Diamond Works and the Malay Quarter on Signal Hill.

Next you’ll make your way to the winelands of the Constantia Valley to learn more about its winemaking industry since 1685. The oldest wine region in South Africa, Constantia’s wine estates are famed for their award-winning wines.

Make a stop for an à la carte lunch at the boutique winery of one of Constantia's top-rated winery restaurants.

After lunch, you will be welcomed for a visit and tasting at a winery such as Groot Constantia and Klein Constantia.
The Groot Constantia Wine Estate Groot Constantia was the first wine estate in South Africa working as a wine farm since 1685. Its most famous product was a sweet wine that unusually didn't adopt a European name but was known throughout the world as Constantia. In its day it was the most expensive wine in the world, easily beating Château d’Yquem and Tokaji.

Described as one of the world’s most beautiful vineyards, Klein Constantia is set amidst ancient trees and lush greenery on the upper foothills of the Constantiaberg, with superb views across the Constantia Valley and False Bay. A modern New World feel is apparent when you pull up outside the winery. Step through the door to the tasting counter to stand on a high walkway overlooking fermentation tanks and maturation barrels. You are welcome to taste wines and here they sell the famous Vin de Constance, perhaps South Africa's only cult wine. Klein Constantia's recreated the historic Constantia wine by cloning the original vines and making this sweet unbotryised wine.

At the end of your charming day, you will be transferred to Franschhoek to check into your accommodations.

Day 3: Stellenbosch Discovery

Daily Summary
  • Tour: Stellenbosch Discovery
  • Accommodation: Mont Rochelle
  • Meals: B, L


Stellenbosch, known for its bold Shiraz, is the most developed winelands in South Africa and home to the important wine university, University of Stellenbosch. Stellenbosch is to South African wine much like Napa is to Californian wine. The region is mostly hilly terrain and a Mediterranean climate with warm and dry growing seasons. The variety of soils in the region in combination with its location at the foot of the Cape Fold Mountain range gives Stellenbosch a favorable terroir for viticulture. Some of the best Shiraz and indigenous Pinotage are produced here along with Cabernet Sauvignons, Merlot, Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc.

Stellenbosch Discovery

This morning, meet your guide for a day of discovery in the Stellenbosch winelands and explore the renowned local wine route, boasting a high proportion of the country’s leading wine estates.

Begin your day at De Trafford, a family-owned and operated vineyard tucked away deep in a hidden valley. Hike up to the 393 Vineyard at where their flagship wine Elevation is grown, before returning to the cellar for a special tasting.

Next, continue on to the Polkadraai hills where you’ll be welcomed for a visit and tasting at De Toren. Here you will taste the iconic De Toren Délicate, De Toren Z, De Toren Fusion V and De Toren’s iconic flagship wines Book XVII and Black Lion.

The tastings can be interspersed with a historical walk in the centre of Stellenbosch, appreciating the classic Cape Dutch architecture or a visit to the Dylan Lewis Sculpture Garden. You’ll be treated to lunch at a nearby winery.

As you return back toward Franschhoek, you may want to stop in at Boschendal or Babylonstoren, two organic farms that are popular winelands destination stops. Arriving in Franschhoek, stop for a tasting at Mullineux and Leeu where you’ll taste through the Mullineux range, from young guns Chris and Andrea Mullineux (time permitting).

As the afternoon concludes you will be brought to your accommodation.

Day 4: Swartland Exploration

Swartland Exploration
Swartland Exploration
Daily Summary
  • Tour: Swartland Exploration
  • Accommodation: Mont Rochelle
  • Meals: B, L

Swartland Exploration

This morning you’ll rejoin your guide and venture further into the interior to experience the wild Swartland region which now produces some of South Africa's most lauded wines.

Swartland, which means “Black Land” in Afrikaans, is covered by the dark grey endemic renostebos (rhinoceros bush) that turns black after the rains. The undulating landscape of golden wheat fields, vineyards, and mountains is anything but dark. Whether it’s the physical conditions or the commitment and passion from local winemakers, the culmination of elements has resulted in one of
South Africa’s most remarkable, yet underrated, wine regions; a wine region dominated by small, family-run wineries, which value craft over consumerism.

Wine makers such as AA Badenhorst, Eben Sadie, David & Nadia, Marc Kent and Callie Louw (Porseleinberg) are revolutionising wine making in this hot, dry region, making wines from old vine chenin blanc and a wide range of Spanish and Portuguese varieties. Some of the producers that your guide will be considered for today will be Vondeling where an environmentally sensitive approach to
farming and minimal intervention during the winemaking process ensure wine with a distinct fingerprint of origin, or Adi Badenhorst for a memorable experience.

In addition to great wine, the Swartland is also produces premium olive oil, and you’ll be treated to a tasting at a local farm today.

After your day concludes, your driver will be transfer you back to your accommodations.

Day 5: Coastal Wineries

Coastal Wineries
Daily Summary
  • Tour: Walker Bay Coastal Region
  • Accommodation: Mont Rochelle
  • Meals: B, L

Walker Bay Coastal Region

This morning you’ll be met by your private driver guide and together you’ll journey through mountains and along the coast to enjoy the cool climate wines of the Walker Bay coastal region.

Today you’ll visit the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley near the charming coastal town of Hermanus, home of the South African pinot noir and other Burgundy varieties. Hemel-en-Aarde means “Heaven and Earth”, and you’ll soon understand why! These rugged fynbos-clad hills, overlooked by a series of towering Cape-fold mountains and swept by offshore winds from the Atlantic Ocean, are home to some fifteen wineries, each growing relatively small volumes of grapes to produce unique and excellent wine.

Names such as Crystallum, Bouchard-Finlayson, Hamilton-Russell, Iona and Creation are all wellknown in this area. But there are several up-and-coming wineries offering spectacular wines and we will explore some of these during our visit.

You will enjoy a fabulous food and wine pairing at one of the wineries in the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley before heading back to Franschhoek.

Day 6: Departure

Daily Summary
  • Transfer: Hotel to Airport
  • Meals: B

After checking out of your accommodation, meet your private driver who will transfer you to the airport for your departing flight.


Mont Rochelle
Mont Rochelle
Mont Rochelle
Mont Rochelle
Mont Rochelle
Mont Rochelle

Mont Rochelle

Mont Rochelle is a stunning boutique hotel and vineyard spread over 39 hectares in Franschhoek, a town in the Western Cape Province of South Africa famously known as the French Corner. Escape to this picturesque corner at the foot of the Klein Dassenberg Mountain Range for relaxation and a superb culinary experience accompanied by some outstanding wines. The luxurious rooms and suites offer a relaxing retreat in the heart of the wine country. Some feature stunning views of the vineyard, a private terrace or a plunge pool. Miko, the onsite restaurant, boasts an impressive 180-degree views of the Franschhoek valley offering a cuisine best described as a taster to South African favorites.



Price Includes

Bespoke organization of the trip

Bilingual guide with expert regional knowledge

Regional restaurant recommendations

Accommodation as per the daily summary

Meals as per the daily summary

All transfers on private basis as per the daily summary

All tours on private basis as per the daily summary (unless otherwise stated)

Wine tasting fees

Price Excludes

International and domestic airfares

Any entrance tickets not mentioned in the itinerary

All meals and beverages not included in the daily summary

Dinner restaurant reservations (available for a supplement)

Gratuity (at your discretion)

Travel insurance

Items of a personal nature

Rental vehicle hire (if applicable)