As the early Dutch Settlers expanded into different regions in the Cape, the area known as the Drakenstein was colonised in 1687. Later, a town developed and in 1839 Paarl was born. Today, Paarl is nestled in the beautiful Drakenstein Valley, not too far from Stellenbosch and Franschhoek and about 45-minute drive from Cape Town. The name Paarl (Pearl) derives from the granite boulders overlooking the town that shines in the sunlight when the granite is moist.

This historic town is just north from Cape Town, and as can be expected, has magnificent 16th Century Cape Dutch architecture. It is said that Paarl is the birthplace of the Afrikaans language, and the Afrikaans Language Monument towers high on the slopes and can be seen miles away. Although some areas in town has grown commercially, a sense of tranquillity remains with wine vines literally growing alongside the main road through town.

The Paarl wine route and its glorious wine farms are most popular for its Shiraz cultivar, but due to the rich soil, and excellent climate, Paarl also produces a wide variety of other wine grapes. On this tour you will experience some of the best wines in the region, and visit award-winning estates. KWV, one of the biggest wine producers in South Africa, also known for its excellent brandy production is also situated in Paarl. We will certainly visit KWV for a private cellar tour, and a delicacy paring.

  • Experience exceptional red wines
  • Experienced winelands guide
  • Olive and Cheese tastings
  • Picnic in the vineyards
  • Afrikaans Monuments
  • Cellar Tours



Early morning collection from your accommodation in an air-conditioned vehicle

Beautiful Drive

Enjoy a beautiful drive through the wine valleys


Lunch at a wine farm of your choice

Visit Wine Farms

Continue exploring the region and wine farms

Wine Tasting

Tasting superb wines with delicacy pairing


Depart back to Cape Town at leisure
Optional Sundowners


  • Guide with luxury transportation

  • Refreshment during transportation

  • Wine tasting at four wine farms per day

  • Professional photographer can be arranged on request


  • Sun Screen & Sun Hat

  • Comfortable Shoes

  • Your big thirst for excellent wines


  • Lunch

  • Cellar tours

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