Private Hiking, Bird Watching and Safari Wine Tour in Stellenbosch

Private Hiking, Bird Watching and Safari Wine Tour in Stellenbosch

From a leisurely hike through vineyards and a protected nature reserve, to bird watching and safari

Tour type: Private , Duration: 8

Product ID: 54121
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Discover the Stellenbosch wine region with this amazing full-day private tour, a perfect symbiosis of nature and wine. 
 
The tour starts with a visit is to Mooiplaas, a historic and traditional working wine estate, owned and managed by the Roos Family who are celebrating over 50 years on the farm. The history of the farm dates back to 1806, with the Manor House on the estate (a national monument and a rare example of Cape Dutch architecture). The estate covers an area of 243 hectares, of which approximately 100 hectares are planted with vineyards and 60 hectares are dedicated to the Mooiplaas Private Nature Reserve, with breathtaking 360-degree views of Table Mountain, the Cape Peninsula, Stellenbosch, the Swartland, Table Bay and False Bay.
 
Guided all the way to the top, you’ll get to learn about the unique terroir, the vineyards practices, as well as the variety of Fynbos and Renosterbos species in the reserve. (There are a wider variety of these species in the Western Cape than all the plant species in the Northern Hemisphere). Once done with the morning hike, you’ll make your way back to the tasting room to indulge in a selection of their top...

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Discover the Stellenbosch wine region with this amazing full-day private tour, a perfect symbiosis of nature and wine. 
 
The tour starts with a visit is to Mooiplaas, a historic and traditional working wine estate, owned and managed by the Roos Family who are celebrating over 50 years on the farm. The history of the farm dates back to 1806, with the Manor House on the estate (a national monument and a rare example of Cape Dutch architecture). The estate covers an area of 243 hectares, of which approximately 100 hectares are planted with vineyards and 60 hectares are dedicated to the Mooiplaas Private Nature Reserve, with breathtaking 360-degree views of Table Mountain, the Cape Peninsula, Stellenbosch, the Swartland, Table Bay and False Bay.
 
Guided all the way to the top, you’ll get to learn about the unique terroir, the vineyards practices, as well as the variety of Fynbos and Renosterbos species in the reserve. (There are a wider variety of these species in the Western Cape than all the plant species in the Northern Hemisphere). Once done with the morning hike, you’ll make your way back to the tasting room to indulge in a selection of their top award-winning wines.
 
Next, make our way to Hartenberg, where you’ll indulge in their range of exquisite wines whilst enjoying a 2-course lunch served under the majestic oaks that surround the tasting room terrace (in winter it would be next to a roaring fire). They are proud members of Biodiversity and Wine (BWI) and Integrated Production of Wine (IPW), and the estate is home to plentiful wildlife and over 120 species of birds. Your guide will take you on a boardwalk meander after lunch exploring the natural wetlands.
 
Lastly, you will visit Villiera, where the 3rd generation of the Grier family on the estate has seen the modest beginnings transform to an award-winning and industry leader, not just in quality wine, but also with social responsibility, environmental awareness and conservation. You’ll get to learn about all of these during your wine tasting and as you embark on a 2-hour game drive. A number of mammals have been introduced in the Wildlife Sanctuary: Springbuck, Kudu, Giraffe, Bontebok, Eland, Gemsbok, Black Wildebeest, Bush Pig, Burchell's Zebra, common Duiker, Steenbuck and Grysbok.
 
After a day of discovering amazing landscapes, plenty of wine tastings, and having experienced the real culture of South Africa, you will be dropped off at your accommodation.
 
Please note: You must provide a copy of your valid travel/medical insurance and full disclosure on any medical conditions, physical restraints and dietary requirements.


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About this activity
Tour Timings
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Group size
1 - 8
Languages
English
The meeting point
Pick-up from your accomodation in Stellenbosch

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Includes
  • Visits to three wine estates
  • Vineyard and cellar tour
  • All tastings and pairings
  • Hiking in the Mooiplaas Private Nature Reserve
  • Delicious 2-course lunch
  • 2-hour game drive
  • Knowledgeable, qualified guide
  • Transportation in private air-conditioned vehicle
  • Pick-up and drop-off at your accommodation

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Organized by

Francois

Weighing in at 15 years guiding, travel desk and hospitality experience. Likes: Dark smoky pubs with live blues, rugby and traveling to odd places. Can’t stand: Boredom and bad wine.


Product ID: 54121

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