One of the highlights of a trip to Cape Town is definitely the winelands or “wine country”. The Western Cape is famous for its wine valleys in both Franschhoek and Stellenbosh. It’s tricky to figure out the best way to visit the various wine estates, as the winelands are about a 45 minute drive from Cape Town with some of the estates being a few miles or kilometres apart from one another.
Guests do not want to drive themselves on a wine tasting as South Africa has very strict laws against drinking and driving. A tasting at an estate averages R25 – R250 depending on the farm, the pairing or the amount of tastings you require. An Uber to the winelands will cost approx R450 one way, with added costs of getting ubers between the estates. You might also have a long waiting time or not find an uber available between some wine farms. If you add your return trip, using an Uber or taxi to see the winelands may cost you about R1500.00 just on transport alone.
That’s why Wine Flies Wine Tours is such a big hit to see the winelands in Cape Town. Their wine tours start at R685.00 per person.