Here, wines have been bottled for an unbroken period since 1682. The estate offers an intimate exclusivity, and the beautiful gardens are indeed a plant lover’s dream. Next stop is the Delaire Graff Estate, nestled between majestic mountains and overlooking the vineyards of Stellenbosch.
The original artworks from Laurence Graff’s personal collection are on display throughout, representing some of South Africa’s finest contemporary artists. After a wine tasting and fascinating walk through this estate, travel to Franschhoek for lunch at a local restaurant (own account) before stopping at L’Ormarins, home of Antonij Rupert Wines as well as the Franschhoek Motor Museum.
L’Ormarins was restored in 1984, and the Manor House and Cellar declared national monuments. The Antonij Rupert Cellar is state-of-the-art and features a revolving ceiling and underground barrel cellar, while the Motor Museum, with its collection of more than 300 vehicles, motorcycles, bicycles and memorabilia, offers the opportunity to look back at more than 100 years of motoring history.
After a day of spectacular views of valleys and farms, return to Cape Town, arriving at approximately 17h30.