Tourvest Destination Management has introduced two new tours in the Western Cape.
Table Mountain Wine Safari goes off the beaten track to take guests to this iconic World Heritage Site. Swopping the cable car for an open safari vehicle guests are ferried up the mountain in the only four-wheel-drive vehicle permitted in the reserve. The drive to the summit ensures an experience unlike any other through the indigenous vegetation where the critically endangered Peninsula Granite Fynbos survives in small pockets. Offering sweeping views of Lion’s Head, Robben Island and the Atlantic Ocean, guests also see a little-known cave, blockhouses and early-warning signal stations, all constructed by the British in the 18 Century. At the summit, guests pair wines from the Durbanville Hill cellar with a locally produced charcuterie followed by a leisurely picnic lunch. This half-day tour is weather permitting and allows for up to six guests per vehicle.
The Franschhoek Wine Tram sees guests board a tram in the Franschhoek Valley for a daylong Hop-on, hop-off tour. Each line or tour follows a series of stops on a loop around the valley renowned for its fine dining, architectural beauty and vintage wines. It is a unique way of exploring the Franschhoek Valley and the tour includes two wine tastings as well as lunch.