FAMILY WINELANDS - PRIVATE FULL DAY

Tour Code: FF05

Highlights
√ Taste some of South Africa's finest wines in the beautiful Boland region.
√ Visit wine estates according to your preferences.
√ Lunch at one of the many classic, award-winning restaurants.
√ Enjoy animal encounters at Butterfly World, Eagle Encounters and the Cheetah Outreach Programme where you have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to pet a cheetah.

Description
We depart the city for the winelands in the nearby Boland Mountains for a leisurely exploration of historic towns, liquid delights, gastronomic wonders and home-grown hospitality.

Wine estates visited will vary according to your preferences and there are chances aplenty en route for tastings of world-renowned reds and whites, as well as Cap Classiques - South Africa's answer to "Champagne". Some estates also offer child-friendly activities including Blauuwklippen, which has a collection of historic carriages; Spice Route, which houses a glass-blowing studio and animal petting farm; and Fairview, whose goats provide endless amusement and great cheeses.

On route we visit Butterfly World, the largest park for butterflies in Southern Africa. Stroll through the indoor garden as beautiful butterflies flutter freely around you. We will then have lunch at one of the many classic restaurants in the area before a final wine tasting.

On our way home we stop at the Eagle Encounters at Spier Estate, a bird of prey rehabilitation and conservation centre, with a rare opportunity to photograph some of Africa's largest raptors at close quarters. We end the day with a visit to Cheetah Outreach in Somerset West where we learn about these endangered animals and the importance of their conservation with a chance to pet these majestic cats - always under the watchful eye of their trained handlers.

The routing of this day will depend on guests wine preference and/or choice of activities.