GLENDALE, Cali. – If you think Cape Town only offers city tours, fresh seafood and exciting nightlife, think again. Recently, South Africa’s wine renaissance has gained international attention; vintners are using modern winemaking techniques in conjunction with viticulture traditions, creating some of the world’s finest wine. Great Safaris offers guests the opportunity to visit Paarl and Stellenbosch, two breathtaking wine districts less than an hour from Cape Town, to explore a wine-producing region that is bridging the gap between the Old World and New World of wine.
Visit Fairview Estate in Paarl, for a wine and cheese tasting experience, one of the most popular stops for Wineland visitors. And rightly so. The Fairview tasting room comprises a number of tasting pods with a dedicated host to guide guests through a tasting selection of six different wines. With your glass in hand, wander over to the deli where you can pair the wine with a selection of cheeses made from Fairview’s own Jersey Cow milk and goat milk. Don’t forget to visit the Estate’s goat tower, home to the does (female goats) that supply milk to the Vineyard Cheesery each day. If you’re there during kidding season, you may get to see the adorable newborn goats!
After your tasting, you will head south to Stellenbosch, established in 1679 and recognized as the oldest town in the country. Visit Cheetah Outreach to experience a personal encounter with a beautiful cheetah and learn about the facility’s mission to raise awareness about this majestic wild animal and its survival. After this priceless interaction, you will get a unique wine tasting experience at Waterford Estate, a 120-hectacre property nestled between ancient citrus groves and fragrant lavender beds in the Blaauwklippen Valley.
Visit www.greatsafaris.com or contact a safari expert at 800-409-7755 to find out about Great Safaris’ exclusive itineraries.