Wine tasting is one of the top ways to spend a day in Cape Town. Combine with tasty wines with some of the most charming landscapes on earth, century old architecture, and wonderful food, and it is no shock that it is one of Cape Town most much-loved activities for visitors and locals alike.

Wine estate are a dime a dozen, so it can difficult to know where to begin. Take a look at our guide to Cape Town tour packages and get ready to enjoy the best wines of the region.

The Stellenbosch Wine Route

Boasting nearly two-hundred wine and grape producers, Stellenbosch was the primary region to establish a formal route among the wineries - a route has gone on to become one of the country's 6 most famous tourist places. 148 wine farms beautify the vine-covered landscape, many of them historical farms with achingly charming Cape Dutch manors houses, hotels, gardens and fine-dining restaurants.

The Durbanville wine route

A little drive twenty-minute drive north of the city is all it takes to experience amazing wine and dine pairing at any number of the Durbanville estates. One of the areas many virtues is also the remarkable views back across the ocean towards Table Mountain. The area makes intense, fruit-driven yet refined wines, as special as the slopes they grew on the master wine producers who crafted them.

The Franschhoek wine route

Franschhoek is another wine route with amazingly and charming landscapes. With many of the wine farms sharing a French Huguenot heritage, guess to find huge French influence here. The Champagne-inspired sparking "Cape classique" is the show star. The sweet quaint village of Franschhoek abounds with antique shops, art galleries, boutiques hotels and restaurants. Choose the best package from affordable South Africa tour packages for a lovely bit of history and enjoyment.

The Helderberg wine route

The wineries that place within the Helderberg wine route are all in and around the Somerset West place, a thirty-minute drive from the city. Historic estates line up alongside cutting-edge new cellars, all producing an amazing diverse range of wines. In recent times, it has acquired a status for producing notable white wines, particularly chardonnay and sauvignon blanc.

The Constantia wine route

The Constantia wine route is no more than twenty minutes away from the city. The wonderful landsacpe is home to some of the country's oldest and most impressive wine farms dating back to the 1650s. The wines of the Costantia vineyards are largely chill climate offerings, so look out for planet class Sauvignon blancs, delightful reds and the popular Constantia desert wine.