Whether it’s the rolling green hills of Stellenbosch, the cool climes of the Hemel-en-Aarde, or the rivers of the Robertson Valley, the Cape’s astounding diversity (and breathtaking beauty) of wine-producing regions are the envy of the world. In addition to offering wine-tasting experiences that will satisfy any connoisseur, each region has its own unique character and rich history that sets it apart.
Wine-tasting in the Cape is a journey of discovery, and a journey is exactly what Luhambo Tours prides itself on. Luhambo, which means “journey” in Xhosa, focuses on creating tailor-made wine-tasting experiences for small groups that stands out from the crowd.
Where the Winelands Are
Luhambo Tours’ offerings include:
One-day tours of classic wine-producing regions such as Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Constantia. These are small-group tours, catering to a maximum of seven guests.
Three-day winelands tours that includes four-star accommodation in Franschhoek for two nights, two breakfasts, a range of tasting experiences (including brandy-and-chocolate pairings at KWV Emporium, and beer-tasting at The Spice Route) and visits to illustrious estates such as Simonsig, Kanonkop, Meerlust, La Motte, Grand Provence, Delaire Graff, Rust en Vrede and Delheim.
Private tours where you pick the destinations, and the itinerary is customised to suit your requirements. If you’d prefer to visit a small, boutique-style winery, or explore one of the lesser-known wine-tasting regions, such as Elim or Elgin, Luhambo’s private tours are geared towards true wine connoisseurs, and provide the opportunity to venture off the beaten track.
And it’s all so wonderfully convenient: whichever option you choose includes pickup and drop-off at your hotel (or place of residence).
More than just great wine
Luhambo Tours’ team of guides are passionate and knowledgeable about the art of wine-making, with more than eight years of experience in the industry, during which time they’ve built close relationships with many of the estates and winemakers throughout the Cape.
As such, guests can expect a friendly and flexible wine-tasting experience, that provides not just culinary enjoyment, but also an indepth understanding of the industry, and the art of winemaking.
Please note children under 18 are not permitted on the group tours, but they are welcome to join the private tour.