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Address: R310 | P.O. Box 662, Stellenbosch 7599, South Africa
Phone Number: 27 21 808 5900
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12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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one of the few (and IMHO, best) complimentary wine tasting experiences

Tokara offers great wines, reasonably priced. They also have olives. The best feature is that tasting six wines and enjoying a generous supply of calmatta olives was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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St Paul
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

Tokara offers great wines, reasonably priced. They also have olives. The best feature is that tasting six wines and enjoying a generous supply of calmatta olives was complimentary. We purchased two bottles of wine and a jar of olives so I guess their strategy was quite successful.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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57 reviews 57 reviews
18 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

The experience is great, the facilities, art and decor (both inside and outside) the venue is exquisite and the tasting guides are very well informed, ALSO there is a great wine selection and brandy to taste. Unbelievable views and great photo opportunities! Tasting is free!

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pitt meadows
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34 reviews 34 reviews
4 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Gorgeous landscape, fabulous restaurant, exceptional wines. be sure to take home a bottle of the Rose! hope to be back one day!

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Halifax
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56 reviews 56 reviews
13 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

A visit to Tokara might just suit everyone as there is a restaurant, and a bistro-type restaurant at the delicatessen a short distance away, there is free wine tasting, free olive oil tasting, a playground for kids, great views, interesting artwork....my recommendation is to park at the deli and take the short walk between there and the main building and... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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101 reviews 101 reviews
34 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

The tasting area is very busy with almost no place to sit. The entire room echoes because of its design and it sounds like a nest of angry bees. You can hardly hear the person next to you. The staff are so busy that there is zero personal touch to the tasting, and they even come across as rude and... More 

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Houston, Texas
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The drive through Stellenbosch was lovely and the tour of this winery was wonderful. The staff was so gracious and helpful during our tasting. The wine was fabulous. I bought 6 bottles and had to drink most of them before flying on to Mpumalanga, but wasn't complaining. Stop here if you can. you won't regret it.

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Groningen, The Netherlands
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Go, go , go! Great spot to visit for a glass of wine and chocolates! Very modern and contemporary. We bought very nice olive oil and salami there for our picnic later at the botanical gardens in town.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We visitedTokara today for a wine tasting, and were blown away by the place. Firstly the views are superb, the sculptures, the walkways and the overall feeling of the place! We had a great wine tasting, not realizing until we went to pay that it was FREE, this is the first wine estate we have been to (and there have... More 

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Roodepoort, South Africa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 via mobile

Don't try the wine tasting over the festive period. The bar is to busy, the staff looks as if they are doing you a favour, chatting up some of the local customers who in the end didn't buy anything while we are waiting to get a wine list to taste. I believe in paying a premium for prestige and exclusivity,... More 

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014 via mobile

We were familiar with Tokara from the UK so were always planning on visiting. This was the only winery that had free tasting. I think they know how good their product is and it really speaks for itself. They also do olive oil tasting as well, and the views down to Stellenbosch are spectacular.

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