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“Nice but not quite all we were hoping for.” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Cape Wine and Leisure Tours

Cape Wine and Leisure Tours
7 C Andringa St | PO Box 552, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
+27 82 458 4718
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Ranked #17 of 117 Activities in Stellenbosch
Type: Tours, Food & Drink
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Owner description: We are a tour company based in Stellenbosch that is passionate about providing the best experience for our clients. Wine Tours,Cape Peninsula Tours, Cape Town City Tours, Big Five Safari's,Shark Diving, Whale Watching, Township Tours.Come and experience our beautiful country in air conditioned vehicles where the emphasis is on small groups and personal attention. Private tailor-made tours can be arranged.
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“Nice but not quite all we were hoping for.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2012

I had a really quick and comprehensive response to my inquiry about this tour and with the good ratings I found that is why we went with this company. We were picked up late and dropped off at a winery where the tour guide went to pick up another couple she had forgotten. From there we were hurried about from winery to winery after we had been told that it would be a lovely relaxing day with time to stop and enjoy the scenery. This was a big splurge for our trip and it was nice enough, the wineries were lovely and the wines were great but I didn't really even have much time to take photos or anything. The guide was relatively friendly and knowledgable about the wine. Overall, as the rating reflects, maybe we'd go again and give it another chance but it wasn't exceptional.

Visited January 2012
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“Professional, personable, and wonderful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2011

My husband and I had wonderful day out to the winelands with Willem. Prior to the day, he was always quick and responsive to emails. Willem is nothing short of professional and we had a wonderful time chatting with him about the wine. He clearly loves his wine, which is important because he channels his love for wine into the tour. Our day was not rushed and we visited 3 wineries and had lunch at an excellent restaurant that also included wine tasting. Lunch was unforgettable as we ate a meal of fine dining quality overlooking the winelands and rolling hills. Our friends thought that by going with a tour group, we wouldn't get to try as many wines but this wasn't true with Cape Wine and Leisure Tours. We had 10 different wines at the first vineyard! Our visit to the winelands was well paced and Willem is familiar with the people who work at the wine estates. In total we visited Stellenbosch and Paarl. One thing was that we wished we got to visit a winery in Franschoek as well. Overall, this is a reliable company and Willem is great in explaining everything we wanted to know.

Visited September 2011
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“No back seat to Napa”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2011 via mobile

We had a great private tour of the Cape wine country with our guide (owner) Willem. He was a relaxed, informative and fun guide. He took us to some great spots with great wines and spectacular countryside. It was a great day!

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“What a day!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2011

We toured the Stellenbosch area yesterday with Willem and had an absolutely amazing day. Willem knew exactly what we wanted and nothing was too much trouble for him. He is knowledgable ,enthusiastic and easy to get along with..it was like touring with a good friend. We were so happy with our day that we have put ourselves in his hands today as well, confident he will give us another perfect day. Thanks, Willem!

Visited June 2011
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“An amazing day. Really great fun.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2010

My wife and I went on a full day wine tasting with Willem in the wineries around Stellenbosch. What an absolutely fantastic day. All can say really is make time in your diary and do it!

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