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Explore Sideways is the premiere luxury provider of wine experiences in the Western Cape. We specialize in highly curated, private tours, offering intimate access to the most amazing wines and estates. Wineries know and love us which means they...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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7915, South Africa
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Reviewed January 5, 2019

We enjoyed a fantastic day on this private tour hosted by Ryan van Reenen. He is a warm host and expert on all things to do with the cape region. The 8-hour tour included a visit to the Cape of Good Hope park and lighthouse,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Ian H, Manager at Explore Sideways, responded to this reviewResponded January 13, 2019

Hi Alan Thank you so much for your review! Ryan is a great guide and as you say, a warm host so I will be sure to pass this review on to him. I'm so glad you enjoyed your peninsula tour. Many people say this...More

Reviewed December 16, 2018 via mobile

Ryan took us on a full day wine tour in Constancia wine region and we had a great day. Ryan was very familiar with the area and the wine farms. He selected a perfect lunch spot with outstanding views and tasty food and a wine...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Ian H, Manager at Explore Sideways, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Ewingjnj Thanks so much for your review! We're happy you enjoyed your time with Ryan. The Constantia Valley is a fantastic area with lots of history and heritage (and views!) so we're glad you enjoyed your day. We're looking forward to hearing from you...More

Reviewed December 14, 2018

We had an amazing day with our guide Alette. She was very informative and flexible with our schedule. We got to see all the best of Cape Town in one day with a private tour. I would highly recommend for those wanting to get int...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Ian H, Manager at Explore Sideways, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear TravelMore6 We're so glad you enjoyed your tour with Alette! She's a real gem :) That flexibility is something we try and offer with all our tours so I'm glad Alette managed your schedule well on the day. Cape Town has a huge amount...More

Reviewed November 20, 2018

As a party of two couples, we booked both Best Views of the Cape and Stellenbosch Wine Lands with Explore Sideways. Both experiences were excellent. There are many tour operators who go to the same places, so your satisfaction level is driven primarily by the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Ian H, Manager at Explore Sideways, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for such a detailed and informative response! We're so glad you enjoyed your day with Justin. He gained much of his knowledge from working directly in the wine industry before he became a guide so he has an excellent grasp of the local...More

Reviewed November 12, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I visited Cape Town this past week and our first full day was the private Stellenbosch wine tour. We had a private guide named Martin who was absolutely fabulous! He took us to three boutique wineries- Jordan, DeMorgenZon and Cavalli and then...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Ian H, Manager at Explore Sideways, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for this fantastic review! I'm glad you enjoyed your day with Martin. His knowledge and experience of the industry is extensive indeed! We love those wineries so glad you got to visit them all. Our guides know they are able to change your...More

Reviewed October 15, 2018 via mobile

My wife heather sorted this trip out for the 4 of us dealing with a very helpful lady called Michelle Juni. We booked a private wine tasting tour . Brian was our guide and driver and did a great job . We visited some beautiful...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 9, 2018

We had a great tour with Tony as our guide. We spent a full day with him and he was really knowledgable of all things Cape Town. He was always willing to pull off to the side of the road and take a photo or...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Ian H, Manager at Explore Sideways, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Jody Thanks for your review! I'm glad you had a good time with Tony as your guide. I'm also glad he was able to adapt your itinerary to suit you on the day. He's a keen photographer too so I'm sure he showed you...More

Reviewed October 7, 2018

We had a fantastic private tour that was made by our guide Ryan. He was informative, funny and very helpful when it came to giving options, recommendations and booking a table for us at the Grand Cafe and Balthazar's restaurant. If you have a choice...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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JennaManthe, Guest Experience Coordinator at Explore Sideways, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Andrew, Thank you for this lovely review and we're so happy to hear that you had such a great day with Ryan. He really does go the extra mile for his guests! We'll be sure to let him know what an incredible time you...More

Reviewed October 2, 2018

My hubby and I are foodie's. We'd traveled to Cape Town, South Africa and the one thing we just had to do is experience a foodie tour. So we'd immediately reached out to our Travel Agent, Amanda with Go2Africa and asked her for recommendations. She'd...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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JennaManthe, Guest Experience Coordinator at Explore Sideways, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Delphine, Thanks so much for the incredible review! Cape Town really is a melting pot of cultures and foodie experiences, and we're so glad we got to share it with you. Alette loved her day with you and giving you a small taste on...More

Reviewed September 25, 2018

Martin Fine was our private guide. He made our day. He is such a fine man with a knowledge and depth of history that he shared with genuine enthusiasm. He drove us safely and in comfort to Marine Dynamics who took us out on a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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JennaManthe, Guest Experience Coordinator at Explore Sideways, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for the feedback and we are so delighted to hear that you had such a wonderful day with Martin! He truly is one of the best guides around :) We hope to have you back in South Africa soon for some...More

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