We design our tours after consultation with you to accommodate your individual needs. When you book a tour, please tell us your interests and we will create an itinerary to suit.

Typical tours:

1 Day Tour, visiting up to four wineries in one area, with lunch at a restaurant on a wine farm, before returning to Cape Town

2 Day Tour, visiting two areas, such as Constantia and the Cape Peninsula on one day, returning overnight to your Cape Town accommodation and visiting wineries in Durbanville on the second

3 Day Tour, visiting three different wine districts, such as Walker Bay and Elgin, Stellenbosch and the Helderberg, Paarl, Wellington or Franschhoek

Our rates:

Our daily rate is R4500 (±US$312/£240/€280) for the first one or two people in a group, visiting wine producers in one of these areas: Cape Peninsula, Constantia, Darling, Durbanville, Helderberg, Malmesbury, Paarl, Stellenbosch and Wellington. Each additional person will be charged at R1000 (±$69/£54/€62). Click here to see the exchange rate calculator for accurate equivalent rates in your own currency. 

We quote in South African currency and prefer payment in Rand. Equivalents given in other currencies are approximate and dependent on actual rate of exchange as per the calculator above. Prices may be changed dependent on cost calculations such as fuel prices etc.

We prefer to cater for tour parties of fewer than six people, as this allows us to give our clients a more personal service, which is more difficult with a larger party.

Half days (up to 4½ hours) are charged at R3000 (±$207/£160/€186) for one or two people, with each additional person charged at R600 (±$42/£32/€37)

A surcharge of R1800 (±$125/£96/€112) will apply to visits to areas further afield, such as Hemel en Aarde Valley, Robertson and Worcester. These destinations entail longer travelling times, so an early start will be needed for one day tours. Half day tours to these destinations are not feasible because of the distance

Tours cancelled with 48 or fewer hours notice will be charged at our full day rate

Tours to more remote areas, such as Calitzdorp and the Cederberg, require a minimum two day booking. We will need to book overnight accommodation for the clients and the guide which will be for the client's account

Our fee includes entrances to museums and most wine tastings

Meals in restaurants and fees charged for entry to National Parks and facilities such as the Table Mountain cableway are for the client's own account

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 Adamastor & Bacchus (the guide), its employees and its agents undertake to make sure that all reasonable precautions are taken to ensure the safety of any tour clients, and any passengers in any vehicles used for the purpose of the tour.

The following should be noted:

1.    On wine tours, it is normal for alcohol to be consumed by the clients. As alcohol is an intoxicant, the guide cannot be held responsible for any effects which consumption of any alcohol during the period of the tour may have on any of the clients, or for any consequences which may result from this consumption.

2.    Your guide is an experienced wine taster. He or she is also your driver, unless a third party vehicle and driver have been hired for the tour. Drinking and driving do not mix. The guide is, however, expected to taste the wines which will be the subject of discussion, in cellars and tasting rooms. He or she will therefore taste the wine and spit it out. This is normal wine tasting procedure, and cannot be deemed to be an objectionable practice. A minimum of alcohol will be swallowed by the guide during the course of any tastings. The guide will consume non-alcoholic beverages during meal times, when these coincide with driving any vehicle.

3.    For the above reasons, clients are encouraged to spit while tasting. Receptacles are normally provided in wineries for this purpose. It is quite normal for fifteen or more wines to be tasted during the course of a tour, and if all of this is swallowed, it can represent a considerable quantity.

4.    Wineries, while they can be construed as romantic, are factories. In the course of a wine tour clients may be taken through fermentation and maturation facilities and vineyards. During the course of this, the clients will encounter stairs (metal and otherwise), slippery floors, uneven ground, alcohol fumes, winemaking equipment and occasional obstacles. The guide, the wineries and their personnel cannot be held responsible for any injury or damage which the clients may sustain during the course of the tour.

5.    The driver will take all reasonable measures to ensure the safety of passengers. Seat belts should be worn by all passengers while the vehicle is in motion. Adamastor & Bacchus cannot be held responsible for any loss or damage caused by natural events or by outside influences beyond our control or resulting from irresponsible conduct by clients.

 The purpose of a wine tour is to have fun

Responsible behaviour makes it more enjoyable