Today take a unique look into the Cape Winelands with your private guide. Your first stop is Stellenbosch, with canal lined avenues, and magnificent examples of Cape Dutch architecture where you enjoy a guided walking tour of the old town center. You’ll hear stories about the origins of the Cape food and learn more about the history of South Africa’s second oldest town. This delightful tour is around 4 hours, and you’ll enjoy a variety of different snacks and wine tastings while meeting some colorful characters en route. You’ll savour a classic South African dish called bobotie and tuck into sweets from the oldest shop in town – Oom Samie se Winkel.
This afternoon spend time at the Delaire Graff Estate, situated in Stellenbosch in the heart of South Africa’s most historic and prestigious wine region. Striking Cape Dutch architecture meets African artifacts and styling, with original artworks from Laurence Graff’s personal collection on display throughout, representing some of South Africa’s finest contemporary artists. The personally curated collection has been a lifelong passion of Laurence Graff, who continues to discover promising South African artists. Works by Deborah Bell, Sidney Kumalo, Fred Schimmel, Durant Sihlali and Cecil Skotnes adorn the walls, while guests at the Lodge will particularly enjoy Stephane Graff and the intensity of Ndikhumbule Ngqinambi’s work. This evening we recommend reservations for you at any of the award-winning restaurants in Franschhoek before you are returned to Ellerman House for overnight. Breakfast and tastings.