CAPE TO GRAPE AWARDS

CAPE TO GRAPE AWARDS

Cape To Grape Wine Tours and Adventures is pleased to announce that we have been shortlisted for an award from the Luxury Travel Guide company in the United Kingdom for the region Africa & Middle East 2018 awards.

Awards Programme

The Luxury Travel Awards recognise and celebrate excellence across all sectors of the affluent travel and tourism industry. Their team of experts have scoured the globe and traveled extensively in order to identify everything from the very best hotels, airlines and tour operators through to highlighting the most reputable transfer service companies.

An award is something given in recognition of excellence in a certain field. Recognition by a set of peers, acknowledging quality of work, is highly appreciated.

About Cape to Grape Wine Tours

Cape to Grape Wine Tours was established in the beginning of 2011 by owner and guide Adriaan Vorster. As a native to the Breedekloof River Valley, Adriaan has had a passion for wine, vineyards and country living from an early age.

Following his matriculation from Boland Agricultural School in 2003, he worked part-time in a wine cellar, gaining hands-on experience in winemaking.

In 2006, he went abroad and taught English in Taiwan for 2 years after which he returned to South Africa and started working at Fairview Wine and Cheese Winery as a wine tasting host.

Adriaan is very passionate about the wine industry and tourism, and expanded his knowledge by completing several wine and tourism courses, including All about South African Wines in 2010.

Today, Cape to Grape Wine Tours offers intimate and affordable tours for everyone. Adriaan guarantees that your South African experience will be unforgettable with all the best that our beautiful Cape has to offer.

Most recent awards are :
2016 : TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

2017 : TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

2017 : Luxury Travel & Hospitality Award

   

CAPE TO GRAPE GIFT VOUCHERS

GIFT VOUCHERS from Cape To Grape Wine Tours and Adventures !

The perfect gift this Christmas or for a birthday or any other special occasion. Gift Vouchers are available for all of our tours for both private and group bookings.

The ubiquitous gift voucher. They come in all forms and practically any denomination. They can be from a favorite store, restaurant or tour operator, or they can be like a prepaid Visa or Mastercard card. Gift vouchers still remain one of the most popular holiday gifts. In October 2015, 58.8 percent of those surveyed said that they would like to receive a gift voucher, making them the most requested gift item nine years in a row.

Advantages:

No gifts to return or exchange. There are any number of reasons why a gift would need to be returned or exchanged – it could be the wrong color, size or style, a duplicate gift or perhaps the recipient just didn’t like it. It happens. Gift vouchers take that guess work out of choosing a gift, letting the recipient choose what he or she wants from a Cape Winelands Tour or to visit the Hermanus Whale Route or even the magical Garden Route 6 day Adventure Tour

Nice add-on gift. You could even just give it as a bonus gift, tucked in the pocket of a sweater or a pair of jeans, or even hung like an ornament from a Christmas tree !

Easy to send. If you have friends or relatives that live far away, it is easier – and far less expensive – to send a gift voucher in a pretty holiday card than to ship gifts.

Contact us now to purchase your Gift Voucher on :
Office : +27 (0)21 434 3227

Mobile : +27 (0)82 802 5246

Email : bookings@capetogrape.co.za

Festive Wine Tasting Tours

Our Festive Wine Tasting Tours in the Cape Winelands are extremely popular.

Imagine sipping a GLASS of CABERNET SAUVIGNON, surrounded by the PICTURESQUE SETTING of an OLD WINE ESTATE.

Enjoy this RELAXED LIFESTYLE with our exclusive tours and GET A TASTE of what our BEAUTIFUL CAPE has to offer.

Our Exclusive Tour Includes:

 PICK UP TIME

Between 9:00 – 9:30 am at your accommodation in Cape Town

DURATION
1 Day

Visit 3 Different Wine Regions and 5 Award Winning Wine Estates

D’ ARIA WINE ESTATE
Educational Wine Tasting Experience and Cellar Tour

FAIRVIEW WINE ESTATE
Cheese and Wine Tasting

MARIANNE WINE ESTATE
Biltong and Wine Tasting

* Visit Stellenbosch Historical Cape Dutch Town

LE POMMIER WINE ESTATE
Traditional South African lunch

VREDE AND LUST WINE ESTATE
Chocolate and Wine Tasting

DROP OFF TIME
Between 18:00 – 18:30 pm at your accommodation in Cape Town

* Luxury Transport

For bookings and enquiries, either book right here on our website or contact us :
Office : +27 (0)21 434 3227

Mobile : +27 (0)82 802 5246

Email : bookings@capetogrape.co.za

 

Bloukrans Bungy

Bloukrans Bungy !!! Garden Route Adventure Tour

The most amazing experience of your life!

That pretty much sums up why we are doing what we do. How we do that is by keeping everyone safe, treating everyone with respect and helping people have fun! We do all this with a long bungy cord attached to Africa’s largest bridge!

The view from Africa’s highest bridge captures all the majesty and tranquility of the Bloukrans River valley. But there is nothing tranquil about throwing yourself more than 200 metres down towards the river below. Recognised as the ‘highest bungee from a bridge’ in the world, Bloukrans Bungy uses pendulum bungee technology to ensure the smoothest, most comfortable bungee jump possible. Jumpers are secured in a full-body harness combined with an ankle connection.

Bloukrans Bridge Bungy is the world’s highest commercial bridge bungy at 216 metres (709 ft) above the Bloukrans River. It is situated at Bloukrans Bridge on the N2 highway at the border between the Eastern Cape and the Western Cape in the Tsitsikamma area of South Africa’s Garden Route. It has been operated by Face Adrenalin commercially since 1997.

The Bloukrans Bungy is the world’s highest commercial bungy bridge. It is also the highest commercial natural bungy jump in the world. We have had a number of world records associated with Bloukrans. In 2003, Bloukrans bungy was recognised as the worlds highest commercial bungy jump. In 2008 we were part of two more world records. Veronica Dean performed 19 bungy jumps in one hour and Bill Boshoff performed 101 jumps in a 24 hour period. Bill’s world record was subsequently surpassed, but in 2011 we facilitated Scott Huntley to regain the world record with 107 jumps in the 24 hour period.

We have played host to the likes of Prince Harry, Jack Osbourne, Thabo Mbeki, the Zuma family, Bobby Skinstad, Hansie Cronje, Fanie De Villiers, Kelly Slater, Andy Irons, The Amazing Race, and many more famous and not so famous visitors – you never know who you could meet on any given day at Bloukrans, the worlds highest bungy bridge!

Join us on our Garden Route Adventure Tour which is packed with activities for the adventurous tourist or you may choose the more leisurely option and enjoy the wonderful scenery and game drives.

For bookings kindly contact us as follows :

Office : +27 (0)21 434 3227

Mobile : +27 (0)82 802 5246

Email : bookings@capetogrape.co.za

Alternatively, you may book via our website www.capetogrape.co.za

Great White Shark Cage Diving

Great White Shark Cage Diving in Mossel Bay on our GARDEN ROUTE ADVENTURE TOUR.

Mossel Bay on the Garden Route has probably the most accessible Great White Sharks in the world. The bay is very much protected in the winter months and the sea conditions are normally calm and comfortable.

Great White Shark facts :

Few creatures strike more fear in humans than the great white shark. In reality, great white shark attacks on humans are rare – and it is even rarer for one of these attacks to be fatal. However, the size of the great white shark and its efficiency as a predator add to the perpetuation of this unnecessary fear.

The great white shark averages 4.5 m (15 ft.) in length, but some have been recorded as large as 6 m (20 ft.) long! They generally weigh up to 2250 kg (5000 lb.).

Great white sharks are blue-gray on the dorsal, or top, part of their bodies. This helps them blend in with the bottom of the ocean when viewed from above. The belly, or ventral, part of the body, is white. This makes it difficult to see the sharks from below, with sunlight shining in around them. They have strong, torpedo-shaped bodies and powerful tails that help them swim. Great whites can reach speeds up to 24 km/hr (15 mph).

Great whites use their speed and coloring to help them hunt. They search for prey at the surface of the ocean while swimming below. Once they spot a target, they use a burst of speed to bump their prey while simultaneously biting it. They have several rows of teeth that can number into the thousands. As teeth fall out, they are rapidly replaced by those in the row behind them. These sharp, serrated teeth can be devastating. A single, large bite can be fatal.

When great white sharks are young, they feed on smaller prey, like fish and rays. As they grow larger, they feed more exclusively on marine mammals, such as sea lions, seals and small whales.

The great white is at the top of the food chain and has few threats in the ocean. Only orcas and larger sharks can pose a risk. The only other risk to the great white shark is human interaction. They are sometimes caught by accident in fishing nets or intentionally sought out by sport fisherman. Their jaws and fins are sold for considerable amounts of money.

Not much is known about the mating habits of great white sharks. What is known is that after mating the female develops several eggs which hatch in her womb. The newly-hatched shark pups feed on unfertilized eggs in the womb as they develop before being born. In general, the mother gives birth to a litter of two to ten pups, each of which average 1.5 m (5 ft.) in length. Male great whites reach maturity at 9-10 years of age. Females mature even later, between 14 and 16 years of age. Female sharks are thought to give birth once every couple years, but even that is uncertain.

For bookings and tours, kindly contact us as follows :

Office : +27 (0)21 434 3227

Mobile : +27 (0)82 802 5246

Email : bookings@capetogrape.co.za

CHEETAH and ELEPHANT encounters

Our new Garden Route Adventure tour includes a Cheetah and Elephant encounter.

At Cango Wildlife ranch you will have the experience of going into the Cheetah enclosure and actually touch a Cheetah.

At Indalu Game Reserve, you will be able to walk with the Elephants and touch and feed them.

For bookings and enquiries contact us on :
Office: +27 (0)21 434 3227

Mobile: +27 (0)82 802 5346

Email: bookings@capetogrape.co.za

 

Christmas in the Winelands

 

Join us for a lovely day during this festive season in the Cape Winelands or join one of our other day or overnight tours from Cape Town. Beautiful weather and scenery can be enjoyed on one of our all inclusive tours.

Christmas time in the Cape Winelands with Cape To Grape Wine Tours.

For bookings and enquiries please contact :

Office : +27 (0)21 434 3227

Mobile : +27 (0)82 802 5246

Email : bookings@capetogrape.co.za

 

GARDEN ROUTE ADVENTURE TOUR

Our NEW 5 NIGHT 6 DAY GARDEN ROUTE ADVENTURE TOUR IS NOW OPEN FOR BOOKINGS !!!

High on the must-see lists of most visitors to South Africa is the Garden Route, and with good reason: you can’t help but be seduced by the glorious natural beauty. The distance from Mossel Bay in the west to Storms River in the east is less than 300km, yet the range of topography, vegetation, wildlife and outdoor activities is remarkable.

The coast is dotted with excellent beaches, while inland you’ll find picturesque lagoons and lakes, rolling hills and eventually the mountains of the Outeniqua and Tsitsikamma ranges that divide the verdant Garden Route from the arid Little Karoo.

Click on Tours and Garden Route Adventure Tour for the full itinerary. This tour is also offered for the more sedate traveler wishing to experience the beauty of the Garden Route at a more relaxed pace.

Office : +27 (0)21 434 3227

Mobile : +27 (0)82 802 5246

Email : bookings@capetogrape.co.za

SEASONS GREETINGS

Cape To Grape Wine Tours and Adventures extends warm Seasons greetings to all our clients, service providers, family and friends. We are now into summer and the festive holiday season. Bookings are filling up and we suggest you book your tours early in order to secure a seat on one of our tours.

Thank you for your valued support during 2017 and we look forward to your continued support during 2018 which is appreciated.