Embrace the Cape & Franschhoek Bastille Day

Dates: Thursday 12 July – Monday 16 July 2018

Tour Price: R8,450.00 per person sharing. R9,450.00 per person single

This price includes


  • 4 nights accommodation in a 4-star guest house in Paarl
  • 4 hearty breakfasts
  • 4 extraordinary suppers
  • 2 lunches
  • All the transportation in a full luxury bus
  • All the entrance fees and tips
  • Airport pickup and drop-off 

Every year, in July, Franschhoek celebrates Bastille Day with wine and food tastings, music and markets. “Bastille Day” is the name given in English-speaking countries to the French “Fête Nationale” – commemorating the anniversary of the storming of the Bastille fortress-prison during the French Revolution. With its centuries-old French-Huguenot roots, Franschhoek colours red, white and blue while showcasing the best the valley has to offer.

This is one of the highlight not to be missed festivals in the Cape!


Tour Itinerary


Thursday – day 1

Your flight arrives before 11:00

10:00 – 11:00 Friendly team meet you at Cape Town International Airport

11:00 – 12:00 Travel to Stellenbosch

12:00 Lunch and MCC tasting JC le Roux

14:00 Stellenbosch walking tour including Oom Samie se winkel

15:30 Stellenbosch to Paarl via Helshoogte Pass

16:00 Wine pairing at the beautiful wine estate Plaisir de Merle

17:30 Check in at you guest house

Supper (included) Restaurant Giovannis at Laborie


Friday – day 2

07:00 – 08:00 Breakfast at your guest house

08:00 – 09:00 Drive to Cape Town

09:00 – 10:30 District Six Museum and life story of Noor Ebrahim – introduction to Malay Cooking

10:30 – 13:30 Victoria and Alfred Waterfront (on your own)

Lunch (own account)

The V&A Waterfront has a romanticism about it that has been attracting visitors since its development in 1988. The 123-hectare property holds a shopping mall, marina, working harbour, and scores of other smaller features.

It really is no wonder that the V&A Waterfront joins the ranks with Cape Point, Groot Constantia, Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, Robben Island, Table Mountain Cableway and City Walk as one of Cape Town’s Big 7.

14:00-17:00 Boat to Robbin Island – Robbin Island Tour – back by 17:00

Robben Island, the unique symbol of “the triumph of the human spirit over adversity, suffering and injustice” with a rich 500 year old multi-layered history, is visited every year by thousands of people eager to understand and honour the important aspects of South Africa’s history that the Island represents.

Supper (included) Mamma Africa Restaurant Loop Street, Cape Town


Saturday – day 3

08:00 – 09:00 Breakfast at your guest house

09:00 -16:00 Attend the Bastille Festival in Franschhoek

Every year, in July, Franschhoek celebrates Bastille Day with wine and food tastings, music and markets. “Bastille Day” is the name given in English-speaking countries to the French “Fête Nationale” – commemorating the anniversary of the storming of the Bastille fortress-prison during the French Revolution. With its centuries-old French-Huguenot roots, Franschhoek colours red, white and blue while showcasing the best the valley has to offer.

Transportation will be provided all through the day (see schedule and contact details)

Lunch (own account)

Supper (included) Boland platters


Sunday – day 4

07:00 – 07:30 Breakfast at your guest house

07:30 – 08:30 Drive to Cape Town

08:30 – 10:00 Table Mountain

11:00 – 12:00 Bay Harbour Market, Hout Bay

13:00 – 14:00 (own account) Lunch Seaforth Restaurant (feesh and tjips Cape style/ vegetarian)

14:00 – 14:30 Penguins at Boulders, Simons Town

15:30 – 18:00 Cape Point Cape of Good Hope and Cape Point.

Cape Point is in the Cape of Good Hope nature reserve within Table Mountain National Park, which forms part of the Cape Floral Region, a World Heritage Site. It includes the majestic Table Mountain chain, which stretches from Signal Hill to Cape Point, and the coastlines of the Cape Peninsula. This narrow stretch of land, dotted with beautiful valleys, bays and beaches, contains a mix of extraordinarily diverse and unique fauna and flora.

20:00 Cooking experience at Mynhardt se Kombuis in Paarl – with Mynhard Joubert – renowned cook and winner of the Kokkedoor-competition


Monday – day 5

08:00 – 09:00 Breakfast at your guest house

09:00 – 10:30 Afrikaanse Taalmonument Paarl

11:00 – 13:00 High tea at and light lunch Babylonstoren farm

14:00 Drop off at the airport


List of Highlights


Experience the Bastille Festival in Franschhoek (full day Saturday)

Cooking experience at Mynhardt se Kombuis in Paarl – with Mynhard Joubert – renowned cook and winner of the Kokkedoor-competition

Four nights stay in top class Boland guest houses

Four hearty full breakfasts

The scenic mountains and nature of the Boland

Lunch and MCC tasting JC le Roux

Stellenbosch walking tour including Oom Samie se winkel

Stellenbosch to Paarl drive via Helshoogte Pass

Wine-pairing at Plaisir de Merle

District Six Museum

Victoria and Alfred Waterfront

Robben Island

Mamma Africa Restaurant, Loop Street, Cape Town

Table Mountain

Bay Harbour Market, Hout Bay

Penguins at Boulders, Simons Town

Cape of Good Hope and Cape Point

Afrikaanse Taalmonument, Paarl

High tea/light lunch Babylonstoren

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