Olive, Vine & Vergelegen Private Wine Tour


Somerset West

Olive, Vine & Vergelegen Private Wine Tour

This unusual private wine tour combines glorious winelands country with both wine- and olive-tasting. It’s a little known fact that South African olive oil has once again walked off as winner of the most prestigious olive oil awards in Italy.

So, this tour is perfect if you have a little bit more time to get to know the more off-the-beaten-track vineyards, villages and farms of the Cape.

First, you head for Morgenster for an olive oil, olive and wine tasting. Morgenster is rated one of the top olive oil estates in the world. And the tour is a little gem!

You then travel only a short distance to Vergelegen, one of the oldest Cape Dutch homesteads in South Africa. Walk in their beautiful gardens, visit the homestead and taste their award-winning wines. An optional extra would be to enjoy a fascinating tour of their spectacular gravity-fed cellar.

All this is washed down with a gourmet lunch at one of the top Winelands restaurants (extra cost). After lunch, the wine and olive-tasting is complemented by a short historical tour of Stellenbosch – the second oldest town in South Africa. It is easy to see why Simon Van Der Stel decided to build a village in such an idyllic spot. The Cape Dutch architecture, oak-lined streets and the many alfresco cafes give Stellenbosch a charm that won’t quickly be forgotten.

You will have the opportunity to explore some of the little shops and do some shopping.


If olives are not really your thing, we can substitute this with a wine and chocolate pairing at Lourensford Wine Estate.

As this is a private wine tour, you have the freedom to adapt this tour by adding optional excursions. You can visit the Spier Wine Estate with its Eagle Encounters tour. Or, you can even squeeze in both Morgenster and Lourensford if you haven’t opted to do the cellar tour.