This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Learn more

Skip to main content

Talk to an expert 1-800-242-2434 Lines open now

User menu


66 holiday reviews from our travellers of holidays which include Winelands.

Showing 11-20 of 66
Arrival date
Ms C.
São Paulo

"My Aug 2021 trip"

I visited South Africa between 25 Aug 2021 and 8 Sep 2021
"My trip to South Africa went beyond any expectations, I really loved the country and is definitely a place I would go back.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

I would recommend people to go to Johannesburg first and then end the trip in Cape Town, first because of the history, the scenario and because we buy more things in Cape Town/Franschhoek, so we don't have to carry them along to the other cities.

Other than that, the service is great and I have nothing to complain." Read full review: 14 nights in Africa; 3 on a South Africa trip
Overall trip
Mr & Mrs G

"Summary of our trip"

I visited South Africa between 26 Jan 2020 and 15 Feb 2020
"Claire put together an excellent itinerary with a nice selection of accommodation none of which was large impersonal corporate hotels. The whole trip worked well and in particular driving directions were spot on which was very helpful given the distances we covered. We did use a friend's map of the Garden Route as the directions were missing details of actual distances - this might be helpful for future clients. We used 'MapStudio Garden Route & Route 62' a lot of the time.

Our only hairy moment was taking the car back to the airport (which we had avoided on arrival by having car delivered to hotel) and this was slightly stressful as we had to return the car with a full tank but the BP garage was located on an obscure location on the other side of the car rental return area. It was chaotic at the BP station as everyone was filling up before returning their cars. That said the check in at Bidvest was very good and straightforward.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

Although the holiday was expensive it was worth it and we couldn't have put it together without Claire's assistance." Read full review: 20 nights in Africa; 18 on a South Africa trip
Overall trip
Mr&Mrs H

"South African Honeymoon 2020"

I visited South Africa between 11 Jan 2020 and 25 Jan 2020
"We had a wonderful honeymoon in South Africa.

It was a perfect combination of sightseeing in Cape Town, wine drinking in Franschhoek, relaxing in Plettenberg Bay and game viewing at Kwandwe. It was a great experience of a beautiful country and we hope to go back sometime." Read full review: 14 nights in Africa; 10 on a South Africa trip
Overall trip
Mr&Mrs LS

"Our January 2020 trip to South Africa"

I visited South Africa between 4 Jan 2020 and 19 Jan 2020
"We have had the most amazing trip of our lives. We have travelled to many places but this holiday, to get a feel for South Africa, was very special.

Our itinerary was followed to the letter as we had expected and the whole trip just flowed so well. Pick-ups and drops offs were exceptionally well organised - Ilios is an excellent company. This was our first experience of South Africa - a BIG birthday present for my husband who has always wanted to visit South Africa based on the tales told to him as a boy by his late father.

The trip certainly exceeded all of our expectations - more in fact. We are already thinking of another trip maybe the same time next year in advance of another BIG birthday perhaps.

A very big thank you to Lucy and the Team in Cape Town for making this such a memorable experience

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

We can't think of anything which could have made this trip more enjoyable other than maybe an extra night in Kwandwe and Grootbos and one less night in Cape Town but nevertheless we enjoyed the whole whole experience.

Thank You" Read full review: 15 nights in Africa; 13 on a South Africa trip
Overall trip
RMN and AT

"A memorable and wonderful three weeks"

I visited Zimbabwe and 2 other countries between 27 Oct 2019 and 20 Nov 2019
"This was a big trip for us and our expectations were high. But they were met in almost every respect, British Airways excepted.

It was a very memorable and exciting three weeks, at a very hot time of year and in a year of terrible drought in Botswana and Zimbabwe." Read full review: 24 nights in Africa; 8 on a Zimbabwe safari
Overall trip
Mr & Mrs D

"my october trip"

I visited Botswana and 1 other country between 17 Oct 2019 and 28 Oct 2019
"Everything went very well and to our expectations" Read full review: 11 nights in Africa; 6 on a Botswana safari
Overall trip
Ms M

"My 70th Birthday celebratory tour"

I visited South Africa between 14 Oct 2019 and 5 Nov 2019
"Overall it was completely fantastic the slight bumps did not cause us any major issues.

The country is fantastic, the animals were amazing but the people win my vote. The Xhosa people are warm, friendly, helpful with a high work ethic and an eagerness to learn, a joy to interact with.

We went from the old world glamour of the Blue Train to the vibe of the modern city of Cape Town. Then we enjoyed the laid back artistic atmosphere of Franschoek followed by whale watching at Hermanus and the surfing town that is Plettenberg. We needed with the amazing waterhole watching at Gorah followed by the long drives into the bush to see a wide range of local fauna and flora at Kwandwe." Read full review: 22 nights in Africa; 17 on a South Africa trip
Overall trip
Mr & Mrs LP
SW London

"Expert Africa know their stuff"

I visited South Africa between 10 Oct 2019 and 17 Oct 2019
"We were most impressed by the excellent advice and subsequent travel arrangements made by Expert Africa for our South African holiday. The attention to detail which produced a superb written travel itinerary down to the smallest details such as driving instructions from hotel to hotel was outstanding. We really had the impression Claire had a complete understanding of our requirements and, most importantly, personal knowledge that informed her advice.

We'd have no hesitation in recommending Expert Africa to all and sundry." Read full review: 7 nights in Africa; 7 on a South Africa trip
Overall trip
Texas Don & Cindy

"My Jun 2019 trip"

I visited Botswana and 2 other countries between 28 Jun 2019 and 16 Jul 2019
"Our intention was to make this a one time bucket list trip, but now we are talking about going back! It was truly a wonderful experience.

Maruska did a fabulous job of arranging this and was so patient in answering all of our questions." Read full review: 18 nights in Africa; 8 on a Botswana safari
Overall trip
Mr & Mrs H

"Hammerton Family Adventure"

I visited South Africa between 4 Apr 2019 and 25 Apr 2019
"It met and exceeded our expectations.

All the accommodation was larger in real life than the photos suggest. It was all well maintained and presented.

All staff were focused on wanting to make our stays as enjoyable as possible." Read full review: 21 nights in Africa; 15 on a South Africa trip
Overall trip
Showing 11-20 of 66
66 reviews of Winelands by travellers since August 2007
Overall rating by our travellers
Filter by month
Inspire me

Need inspiration?

Let our trip chooser narrow down the options for you

Inspire me

Where to stay in Winelands

Our suggestions for places to stay in Winelands

The Last Word Franschhoek

The Franschhoek

The Last Word Franschhoek is a very small, smart boutique hotel in tranquil surroundings in the heart of Franschhoek. With only six rooms it promises personal attention.

95% (25 reviews)
Le Quartier Francais

Le Quartier Francais

Le Quartier Français is a boutique hotel with beautiful rooms and a great restaurant conveniently located on Franschhoek’s main street.

96% (14 reviews)
La Petite Ferme

La Petite Ferme

A comfortable, elegant guesthouse, La Petite Ferme offers a broad range of accommodation in a stunning vineyard setting.

98% (13 reviews)


Babylonstoren is beautiful property located on a stunning working wine farm between Franschhoek and Paarl, and is surrounded by vineyards and the Drakenstein Mountains.

98% (9 reviews)
Oude Werf

Oude Werf

Located in the historic heart of Stellenbosch, the Oude Werf is a lovely hotel and a good base for exploring the South Africa’s Winelands.

83% (6 reviews)
Angala Boutique Hotel

Angala Boutique Hotel

Angala Boutique Hotel is a luxurious, contemporary guesthouse in the heart of the Cape Winelands – between Franschhoek, Paarl and Stellenbosch.

100% (2 reviews)
Lanzerac Hotel

Lanzerac Hotel

The Lanzerac Hotel is a historic Cape Dutch manor house and winery that has been turned into an opulent hotel offering some of the regions finest accommodation and first-rate cuisine.

80% (1 review)

Login to Expert Africa

Sign in with password

Sign in with email link

New to Expert Africa? Create an account

Forgotten your details?

It's free & quick to set up

  • Save your wish-list
  • Send us an enquiry
  • Pay online for your trip
  • Subscribe to our newsletter
  • Give us feedback on your trip
  • Full site benefits of the site

Need some help? Talk to our team

Newsletter background

Stay in the know with Expert Africa

Join our newsletter. Get the latest on new camps and lodges, insights from our team, uplifting conservation stories and more...

A few more details and you're subscribed


Look out for your confirmation email and exciting updates in your inbox.

Take a look at our previous Bush Telegraph newsletters.