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Explore Sideways is the premiere luxury provider of wine experiences in the Western Cape. We specialize in highly curated, private tours, offering intimate access to the most amazing wines and estates Wineries know and love us which means they offer...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Woodstock 7915, South Africa
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Reviewed 9 July 2018

We were advised to try a wine tour day, we did, it wasn't expensive. We had our own driver, very knowledgeable about everything especially wine. He took us to three vineyards over a period of 4 hours, we met with the owners and their staff,...More

Thank Mark W
Reviewed 17 May 2018

We reached out to have a customized wine tour on Stellenbosch and they created a customized itinerary for us including Delaire Graff which was the crown jewel of the region. Our wine guide was Justin and he was excellent and a pleasure to hang out...More

Thank JSuth2000
Hawkbritt, General Manager at Explore Sideways, responded to this reviewResponded 15 June 2018

Thanks so much for your amazing feedback! I'm so glad you enjoyed your customized tour with Justin. You really got a fantastic overview of what the SA winelands have to offer and Justin is certainly an expert on the subject. It truly makes us happy...More

Reviewed 15 May 2018

We booked a private one day tour through the cape winelands by emailing Ingrid who was very responsive and planned a tour based on our wine preferences. Ryan was our specialist guide and he provided us a day to remember. We had a cheese and...More

Thank ND0654
Hawkbritt, General Manager at Explore Sideways, responded to this reviewResponded 15 June 2018

You're making us blush! It's so great to hear how much you loved your foodie adventure in the winelands with Ryan! He really goes the extra mile to make sure that you have a great time and that you are well taken care of for...More

Reviewed 3 May 2018

We had a wonderful day with a guide - Alistair - who really loves his country, this shows! He could reply to every question, he showed us beautiful sites in the Cape winelands. It was very relaxing having a chauffeur and a guide at once....More

Thank Thomas B
Hawkbritt, General Manager at Explore Sideways, responded to this reviewResponded 15 June 2018

Hi Thomas, The comment from your daughter is too cute! You really summed up Alistair's knowledge and passion about South Africa and all it has to offer. He really enjoyed spending the day with you and your family. We hope you come back soon for...More

Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

Great day with Ryan our host, covered such a diverse range of wineries catering to our personal preferences. Beautiful countryside was complemented by excellent knowledge and guidance, would definitely to look to doing a more extensive trip next time and will definitely be returning!More

1  Thank Koren C
Hawkbritt, General Manager at Explore Sideways, responded to this reviewResponded 15 June 2018

Hi Koren, Thanks so much for the glowing review! There are so many boutique wineries in South Africa that are often overlooked, which makes us so happy that you discovered some that suited your personal preferences! Ryan loved spending the day with you. Please let...More

Reviewed 28 March 2018

We only had 2 days in Cape Town so we wanted to be sure and see as much as we could. Jolize from Explore Sideways helped us build a great itinerary based on our interests. Pim met us at our hotel shortly after we arrived...More

1  Thank Raj_Me33
JolizeA, Manager at Explore Sideways, responded to this reviewResponded 1 April 2018

Dear Sarva, Thank you so much for the amazing feedback. I am so glad we we able to fit everything in on your list! Pim is just great and will bend over backwards for our guests, who all become friends by the end of the...More

Reviewed 18 March 2018

We were totally privileged to have Ryan as our tour guide. I could write forever about our epic day but it is probably easier to keep it short. Firstly book with this company, Jolize was so good to speak with she helped us plan and...More

1  Thank WareBear4244
Ingrid M, Experience Coordinator at Explore Sideways, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2018

Hi Matt and Sarah, Wow! I am actually blushing. Thank you for the amazing review, and we are so happy to have helped make you honeymoon a memorable trip. We handpick our guides and only work with guides who are willing to go the extra...More

Reviewed 15 March 2018

We spent a week touring the Cape Town area with tours we booked through Tour Sideways. I highly recommend them. During our week, we did the "Best Views of the Cape Tour", the "Wildlife Safari and Wine Tasting", the "Winelands Equestrian Adventure" and the "Cape...More

1  Thank Kerrie A
Ingrid M, Experience Coordinator at Explore Sideways, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2018

Hi Kerrie & Family It was an absolute pleasure! And I am glad we got to move your tours around as well so you didn't have to miss anything. I know both guides had a great time with you as well. Kind regards Ingrid

Reviewed 5 March 2018

We used Explore Sideways for our February 2018 trip to South Africa. We actually booked them twice - one for a half day Constantia trip and one for a full day in Stellenbosch - both leaving from our hotel in Cape Town. If deciding between...More

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Ingrid M, Experience Coordinator at Explore Sideways, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2018

Hi Cameron and Megan Thank you so much for letting us know about your trip! I am so glad you had a great time with Ann-marie as well and the flexibility of a private guide and vehicle. We look forward to welcoming you to Cape...More

Reviewed 1 March 2018 via mobile

Thank you Explore Sideways - and especially our guide Pim - for a wonderful wine tour of Stellenbosch and Franschhoek! We were perfectly looked after from start to finish, Pim was an excellent guide and we thoroughly enjoyed the day. Highly recommended.

1  Thank Grace R
Ingrid M, Experience Coordinator at Explore Sideways, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2018

Hi Grace Thank you so much for letting us know - It is always great to hear that the guide made your day extra special, Pim always goes the extra mile. Give us a shout when you are in Cape Town again Kind regards Ingrid

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