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Explore Sideways

Woodstock 7915, South Africa
+27 79 607 1978
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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 tastings and experiences exclusively for Sideways guests. All tastings and activities less lunch are included in the cost and are pre-arranged to perfection. Each fully accredited guide is only selected once the tour is booked, ensuring a perfect match to both the person and the experience. We source each guide individually so are able to offer bespoke, luxury experiences with guides that are passionate, knowledgable and experienced. Day tours take you off the beaten path and into the hidden gems of Franschhoek, Stellenbosch, Hemel-en-Aarde, Paarl, Elgin, Constantia and many of the other lesser known wine regions.
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Woodstock 7915, South Africa
+27 79 607 1978
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I had an amazing time spending the day with Justin in Franschhoek/the wine country. The wineries are beautiful and delicious and Justin was an absolutely wonderful guide. He was friendly, fun, super knowledgeable about the area and especially about anything to do...More

Thank KBROWE13
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ryan our tour guide suggested a drive around the cape of good hope as our other plans had been cancelled. We thoroughly enjoyed our day and saw baboons, seals, penguins and antelope. Ryan was very knowledgeable and looked after our needs.

Thank Fiona R
Reviewed 18 August 2017

Glad I found Explore Sideways on the internet before our visit to Cape Town. We only had one free day there and Ingrid was great in putting together a tour for us. Together with my wife and three daughters, we covered so much including three...More

Thank klitton
Management response:Responded 4 weeks ago

Hi Kenny It was such a pleasure to work with you on this itinerary. I will gladly pass on your feedback to Brian and Michelle as well! Thank you for your feedback and we hope to see you again in Cape Town Kind regards Ingrid

Reviewed 24 June 2017

Thank you Ryan for looking after us today, driving us around Cape Town. Enjoyed Robben Island and Durbanville Hills Estate Wine Tour on Table Mountain. Appreciet the ideas for a seld drive tomorrow to Cape of Good Hope, great ideas cannot wait. Would highly recommend...More

Thank GriffinFamily4
Reviewed 24 June 2017

We had limited time for leisure on a business trip to Cape Town and enjoyed our 4x4 wine safari with Henri. Magnificent views and a fun time. We would highly recommend Explore Sideways to others looking for a unique experience in the "Mother City".More

Thank Xavier C
Hawkbritt, Manager at Explore Sideways, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2017

Hi Xavier, I'm so glad you were able to fit in this unique way to experience Table Mountain! There's nothing else like sitting on the top of Table Mountain in a 4x4 with a glass of local South African wine in hand. I hope the...More

Reviewed 8 June 2017

We had been told about the wonderful and beautiful wine country in South Africa. Coming from the Napa Valley area of California, we were feeling a bit smug about other areas measuring up. We were so wrong! Justin drove us to 5 different wineries all...More

Thank TravelinLaurie
Hawkbritt, General Manager at Explore Sideways, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We're so happy to hear that you had such a fantastic time learning about the uniqueness of the SA winelands with Justin! As a Napa Valley native myself, I have found that there are so few South African wines distributed to the US, you really...More

Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

Our guide, Justin, took us round a day long tour of various wine tastings. He was excellent. Affable, a really nice chap, and extremely knowledgeable about wine, the wine regions and South Africa in general, and offered insight into the European wine market from his...More

Thank Zemross
JolizeA, Manager at Explore Sideways, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2017

Hi Matt and Emma, Firstly congratulations on your nuptials. Hope you are having fantastic honeymoon here in Cape Town. I am so happy to hear you had a great time with Justin and that you enjoined the Winelands! Justin's knowledge is fantastic and you could...More

Reviewed 25 April 2017

Henri took us on an amazing trip around the "No Drive" zone of Table Mountain. The views are breathtaking... and what do you know... Wine and food at the top! Henri was very knowledgeable about the local flora & fauna and was able to guide...More

Thank brandenmcdonald
Hawkbritt, General Manager at Explore Sideways, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2017

Hi Branden, I'm so glad to hear you had a phenomenal time going offroad on Table Mountain! This is quite a unique way to experience a bucket list aspect of the Cape. Henri is very knowledgeable so we're happy to hear he was able to...More

Reviewed 15 April 2017

Had a great time, Explore Sideways gets you VIP treatment at the area's wineries. Our guide Eon was an expert and made our day tour fun and seamless and every representative at each winery was an expert in their field and their product. We did...More

Thank K C
Hawkbritt, General Manager at Explore Sideways, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2017

I'm so glad to hear you got to see a VIP view of the Constantia winelands! Eon is truly passionate about wine and has done multiple harvests both in South Africa as well as other countries so he's always excited to share his knowledge. Please...More

Reviewed 26 March 2017

I organised a corporate day out in the wine region with Explore Sideways and they were an absolutely pleasure to work with. Trying to organise something from overseas (I am based in Australia) can be difficult, but these guys were an absolute dream to work...More

Thank Natasha W
JolizeA, Manager at Explore Sideways, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2017

Hi Natasha, It was such a pleasure to work with you and this exciting itinerary, not to mention fun! Thank you for allowing us to host your group and show them the Winelands, and some of my favourite places. Hope to welcome you back soon...More

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