Take the Wine Route Less Travelled with this fabulous Offer!


Explore Sideways has offered TravelmagSA Finding Fabulous and Fern of the Vine readers, the opportunity to get off the beaten track, and experience the South African wine lands like never before, and invite you to enjoy this special discount.

R200 off  any full-day private tour booked before November 1st, 2016.

All you have to do when you book is quote the unique voucher code “fernofthevine”.

Explore Sideways offers a bespoke collection of Sideways tours that are outfitted for discerning and curious travellers seeking unique experiences and unforgettable moments. There is a ‘fabulous’ tour for everyone whether you’re a high-flying wine connoisseur seeking out the best of SA or you’re a family looking for fun and adventure, they have a spectrum of activities, sights and tastes!

All Tours are ‘Sideways Approved’ and what this means is that the Sideways team brings years of experience from both the wine and events industry, allowing guests insider access to exceptional artisan wineries, culinary delights, barrel tastings, and access to private estates and gardens. They treat every private day tour as a personalised event and consider everything, even down to the perfect seat in each tasting room. Whether you’re a sip-savvy surfer or a discerning wine connoisseur, they have an accredited guide that cannot wait to share in your passion, and show you the incredible sights of South Africa.

From now to November ‘Fern of the Vine’ will be introducing you to a different Sideways Tour each month, and invites you to benefit from this Fabulous Sideways Offer.


My mouth is already watering as I think about the stunning CHEESE MONGERS TOUR that is definitely destined to set your taste buds a tingling, as you indulge in one of the oldest and most popular food pairings – cheese and wine. I always say life is too short to eat bad food, and drink cheap wine, and cheese and good wine are definitely high up there on my feel good, everyday awesome things to eat and do, therefore I encourage you to indulge in ‘cheese and wine’ at some of the most legendary wine farms in the South African Wine lands.


 This Full Day Private Tour Departs at 08h30 and Returns at 17h30, and during this exciting day, you will enjoy Award-winning wine and Kasselshoop’s traditional artisan cheese tasting at Rhebokskloof Wine Estate, taste Forest Hill cheeses like flavoured mountain cheese to brie, camembert and marisch, paired with an array   of Anura wines. Visit the famous Fairview cheesery and goat tower followed by a wine & cheese tasting, which includes a selection of six to eight of Fairview’s Jersey milk and goat’s milk cheeses. Lunch at the Goatshed restaurant (on own account). Enjoy a self-guided stroll through the gardens at Babylonstoren followed by wine tasting. Visit the Babylonstoren deli and stock up on award-winning wines and cheeses.


Rate includes:

Pick up and drop off from your accommodation in and around Cape Town, private guide/driver, four wine tastings and three cheese tastings. Rate excludes: Lunch and optional visits.



Or how about indulging in the ULTIMATE FOODIE TOUR IN FRANSCHOEK, this full day private tour ensures you get to taste excellent food and superb wine from some of the best estates in South Africa’s culinary capital, Franschhoek.


Translated from Dutch as the “French corner,” due to being settled by the French Huguenots in 1688, this delightful region emanates with the same food and wine driven lifestyle, but with a uniquely South African twist.


The tour departs at 09h00 and returns at 17h30 and this not to be missed day out, will take you on a beautiful walk through the magnificent gardens at Babylonstoren, followed by a wine tasting. You will enjoy locally raised and cured charcuterie perfectly paired with local wines, experience an award winning wine and canapé pairing seated in the sculpture garden of a Franschhoek estate, and if this is not enough you will end the day with the Premium wine tasting inclusive of truly South African culinary delights, biltong, chocolate and cheese.


The rate includes pickup and drop-off from your accommodation in and around Cape Town, private guide/ driver, garden entrance fees, one wine tasting, and three wine and food pairings. Rate excludes: Lunch and optional visits

Email Info@ExploreSideways.co.za or call +27 (0)21 2016424  Quote “fernofthewine” for your discount of R200 and Enjoy!

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