Alternative Cape winelands tours

$100 / Per person


A Taste of Local Reality in the Greater Cape Wine lands are full day tours developed by Dreamcatcher. They involve the local community based tourism service providers in the greater Cape Wine lands.

Our tours offer a surprizing alternative to the usual tour of the Cape Wine lands, as there is far more to discover and enjoy than the usual packaged or “bus window” tours. Expect lots of fun, local encounters and tasting award winning wines, cheese and chocolates produced locally.

We make a point of supporting wine estates where fair labour practice is assured and we offer a refreshing perspective, understanding and insight into the development of this stunning- and much visited region of South Africa.

All experiences we offer are 100% owned and managed by local entrepreneurs. Dreamcatcher trains its suppliers intensively and helps to calculate market-related and fair prices for their products. We ensure that community-based suppliers receive 100% of the price they quote. 

  • 1 Day
  • No age restriction
  •  South Africa
Location:South Africa
Visa:Free Tourist Visa on Arrival
Currency:South African Rand
Language:English, Afrikaans & many more!
  • Experienced and registered tour guide
  • Transportation from and to accommodation
  • Wine, cheese and chocolate tasting
  • Wire art gift and demonstration
  • Cook-Up Kamamma lunch
  • Learn about the Xhosa and Bushman cultures and traditional food
  • Soft drinks and/or traditional ginger beer
  • Entrances
  • Alcohol with lunch
  • VAT & Tourism levies of 15%
  • Tips
  • Extra expenses

Tour Plan

Aside from seeing nature, you will discover the cultures of the indigenous people who live and survive in this beautiful greater wine lands area. MOST importantly, you are contributing directly to the future quality of life and future of the Kamamma, her children and community. You are walking the talking!


Lwandle Migrant Labour Museum

Meet your registered tour guide/driver in the foyer of your accommodation and drive through stunning scenery. Visit Lwandle Migrant Labour Museum offering insight into the lives of the labourers who built the vineyards and towns of the Cape flats and wine lands region. The museum will also expose how the labourers were paid in alcohol (now banned DOP system) and what the life was like during those days of eaked existence. It will also share where the community sees itself going to now and how tourism is bringing a new hope and vision into the community. The visit entails a short walk about to view the changes which the old ‘hostels’ have undergone, whilst some still remain to give insight into “Reality of lives of the day”.


Fairview Wine Estate

Depart for Fairview Wine Estate, which has developed a programme of empowerment for the labourers on the estate. This project is known as Fair Valley and entails that the visitor tastes the world class wines of Fairview. Aside from this you get the unique opportunity to purchase the home grown ‘own’ produced wines of the labourers under their own brand called “Fair Valley” (when available as much is exported today). The wine tasting is enhanced by tasting the high quality cheese produced by the wives of the farm labourers on the estate.


Cook-up with Kamamma

Next stop is Kayamandi Stellenbosch. Here you will meet the happy and charming Cook-up with Kamamma matriarch to enjoy a Cook-up in Xhosa tradition. This experience is stripped of ‘staged culture” and offers a true “Taste of local Reality”. It is a real and heart warming experience. The Dreamcatcher Kamamma shares her lifestyle and traditions of the Xhosa woman in an authentic home based setting. You will enjoy cooking an item or two of your hearty Xhosa traditional meal in a fun and participative encounter.


Yellow the Wire man

During the Cook Up lunch you will meet “Yellow the Wire man”. Yellow is a gifted wire artist – something we encouraged him to develop after he lost his job on a local farm. Yellow is from a Bushman (San) culture, who settled in the wine lands after migrating from the Northern Cape -to try to find a new life-: only to land as a labourer earning very little, on farms close by. Yellow and his family though dreamed of a better life. Learn fist hand from Yellow about his advance from shack to shares in their own micro tourism and craft company. Yellow demonstrates to the visitor how to make a wire craft.


You take your leave and depart to tree-lined Dorp street where legacy and fine examples of the Cape Dutch architecture abounds. Take a short walk to “Oom Samies” shop where you can purchase anything it seems. Depart back to your vehicle and drive via the R100 wine route, back to your accommodation.

Our experiences are ideal for families and small groups of 2 to 10 people. Small group rates of no more than 14 persons can be accommodated. A larger group will be split between the 2 Kamammas. With due cogniscence to the impact of groups of more than 14 on community life, and accompanied by the fact that the quality of the experience, which is authentic local contact, could be compromised.


Dreamcatcher does not offer Cook-up with Kamamma to groups of larger than 14 persons unless special arrangements are made where we will split the group up between two Cook-up with Kamamma venues in the same town.


ZAR 1.695 per person – Exclusive of VAT & Tourism levies of 15%.
Children 12 years and younger: Half price.
You can purchase a unique Cook-up with Kamamma apron if in stock or you can order one ahead of your visit at ZAR 160 per apron.