Welcome to VIP Wine Tasting and Culture Tours

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South Africa has been nominated the best value lowest cost overseas venue in a 2016 report by News24. This survey includes tourism figures for long haul destinations and compares dollar strength to a number of global currencies for the British and European markets and shows the increasing numbers travelling to Cape Town and South Africa.
Pietman Retief Wine and Culture tours recorded the highest level of visitors for 2016 with eighteen tours being handled during the months of January and February 2016

This last season has seen visitors from all over the world enquire, book and sample the very best of South Africa - the Wonderful Winelands included. They have come from many parts of the USA, United Kingdom, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Holland, Germany and other countries in Europe. Also from further afield such as Puerto Rico, China, India and others. And not forgetting bookings of our Wine and Culture tours from African neighbouring countries such as Kenya and Namibia. This is wonderful testimony to the ongoing appeal of Pietman Retief's VIP Wine and Culture tours.

Pietman and his colleagues have been kept very busy travelling around some of the most beautiful wine growing and tourism areas in the Western Cape. They have shown off both historically well known and exciting new estates, passing on their knowledge of how South Africa has become one of the finest wine growing regions in the world.

For those taking the Captivating Cape Town tour it proves yet again the reasons why Cape Town and its surrounding peninsula has been voted the world's favourite travel destination.

Our policy of reserving dates for only two to six clients at a time enables our clients to enjoy the exclusive attention of a top expert, not only learning about wine but also the fascinating history of the region, the politics, the beautiful Cape Dutch architecture, art galleries and lots more. All of our tours are individually designed and if you tell us about your interests we will create the tour just for you!

So come along and spend a day with Pietman Retief or one of the other top guides on one of our VIP tours it will be a day to remember.

Send us your enquiry, with a couple of date options if you can. The Wonderful Winelands tour is best enjoyed if you are staying in the area, as it does away with the travel to and from Cape Town allowing you to enjoy more time in the vineyards.

In addition to Pietman Retief we have a team of specially selected guides available. These will be offered when Pietman has other commitments or has been previously booked for the selected dates.


London South African Tourism Guide of the Year Winner New York
Wine Industry Of South Africa 'Living Legend' Award 2010
Elected Councillor For Tourism - Stellenbosch Municipality 2011
Recommended by The Sunday Times London, Vanity Fair New York and Conde Nast GQ Magazine London 2014