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Address: Cape Town Central 8002, South Africa
Phone Number:
+27 21 424 6364
09:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

Wine Desk is a wine tourism consultancy operating since 2002. Visitors to...

Wine Desk is a wine tourism consultancy operating since 2002. Visitors to Cape Town are offered advice on where to taste, sleep and eat in the Winelands (if self-driving). Tours are recommended based on each individual's personal interests and preferences. Daily scheduled small group tours available. Wine Desk also tailor-makes private tours for the more discerning visitor.

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From the get go our experience with the Wine Desk was fantastic. I started communicating with Ligia back in August. Our plans changed numerous times, including a big reduction in... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 January 2017

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

From the get go our experience with the Wine Desk was fantastic. I started communicating with Ligia back in August. Our plans changed numerous times, including a big reduction in our almost confirmed tour due to our surprise pregnancy. Ligia was nothing but exceptional with her patience and communication throughout. Our 1 day tour started with an 8:30am pick up... More 

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London, England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

We had a wonderful day today on the wine tour. We had a private tour by Ligia who collected us at 10:30am in Cape Town and dropped us home at circa 18;00. Ligia was fantastic - she was incredibly knowledgeable and friendly but also good fun. She took us to some great vineyards and really knew her stuff . We... More 

Thank danudick1979
Sammamish, Washington
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

My husband and I were in Cape Town for a week. On our list of must do's was a tour of their wine country. We booked online just 2 days prior and found the online process easy and straight forward. Ligia got back to us in 24 hours with thorough logistics. Mark was our guide and simply amazing. He not... More 

Thank Karin P
Cottage Grove, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

We booked two full day tours with Wine Desk. The process online was very easy and we were notified a few days after who our guide would be. Karen Small from Small Cape Tours was our guide for both days. Karen was FANTASTIC. She picked us up each morning at our hotel and we were off and running the whole... More 

Thank OutAndAbout88
Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2016

My boyfriend and I traveled to Cape Town (first visit to Africa ever) and I booked Thursday and Friday trips with Ligia weeks in advance. She provided timely responses and excellent advice, even providing B&B recommendations in Stellenbosch. Our tour guide was Mark, who left a lasting impression. He is truly a renaissance man. Not only did he have an... More 

Thank capetown16
Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2016

We were a group of seven on day trip to the wine region near Franschhoek and Stellenbosch. Ligia de Coito was our guide for the day and it was an excellent choice to spend the day in her company. Our first stop was at Rupert-Rotschild. Great red wines and great selection of cheese. We also had an extra stop, aside... More 

Thank Dragos L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2015 via mobile

We travelled to Cape town on our honeymoon and booked this trip online in advance. The service from Heath our tour guide was superb and he was extremely knowledgable. Prior to the tour, the communication from Ligia was excellent with quick responses to any emails sent. We had the wine and food paring tour which I would recommend to anybody.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2015

My agent arranged a private tour of the Cape Peninsula which included wine tasting in the Stellenbosch area. It was wonderful. Plenty of wines to sample and no pressure to buy. I would also recommend the cheese tasting and the chocolate tasting to make it a gourmet day,

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2015

We arranged for two days of private wine tours through the wine desk. The wine desk aligned us with a tour guide (Heath) who took our itinerary and then added his own personal knowledge to it. We had a few places we wanted to visited but also expressed an interest in visiting unique boutique wineries. heath was able to do... More 

Thank Charles W
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2015

Poorly planned itinerary by Wine Desk. One on particular occasion, the hotel shown on our self- drive "final itinerary" expected us to arrive on the following day as they had not been notified by Wine Desk of the "final itinerary" prepared by Wine Desk. Fortunately, they were able to accommodate us. The accommodation and food however fell well below our... More 

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WineDeskCapeTown, Owner at Wine Desk, responded to this review

As a company who 'gets it right' more often than not - as our many positive reviews will testify to - there comes a day when one thing goes wrong and it overshadows the total experience in a negative way. This was such an incident. When we heard of the incident we immediately contacted the client and assured them that... More 

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