Tipsy Africa - Post the shark adventure, we headed straight to the vineyards. The green lands are home to best wine in the word. Far from the madding crowd, we visited the Saronsberg Vineyards. They take you through an entire wine making tour and the tasting session is quite an activity. If you are driving yourself, make sure you have a driver hired for this day. The massive highways are not something you would want to risk drinking with.
Instead of heading all the way to Cape Town to end your trip, drive upto the wine region surrounding the Western Cape where you can bring your roadtrip to a ceremonious close. Stellenbosch, an enchanting town surrounding by the winelands and mountainous nature reserves, is the ideal place to up the ante and spoil yourself a bit after a long winding drive.The Dutch-era town is lined up with an array of art galleries, boutiques, and cafes where you can spend hours gorging on great food. Stay in a vineyard wherein you can take morning walks with unbelievable views to savour, taste copious amounts of wine, and celebrate life the way South Africans do. Stellenbosch also features a ton of restaurants run by Michelin-star chefs - an attraction in itself. If you’re a wine connoisseur, we recommend heading to Tokara which produces delightful wines.
The weather guy had forecast a clear day and we had booked a wine tour in Stellenbosch with Wine Flies tours. The whole day was spent at vineyards and farms. We made friends with other people on the tour and enjoyed the great weather out in the countryside that day.
Next morning I went to the serene town of Stellenbosch. The place has some fine vineyards and I had registered for a wine tour with Wine Flies. Ian was our guide-cum-driver. And our group was really interesting, with fun-loving people from different parts of the world. Stories were shared over wine, chocolate, cheese and food. My host for the night was Eugene, who has a beautiful house there. He told about some secret trips and trails on the Garden Route over dinner.
About an hour from Cape Town is Stellenbosch which is a haven for wine lovers. It has innumerable vineyards stretching across vast acres of land. We decided to head to Asara Wines which is a Wine Estate cum hotel. When I entered, it was like a splash of colors and I was awed with all its beauty. We tasted around 12 different types of wines & then sat in the restaurant overlooking a lake. You definitely cannot miss the vineyards of South Africa