Wine Loving South Africa: Cape Town & Stellenbosch

Tripoto
10th May 2014

Enjoying wine in Stellenbosch

Photo of Wine Loving South Africa: Cape Town & Stellenbosch by Cindy Roberts

Best Oysters at Campa's Bay Beach

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Us at the beach in Cape Town

Photo of Wine Loving South Africa: Cape Town & Stellenbosch by Cindy Roberts

Taking the Red Bus Around Cape Town

Photo of Wine Loving South Africa: Cape Town & Stellenbosch by Cindy Roberts

Stellenbosch

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Wine at Oude Libertas

Photo of Wine Loving South Africa: Cape Town & Stellenbosch by Cindy Roberts

The air you smell, the sights you see, the food you taste, the language you hear, and the feeling you get..nothing familiar. That is true freedom-  Anonymous

Cape Town the four-seasons-in-one-day capital of South Africa. Cape Town is also known to have the most beautiful sights, sounds and tastes. The best way to experience Cape Town is to rent a car at the Airport starting from R280 ($28) per day with 200km driving distance included, be sure to book it in advance as it’s a very popular option for tourists, and rent a GPS at the car rental service for R59 ($5.9) a day, to get exploring. We were adamant to not only see the landmarks, but also to experience Cape Town on a whole new level.

Cape Town is filled with a lot of tantalizing sights, sounds and tastes, because of this, we decided to start our journey in central Cape Town, we booked a hotel close to the Waterfront Mall, where you can easily get a full experience of the food, shopping and culture of Cape Town.

P.S- If you are able to be in Cape Town while a Rugby match is on, do yourself a favour and go experience the atmosphere of a Rugby match.

Our first trip and also the best way to explore Cape Town, was to take a city sightseeing hop on and hop off double decker bus, where you have 2 busses available , the Red bus stops at 17 attractions including Table Mountain, The Castle, District Six, Camps Bay and V&A Waterfront, Busses come by at stops every 20 minutes and the Blue bus stops at 13 attractions including Kirstenbosch Gardens, Imizamo Yethu Township, Hout Bay and V&A Waterfront, busses come by at stops every 45 minutes – we took the Red bus, be sure to stop at Mariner’s Wharf, Hout Bay to have lunch, it was the most amazing fish We have ever eaten in South Africa and off course accompanied by one of South Africa’s best wines.
Photo of Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa by Cindy Roberts
The next day, had predicted nice sunny weather, so we took a morning stroll along side the beach front, and we noticed something very different to the rest of South Africa, people were jogging and walking their dogs, as well as the public gym area available for use. We were very inspired by the Cape Townian mindset towards being active and healthy so we opted to put on our running shoes the next morning, I don’t believe there’s any better place to excersise, that overlooking the beautiful Ocean.
Photo of Beach, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa by Cindy Roberts
After all the mornings excitement, we packed our bathing suites and set off to spent the day at Camps Bay’s beach. On the beach front there are many great restaurants, but there was one in particular that stood out, a blue fisher village look alike, with a big sign outside, stating OYSTERS for R8 ($0.8) each!! Wow these where the BEST oysters we have eaten through out the World!!!! Their food is pretty spectacular as well and very affordable for this particular area, well to be honest most probably through out the whole of South Africa.
Photo of Camps Bay Beach, Camps Bay Drive, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa by Cindy Roberts
After spending 3 days in Cape Town, we buckled up towards the Wine Capital of South Africa – Stellenbosch. Stellenbosch is our FAVOURITE city in South Africa, as it offers a lot of – Wine…off course, Culture, History and the city is nestled in mountain ranges, which makes it such a tranquil place to visit. We had so much fun making a day out of driving the wine route, tasting really excellent wine, we also visited the J.C Le Roux campaigne factory, where we had a virtual tour of the process of creating South Africa’s most popular Champagne, as well as tasting all 5 of their varieties.
Photo of Stellenbosch, Western Cape, South Africa by Cindy Roberts
We stayed at Protea Hotel Stellenbosch, which is centrally located between the Wine a route and City and the highlight of the Protea Hotel in Stellenbosch is the view from your bedroom window, as the hotel is elevated and surrounded by mountains. After tasting all the wines and champagne up for offer, we stopped at Asara Wine Estate and Hotel and had a delicious lunch.
Photo of Protea Hotel Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch, South Africa by Cindy Roberts
A must do for a Saturday morning, is to go to the Oude Libertas Market on Oude Libertas road, which consists of a variety of food from all over the World that’s been a bit “Stellenbosch-anised” and the best of all is, near the entrance you buy a wine glass, and you can top it up with any wine there after for R30 ($3) while you walk and eat your way through this amazing market. We also spent a day driving threw the city, which is filled with great souvenir shops and history about Stellenbosch.
Photo of Oude Libertas Road, Stellenbosch, Western Cape, South Africa by Cindy Roberts
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This looks very Nice and Magical ...it's in my List when I have a Million Dollar ,Visit South Africa :)
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