For the last few years, I have been spending New Year’s in Cape Town. This last trip was a bit different as I had actual downtime for leisurely activities instead of just work events. Also, Refiloe Kobeli aka Refiloe_Thee_Tourist my travel partner was in town, which made times more exciting.
Here are some of the things we got up to:
Landed on the 30 December and wanted to spend the last days of 2018 experiencing special moments, so a sunset cruise that sails away from the V&A Waterfront was just fitting. We were on The Mirage 760, at sea for 2 hours, enjoying beautiful views, jamming to awesome music and sip sipping. Check The Mirage to book yourself a cruise.
Wine tasting is a given when in the Western Cape, but we took it a bit further by visiting Vergenoegd Löw Wine Estate and learning the science behind making the perfect blend.
Into anything that has a fruity flavour, so was only too excited to get to it! Our Wine Advisor Tshepo was amazing and the whole experience took 1.5 hours, included a duck parade as a form of entertainment and we walked away with customised wine bottles that can be stored for up to 5 years. Cant wait for it to mature. You can book your own experience here.
As a lover of all creatures, a drive to Boulder’s Beach was quite necessary. This place offers the best views for penguin watching. Also, got to enjoy a little dip in the warm waters at a nearby beach. Entrance fees R30/adult, R10/child(different rates apply for other nationalities.)
Always have to make a stop at this culturally rich spot filled with colourful buildings and vintage cars. It’s unfortunate that the residents have been fighting to preserve their heritage and may seem a bit hostile to visitors, but that takes away nothing from its beauty. Totally instagrammable!
There were two places just outside of Cape Town that had been on my radar for over 3 years, finally took a drive to the furthest point being Paternoster. Then made some time to chill at Langebaan on our way back to The Mother City. Both towns are a must see and reminiscent of Greece with their white- blue buildings and beaches. Spare at least 3 hours for a one-way drive.
Can’t wait for our next Cape Town festive season getaway!