Rachel’s Great Adventure – Winelands

November 29, 2016
by Rachel Dempsey, Retail Travel Consultant

1-1476965487-on-top-of-the-mountainAfter a good nights sleep in the Cullinan we were ready to go again, first stop Table Mountain, spectacular views from the top of the mountain but be warned you HAVE to get there early, the cable car starts at 08.30hrs and you need to be there before 8am other than that you will be queing for hours – we arrived at 08.15hrs and still had to queque for over an hour.
You can purchase tickets in advance (www.tablemountain.net).

After the breathtaking visit to Table Mountain we travelled upto the Winelands (only one hour from Capetown). Our first stop was the stunning 22 bed room hotel owned by Sir Richard Branson called Mont Rochelle Hotel and Vineyard where we we enjoyed some wine tasting and great advice from the winemaker Mr Dustin Osborne who’s knowledge of wine and the wine industry in SA was both fascinating and entertaining. We enjoyed a fabulous lunch in their main restaurant called Miko. If you want a more relaxed lunch with a bottle of wine there is a more casual restaurant called the Country kitchen. I will definitely be back to this property – hopefully to stay the next time!

We finished our trip in the amazing Twleve Apostles hotel and spa where we had sundowners watching the sunset on the terrace overlooking the ocean followed by an amazing meal in the Azure restaurant. A fitting end to what was a trip of a lifetime. As they say in South Africa, Africa gets under your skin, its definitely got under my skin and look forward to going back very soon.

Where I stayed:

  • Protea Hotel President Bantry Bay

What I did:

  • Table Mountain Cape Town


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