Cape Town (2019)

We decided to make another trip to  Africa but with our family after a sudden loss in our extended family. Having been to Cape Town in 2017, we wanted our daughters and son-in-law to experience it. Cape Town is surprisingly very affordable, even with Canadian dollars and a group of 5 adults.

Having stopped at Camp's Bay last time, we hoped to find some accommodations there. As luck would have it, we reserved a wonderful 3 bedroom right with pool on the ocean and incredible views for about $230 Cdn per night.

 I had a concern about driving from the airport at midnight witht the van we rented, as it is recommended tourists don't go out at after dark in Cape Town.  However, it was a straightforward drive and someone from the rental property met us out front to show us where to park and to give us the keys to the unit. Camp's Bay is a stunning area with many excellent restaurants. I've enjoyed seeing this area on a few HBO and Netflix shows recently filmed in Cape Town and even saw our rental unit. After a day of rest and exploring the city, we headed to the Stellenbosch wineries.  The Stellenbosch first vines date back to 1652 and the vineyards and wineries are filled with historic buildings and grounds. I missed this last time and definitely was top of the list on this trip. 

Being about an hour or more from Cape Town, we decided on Vine Hopper wine tour as they picked us up in a van at our lodging and dropped us off at the end of the day. It included a unique hop on/off experience to 5 different wineries. We did the eastern route as it was available on the day we were interested in.

What a fun day! The food, wine and scenery were incredible and so reasonably priced! Each winery was special in it's own way and we only experienced 5.

I would have liked to actually have explored the town of Stellenbosch as the shops looked so interesting too.

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