Go Travel: Cape Town Wine Farms
Who likes wine? Who likes stunning scenery, friendly service and deep fried olives (really)? Alright then, here’s a tip. Go visit Vrede en Lust wine farm in Franschhoek, South Africa.
This isn’t some cheesy ad or anything. It’s just a recommendation for anyone who’s in the Cape Town area and looking for something great to do. Wine farms in general are fantastic. You might think they are snotty and expensive, but if you skip the group tour and drive yourself you’ll find they’re actually cheaper than sitting in some damp pub.
For about R30 ($4) a person you can sip on some of the world’s nicest wine all while looking out over rolling vineyards and jagged mountains. Vrede en Lust was among the best wine farms I’ve ever been to and the tasting was free. F-R-E-E. For two hours we sat and drank incredible wine, ate wonderful smelly cheese and learned a bunch of facts about wine that I’ll drop into conversation soon to try and sound sophisticated. It was an awesome – and cheap – way to spend a Sunday afternoon. So get out there and go travel!