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.

Visit Vrede en Lust Wine Farm

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!

Do something different this weekend.


Cool off inside or relax in the sun outside of the tasting area

Cheesy picture of my boyfriend and me trying to be sophisticated at the wine farm


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14 responses to “Go Travel: Cape Town Wine Farms”

  1. Sarah says :

    Gorgeous pics! Have never been there before but must def make a plan for next weekend!!

  2. Brianne says :

    This place looks stunning! Never been but have always wanted to, now will do it for sure!

  3. Charlie says :

    I have never heard of this wine farm. Where is it?

  4. Amanda says :

    Do you know where I can buy their wine? Thanks!!

  5. Diane says :

    This is great. I’ve been trying to decide which wine farms to visit when I come to RSA next month. This one is at the top of my list now. So excited to see South Africa.

    • beyonddisneytravel says :

      I’m excited for you, too! I hope you have a wonderful time in South Africa. If you’d like some more ideas of things to do while you’re in Cape Town please feel free to contact me!

  6. Lisa says :

    I absolutely adore visiting wine farms. They are so close to the city yet make you feel like you’re in the middle of another time period. We are truly blessed here in Cape Town to have so many wonderful ones to choose from. Vrede en Lust is also one of my favourites. I loved reading about your time there and seeing your stunning photos.

    • beyonddisneytravel says :

      Thanks for the comment, Lisa. I’m glad to hear you appreciate (and take advantage of) the incredible wine farms the Cape Town area has to offer!

  7. Marcy says :

    Sounds wonderful! I’d like to raise a glass there with you sometime. Cheers!

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