Wild and Wacky In Cape Town – Winter Wine Fest Hits Town

It’s been a wild and wacky weekend in Cape Town with the Robertson Wine festival in full swing this past weekend.

Wine lovers from around the world have been in town to celebrate this annual festival with the wineries in and around Robertson showing off their produce.  Fun and entertainment have been the watchwords for the weekend with something for everyone, from arts & crafts to pony rides, rugby to river cruises!

Oh and a bit of wine tasting too!

All is not lost if you have missed out on this past weekend’s festivities.  Stellenbosch, the historic university town about an hours drive out of Cape Town, hosts its own wine festival from 28th – 31 July 2011.

A warm winter welcome awaits you with Stellenbosch keen to show off its wines and culinary expertise.  Paradise for food and wine lovers at any time of the year, the oldest wine route in the country definitely shakes out its party colours to welcome you in.

Exclusive events like Meet The Winemaker dinners where you get your chance to grill the experts, live music performances, olive and cheese sampling and of course your chance to taste over 500 wines combine to make this a “Must Attend” occasion.

And it doesn’t stop there!  Top chefs vie for dominance in the kitchens, fashion shows and a wine connoisseurs evening.  Don’t forget to bring the kids’ either – whether you are 9 or 90, the Stellenbosch Wine Festival offers fun entertainment in spades.

Estate hop using the convenience of buses especially commissioned to move you around safely, so that you don’t miss out on your favourite wine.  You can even hop on a bus down in Cape Town’s Waterfront, making it a complete experience – no worries over who has to drive for the day!

If rocking with Santa is more your thing, head to Tulbagh to help them celebrate Christmas!  The winter weather whilst not quite descending into snow on the ground still lends that airof excitement and glitter with Christmas lights, baubles and jewels.  The Christmas in Winter event is, of course, on 25 & 26th June 2011 and if you need any excuse to cosy up with a glass of gluhwein in front of a roaring log fire – look no further!  Hurry and book now to ensure you get Santa to fill your stocking …

Stay in Cape Town accommodation at one of the glorious choices of hotels or apartments available giving you the best of both worlds – simple access to Africa’s most cosmopolitan of cities where the saying, “A World in One Country” should read “A World in One Town”, yet making it a cinch to explore the stunning countryside of the Western Cape, taking in the country towns of Tulbagh and Stellenbosch on your travels.

A winter break in Cape Town may not offer you the chance to top up your tan lying flat out on the beach, but it gives you so much more to do!  There’s always a party to be had.  Your only worry will be trying to fit it all in!

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