About Your Trip
Take in the exhilarating city of Cape Town, the oldest city in South Africa, on this Platinum DreamTrip for guests ages 18 years and older. First, you’ll take to the air during a thrilling helicopter ride over Cape town and its coastline. From way up, you’ll get the best bird’s-eye view of charming towns and picturesque bays below.
And if that’s not enough, you’ll spend a day in Cape Winelands, a premier wine-producing region. The countryside delights with majestic mountain ranges, scenic passes, historic wine farms and distinctive Cape Dutch homesteads. At Stellenbosch, the heart of the winelands, admire classic colonial-era architecture in this university town. Continue to 3 estates and tempt your taste buds with wine, chocolate and nougat. Their doors are open and ready for you to walk in and start enjoying the bounty of their fields. You’ll notice right away that they take their profession very seriously and consider wine as not only a drink but a way of life — these winemakers study it, live it, think it, feel it and breathe it with a passion that’s second to none!
When you’re not imbibing, it’s easy to make your own fun at your home-away-from-home, The Bay Hotel. Relaxation and rejuvenation are always on the menu, especially lounging by one of the pools or on the beach, only steps away. Or, venture off the property and head to the popular Victoria & Albert Waterfront. This oceanside complex sees more than 20 million visitors a year and has everything you’d want— restaurants, retail outlets, museums, a farmer’s market, an aquarium, and historical landmarks such as the 1882 Clock Tower and SAS Somerset vessel. Stroll the picturesque boardwalk for views of UNESCO-protected Robben Island. One of the most popular Cape Town activities is taking the cableway to the top of Table Mountain for sweeping views of the city and its amazing seascape.
What we love:
• If you’re a wine lover, a cellar door experience is the way to go. The small and intimate setting offers a chance for staff — and oftentimes the winemakers themselves — to offer visitors their knowledge along with samples of wine.
• Of the 18 official wine routes in South Africa, Route 62, the longest wine route in the world, is the most popular. Known as the Cape Route, it travels 528 miles (850 kilometers), through quaint towns, over rolling hills and past wineries.
• The Waterfront’s Two Oceans Aquarium gets its name — and unique look into marine life — from its location, where the Indian and Atlantic Oceans meet.