Wine Trails and Road Trips: The Trans Africa Rally Begins!

Today marks the official start of the Trans Africa rally!

It’s essentially an easy drive to wine country through the picturesque Cape Winelands of South Africa. We hit the road at 8 a.m., eager to explore the delights that lie ahead.

Our first stop? Lunch at the renowned Haute Cabriere Wine Estate. Surrounded by rolling vineyards, we indulged in exquisite wines and savoury cuisine, setting the tone for our day ahead.

As we journeyed through the region, we encountered many wineries, each offering its own unique charm and flavours. However, it wasn’t all smooth sailing. Marsel, encountered a minor hiccup as we ascended in altitude, but nothing a quick adjustment couldn’t fix.

Despite our minor setback, we witnessed other travellers facing their own challenges. From a Mercedes losing a cylinder (!) to a Porsche experiencing brake light issues, it was a reminder of the unpredictable nature of travel.

Arriving at the Franschhoek Hotel and Spa by 4 pm, we couldn’t help but feel a sense of accomplishment. With the day’s adventures behind us, we settled in for a well-deserved rest, reflecting on the joys of our journey so far.