- When was the trip?
It took place in November last year (Nov. 3rd – Nov. 18th 2015)
2. Where did the trip exactly take place?
In the South-Western part of South Africa. We visited Cape town, Hermanus, Paarl, Stellenbosch, Camps Bay, Hout Bay and Cape of Good Hope.
3. What were the main activities?
We mainly visited the wine estates, got to know about the local product and discovered the local surroundings because the trip was actually a wine trip organised for Arensburg Wine Club that operates in Saaremaa.
We also went to a safari park. For the last five days we stayed in Cape Town where we enjoyed the city life during the night-time and daytime. We visited the Cape of Good Hope and, of course, went to the top of Table Mountain. We stayed in the same place for only a few nights at a time, because there was a lot of adventuring and travelling around.
On the first day in Hermanus we managed to see the whales swimming nearby in the ocean and luckily for us they jumped out of the water over and over again. We also went to see the penguins that lived near Simons Town.
In Cape Town we visited Mama Africa restaurant where a local band was performing which was a really enjoyable musical experience. The whole group was so astonished by the adventures that everyone would have liked to stay there for an extra week.
4. What was the best part of the trip?
The whole trip was just fantastic. Starting with the nature and people and ending with the local cuisine, wines and wine estates. But the things that I remember the best were the climbing to the top of Table Mountain, the safari, the majestic and luxurious wine estates on the hillsides and, of course, the nature that surrounded them.
5. Why should others go on a similar trip?
South Africa is so diverse that I believe anyone could find something for themselves there. The whole nature and life in this country are very engaging. People are friendly and helpful, the food is delicious, not to mention the wines.
6. Would you go back there?
Yes, absolutely. I fell in love with that country. Maybe I was just lucky while I was there, but South Africa left me a super good impression. The overall picture of the area that we visited was very clean and decent. In addition, the price standard was rather low. The food and the wine were one of the best that I’ve ever had for sure.
I recently discovered that EBS has a partner university in Stellenbosch… I started considering going there. 😉
7. What would be the approximate price of this trip and by whom was it organised?
The tour for our group was put together by Nautilus Travel.
The final price of the whole trip was a little over 2000 euros per person thanks to the fact that we bought our plane tickets in the right time and got a good price (600-650 euros for a round trip).
Author: Grete Paia
Translation: Kerdo Riko Pohl
Editor: Kärt Mättikas