Gulf Coast Connoisseur Club South Africa Trip 2019 pt.1
Gulf Coast Connoisseur Club South Africa Trip Days 1 - 9 (July 9 - 16, 2019)
Terri and I have had the pleasure of escorting GCCC members through the first have of our South African Adventure. The guests are truly blown away with the trip so far and we are looking forward to showing them the wonders of the African safari at Londolozi Reserve. Stay tuned for our next travel update!
Michael & Terri Klauber
July 9, 2019 - Day of Leisure & Surprise Inverroche Event
Guests arrived at Cape Town, were greeted at the airport and then transported to the One&Only Hotel located at the Waterfront to check-in for 3 nights.
"Good morning Cape Town!" - Michael K.
July 10, 2019 - Full Day Private Guided Historical City Tour
Gulf Coast Connoisseur Club (GCCC) members explored the city of Cape Town and surroundings for sightseeing of historical & contemporary content. At night guests were surprised with an exclusive GCCC Inverroche Gin experience.
“Last night was a magical experience for our Gulf Coast Connoisseur Club guests. We surprised them with an incredible Inverroche Gin experience. Even though we had some guests that were not experienced Gin lovers, after the first sip, all were converted! Not only did we get to taste the three unique South African Gins, but our group created their own exclusive one-of-a-kind Gulf Coast Connoisseur Club Gin! We also had the great honor of having Lorna Scott, the proprietress and her amazing team from Inverroche to host us and lead us through the evening.” - Terri K.
July 11, 2019 - Day at Leisure
We all had a day of leisure to explore the area. Highlights from the day included a beautiful view on top of Signal Hill, watching paragliding, and experiencing our first South African winery (Constantia Glen)
"Hang gliding from the top of Signal Hill in Cape Town on a perfect day!" - Michael K.
“First day with our GCCC guests enjoying the magical views of Capetown on top of Signal Hill. We witnessed paragliding up close.. and no we didn’t do it 😉 then off to our first winery visit for lunch... Constantia Glen here we come! 🍷” - Terri K
“We had a fabulous tour of Constantia Glen winery with lunch in this incredible vineyard with our GCCC guests. Thank you, Justin, for creating these amazing wines and for your hospitality! 🍷” - Terri K
July 12, 2019 - Full Day Privately Guided Tour
We took the full day to explore the Cape Peninsula including Cape of Good Hope and Cape Point for the dramatic scenery, and Boulders Beach for a sighting of penguins and a tasty lunch. Our day ended at our property in the wine-producing region where we checked-in for the next 5 nights at Leeu Estates.
July 14, 2019 - Day of Leisure
Leeu Estates is a 17-room luxury retreat is renowned for its breathtaking natural beauty and world-class food and wine destination. Leeu Estates offers organic dining, an Asian holistic wellness sanctuary, The Spa at Leeu Estates, and beautiful nature trails. Guests were able to experience the wonders of Leeu Estates and the wildlands at their own pace. Some spent the day touring traditional Cape Dutch architecture at one of the many famous wine farms, others indulged in retail therapy at one of the many local artisan shops and galleries or took in a round of golf.
July 15, 2019 - Full Day Privately Guided Winelands Touring
Everything about Leeu Estates is remarkable. We spent the day as a group experiencing exclusive Gulf Coast Connoisseur Club events throughout the day with an evening of leisure following a full day of Wineland's exploration. The first GCCC event was a tasting, tour, and lunch at the famous Babylonstoren Garden. The second GCCC event of the day brought us to the exquisite Boekenhoutskloof Winery for a tour, tasting, and dinner.
July 14, 2019 - Day of Leisure
Guests made the most of their last full day in the Winelands. With hundreds of vineyards, world-class chocolate tastings, and local breweries there is always something new to be seen. In addition to visiting each farm by private vehicle, there were other exciting options for transportation available from bicycles, horseback, wine tram, and even a helicopter ride.
Our evening ended with a Wineland's farewell tasting and dinner at the beautiful Mullineux Winery located on the Leeu Estate