Wine and Gambling Makes for the Perfect Trip to South Africa

  • Thursday, Mar 4, 2021

There are two things that I love to in life and that is drink wine and gambling. I enjoy coming home after a long day at work, sitting down with a glass of wine and trying my luck at some online casino games. Recently I went to South Africa where I went on a wine tour and visited the best land-based casino in the country. What a trip it was!

My Wine Tour in South Africa

Whenever I go out to eat at a restaurant with my friends or family members, I always try and get a bottle of wine that I have never tried before. I am just the type of person that loves to try something new. I am not exaggerating when I say that I have tried hundreds of bottles of wine over the course of my life. You might think that I would get bored of wine, but in my opinion you can never have too much wine.

Me and my friend, who is also a huge lover of wine, went on the Wine Flies Wine Tour in Cape Town. We got to visit the world-famous winery estates and got to visit local farms that only the locals know about. The local wine makers shared their fascinating stories with us and gave us a detailed insight into how they go about making some of the best wines in the world. Then we got to try a myriad of different wines straight from the barrel and we were even given some great tasting cheese as well. Wine and cheese, what’s not to like? It is fair to say that we had never tasted such great wine before. By the end of the day, both me and my friend were a little bit tipsy to say the least, but have you even been on a proper wine tour if you do not even get a little bit tipsy? We do not think so! To top it all off, we were all given two bottles of complimentary South African wine to take away with us.

A Visit to Sun City Casino Resort

The next day we took a flight to Johannesburg as we were spending the final two days of our trip here. We were really looking forward to the next part of our journey as we were going to the Sun City Casino Resort, which is located a few hours outside of the city. My friend is an avid gambler too – really, we are just like two peas in a pod.

We rented a car and when we finally arrived at the resort, we just could not believe the size of the place. I mean, we had heard that it was massive, but we just did not expect it to be that big. As a matter of fact, I think it took about thirty minutes before the shock wore off.

We went into the casino which, by the way, is the best land-based casino that I have ever been in (and I have been in quite a few). We tried our luck on some of the slot machines and table games but had no luck. Although we left the casino with considerably lighter pockets than when we had entered, we did not care one bit as the experience itself made up for the losses that we had accrued.

After we had finished losing our money at the casino, we spent the rest of the day having a look around this truly amazing resort. We checked out the Kwena Gardens, the South African Hall of Fame, and took a tour around the Pilanesberg Game Reserve. 

The safari was the icing on the cake as we absolutely adore animals and although we had no luck at the casino, we certainly had luck on the safari. People go to South Africa to see the Big Five (elephant, lion, Cape buffalo, leopard, and rhino) in the wild, but it is rare to see them all on the one safari. However, my friend and I were lucky enough to see them all. To top it off, we also got to see a pride of lionesses initiate a kill, although we did feel sorry for the antelope that they caught.

A Trip We Will Never Forget

I am lucky enough to have gone on a number of great trips throughout my lifetime, but I am not lying when I say that my visit to South Africa was one of the best trips that I have had the privilege of going on. My friend felt the same and we both agreed that we will remember this trip for the rest of our lives. If you find yourself visiting South Africa one day, then we highly recommend that you take a wine tour and try your luck at the Sun City Casino Resort. We are sure that you will have an amazing time like we did.