Vintage Vino Tours & More
South Africa offers a variety of vintage-style activities that evoke a sense of nostalgia and charm. Here are some suggestions for vintage-style activities to enjoy.
Franschhoek Wine Tram
Embark on a scenic journey aboard a vintage train, such as the Franschhoek Wine Tram in the Cape Winelands. The Franschhoek Wine Tram offers a unique and delightful way to explore the beautiful Franschhoek Valley. This hop-on, hop-off tram experience takes you on a journey through picturesque vineyards and rolling hills, allowing you to visit multiple renowned wine estates along the way. Enjoy the scenic views, savor world-class wines and indulge in delectable cuisine at the various stops.
Another interesting stop is the Franschhoek Motor Museum – a captivating destination for automotive enthusiasts. The museum is showcasing an impressive collection of meticulously restored vintage and classic cars, offering visitors a unique opportunity to delve into the rich heritage of automobiles and marvel at the timeless beauty of these remarkable vehicles.
Perched above the Sable River – Kruger Shalati
The Kruger Shalati Train on the Bridge is a unique and extraordinary hotel offering a one-of-a-kind experience by being situated on a historic railway bridge spanning the iconic Sabie River in the world-renowned Kruger National Park. The hotel’s luxurious train cars have been beautifully transformed into exquisite guest accommodations, providing breathtaking views of the surrounding wildlife and stunning landscapes. Immerse yourself in the untamed beauty of nature, enjoy fine dining experiences, and embark on unforgettable safari adventures right from the comfort of this remarkable hotel on the bridge.
High Tea at Historic Hotels
Indulge in the elegance of a vintage-style high tea at one of South Africa’s historic hotels. The Mount Nelson Hotel in Cape Town and the Oyster Box Hotel in Durban are renowned for their exquisite tea service and timeless ambiance.
Retro Cinema Experience
Seek out theaters that have retained their vintage charm. The Labia Theatre in Cape Town, for example, is one of the oldest independent cinemas in the country, showcasing a mix of art-house films and classic movies. Enjoy a cinematic experience with a touch of nostalgia.
Vintage Markets and Antique Shops
Browse through vintage markets and antique shops, where you can discover unique treasures from the past. The Rosebank Rooftop Market in Johannesburg and the Milnerton Flea Market in Cape Town are popular destinations for finding vintage clothing, retro furniture and collectibles.