Africa's Wine Country
Cape Winelands

Thanks to its dry, mountainous climate, this breathtaking area is home to more than 300 vineyards. There have been colonial settlements here since the latter half of the 17th century, when the Dutch first founded Stellenbosch and the French Huguenots settled in Franschhoek. Both towns and their surrounds are full of stunning wineries with equally stunning accommodation choices that attract oenophiles from all over the globe, with varietals that range from Chenin Blanc to South Africa’s signature red Pinotage. Unsurprisingly, the region is also a hotbed of first-class restaurants.