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Cape Town & the Winelands

Cape town, South Africa is a coming-together of cultures, cuisines and that destination where everyone should visit at least once in their lives. From the gorgeous weather, affordability, amazing beaches, vast wildlife, delicious food and wine, and breathtaking scenery – it’s got pretty much all my favorite things huddled up into one.

Our adventure started with the most iconic landmark of South Africa, The Table Mountain. It is the country’s most photographed attraction and its famous cable car takes millions of people to its top. This mountain hides many surprises that wait to be discovered. It is much more than a place from where you can take a breathtaking photo of Cape Town. The secret is to go up there the minute the weather is clear.

Beaches and mountains are plentiful in South Africa. Still, Cape Town's vineyards will amaze you, covering hundreds of thousands of acres, making South Africa the ninth largest wine producer globally. While you may not be able to visit all of the wineries, I'll highlight which ones we've been to. Just half an hour's drive from the cape, you will find yourself at the vineyards' beginning.

We started with a visit to the Franschhoek Valley, one of the best wine destinations and one of the country's best gourmet restaurants with superb accommodation. The Wine Tram is the best way to explore, with eight stops at some of the oldest and most distinguished wineries. You are spoiled for choice, depending on the route you choose. You will experience wine tastings, cellar visits, lunches or just a vineyard walk on the tram.

Constantia is considered one of the most prestigious suburbs and one of the oldest wine regions in South Africa. This valley has it all for those who visit, from award-winning wineries and restaurants to various experiences such as picnics, festivals, tours and adrenaline-packed adventure sports. The mountain ranges also offer breathtaking photo opportunities with hiking, horseback riding and mountain bike trails.

No trip is complete without a stop at the Paarl Wine Route, the second oldest in the country known for its full-bodied, spicy reds and crunchy white wines. Shiraz is the main grape variety in the region, but it also produces remarkable Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinotage, Viognier and Mourvèdre. In Paarl, you can also taste some of their delicious goat cheeses.

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