Visiting South Africa is in itself a journey of a lifetime. This beautiful part of the planet offers a world in one country, ranging from dramatic mountain ranges, outstretched deserts to tropical areas and savannahs where wild animals still roam freely.
One can travel in South Africa for months’ on end and still not see all the magnificent corners of the country. The South African wine region is a very popular tourist destination because it is simply breathtakingly beautiful.
Several of the wine routes, including Constantia, Durbanville, Darling, Stellenbosch, Helderberg, Paarl, Franschhoek, Wellington and Walker Bay, are within an hour or less easy driving distance from Cape Town. Others, like Breedekloof, Worcester, Robertson, the Little Karoo, Tulbagh, the Swartland, Olifants River and the Northern Cape take you on a slightly longer journey through constantly changing and spectacular landscapes.
Fondly dubbed the Mother City, Cape Town is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world and boasts five of the top 10 attractions in South Africa. These include the V&A Waterfront, Table Mountain, Robben Island, Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens and Cape Point.
A well-developed infrastructure in the Western Cape includes top-class hotels, guesthouses, restaurants, wellness spas, game lodges and golf courses. The various wine routes offer a wide variety of activities, from horseback trails to mountain biking and hiking.
The Cape has the best land-based whale watching in the world. Unspoilt beaches, fynbos, spring flowers and abundant birdlife are also among the natural attractions.
Get your passport ready and go!