South Africa is one of the most popular holiday destinations and is notorious for its pristine beaches and African safaris. The folks over at African Safari Home have put together a quick guide of the superb Cape winelands and gourmet restaurants.
The Western Cape is the wine-producing area of South Africa and boasts several internationally acclaimed red and white varietals. The three most popular areas for gourmet restaurants and wine are as follows.
Franschhoek is a French influenced gem of a place, with the Cape Fold Mountains as a backdrop and magnificent vineyards producing superb red wines in particular. Franschhoek also boasts one of Africa’s finest restaurants, The Tasting Room, at the magnificent Le Quartier Francais. Margot Janse has been at the helm of the restaurant for over 20 years and the eight-course African surprise menu changes regularly according to the locally sourced ingredients availability.
Stellenbosch is a short drive from Cape Town and Franschhoek and features endless views of rolling hills, breathtaking mountains and green vineyards. The town was founded in 1679 and still maintains much of its historical charm.
The Constantia wine region is famed for its wine and the first estate was founded in 1684. There are roughly eleven wine estates within a 1-mile area and many fine restaurants including the superb La Colombe. La Colombe is rated number 2 in South Africa and often features in the Top 100 in the world.
With the Cape region offering so many fantastic wine estates and culinary delights, it is not surprising that it is often voted as one of the Top 10 cities in the world to visit. Combine this with the beauty of Table Mountain, the abundance of fauna and fauna, the pristine beaches and superb wildlife, and it makes for a destination that would not look out-of-place on the most esteemed bucket list.
For more information visit the Cape Winelands Accommodation page at AfricanSafariHome.com. In addition you can arrange luxury safari tours, special wine tours and find a range of best-in-class accommodation.