South Africa's singular scenery, long history, and confluence of cultures make it an appealing place to visit. In the following pages we highlight more than 30 of the best venues. Cape Town is a 21st-century city honoring its past as a trade crossroads. A short drive away are the winelands, each offering first-rate bottlings and individual character. We've included Stellenbosch, Franschhoek, Paarl and Swartland, areas that best combine easy access, hospitality and natural beauty. Whether you want an elegant ocean-view hotel or a modern, casual lunch within arm's reach of vines, South Africa has it.
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