South Africa has some of the oldest vineyards in the "new" world. With production traced back to the 1650s, it’s no surprise that world-class wines are coming from nearly every corner of this southern tip of Africa. What is surprising is how accessible, and yet infrequently visited, these beautiful lands are.
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Close to Cape Town, the regions of Stellenbosch, Paarl, Overberg, and Roberson form the heart of the Central Cape. With so many wineries and sites literally only an hour or two’s drive from Cape Town it’s easy to just kick back in the city and spend one’s days travelling to wine country, but spending a night amongst the vines, and waking up in the verdant country side is what wine country memories are made of.