Heading east from Cape Town, drive or cycle along South Africa's Wine Route, which extends from Paarl to Stellenbosch and Franschhoek. This journey is the longest wine route in the world, connecting nearly 300 vineyards.
As you explore the vineyards, sample delicious wines, dine in gourmet restaurants or relax with a picnic lunch. During your visit, you can meet South African winemakers and learn about their production methods in an exceptional setting.
During your visit, you'll see lovely Cape Dutch architecture from the 18th and 19th centuries nestled among the vineyards, in particular near Stellenbosch and Franschhoek. To learn more about the French Huguenots who settled in the region in the 17th century, visit Franschhoek's Huguenot Memorial museum. Explore Groot Constantia, South Africa's oldest winery, surrounded by hills and vines in Constantia. Legend has it that Napoleon Bonaparte wanted to drink this wine before he died.