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T+L's Definitive Guide to Cape Town

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Explore the Winelands

Some of South Africa’s best vineyards are a short drive from the center of Cape Town. These four are worth the detour.

Twenty minutes south of the city, the 450-acre Groot Constantia is one of the country’s oldest wine estates, known for its high-quality blends.

From there, make your way east to Fairview, just outside the historic town of Paarl; book a private tasting of the winery’s single-vineyard bottlings paired with Fairview’s own goat-milk cheeses.

In the nearby Franschhoek valley, Babylonstoren produces fruity Viogniers and Chardonnays.

Moving north, rocky landscapes line the coast—don’t miss Tierhoek, whose high altitude and breezy conditions contribute to the intense flavors in its Chenin Blancs.

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