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This Winelands university town is often overshadowed by its neighbor, Franschhoek, but Stellenbosch merits its own visit. A 45-minute drive east of Cape Town will deposit you in the heart of South Africa's most underrated foodie hub—three of the country's top 10 restaurants (Rust en Vrede, Overture, and Jordan) are nestled amid its wine farms and cobbled lanes.

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Stellenbosch

This Winelands university town is often overshadowed by its neighbor, Franschhoek, but Stellenbosch merits its own visit. A 45-minute drive east of Cape Town will deposit you in the heart of South Africa's most underrated foodie hub—three of the country's top 10 restaurants (Rust en Vrede, Overture, and Jordan) are nestled amid its wine farms and cobbled lanes.