South Africa

South Africa Travel Guide

Caveau’s wine list is an enjoyable departure from the red, white, and sparkling norm; it’s divided into Easy Drinkers (try the superb Pierre Jourdan Brut), Discoveries, Food Friendlies, Vintage Reserves, Rarities (like small lots from inner city winery Signal Hill), and Giants.

The gallery, known for contemporary South African art, is surrounded by 400 thirty-foot-tall variegated aluminum "fins" that reference a protective Zulu kraal, or livestock enclosure.

Surrounded by wide expanses and the desert-like terrain of the Great Karoo, Bergwater Vineyards has been open since 1999 and is the only vineyard in the Prince Albert Valley. Bordered by a nature preserve, the area around Bergwater is untouched by development.

The expansive modern space is geared toward serious collectors, representing both well-established and up-and-coming talents.

Years as agent: 21. Specialties: England, India, South Africa. Consulting fee: From $500.

From its 3,500-foot summit, this flat-topped mountain that looms above Cape Town offers truly mind-blowing views: the entire city peninsula, including the Atlantic coast, False Bay, and the easterly valleys of Winelands, all stretch out shimmering below as far as the eye can see.

For handcrafted African-motif housewares and curios with contemporary style, head to the airport outpost of this upmarket South African chain.

The majestic Swartberg Pass, a 17-mile-long heart-in-mouth miracle of cliff-edge engineering, was built by Thomas Bain in the 1880’s.

Whatiftheworld’s mandate is to cultivate a community among Cape Town’s young furniture-, product-, and fashion designers and aspiring collectors. It takes the form of shows held in Whatiftheworld’s gallery/work space in Woodstock.

The century-old Kitchener's Carvery Bar, in Braamfontein, once hosted the titular commander of Britain’s Boer War force; with a dance floor, disco ball and a healthy supply of the local Castle Lager, it’s now a favorite with the design crowd—and the best place for a toast in this vibrant city.