South African Winelands

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Consider, if you will, the vegetable garden. Every Afrikaner farm worth its salt has one—a testament to the white African tribe’s almost mythic love for the land—and there’s no reason why Babylonstoren, a handsome, 1692-built Cape Dutch homestead ...
$728 per nightLa Residence, Franschhoek Location An 11-room hotel on a 30-acre farm and vineyard overlooking the upscale enclave of Franschhoek. First Impressions High marks for the welcome: general manager Edward Morton greets guests with a posy...
Whenever I ask friends bound for South Africa how they'll be spending their time, invariably the response is the same: several days or a week exploring Cape Town and the Garden Route, followed by a safari. Will you go to the Winelands, I ask?Oh, t...
Q: Where can I find affordable designer pieces in Milan? —Kathryn Mills, Huntington, N.Y. A: Before your trip, order Marina Martorana’s book Low Cost (Antonio Vallardi; lafeltrinelli.it; $18; in Italian only). It has the addresses of more than 50...
What it is A strikingly beautiful region of mountains and whitewashed Cape Dutch architecture, the Swartland—literally "black land," for the color of its tangled undergrowth—extends north along the Atlantic coast from just beyond the outskirts o...
Napa Valley, California The newest incarnation of the pioneering 30-year-old restaurant at Domaine Chandon is Étoile. Executive chef Christopher Manning cooks with a robust American sensibility, and the occasional French accent. The recently rede...