Verdant vine-striped valleys, encircled by craggy, cloud-topped peaks - this Cape gem nestled in among the hills is the gourmet capital of South Africa.
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This famed ‘French Corner’ in Afrikaans, boasts gastronomic delights no less outstanding that its continental namesake. Here you’ll find rolling green hills, punctuated by stark silhouettes of whitewashed Dutch homesteads, a selection of wines to dazzle even the most experienced sommelier alongside world-renowned restaurants.
Reside in a colonial inspired farmhouse, on the outskirts of this upscale village. Stroll the gardens filled with roses, the scent of lavender and wildflowers on the mountain wind. Spend long, lazy afternoons in the shade of the porch with a bottle of South African Sauvignon, straight from the vines of the valley below.
Come the evening, give your chef the night off and head to one of the high-end eateries in town like La Residence, where the chef will invite you to his marble table for a tasting menu - parmesan souffle paired with a full-bodied red. Those in search of a night cap should book out the tasting room at historic estate Boschendal, a grand manor house where you can taste award-winning Cabernet Sauvignons, crisp Chardonnays and mellow Sauvignons.