The Western Cape Travel Guide
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The Western Cape is an alluring province, a sweep of endless mountain ranges, empty beaches, and European history dating back more than three centuries and anchored by Cape Town in the southwest. The cultures of the indigenous Khoekhoen and San people—the first inhabitants of this enormous area—also contribute to the region's richness. In less than two hours you can reach most of the province's highlights from Cape Town, making the city an ideal base from which to explore.
The Winelands are sufficiently compact that you can make one hotel your touring base. Stellenbosch and Paarl, situated close to dozens of wineries and restaurants...read more
The dining scene ranges from fine South African cuisine complete with silver service to local, laid-back, country-style cooking. Franschhoek restaurants...read more
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Land of Divine Wine. Few places in the world can match the drama of the Winelands, where mountains rise above vine-covered valleys and 300-year-old... Read more
The South African wine industry is booming. Buried by sanctions during apartheid, South African wines were largely unknown internationally. But... Read more
As you travel around the region, the most visible emblems of settler culture you'll encounter are the Cape Dutch-style houses. Here 18th- and... Read more
South Africans are beginning to produce extra-virgin olive oils that are as excellent as their wines. One place to learn about this fruit of... Read more
South Africa currently has more growing areas than ever that yield a huge selection of very different wines. One of the best ways to find your... Read more
As romantic as vineyards seem, wine farming is a monoculture and generally not that eco-friendly. The Biodiversity & Wine Initiative (BWI)... Read more
The Swiss city of Basel is getting ready to host to the who's who of the art world yet again, with the... Read more
Do you suffer from Vacation Deprivation?... Read more
Steinbeck said it well—no matter how many plans you make, its the destination that scoops you up... Read more
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My husband and I live in Cape Town and it has been our home for the past 25 years – I am from the England.
Most vacations we travel to some far away land with lots of advice from all you guys o Read more
Including international travel from the US and transfers between parks and countries, the entire duration of this trip is about 3 weeks total.
I did the nontraditional part at the start of the trip, bu Read more