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Top 10 Cape Town and the Winelands by Loren Minsky, Philip Briggs

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The Winelands

The mountainous territory immediately inland of Cape Town, often referred to as the Boland (literally “Uplands”), is among the most beautiful parts of South Africa. Its rugged sandstone peaks, interspersed with lush well-watered valleys, support intensive cultivation of deciduous fruit and trees. This region also forms the heart of the country’s wine industry; it is home to around 300 different wineries and is well organized for tourism, with most estates offering wine-tasting facilities and many also operating restaurants or cafés. A significant feature of the Winelands is its historic towns, which include Stellenbosch, Franschhoek, ...

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