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

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Beyond the Winelands

Assuming you can drag yourself away from its estimable charms, Cape Town provides a great base for exploring the rest of the Western Cape, a province notable for its consistently scenic coastline, fynbos-swathed mountains and ever-expanding viniculture industry. Highlights east of Cape Town include the peerless, land-based whale watching in Walker Bay and the underrated De Hoop Nature Reserve – not to mention Agulhas, the most southerly tip of Africa – while the west coast stretching up towards Lamberts Bay combines ruggedly beautiful seaside scenery with some of the world’s most spectacular floral displays.

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