A short journey from the fabulous food city of Cape Town is the country’s wine region, centred on the historic towns of Franschhoek and Stellenbosch.
The real action here is at the wineries and fabulous restaurants dotting the beautiful upland scenery.
You won’t find elephants snuffling round the vineyards, but you will find inexpensive tasting tours followed by lazy lunches serving world-class food alongside delicious local wines.
If you care to stretch your wallet a little further when staying the night you can sleep it all off in high-end guesthouses and B&Bs that would cost a lot more elsewhere.
The full list of destinations ranked in this category are:
• East Nusa Tengarra, Indonesia
• Budapest, Hungary
• Madhya Pradesh, India
• Buffalo, NY, United States of America
• Cape Winelands, South Africa
• Athens, Greece
• Zanzibar, Tanzania
“The Cape Winelands is a world-class tourism attraction in the Western Cape and we are proud to be recognised as such by Lonely Planet. This is one of many unique food and wine attractions that we offer visitors, and an example of tourism service excellence that helps grow the economy and create jobs in the Western Cape.”
David Maynier: Western Cape Provincial Minister for Finance and Economic Opportunities
Wesgro CEO, Tim Harris, added: “I am excited to be attending World Travel Market London this year, where this award will be made. I am looking forward to sharing this great news with the travel trade worldwide, to ensure that even more people come and experience the unrivalled beauty of our province.
“Our vast open spaces, hospitable people, fauna and flora, agricultural sector, wine industry fine cuisine and opportunities for grand adventure echo what all Cape Winelands tourism stakeholders believe: A thousand things to do and then some wine,” stated Alderman Elna von Schlicht, executive mayor of the Cape Winelands District Municipality.
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