If there is one thing you should do in South Africa if you are visiting (and you are over the legal drinking age) is drink wine. The local wine is so varied that it caters to any taste and wallet. There’s even a wine that is made only in South Africa, the Pinotage. The best way to try some of the South African wine is to do one of the many wine routes which along with the great wine gives the opportunity to view where the grapes are grown and how the wine is made.
We went to two wine farms, Delheim and Spier, close to Stellenbosch, about an hour drive from Cape Town. Stellenbosch is a beautiful little town with white-washed houses and a really chilled out atmosphere. From there Delheim is 20 minutes away right at the base of the mountain and once you get here, for 20 Rand you can sample 6 different wines. I particularly liked the Chardonnay Sur Lie of which I actually bought a bottle. Spier is a lot bigger and here, besides tasting wine, you can watch traditional African dancers, see cheetahs in the rehabilitation centre and even have a picnic by the lake.