With its rows of oak-shaded Cape Dutch houses and a backdrop of rolling vineyards giving way to sweeping jagged, mountains, Stellenbosch is as picturesque a town as you’ll find anywhere in Africa. A day or two here – dividing your time between a winery or two, touring the photograph-me-please streets and soaking up the stunning surrounding landscapes – passes in no time at all. Africa’s best reds are here, including the country’s very own varietal of grape – the pinotage. and a visit to the beautiful Spiers wine estate for the award-winning Merlot and Shiraz is an essential stop. Walk the vines then sit outside with a glass, the African sun and golden hills your companion.