Check Out Wine Country in South Africa

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Wine connoisseurs and those who simply love a good wine are in heaven when traveling to South Africa.

The wide selection of different wine flavors and wine regions mean an excellent variety of locations and tastes when visiting South Africa. There are literally hundreds of wineries scattered throughout the Western and Eastern Cape of South Africa. Because of the distinctly different climates of the two regions the wines produced in each of these two regions varies greatly. This makes traveling through South African wine country a hard vacation to beat for the wine lover who is looking for new and interesting varieties.

The most famous wine regions in South Africa are its oldest and most reputable. Stellenbosch, Franschhoek, and Constantia represent the largest and most famous wine regions in South Africa with a rich history in the study of viticulture and a reputation for turning out amazing varietals. Travelers will find Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc, Shiraz and other varieties at extremely high quality.

The beauty of the countryside is hard to beat as well. The Eastern Cape wine region is called the Hemel en Aarde Valley, which resides near whale watching piers and is an area known for its interesting turnout of white wines. Travelers to this region love the wealth of activities the Eastern Cape offers in addition to its amazing wines.

South Africa draws a large number of tourists each year because of its gorgeous beaches. Yet, there is much more in the way of culture and wine that will bring an amazing time even to the most sophisticated or difficult to please traveler. FrugalMonkey has extensive information on South Africa as well as its wine industry. Read up on the rich history behind South African wine and then look over the outdoors activities South Africa offers its tourists. Check out this extensive section on South Africa and start planning your South African vacation now. Cheers!

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