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Grootbos wine-tastings and food pairings and meet the winemakers themselves to learn about recent vintages and how the wine is made. Feast your taste buds in some of the world’s finest restaurants under the guidance of the crème de la crème of South African chefs. Where to stay? Babylonstoren Combine rustic farm living with the ultimate in elegant comfort in this organic working farm close to Franschhoek. Dine at their award-winning Babel restaurant, feast on homegrown produce and taste some of the finest wines produced right on your doorstep. 4) Garden Route Along the southern tip of Africa lies a spectacular coastline of wild untouched beaches, quaint villages and mountainous landscapes. Follow the whale migration route in season, spot dolphins surfing the waves, taste local delights at village markets & horse ride along the coastal paths. A must-see destination for any visit to South Africa. [022] Where to stay? Grootbos A luxurious eco-retreat just 2.5hrs from Cape Town, this is the perfect place to begin your scenic drive along the garden route. The perfect place for whale watching, horse-riding along the wild, untouched beach, or simply relaxing amongst the magnificent flora and fauna of the Southern tip of Africa. 5) Madikwe For a malaria-free safari alternative, Madikwe offers an intimate Big 5 safari experience close to the Botswana border and boasts a choice of incredible luxury lodges. This lesser known hidden gem of South Africa is the perfect choice for the ultimate African safari without having to worry about taking malaria medication. Where to stay? Madikwe Safari Lodge A beautiful luxury safari lodge, elegantly furnished and in tune with the natural environment, this is the perfect honeymoon destination. Get away from the crowds and take a game drive across this magnificent reserve and experience all of the Big 5, all to yourself.