The South African winelands have pretty much ruined me for all other vineyard \ landscapes in the rest of the world. Thank goodness I live just 40 minutes away from Stellenbosch or I’d always know what I was missing. I had a friend once tell me that she loved wine because it was nostalgic and a good bottle was always connected to one of those great moments we’ve had. It’s simply joyous to drive up to your favourite vineyard with rolling mountain backdrops to 52 come to remember how much you’ve missed it upon your return. Visit for a night or a week and celebrate a history that’s been part of SA culture for nearly four centuries, but more importantly to indulge in the most quintessential of places for really great food and really great wine. For a sophisticated, historical, classic Cape winelands stay, with a fabulous deli section and traditional accommodation, try the over 300 year old Lanzerac Wine Estate, Hotel & Spa. To live in South Africa it seems like a right of passage to head out into the bush for a family holiday. , Morukuru’s Closer to Botswana than Kruger a sense of returning Owner’s House is dedicated to of luxury on holiday home and feeling the comforts ty. as a Relais & Chateaux proper urbanlifenstyle.com My first experience with Kruger National Park was eye opening; a country sized park filled with the most impressive animals and landscapes I’d ever seen. What a natural gift to the world. Memories are intertwined with waking up to the chill of dawn, devouring a rusk and coffee, and a long drive on bumpy roads in the hopes of seeing something spectacular. 53