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Today, South Africa boasts a flourishing wine industry, churning out crisp whites and robust reds. And Constantia Valley—located about 10.5 miles south of central Cape Town—is where it all began in the late 17th century. The region is characterized oak-lined streets and stunning historical mansions, in addition to its wineries. The oldest vineyard, Groot Constantia, features sweet dessert wines and has welcomed the likes of Napolean Bonapart, King Louis Philippe of France, and Jane Austin. According to one TripAdvisor user, "The Groot Constantia is a beautiful property and the history of the vineyard was so interesting. Great wines, fun tasting room and beautiful views."

The Groot Constantia is included on the valley's wine route, which leads visitors to tours and tastings at nine of the region's wineries. You will need a car to tour the Constantia Valley, and each venue features its own prices and hours of operation. However, if you're simply interested in sightseeing, you can explore the valley for free. To learn more about the valley and the wine route, visit the Constantia Valley website.

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#1 Table Mountain Easily the city's most recognizable landmark, Table Mountain towers over Cape Town just south of the city center. Having earned its name from its unique, flat-topped shape, the mountain ... Read more » Courtesy of Cape Town Tourism

#2 Constantia Valley Today, South Africa boasts a flourishing wine industry, churning out crisp whites and robust reds. And Constantia Valley—located about 10.5 miles south of central Cape Town—is where ... Read more » Courtesy of Constantia Valley

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#4 Victoria & Alfred (V&A) Waterfront The Victoria & Alfred (V&A) Waterfront buzzes with activity at all hours of the day. This bustling harbor—built in the late 19th century by Queen Victoria's second son ... Read more » Courtesy of Cape Town Tourism

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#6 Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens Resting on the eastern slope of Table Mountain, the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens welcome thousands of visitors from around the world each year that come to explore the gardens' 89 ... Read more » Courtesy of Cape Town Tourism

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Table Mountain—easily recognized by its flat summit—offers breathtaking views of Cape Town and the coast. Courtesy of Cape Town Tourism

The Constantia Valley houses South Africa's oldest vineyards. You can visit them all by following the Constantia Valley Wine Route. Courtesy of Constantia Valley

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Cape Town features an impressive array of vibrant flora. If you're interested in seeing all of Cape Town's colors, head to Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden. Courtesy of Cape Town Tourism

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Cape Point—the tip of the Cape of Good Hope—is the southwestern-most point of the African continent. Courtesy of Cape Town Tourism

Clifton Beach is one of the most popular strips of sand in Cape Town. Its perch beneath Table Mountain protects sunbathers from the city's notoriously chilly wind. Courtesy of Cape Town Tourism

Greenmarket Square is one of the oldest marketplaces in Cape Town. If you feel that your haggling skills are up to snuff, come here for souvenirs. Courtesy of South African Tourism

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This lighthouse sits just off central Cape Town's coast on Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for his attempts to end apartheid. Courtesy of South African Tourism

The Castle of Good Hope—built by the Dutch East India Company to protect the city—is the oldest surviving building in South Africa. Courtesy of Cape Town Tourism

You'll find this kid-friendly attraction down at the V&A Waterfront. Courtesy of South African Tourism

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