Stellenbosch, South Africa
WinelandsCape Town's winelands stretch from the city to the idyllic towns of Stellenbosch and Franschhoek, which are often compared to California wine country's Napa and Sonoma. Stellenbosch is a university town of oak-lined streets and gracious old buildings, while smaller, quiet Franschhoek is tucked in a remote valley. (You can take the gorgeous Helshoogte Pass between the two.) Both towns are filled with galleries, vineyards, and adorable bed-and-breakfasts. When it's time to sample the local vino, you'll have an embarrassment of delicious options to choose from. Try the wine and chocolate pairings at Franschhoek's Chocolate Block, or visit the Muratie Wine Estate in Stellenbosch. Feel like committing a sacrilege? The Stellenbosch Brewing Company is divine for craft beers.