Category: South African Wines

Top 10 Surprising Facts about South Africa

Franschhoeck

Did you know?

1. South Africa has 11 official languages. English is understood and spoken by most of the people in the country.

2. South Africa’s drinking water is rated the third safest in the world.

3. South Africa is the only country in the entire world that has voluntarily abandoned its nuclear weapons program.

Happily Ever After

Two glasses of red wine with flowers

 

A crazy combo turns out to be the perfect pair. Who knew? It all started with an unlikely hook up, resulting in a one-of-a-kind wine called Pinotage. Back in 1925, Stellenbosch University Professor A.I. Perold performed a gutsy marriage of Pinot Noir and Cinsault (also known as Heritage) grapes, resulting in this versatile and food-friendly varietal. The new red wine was not only a blend of the grapes, but also combined their names.

7 Beautiful Nights in Cape Town with Go Touch Down Travel and Tours

Cape Town

 

Cape Town. It’s the iconic Southern African city, pumping with life every minute of the day. The team at Go Touch Down Travel and Tours knows all the secrets of this thriving metropolis, so we’re perfectly placed to ensure you don’t miss a single thing. Here’s a sneak peek at the joys that await you along your journey.

Visit The French Corner of South Africa

Franschhoek: The Heart of South African Food and Wine

Nestled between towering mountains in the beautiful Cape Winelands, lies the magnificent Franschhoek Valley. This is the food and wine heartland of the country, where splendid wines are made and top chefs create international cuisine. Here, breathtaking scenery, warm hospitality, world class cuisine and the finest wines all combine to create lasting memories.

Franschhoek Valley, known as South Africa's food and wine capital.

Franschhoek, known as South Africa’s Food and Wine Capital.

Franschhoek: The Food and Wine Capital of South Africa

Nestled between towering mountains in the beautiful Cape Winelands, lies the magnificent Franschhoek Valley. This is the food and wine heartland of the country, where splendid wines are made and top chefs create international cuisine. Here, breathtaking scenery, warm hospitality, world class cuisine and the finest wines all combine to create lasting memories.

Franschhoek Valley, known as South Africa's food and wine capital.

Franschhoek, known as South Africa’s Food and Wine Capital.

CNN Recommends South Africa

CNN Recommends South Africa - The Place To Holiday

CNN is recommending South Africa as THE place to holiday. Titled 23 beautiful reasons to visit South Africa CNN’s post features a slideshow of spectacular images that celebrate what they consider to be the best places to see in the Rainbow Nation.

Cheers to South African Wine – The Healthy Choice

Cheers to South African Wine - The Healthy Choice

When your doctor recommends a glass of wine a day for good health, if it’s South African wine, you may as well enjoy two! This is because while sulfites are present in all wine, South African wine has the lowest amount. As we all know, sulfites can trigger allergies. Travelers often tell us that they don’t experience the same headaches from South African wines that often results from wines from other regions.

What’s So Great About Cape Town?

Camps Bay Beach
Since you asked…

Cape Town’s awards and accolades over the last couple of years:

 2017
  • Before the year had even begun, Cape Town had already won a valued accolade from international travel authority, Lonely Planet. Cape Town has been chosen as one of the Top 10 Cities in the World for Travelers in 2017 – the latest in a series of honors that has helped to cement the city’s reputation as a global giant among destinations. Cape Town features second on the list of top cities for 2017.

South African Wine I Recommend

Bottle of Neethlingshof Estate Pinotage wine

I was born in South Africa and for the past 28 years, as a Travel Specialist, I have been introducing people from all over the globe to South Africa, the Adventure Capital of the World. Wine is often a talking point. Travelers ask me, “where can I find some of our favorite wines we tasted on the tour?” So here is a quick note: