This opulent new hotel is located in the former South African Reserve Bank.
The luxe resort is home to star British chef Gordon Ramsay's restaurant Maze, with more than 5,000 bottles on the wine list.
Noted chef George Jardine opened this Stellenbosch spot last December. Meals end with a visit to the walk-in cheese room, which showcases seasonal South African choices.
This acclaimed white-wine producer and resort doesn't export to the U.S. Instead, try the wines at its elegant La Colombe restaurant.
Arguably the greatest Shiraz-maker in the countrytry the intense '07 bottlingthis Stellenbosch property rents out a cottage that's a great base for travelers.