Check out South Africa's Western Cape with Michaela Guzy

A Tour of South Africa's Western Cape

Michaela Guzy of takes us on a tour of South Africa's Western Cape

In Michaela’s Map, South Africa: Western Cape, Great Whites and Great Wines, join Michaela, founder of OhThePeopleYouMeet, on her road trip from Cape Town out to the scenic Western Cape of South Africa.

For something totally different from your Cape Town experience, we suggest you get out of town to visit the eco-chic Grootbos. The private nature reserve grows all vegetables on-site and offers an adult skills course in horticulture.

Enjoy a meal by Head Chef Benjamin who is gaining local popularity for revitalizing traditional South African dishes.

The Western Cape’s cliffy coastline is ideal for a scenic walk, horseback riding or, if you want to get your toes wet, cage diving with Great White sharks.

To explore beyond the popular wine regions, head to Creation Vineyards in the younger and lesser-known Hemel-en-Aarde Valley. The vineyard’s virgin soil and its cool climate makes ideal for softer wines. You can sip some award-winning varietals along with a chocolate pairing. Or stop by La Residence, a private estate, for a local meal of contemporary South African flair.

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