Steenberg Farm Hotel, Cape Town, South Africa

Set among dramatic mountains, Steenberg Farm is the Cape's oldest working wine estate. Bedrooms at its hotel are huge with exposed wooden beams and housed in bright white colonial buildings bordering a pretty tree-lined square.

The place is foodie heaven, with a state-of-the-art wine cellar offering a range of tastings and expert food pairings.

For lunch, visit the buzzing Bistro Sixteen82 to sample its Asian-inspired menu, then eat dinner at the award-winning Catharina's, where origami swans hang from the ceiling and South African-influenced dishes include ostrich carpaccio.

For even more gastro fare, book at the city's hottest new restaurant, The Test Kitchen in Woodstock's Old Biscuit Mill.


WOW FACTOR: The Sauvignon Blanc made on the estate is sensational.

GO: A double room costs from £150, B&B; Qatar Airways ( return flights start at £747

FLIGHT TIME: 11 hours