For starters you’ll need a few days, at least, to get to grips with the region. This is no morning out from the Mother City. Instead, you’ll hit the N2 out of town, curse the traffic in Somerset west, and finally take a long exhale as the wheat fields of the Overberg roll their way south beyond Caledon.
The region is perhaps most famous for the holiday towns of Struisbaai and Arniston, and the iconic point at Cape Agulhas, but it is also fast building a name for itself as a wine region for explorers. From the hamlet of Baardskeerdersbos in the West to Malgas in the east, the vineyards here are increasingly lauded for their unique terroir and cool-climate character.