When planning a trip to Africa, one of the most important cities to put on the agenda is Cape Town. One of South Africa’s capitals, Cape Town is the center of the government’s legislation efforts. As the largest city in the region, Cape Town is casually known as the Mother City. A stand-out geographic feature: Cape Town’s City Bowl surrounds the city on two sides, appearing as if it sits in the middle of a large bowl.
With technology advancing faster than ever, children globally are becoming attached to devices. Adults too. Our Netflix queue and ever-expanding inbox call our names even when we’re on vacation. We carry distractions with us everywhere, and it’s becoming increasingly difficult to truly connect with your loved ones.
Cape Town has long been regarded as South Africa’s most stylish city, especially with a new wave of internationally renowned restaurants (most notably, The Test Kitchen and The Potluck Club), upgraded hotel options and several cultural highlights, including the spectacular and moving Zeitz Museum of Contemporary African Art and the Crypt Jazz Club at St. George’s Cathedral, a key historic site and former spiritual home of Bishop Desmond Tutu.
Although Stellenbosch is known worldwide for putting South Africa on the map, Franschhoek (which translates to “French Town” in Afrikaans) is deservedly a favorite weekend haunt for Cape Town. While it delivers plenty of grown-up and sophisticated wine experiences, many of its wineries and businesses recognize oenophiles may have kids in town. Here, you will find successfully cultivated attractions and activities intended to engage curious young minds and expand young palates.
While urban wine country might sound like an oxymoron, it’s actually a reality at the stunning City Vineyard in New York City’s Tribeca neighborhood. The water-side venue is the perfect host for your next event — whatever that may be, from 20 to 200 guests and from cocktail party to plated dinner.