The region is home to many excellent nature reserves and natural attractions, whilst the famous wine-producing legacy ensures would be sommeliers can enjoy first-class flavours at any one of the exceptional vineyards in the area, with wine-tasting tours available across the cape. The very soil of Cape Winelands is unique to any other on Earth and the wine produced here is distinct and not to be missed. However, it is not just the wine that makes this area so popular with locals and travellers alike, the food in Franschhoek is particularly renowned for its gourmet credentials. Neighbouring Stellenbosch is home to a thriving café culture, the town itself is fringed by respected vineyards and the laidback ambience encourages relaxed afternoons with good food and fine wines. Helicopter tours are an excellent way to take in the stunning vistas and unforgettable scenery of this pristine area whilst hiking tours are also very popular.