Guest room at the Saxon Hotel in Johannesburg

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Here we are at a wine tasting at Constantia Uitsig Wine Estate, where our travelers enjoyed their first wine tasting. We had the pleasure of tasting many wines—everything from chardonnay to sweet semillon, which happened to be a favorite!

The South African wine industry has come a long way since the first unsuccessful attempt to grow grapes in 1652. Eventually a consummate grape farmer named Jan van Riebeeck got it right with his first wine in 1659—and the sublime "Vin de Constance" of this region went on to impress even the kings and princes of great wine-producing countries like France and Spain.

See where we're heading for Day Nine.
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