The oldest farm in Cape Town, Steenberg comes with a rich and fascinating history. The Steenberg Hotel offers the best of both worlds, being only 20 minutes from the heart of the city yet surrounded by lush vineyards and a natural amphitheatre which forms part of the Table Mountain range. A graceful blend of heritage and contemporary styles, the 24 rooms and suites are spread out over various buildings, including the original manor house. Catharina’s Restaurant serves up fresh, innovative comfort food underneath a multitude of origami swans hanging from the ceiling – a symbolic nod to the 17th century founder of the farm, who mistook the local geese for swans. Bistro Sixteen82 spills into the surrounding gardens with terraced dining and a seasonal tapas menu. As well as relaxing in the plush spa, guests can enjoy a round of golf on the championship 18-hole course and indulge in a spot of wine tasting.