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Enjoy the diversity of Africa with trip to Constantia before a Zambia tour

South Africa tours are a popular experience for globetrotters largely due to the cultural diversity and wildlife that's evident around every corner. What gets less attention, however, is the culinary appeal of some of the smaller cities to the south. Among the most appealing such spots is the town of Constantia, which has become particularly well-known for its many vineyards and restaurants.

The affluent suburb is located about 20 minutes south of the busy streets of Cape Town, but offers a much different atmosphere. The first thing you'll likely notice about the area is the beautiful scenery, which can be partly attributed to the city's location in the shadows of Table Mountain, one of the most recognizable natural landmarks in South Africa. Yet despite its natural appeal, Constantia's biggest draw rests in its winemaking capabilities.

There are 10 winemaking farms in Constantia, and the oldest one dates back to the 1680s. Among the most famous farms is Groot Constantia, which traces its roots to the 18th century. Aside from its wine, Groot is a popular tourist destination because of its Cape Dutch architecture and picturesque landscape, so even if you're not a wine aficionado, it is appealing nonetheless.

While it might be nice to get out to the southernmost part of South Africa, at some point you'll want to get away from the leisurely winemaking country and experience the continent's wildlife once again. As such, a move to a Zambia tour may be your best bet.

There are many places you can visit in Zambia to get your fill of African wildlife, but you should make a point to visit South Luangwa National Park. A safari through South Luangwa will give you the chance to see everything from elephants and giraffes to buffalo and hippopotamuses - certainly the perfect contrast to a trip to Constantia.

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