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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

TRAVEL ADVISORY TO PREVENT THE IMPORTATION OF EBOLA INTO SOUTH AFRICA 

The purpose of this advisory is to notify travellers about the Ebola disease outbreak and inform them about preventative measures they can take and what Government is doing.

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The Flavours of South Africa

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At the Southern tip of Africa, where two mighty oceans meet, lies Cape Town, the gateway to South Africa’s winelands. For over 350 years the cultures of Africa, Europe, and the East have helped shape a city that is at one time modern and ancient, rich in history and culturally vibrant.

Today South Africa is a peaceful democracy and an exciting country of enormous diversity. This variety is immediately apparent in its range of wines. With a wine-making history dating back more than 300 years, they reflect the classicism and tradition of the Old World but are also influenced by the contemporary styles of the New World. This rare combination makes for wines that are complex but accessible, sophisticated yet intensely powerful. South African wines express the soil, climate, varieties and people of the Cape and tell their story to the whole world.

To learn more about South Africa’s wines, click here

White Varieties

White varieties still dominate the Cape winelands. Excellent white wines are currently being released, among which:

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  Chardonnay

  Chenin Blanc (Steen)

  Sauvignon Blanc

  Semillon

  Other Whites (Riesling, Colombard, Pinot Gris

Red Varieties

Over the past few years, South Africa’s red wine plantings have increased dramatically. They include:

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  Cabernet Sauvignon

  Merlot

  Pinotage

  Pinot Noir

  Shiraz

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