La Residence (Franschhoek, South Africa)

South Africa's version of Napa Valley, Franschhoek, or French town, is a tiny wine country retreat. The hotel itself is a collection of gorgeous, individually decorated suites (as well as separate villas) housed on a sprawling 30-acre estate that begs for long meandering strolls. Beyond spa treatments there's bike excursions, balloon rides, horseback riding, and more. But the idea is to eat, drink, and be merry Provence-style and the hotel will happily transport you (by horse and carriage if you prefer) to one of the many world-class options – such as The Tasting Room, a regular world top 50 pick and one of dozens of incredible options. [From $330/night;]