In many ways, Cape Town reminded us of the Bay Area. San Francisco has the Pacific and Mount Tam. Cape Town has the Atlantic and Table Mountain. Both cities are clean, safe, culturally interesting, and have hot tech scenes. And like our beloved Bay Area, Cape Town has its own wine country. After spending ten days in the city, we visited Stellenbosch and Franschhoek, the Bay Area analogs of which would be Sonoma and Napa. The vineyards directly abut the surrounding mountains, and the contrast between the orderly rows of vines and the rocky, irregular slopes of the valleys was stunning. We also visited Grootbos Private Nature Reserve, which is home to some incredible flora and fauna. Thousands of fur seals live on an island just off the coast, and Right Whales are frequent residents as well. The plant biodiversity of South Africa is off the charts, and Grootbos is home to thousands of species. It also has an excellent network of running trails and fire roads.