There are no stylish signs like the ones you see advertising the swish vintage wine estates in Stellenbosch. Post House is so difficult to find you wonder if you’ve lost your way, let alone the plot.

My guide, wine connoisseur Mark Shepstone, was also baffled. Although he comes from the area, he had never visited the Post House estate.

“Almost like Brigadoon,” he laughed as we bumped our way up another rough track. “Here today, gone tomorrow.”

However, enchantment wasn’t far away. An old-fashioned red pillarbox still standing in the same position as it has for a century or more, was enough to tell us that we had arrived at Raithby’s first Post Office.
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