THE LE FRANSCHHOEK BLOG


Banhoek Duo & Trail Challenge 12 August

August 7th, 2017

The Banhoek Duo & Trail Challenge returns to the Stellenbosch Wine Valley for the third year in a row on 12 August 2017. The Challenge offers a fun morning of multiple sporting events in the Banhoek Valley.

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Plan the perfect wedding at Le Franschhoek

July 21st, 2017

There’s no need to head to Europe to find a wedding venue with all the romance of southern France, when the Franschhoek Wine Valley is right on your doorstep. Franschhoek has long been an idyllic wedding destination in South Africa. Anyone who has been married in the Western Cape Winelands will tell you that Franschhoek […]

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Learn to Cook in Franschhoek

July 13th, 2017

Foodies wanting to expand their culinary resume or fine-tune their cooking skills should look no further than the ultimate food destination in Africa- Franschhoek. Aside from its spectacular natural setting surrounded by mountains and vineyards, Franschhoek packs a punch when it comes to fine dining and big-name restaurants. Here are some of the best ways […]

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Bastille Day Festival 2017

July 7th, 2017

It’s that time of year again to whip out your red, white and blue as South Africa’s leading wine and food destination, Franschhoek hosts the annual Bastille Day Festival on 15 and 16 July. Locals and visitors from around the globe are invited to join in celebrating the centuries-old French heritage at the iconic Huguenot […]

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Wine and Dine Evening at Le Franschhoek

June 22nd, 2017

Enjoying a delectable meal paired with the perfect wine, tucked warmly out of the icy weather, is our idea of the perfect Friday evening. Treat yourself to a dining experience like no other this Friday, the 23rd of June, by joining us at DISH restaurant, for a truly unique wine and dine evening with Maastricht […]

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A Winter’s Day in the Winelands

June 12th, 2017

In the summertime, Franschhoek is swamped with tourists and local travellers sipping on delicious wines in the South Africa sun. To the inexperienced eye, winter in the winelands is dark and rainy with little to look forward to. We’re here to dispel that myth with an itinerary for the perfect winter’s day in the winelands.

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Sundays in the Winelands: What’s Open

June 1st, 2017

As termed by the Afrikaners as the “French corner”, Franschhoek, although just a small town of French descent, is home to some of the most exquisite wine farms, gorgeous views and quaint buildings.

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Keeping Up to Date: Le Franschhoek Events and Specials Calendar

May 17th, 2017

Keep your finger on the pulse of Franschhoek events with our calendar of events and specials coming up in the next few months.

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Guide to Spending Mother’s Day in Franschhoek

May 9th, 2017

Can’t decide what to do for Mother’s Day this year? Not to worry, we’ve compiled a list of some of the best activities that are sure to knock your mom’s socks off!

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Treat yourself with our May Camelot Spa Specials

May 5th, 2017

Le Franschhoek is the ultimate destination for relaxation and luxurious treatment. Not only is the hotel surrounded by the beautiful scenery of the Franschhoek Mountains and valley but the grounds are cultivated to espouse exquisiteness. We take extra care to ensure that every detail of your stay is enjoyable, from comfortable accommodation to delectable dining […]

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What to Expect: Franschhoek Literary Festival 2017

April 19th, 2017

For all the book worms and debate lovers or anyone with a keen interest in topical conversations for that matter, Franschhoek Literary Festival (FLF) is the place to be during the third weekend of May.

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Best Indoor Wine Tasting Venues in Franschhoek

April 18th, 2017

The Franschhoek Valley is renowned as one of South Africa’s premier wine making destinations. What better way to experience the valley than on a wine tasting tour at some of our favourite wineries in the region. Winter may be setting in, but that’s no reason not to enjoy all the serene valley has to offer. […]

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