A brand new wine festival takes place this weekend at Cafe BonBon in the Franschhoek Wine Valley. On Saturday the 3rd June 2018, the new and exciting Big Little Wine Festival begins, where local wineries, craft breweries, great food and music come together in one of the most beautiful spaces at La Petite Dauphine.
Calling all bookworms and literature lovers – the Franschhoek Literary Festival 2018 (FLF) is the place to be during the third weekend of May. The Festival commences on the morning of Friday 18th May and ends on the afternoon of Sunday 22nd May and promises an array of events hosted by literary legends from all […]
Easter is all about treating yourself – not only to the chocolate and the sweet treats, but to quality time with the ones you love. From fun kids’ activities and delicious meals, to enticing Easter accommodation specials and more, we’ve got a lot to offer at Le Franschhoek this Easter. Take a look at our […]
There’s a new kid on the block on the Franschhoek Festival scene this year – the much anticipated Festival of Art in Franschhoek. This two-day festival launches for the very first time on the 17th and 18th of March 2018, taking culture in the valley to a whole different level. This outdoor festival is showcasing […]
The month of love is off to a positive start, and as usual, Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. We know how difficult it is to keep coming up with new and exciting ways to celebrate the one you love, so we’ve made it a little easier by highlighting some of the different Franschhoek […]
It’s officially the height of summer in Franschhoek – and what better way to celebrate than by sampling seasonally-inspired wines at Franschhoek Summer Wines 2018. Taking place on Saturday, 3 February, at Leopard’s Leap Family Vineyard, this annual event is an all-round favourite on the Franschhoek social calendar.
Val de Vie Estate is set to host the 5th Bridge House Mile on Sunday 4th February 2018, sponsored by Standard Bank. From its inception in 2014, the event has gone from strength to strength over the last few years and the Val de Vie event this year promises to be bigger than better than […]
The Porcupine Ridge MTB Challenge returns in 2018 in its 19th year. Organised by the Franschhoek Lions Club, this year’s event promises to take riders back to their mountain biking roots with exciting routes and trails around the Berg River Dam, with spectacular views of the Franschhoek Mountains. Joanna Dobinson from Biking in the Bosch is […]
It’s been another remarkable year for the team at Le Franschhoek Hotel. We’ve been visited by guests from all around the world, hosted one-of-a-kind events and continuously marvelled at our beautiful surroundings. Here’s a look back at some of the most memorable moments captured by our guests during their stay in 2017. This is just […]
Few visitors to South Africa realise that the last 14 months of Nelson Mandela’s 27 year long stay in prison were spent in Victor Verster Prison in Paarl, 45 minutes from Cape Town. Described by Mandela as a ‘gilded cage’, his quarters at Victor Verster Prison were a curious combination of luxury and confinement. The […]