Fabulous Date Ideas in the Franschhoek Valley

Posted on the October 16th, 2019

The small town of Franschhoek has a lot to offer when it comes to romance. Be it an anniversary, honeymoon, wedding, or to simply treat yourselves to something special – whatever the occasion, it will be difficult not to fall in love with your partner again with these top romantic things to do in Franschhoek.

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A Vintage Drive

Hiring a chauffeur-driven vintage car during your stay is another truly exceptional and exclusive way to experience the exquisite scenery that Franschhoek has to offer. Whether it be for a day trip, winelands tour or for an entire weekend, this unique experience is one that will transport any couple into a timeless and classic romantic experience.

For a more hands-on experience, hiring a classic car for your own driving experience may be the alternative you are looking for. Why not take a drive through and over Franschhoek Pass while taking in the panoramic views of the Franschhoek Valley? Be sure to pull off at the designated viewpoints along the way – chances are you will need to catch your breath from time to time.

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Sample Some MCC

Couples looking for a classy experience with just the right amount of excitement are sure to enjoy this one. Located at the top of the Franschhoek Valley is a wine experience that you don’t want to miss.

Stop off at Haute Cabrière for an award-winning MCC and wine experience. Better yet, make a point of doing so on a Saturday. Expect to be treated to an intimate tour through the establishment’s three-hundred-year history.

The real highlight, however, will undoubtedly be witnessing one of the winemakers use a traditional French cavalry sabre to expertly slice open a bottle of Pierre Jordan Cap Classique – which you can, of course, enjoy over the magnificent view of Franschhoek valley.

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Fly in for Lunch at Grande Provence

When it comes to romance, let the sky be your limit. Fly from The Cape Town International Airport into Franschhoek by helicopter to Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate, and enjoy a gourmet three-course lunch at The Restaurant. The lunches are served at a refreshingly leisurely pace over the course of three delectable hours. This will give you and your partner the perfect opportunity to wind down and appreciate the estate’s beauty over a bottle of one of Grande Provence’s award-winning wines.

The trip will take you over some of Cape Town’s most stunning wineland scenery for all of thirty minutes before landing on the picturesque wine estate. Expect to be welcomed in good taste with an expertly chilled glass of bubbly. Cheers!

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Stay and Relax at Le Franschhoek

Why not settle down for the weekend at Le Franschhoek Hotel & Spa, where pure luxury meets unassuming elegance.

Located in the heart of the winelands, Le Franschhoek Hotel & Spa will undoubtedly serve as an ideal and idyllic base from which to explore what Franschhoek has to offer. However, with all the comfort and relaxation that the hotel is known to provide, you may find leaving your accommodation a bit difficult.

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With a choice between sixteen en-suite rooms and suites, and eighteen stunning villas that are nestled beneath a superb mountain backdrop, you and your partner can’t go wrong with luxurious accommodation here. Pair up and take advantage of the divine packages that The Camelot Spa has to offer.

Pre-book a massage for a blissfully shared experience of romance and rejuvenation, or indulge your senses with another of their specialised treatments. Your experience at Le Franschhoek Hotel & Spa will undoubtedly have both you and your partner leaving feeling relaxed, radiant and magnificently re-energized.

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For more information, or to book your stay today, email, phone +27 (21) 876 8900 or visit the website.

Image Credit:
Bas Leenders
Franschhoek Wine Valley
Bread & Wine Restaurant
Franschhoek Motor Museum
Grande Provence

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