Known as the culinary capital of South Africa, and one of the most beautiful spots along the Cape Wine Route, Franschhoek is an ideal romantic getaway. We know it can be difficult to choose with so many options available at your fingertips, so to make life a little easier, here are some of our favourites. […]
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 […]
Spoil yourself and your loved ones for less this Festive Season with Le Franschhoek Hotel & Spa in the Franschhoek Wine Valley. Our selection of carefully curated Festive Season Specials are designed to help make your time in the Cape Winelands as memorable as possible. Take a look at our offerings below.
As with gourmet food and fine wines, Franschhoek is a centre of outstanding art from across South Africa. Renowned as a foodie paradise, Franschhoek is swiftly making a name for itself as an art destination that both local and international art enthusiasts are starting to pay attention to. Here are some of the highlighted Franschhoek […]
At this time of year, when the sun is shining and the Festive Season spirit is on the rise, holidaymakers are often on the lookout for fun activities in Franschhoek. Rather than sticking to the stock-standard group wine-tasting tours and long lunches, why not step out of your comfort zone and enjoy something a bit […]
While the town of Franschhoek is most widely known for its decadent cuisine and world-class wines, what many don’t know is that it is also home to some of the country’s finest mountain biking trails. Whether you’re a beginner cyclist looking for the right excuse to head outdoors, or an experienced mountain biker seeking a […]
A flexible and affordable way to explore the Franschhoek Wine Valley, the popular Franschhoek Vineyard Hopper has recently been relaunched. A semi-guided hop-on hop-off service, it is a fantastic alternative to the more stringent full day or half day wine tours offered in the region.
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.
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 […]
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.