THE LE FRANSCHHOEK BLOG


Guide to Spending Mother’s Day in Franschhoek

April 16th, 2019

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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A Romantic Getaway in Franschhoek

July 5th, 2018

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. […]

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Groot Drakenstein Prison Tours

December 20th, 2017

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 […]

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Festive Season Specials at Le Franschhoek

December 7th, 2017

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.

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Top 5 Art Galleries in Franschhoek

November 30th, 2017

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 […]

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Unique Activities in Franschhoek

November 10th, 2017

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 […]

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Mountain Biking Trails in Franschhoek

September 29th, 2017

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 […]

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Franschhoek Vineyard Hopper

August 25th, 2017

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.

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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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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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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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