THE LE FRANSCHHOEK BLOG


Franschhoek Bastille Day Festival 2019

June 13th, 2019

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 13 & 14 July.

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Franschhoek Winter Wines 2019

May 17th, 2019

Winter has officially set in, and what better way to celebrate (or commiserate) than by sampling seasonally-inspired wines at Franschhoek Winter Wines 2019. Taking place on Saturday, 15 June – from 11am to 4pm – at Franschhoek Cellar, this annual event is a cosy favourite on the Franschhoek social calendar.

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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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Franschhoek Literary Festival 2019

March 15th, 2019

Calling all bookworms and literature lovers – the Franschhoek Literary Festival 2019 (FLF) is the place to be during the third weekend of May. The Festival commences on the morning of Friday 17th May and ends on the afternoon of Sunday 19th May and promises an array of events hosted by literary legends from all […]

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Valentine’s Day at Le Franschhoek

January 21st, 2019

The Cape Winelands is an ideal location for a romantic Valentine’s Day filled with scenic surroundings, incredible restaurants, and fantastic activities. Le Franschhoek Hotel & Spa is the perfect spot to experience the best of Franschhoek while also enjoying a secluded hideaway. Here are some of the best things to do this Valentine’s Day; Wine […]

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The Franschhoek Cap Classique and Champagne Festival

November 13th, 2018

Each year Franschhoek’s Huguenot Monument turns into a hub of activity featuring SA’s finest Methode Cap Classique’s, and a few French Champagnes. The Franschhoek Cap Classique & Champagne Festival is an absolute must for anyone who enjoys delicious food, great company and, of course, bubbles! This year, the event will take place on the 1st and […]

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Year End Venues in Franschhoek

October 16th, 2018

With the end of 2018 fast approaching, it’s time to think about venues for year-end events, Christmas, weddings, and New Year’s celebrations. Finding the perfect place can be a tricky task to undertake as numbers, style, and any potential theme needs to fit together seamlessly to form the full package. LE FRANSCHHOEK Offering a variety […]

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Franschhoek Uncorked Festival 2018

September 10th, 2018

Occurring annually, the two-day Franschhoek Uncorked festival has become a firm favourite among locals and visitors alike. Providing a unique opportunity to explore one of South Africa’s premier wine destinations, guests are invited to go from estate to estate sampling exciting new releases as well as other popular wines from their range.   When and Where? This […]

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The Big Little Wine Festival

May 31st, 2018

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. 

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Franschhoek Summer Wines 2018

January 31st, 2018

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.

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Bridge House Mile 2018

January 25th, 2018

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 […]

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Porcupine Ridge MTB Challenge 27 January 2018

January 24th, 2018

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 […]

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