THE LE FRANSCHHOEK BLOG


The Huguenot Museum

September 17th, 2014

Take a trip down memory lane the next time you are in Franschhoek with a visit to the Huguenot Museum.  Located among landscaped gardens, this institution celebrates the French legacy of the area and pays tribute to the hardships these people endured as they painstakingly brought this verdant wine growing valley to life. Located alongside […]

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Franschhoek Uncorked

September 9th, 2014

Franschhoek will be filled with the joys of spring during the weekend of 28 and 29 September when the ever-popular Franschhoek Uncorked Festival comes to town.  This year 21 wineries in and around the Franschhoek Valley will be pulling out all the stops to wine and dine visitors with a full weekend of fun, food […]

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Franschhoek Motor Museum

August 18th, 2014

The Franschhoek Motor Museum, located on the grounds of Johann Rupert’s L’Ormarins wine estate, is the home of over 400 vehicles, close to the R45 and just 45 minutes’ drive from Cape Town.  The cars and motorcycles are beautifully preserved, lovingly displayed in a long Cape Dutch-style warehouse at the foot of the Drakenstein Mountains […]

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A Beautiful Franschhoek Wedding

August 12th, 2014

There’s no need to travel all the way to Europe to enjoy the romance and style of a wedding in the French countryside.  In the Franschhoek Valley you can experience the same ambience, glorious wines and delectable cuisine with a Le Franschhoek wedding. From your first site visit at this hotel you will be blown away by […]

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Love My Hoek & Friends of Franschhoek

August 4th, 2014

The Franschhoek Valley is considered one of the most beautiful wine growing regions in the world.  Here the towering Helderberg Mountain range overlooks a quaint and tranquil village where hospitality is a part of daily life. The friendly, welcoming locals have retained an aura of pastoral openness and welcome visitors from all over the world […]

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Learn to Cook in Franschhoek

July 28th, 2014

Long hailed as the culinary capital of South Africa, Franschhoek is the site of many and varied top-class eateries, fine hotels and famous Franschhoek cuisine. It would seem that there could be no better place to learn how to cook than in Franschhoek. Small wonder then, that foodies flock to the ‘Cook Franschhoek’ Event, held at several […]

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Month by Month Vineyard Calendar

July 21st, 2014

The rewards of the vineyard calendar are available to all of us who enjoy the first-rate wines that accompany our meals in the finest Franschhoek hotels and restaurants.  However the preparation of this revered beverage begins long before the cellar, and a single drop of our favourite vintage is an entire year in the making.

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The Biodiversity and Wine Initiative in Franschhoek

July 14th, 2014

Going green is a big priority in the world today and no more so in the world’s most sensitive and ecologically unique areas.  The Cape Floral Kingdom is one of these areas, being the world’s smallest, but at the same time richest floral kingdom on earth. Since 95 % of South Africa’s wines are produced […]

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Dining at Dish

June 30th, 2014

Le Franschhoek Hotel and Spa continues the tradition of fine dining which is so prevalent in South Africa’s capital of cuisine, with two top Franschhoek restaurants.  Franschhoek abounds with excellent restaurants and the outstanding venues at Le Franschhoek Hotel, Dish and Le Verger or The Orchard, are no exception. Surrounded by awe-inspiring views of orchards and […]

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Franschhoek Medicinal Garden

June 24th, 2014

It is no secret that herbs are one of the many wonderful ingredients used to elevate a meal from so-so to sublime at the many celebrated restaurants to be found in Franschhoek.  However, these tasty little plants have been recognised for more than their culinary benefits for thousands of years.

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Franschhoek Winter Wines

June 17th, 2014

If you are a lover of the finer things in life, the Franschhoek Motor Museum is the place to be on 21 June 2014. Not only will there be a range of elegant vintage and luxury vehicles on display, but all the top Cape vignerons will be out in full force showcasing their collection of […]

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The 2014 Bastille Festival in Franschhoek

June 10th, 2014

Ladies and gentlemen, charge your glasses!  Not only is the Bastille Day 2014 Festival coming to Franschhoek on 12 and 13 July, but it is the 21st anniversary of this delicious event. Locals and visitors alike will be painting the town red, white and blue during this weekend of fun, frivolity and unbridled gastronomy, so […]

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