THE LE FRANSCHHOEK BLOG


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.

Read more

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 […]

Read more

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 […]

Read more

Looking Back at 2017 with Le Franschhoek

December 29th, 2017

It’s been another remarkable year for the team at Le Franschhoek Hotel. We’ve been visited by guests from all around the world, hosted one-of-a-kind events and continuously marvelled at our beautiful surroundings. Here’s a look back at some of the most memorable moments captured by our guests during their stay in 2017. This is just […]

Read more

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 […]

Read more

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.

Read more

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 […]

Read more

What’s On This Weekend in Franschhoek

November 25th, 2017

  If you’re looking for a less-crowded break from the festivities of the Cap Classique and Champagne Festival, or if you’re looking for the perfect pre-amble to this exciting event, then you’ve come to the right place. Here we outline what else is going on in Franschhoek this weekend! Oysters & Champagne at Le Franschhoek […]

Read more

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 […]

Read more

What’s on in Franschhoek This Weekend

October 25th, 2017

The charming town of Franschhoek will come alive this weekend, with a host of exciting events.

Read more

Franschhoek Cap Classique and Champagne Festival 2017

October 19th, 2017

All year long the Franschhoek Vignerons have been slaving away. Working under intense pressure and with absolute dedication. Everything has been hush-hush…until now.

Read more

Spectacular Outdoor Dining in Franschhoek

October 5th, 2017

Just outside the hustling and bustling streets of Cape Town is the beautiful town of Franschhoek. Surrounded by the majestic Simonsberg Mountains, this little corner of heaven is everything but little when it comes to luxury and gourmet cuisine. Being South Africa’s gourmet capital, Franschhoek boasts some of the best wines and restaurants this country […]

Read more