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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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 […]

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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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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 […]

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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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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.

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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.

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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 […]

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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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Le Franschhoek – What’s on at Le Franschhoek

September 18th, 2017

The birds are singing; the flowers are blooming; Spring has officially sprung at Le Franschhoek, this September. That’s why we’ve decided to spoil you with some amazing Spring packages and specials in Franschhoek. Put a Spring in your step at the Camelot Spa Come join us at the Camelot Spa, this September, and we’ll help […]

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