The slight chill in the air is a clear indication that Winter is almost here. Winter brings with it a myriad of comforts, but the best news is that Franschhoek is #OpenForWinter and guaranteed to keep the cold at bay. Franschhoek is the picture of absolute perfection during this time and the Winter scenery that awaits your visit is guaranteed to take your breath away.
Come out from the cold and discover what Franschhoek has to offer. Cozy warm fireplaces, robust red wines, soul comforting food and so much more. A weekend in Franschhoek is the perfect excuse to browse the art galleries in and around the Valley. The art on display at the Everard Read Franschhhoek Gallery is guaranteed to be a highlight of your visit. Or simply indulge in a relaxing spa treatment and catch up on some reading in the comfort of one of Franschhoek’s accommodation establishments whilst admiring the views.
Traditionally a quieter time in Franschhoek there are a number of establishments in and around the Valley who are offering unbelievable Winter inspired packages too good to refuse. Mont Rochelle Hotel is offering an amazing ‘Stay for three or more nights and get the final night free’ offer, whilst Leeu Estates is the perfect destination for a corporate getaway with their 24-hour Winter Conference Package. For that something extra Le Franschhoek Hotel & Spa will include a 10% discount on any 60-minute skincare or massage therapy at their spa if a minimum two-night stay is booked during this time. The Protea Hotel by Marriott, Franschhoek’s Winter experience encompasses all of the Valley’s feel good factors, being luxury accommodation, wine tasting as well as decadent dining and chocolate offering.
Franschhoek is also the perfect destination for a day visit. A relaxing wine tasting, indulgent lunch and a rejuvenating spa treatment are some of the highlights to expect when planning your trip. Babylonstoren’s 60-minute body wrap which includes a 30-minute foot treatment is guaranteed to revitalize mind, body and soul. Comfort food hits the right notes with Le Coin Français’ indulgent two- or five-course Winter promotion. Treat your taste buds to a myriad of Italian inspired culinary delights with the Terra del Capo Antipasti Bar’s Winter menu.
A highlight on the Winter calendar is Franschhoek Winter Wines, which takes place on Saturday, 16 June (11am to 4pm) make time to pop into the Franschhoek Motor Museum for Franschhoek Winter Wines. Mingle with the winemakers as you sample their seasonal inspired wines.
This is just a sampling of what visitors can expect to find when exploring Franschhoek this winter. For more information on participating establishments follow visit www.franschhoek.org.za.