A Yellow-wood tree for “Cats se Pad” 195th birthday

Stellenbosch Municipality and the Mont Rochelle Nature Reserve in association with Absa, today celebrated the 195th birthday of the oldest wagon trail, situated at the foothills of the Franschhoek mountain. To mark this special occasion, a new signpost was unveiled at the starting point of the “Cats se Pad” hiking trail. Centuries ago, elephants roamed … Read more

The 2014 Winter Sculpture Fair in pictures

This past weekend the second annual Winter Sculpture Fair, presented by MasterCard, with Franschhoek’s chefs and winemakers, was held at the NIROX Sculpture Park at the Cradle of Humankind. The event celebrated contemporary art and sculpture and the best food and wine from the Franschhoek Wine Valley. If you missed it, have a look at some … Read more

Akademie Street Boutique Hotel & Guesthouse nr 3 in the world for service excellence

We would like to congratulate Akademie Street Boutique Hotel & Guesthouse with another outstanding achievement on TripAdvisor! They have just been listed nr 3 in the list of top 25 hotels with exceptional service in the world as nominated by the consumer. They are the one of only two hotels in South Africa that was … Read more

Indian Summer’s Winter Collection is here! Enter online and win stylish riding boots

Indian Summer prides itself on showcasing up to date fashions from Europe alongside the very best of South African designed clothing and accessories. And once you see what Indian Summer has on display for Autumn and Winter 2014, you’ll be wishing away the last of the summer weather and praying for wintry days filled with … Read more

Franschhoek Spotlight – Boekenhoutskloof Winery

The iconic and award-winning wine farm Boekenhoutskloof was established in 1776. Located in the furthest corner of the beautiful Franschhoek Valley, the farm’s name means “ravine of the Boekenhout” (pronounced Book-n-Howed). Boekenhout is an indigenous Cape Beech tree greatly prized for furniture making. In 1993 the farm and homestead was bought and restored and a … Read more

Why you should visit Franschhoek

Read more about Lee’s reasons why you should stay in Franschhoek: http://africageographic.com/blog/why-you-should-visit-franschhoek/ Lee Abbamonte is the youngest American to visit every country in the world. He’s visited a total of 307 countries and is one of the world’s most-traveled people. He is a travel writer, travel expert, travel television personality and global adventurer. To read more about … Read more

Tripadvisor Lists Franschhoek As One Of The Top Three Destinations

Franschhoek has yet again been named South Africa’s favourite Winelands destination. This was recently announced at the annual Travelers’ Choice Awards for Destinations, where the valley was listed as one of the top three destinations in South Africa. Cape Town scooped first place, followed by Knysna. The sixth annual awards saw this year honor nearly … Read more