#festivefranscHHoek: Fine food, fabulous wine and loads of fun

Welcome to Franschhoek! There is something so delightfully decadent about shopping after hours. Not grocery shopping, but shopping-shopping – exploring clothing boutiques, browsing art galleries, and nipping in and out of artisanal food stores and tempting chocolate shops. Add a glass or two of chilled bubbly to the experience and, if you’re like me, well, … Read more

Franschhoek Summer Wines

Summer is here! Join the Franschhoek Vignerons at the annual Summer Wines Festival on Saturday 7 February at Leopard’s Leap Family Vineyards from 12pm to 5pm. Franschhoek winemakers will be showcasing their top white, rosé or MCC wines at this intimate event. Enjoy delicious food from the rotisserie kitchen, while you relax on the lawn … Read more

Summer Picnics with French Flair at Grande Provence

Embrace lazy summer days with a rustic French-style picnic under the oaks in the beautifully landscaped garden overlooking the vineyards of Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate in Franschhoek. With scrumptious morsels and a bottle of Angels Tears wine, you’re set for a tranquil afternoon on this fabulous wine estate. Grande Provence Chef Darren Badenhorst has … Read more

Franschhoek Cap Classique & Champagne Festival in Pictures

This past weekend hundreds of people flocked to Franschhoek to experience the Magic of Bubbles at the Franschhoek Cap Classique & Champagne Festival, presented by MasterCard. It was a flurry of black and white, parasols and Panama hats and lots of good style. Tickets for the event, which showcased some of South Africa's top bubblies … Read more

Solms-Delta – a must-visit wine estate ticks all the boxes

Most visitors to the Western Cape will head out to the Winelands over the holiday season, in search of a quintessential, all-embracing wine farm experience: great wine, great food and a perfect day in the country, with a wide choice of fun and interesting activities. Solms-Delta wine estate in Franschhoek is that perfect place. It … Read more

The Pearl in the Mantis Collection

Mantis has built its collection of more than 70 unique destinations by always finding that one exceptional setting—and that’s why they have chosen Pearl Valley Golf & Country Estate as the home for their latest hotel. This was confirmed today by Mantis Founder and Chairman Adrian Gardiner at the launch of Pearl Valley Hotel. “This … Read more