Franschhoek returns to the Winter Sculpture Fair

The popular Winter Sculpture Fair, a sculpture exhibition in one of Gauteng’s most beautiful landscapes, returns to the Nirox Foundation Sculpture Park over the weekend of 12 and 13 May. Organisers of the event, Artlogic, have once again teamed up with the Franschhoek Wine Valley to bring to the fair the finest culinary and wine offerings from this … Read more

South African Wine Estate shines in 2018 Drinks International Wine Tourism Awards

Enjoying internationally acclaim for the quality of its wine tourism offering, Franschhoek-based La Motte Wine Estate has again been acknowledged as Best Food and Wine Matching Experience in the 2018 edition of the Drinks International Wine Tourism Awards.  Comments from the judging panel included: “Great wine and food experience, fun, interesting and exciting – makes you want to … Read more

Franschhoek Venues – Find your perfect venue for your wedding, conference or event!

Franschhoek is an ideal setting for a wedding.  The romantic scenery adds to a weddings ambience to make the day most memorable. With numerous venues to choose from you’re bound to find something that is everything that you dreamt of. Farms housing stunning old Cape Dutch manor houses with flowy gables, beautifully manicured gardens and majestic … Read more

Franschhoek’s Darren Badenhorst to showcase his skills during Goût de France

Le Coin Français’ Executive Chef, Darren Badenhorst, will get the opportunity to showcase his culinary skills this week at the fourth annual Goût de France (Good France) week which takes place during 19 to 25 March. The purpose of the initiative is to embrace and respect differences, the exchange of recipes and most importantly forging … Read more

Klapmuts Primary ahead of the pack with E-learning devices

The Val de Vie Foundation believes that the difference between schools reaching their full potential and those that don’t, is not due to social background, but rather the under resourcing of schools. Klapmuts Primary has a visionary principal, Mr. Ronnie Frans, and first-class teachers who have embraced e-Learning to its full extent. With the support of the … Read more

KOPANO – Guided Walk & Dining with Locals Experience

MONDAYS & FRIDAYS (11am to 14:00 pm) Kopano – (which means “Gathering” in Sotho) is a fundraising initiative that the Franschhoek Hospitality Academy have developed to help raise funds to cover our operating costs (which are increasing by the day) as well as to provide a training platform for our Students to practice what they have been … Read more

Inspired by the grape | 24 March 2018

The grape, small and unpretentious, yet responsible for a worldwide phenomenon which has resulted in a plethora of superb wine varietals we have come to love and appreciate throughout the years. On Saturday, 24 March Anthonij Rupert Wyne Estate in Franschhoek will pay homage to this bountiful fruit by hosting a special grape inspired lunch. The lunch, which will … Read more

Serene family Easter picnic at Grande Provence in Franschhoek

Enjoy a relaxed family picnic this Easter Sunday complete with an Easter egg hunt for the kids, a wide variety of delicious country-style eats and fabulous wines at Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate in Franschhoek. In addition to picnic baskets filled to the brim, visitors can opt for a selection of lighter foods and enjoy the soothing sounds … Read more

3 Harvest-Time Recipes with Grapes – by Babylonstoren

To get a taste of what Babylonstoren chefs do when they get their hands on the season’s yield, try out any one of these harvest-time recipes.       WOOD-FIRED PIZZA WITH SLOW-ROASTED GRAPES, FENNEL AND FIOR DI LATTE This is how we like our pizza during harvest time: a little sweetness from the slow-roasted … Read more