Franschhoek French Flair Weekend

Franschhoek is ready to welcome you this weekend to experience a bit of French flair! Despite the lack of alcohol and usual Franschhoek Bastille celebrations, our valley will be offering french-inspired food, outdoor activities, and cozy accommodation specials. All including the beautiful Franschhoek winter mountain backdrop, of course! Please be assured that strict Covid safety … Read more

Ink on paper

A new exhibition, entitled Ink on Paper is now open in the La Motte Museum. The exhibition focuses on the main categories of printmaking, illustrated by a special selection of Rembrandt van Rijn etchings as well works by relevant South African artists and printmakers. The exhibition is on display until June 2019. JH Pierneef is considered as … Read more

Pierneef à La Motte’s summer menu celebrates tradition with innovation and theatre

Acclaimed Pierneef à La Motte Restaurant on La Motte Estate has just introduced its Summer Menu – a celebration of traditional Cape Winelands Cuisine, served in a way that both entices the palate and stimulates conversation. While the new menu stays true to the estate’s passion for conserving heritage and tradition as well as its … Read more

The Franschhoek Cap Classique and Champagne Festival

Relax in the grand marquee situated on the lawns surrounding Franschhoek’s iconic Huguenot Monument or engage with winemakers as they present some of South Africa’s finest Méthode Cap Classiques (MCC) and France’s best Champagnes.   Complementing the selection of bubblies are mouth-watering delights offered by the local restaurants that have firmly entrenched Franschhoek’s status as one … Read more

What to do in Franschhoek during the beautiful month of October

October is regarded as the beautiful month with flowers in full bloom and everything looking sparkling new and fresh. The timing couldn’t be better to visit Franschhoek, which plays host to three intimate yet popular events.   View exquisite ceramic works by internationally acclaimed potter David Walters at this year’s Franschhoek Art in Clay, which takes … Read more

Franschhoek Uncorked weekend highlights: Part 2

This past weekend, 21 of Franschhoek’s wineries showcased their delicious wines and offerings to a great crowd that joined Franschhoek Uncorked with us this year! This is part two of some of the highlights. Check out Part 1 here.  La Chataigne Boule, live music, homemade lemonade and La Chataigne wines Eikehof Savouring some Eikehof wines … Read more

Franschhoek Uncorked weekend highlights: Part 1

This past weekend, 21 of Franschhoek’s wineries showcased their delicious wines and offerings to a great crowd that joined Franschhoek Uncorked with us this year! We are looking back at some of our best Franschhoek Uncorked moments. Babylonstoren Wine and olive tastings at Babylonstoren Noble Hill Wine Estate Ice cream and wine pairing and Marimba … Read more

Babylonstoren in photos

Babylonstoren is one of the finest country estates in South Africa, see some photos of this wonderful wine farm. Babylonstoren is one of the oldest Cape Dutch farms. Chickens roam freely on the farm, much to the delight of children The wines are allowed to mature in oak barrels Guests are welcome to work in … Read more

Good herbs for the soul

Judah James at the entrance to the herb garden When next you’re in Franschhoek, pop into the indigenous herb garden in the town’s main road. There you will find Judah James, a Khoi Rastafarian who has extensive knowledge of local herbs and what they have been used for through the centuries. There are popular herbs … Read more