Less than 60 minutes from Cape Town the Franschhoek Wine Valley is the epitome of romance when thinking of how best to spoil that someone special this Valentine’s Day. Breathtaking views, romantic picnics, relaxing spa treatments, world-class wine estates and fine dining are just some of experiences you’re guaranteed to find when visiting.
We’ve put together some ideas on how to make Valentine’s Day extra special.
International recording Saxophonist Andrew Young will be performing some of his best known classic songs from his album, Diamonds at Franschhoek Cellar on Friday, 14 February.
Picnic (Or Dinner) For Two
Boschendal’s The Werf is the venue for this year’s Night Market on 14 February, which will be transformed into a magical Valentine’s inspired haven, as you picnic under the stars. Your evening is complemented by the sweet sounds of local artist, Nina Stamper. Adding extra allure is the chance of winning a one-night stay in the Werf Farm Suites for you and your loved one, when pre-booking a Valentine’s picnic basket.
Indulge your love for the Grande life this Valentine’s Day at Grande Provence, where couples can delight in a delectable dinner menu or enjoy a romantic picnic lunch under majestic oaks.
Open Air Movie
For something out of the ordinary why not treat your partner to a Valentine’s evening picnic and movie at Anthonij Rupert Wyne on 14 February. Without a doubt an evening with a difference, which includes a sumptuous French-inspired picnic buffet before settling down on the sprawling lawn to watch the ultimate romantic class, ‘Notting Hill’, starring Hugh Grant and Julia Roberts.
Heavenly Spa Treatment
For the ultimate in Valentine’s spoils Santé Wellness Retreat & Spa are offering a weekend of romantic bliss in their luxurious Villa Suite. This special offer also includes a choice of one of their rejuvenating 60-minute couples treatments as well as a healthy three-course dinner at their restaurant Nourish. Breakfast the following day is also included. This special package is valid for the 14th and 15th of February only.
For Lovers Of Art
La Motte Wine Estate’s art museum is the venue for an exhibition of carefully selected works by owner Hanneli Rupert-Koegelenberg. Celebrating the love of art, this display forms part of the 50th jubilee of La Motte’s Rupert ownership, and includes a selection of favourite works from her collection as well as the family collection. Browse the collection at leisure while holding the hand of that someone special.
These are just some of the Valentine’s treats on offer and for a full list of all romantic treats please visit www.franschhoek.org.za