Celebrating Moms in May

Make Mom feel extra special during the month of May by treating her to an unforgettable Franschhoek experience. Although Sunday, 9 May is officially Mother’s Day, Franschhoek is open to Moms throughout this celebratory month with an array of delightful treats.
Make the most of Mom’s experience and tailor make the perfect itinerary to spoil her. When entering the Franschhoek Wine Valley you can’t help but immediately feel relaxed which sets the scene for the rest of your experience. This is also an indication of what Mom needs – pampering, relaxation and decadent treats. Babylonstoren and the Spa at Mont Rochelle are some of the valley’s wellness retreats, where you will be transported to a world of tranquillity with their range of world-class spa treatments. Indulge with Babylonstoren’s Hammam treatment, which is an ancient Turkish cleansing therapy that is supremely good at relieving stress, increasing circulation and helping tired muscles to ease and relax. Or treat mom to a day of pampering at the Secret Wellness with their special Mother’s Day offering. For R1 250 she will get to enjoy a massage, manicure, pedicure, a Secret Skin Therapy treatment and a take home gift. For more information on where to book your spa treatment click here.

With magical views of the valley La Cotte Farm offers this and so much more. From the minute you enter their premises to when you leave you’re made to feel extra special. Book an overnight or weekend stay, or simply pop in for a delicious lunch whilst taking in the breathtaking Franschhoek vistas.

Franschhoek is regarded as South Africa’s Culinary Capital and you’re guaranteed of a five-star experience when dining at one of the many establishments in and around the Valley. Sample delicious cuisine at The Werf Restaurant at Boschendal; High Tea at Anthonij Rupert Wyne or La Residence; brunch at Terbodore Café or simply treat Mom to heavenly chocolate delights at Huguenot Fine Chocolates. The choices are endless but are assured to make Mom’s day. For a full list of where to dine while in Franschhoek click here.

The hop-on hop-off Franschhoek Wine Tram will keep everyone enthralled as you discover the true essence of the region. Vineyards, scenery, warm hospitality, delicious cuisine and superb wines. If Mom is a thrill seeker then Scoottours will appeal to her outdoor spirit.

Allow Mom to indulge in a bit of retail therapy as the Main Road in Franschhoek uncovers a plethora of fantastic shops. These range from speciality food and home shops, to splendid art galleries. And the best part is that they are all within walking distance. The perfect excuse to walk off an indulgent lunch, or work up an appetite for an early dinner.

With all of these amazing experiences why not turn a day out into an overnight or weekend experience? Choose from a selection of quaint bed and breakfasts to five-star boutique hotels to make Mom’s experience extra special.

This is just a sampler of what you can experience in one of the country’s favourite destinations. For more information on what to see and do in Franschhoek visit