Did you know?
Did you know that the word ‘Franschhoek’ is a direct Dutch translation for ‘French Corner’. Steeped in history the valley was originally settled in 1688 by French Huguenot refugees who brought with them their age-old French wine and food culture. Most of the Huguenots who settled in the area were given land by the Dutch government in a valley called Olifantshoek (‘Elephant’s Corner’), so named due to the vast herds of elephants that roamed the area.
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