Escape the hustle and bustle of the silly season and retreat to the tranquil surroundings of the Franschhoek Wine Valley to recharge. From 10 to 16 December Franschhoek will come alive with festive cheer when wine farms, restaurants, retail stores and accommodation establishments pull out the stops. Dine at leisure, enjoy late night shopping and sample superb wines before heading back to your guesthouse for a peaceful nights’ sleep.
Participating retail establishments, amongst others, include Peacock Blue, Indian Summer, Masquerade Antiques & Things and Troll Beads. Stock up on wines for the festive season from Anthonij Rupert Wyne, La Motte, Boekenhoutskloof and Grande Provence amongst others. Not forgetting that Franschhoek is regarded as South Africa’s culinary capital a visit to one of the village’s fine dining restaurants is must on your to do list during this week. Enjoy a five star meal at Reuben’s or a light lunch at Leopard’s Leap Family Vineyards. Before leaving Franschhoek be sure to pop in to Huguenot Fine Chocolates; chocolate heaven for young and old.
Those wishing to spend the night will be spoilt for choice with accommodation ranging from the finest bed and breakfasts to luxurious boutique hotels, all nestling in a picturesque and secure environment. Subject to availability, the following establishments will be offering accommodation at discounted rates:
Cape Vue Guest House
Franschhoek Travellers Lodge
L’ Auberge Chanteclair
Le Franschhoek Hotel and Spa
Le Quartier Français
L'Ermitage Chateaux and Villas
Protea Hotel Franschhoek
Book early and directly with the relevant establishments to avoid disappointment!
Adding extra sparkle to the festive season Franschhoek’s Main Road will be lit up at night with some extra twinkling ‘stars’ to guide your way.
The perfect way to relax, unwind and of course stock up on all sorts of goodies for the festive season.
For more information visit www.franschhoek.org.za.