October 2017

The Magic of Bubbles -The Franschhoek Cap Classique and Champagne Festival

The Franschhoek Cap Classique and Champagne Festival ‘The ‘Magic of Bubbles’ presented by Mastercard 2 & 3 December 2017  Dust off your most striking outfit and get ready for the social calendar event of 2017. Stand out in the crowd as you sip on some of SA’s finest Méthode Cap Classiques (MCC) at this year’s Franschhoek Cap […]

Luxury Accommodation in the Heart of the Winelands

Helen Zille, Western Cape Premier, officially opened the Pearl Valley Hotel by Mantis on Friday 20 October. The Pearl Valley Hotel by Mantis is a luxury establishment situated on Pearl Valley which forms part of the award-winning Val de Vie Estate; internationally recognised for its polo facilities, world-class amenities, and the acclaimed Jack Nicklaus Signature […]

Franschhoek is about to become even more famous

What started out as friendly banter between two friends on a golf course, quickly turned into a powerful partnership when celebrity chef Reuben Riffel bought into Franschhoek businessman Alex McCormack’s vision to produce a world-class range of hand-crafted beers, bearing the name of the South African town famous for its wine and culinary delights. Now […]

Sunset Concert in the Gardens at Montpellier

Sunset Concert in the Gardens at Montpellier All proceeds in aid of the Franschhoek Theatre (former Screening Room) at Franschhoek High School Sunday, 19 Nov 2017, 17h00 – 21h00, Montpellier Farm (On the mountainside behind Bridge House School) Take a walk through the unique gardens of Montpellier – designed by the late Ann Sutton and […]

Off the record with Barry Hilton

Off the record with Barry Hilton You’re known by your fans as ‘The Cousin’. How did you come by this nickname? I started calling people ‘my cousin’ because I was, and still am, really bad at remembering names. To get around this problem, I just call everyone ‘my cousin’.  Your ability to have a room in […]

Franschhoek Welcomes Le Coin Français

Le Coin Français The newest addition to the Franschhoek cuisine scene is a restaurant really and truly for Franschhoek, says chef du cuisine and owner, Darren Badenhorst (previously executive chef of The Restaurant at Grande Provence). The aptly named “Le Coin Français” – which literally means Franschhoek – will embody the valley’s essence in heritage, […]