July 2018

Upcoming exhibitions in the Franschhoek valley & Beyond

The Boutique Gallery Presents a new spring & summer exhibition with a bright, colourful and quirky selection of established African & European artworks. www.theboutiquegallery.co.za Cavalli Gallery presents HARMONIA, a solo exhibition by GORDONFROUD 6 August – 14 October cavallistud.com/gallery EBONY Bordeaux House Presents Shifting Tides by Churchill Ongere ‘Shifting Tides’ illustrate the tensions inherent in the modern world as […]

Country Charm with Cape Country Routes

Cape Country Routes is a grouping of independent hotels and country inns with members from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town. Franschhoek Life visited some of their members in the Klein Karoo. De Zeekoe Guest Farm is a short drive outside Oudtshoorn. This farm takes its name from the hippopotami that used to inhabit the Kammanassie […]

Hwange Against All Odds – Travel with Purpose with Wilderness Safaris

Hwange National Park in the north-western corner of Zimbabwe is considered one of Africa’s great parks. It is home to some of southern Africa’s last great elephant, buffalo and sable herds and plays an integral role in a network of southern African conservation areas. Wilderness Safaris now offers travellers a unique opportunity to get up […]

A multi-sensory  experience at Norval Foundation

The NEWest addition to South Africa’s  ART  scene is Norval Foundation in Steenberg, Cape Town. Designed  by  dhk Architects, the space  is where  art, foodie  and  culture  enthusiasts  will  gain  access  to  dedicated  art  exhibitions  with  global  appeal. A visit  here,  promises  to  be  a  multi-sensory  experience  with  its  innovative  features  world-class,  purpose-built  galleries,  a  […]


THE NEW JAEGER-LECOULTRE POLARIS COLLECTION AND RYK NEETHLING WINE INSPIRED BY HISTORY AND CONTEMPORARY SPORTING ELEGANCE Today’s man is someone who does it all. Always open to the new and untried, he finds surprising and innovative ways to make the most out of his life. For him, it’s about the journey, not the destination, and […]

Happiness in Waves with Jeremy Loops

Jeremy Loops fans need to prick up those ears, as we have some great news! This  SA music legend is making his way to our Valley on the 2nd of September performing live at Franschhoek Cellar. It’s no secret that South Africans love a hero and  Jeremy Loops is our ultimate ambassador. From cult live […]

Sushi Fix at FoSho

The newest addition to the Franschhoek restaurant scene is FoSho Sushi. It’s been two years in the making and Franschhoek can finally add a great sushi place to its already impressive list of culinary offerings. Fosho is the first of its kind in Franschhoek and has filled a much needed gap in the local foodie […]


Consider this your social calendar warning: The Clash of The Chefs, brought to you by Southern Stroll Marketing and in association with Franschhoek Life returns on the 25th August at La Paris Estate Franschhoek for another round of great food, inspiring chefs and a chance to sit back, relax and enjoy the show. 4 Chef […]

Natures Bounty at Cafe Bon Bon

Over the past year, Café Bon Bon has started a food garden under the guidance of Chef Grant Greg Lynott with the intention of teaching the kitchen team about the concept of “provenance”, a word often thrown around in restaurant culture these days. Our new food garden is a labour of love, learning and hope! […]

Perfection: Now available in limited quantities   

  From the award winning stable of hand crafted, world class beers, The Franschhoek Beer Co, has created a very special treat for beer connoisseurs. A limited edition Stout, aged for six months in ex-Shiraz French Oak barrels, has been released in beautiful champagne bottles, paying homage to the special content, in very limited quantities. […]