Activity & Entertainment

To Heck With the Weather! Franschhoek’s Winter Festivals and Activities

The sun may be hiding behind the clouds but the Franschhoek Wine Valley remains a rich, diverse, and deeply enchanting place to visit all year around. Winter food and wine festivals, fun family activities, and food-lovers workshops are a dime a dozen in the French Corner so to heck with the weather: let’s have a […]

Fedhealth-Kids-MTB-Events

Junior mountain bikers set to shine at Fedhealth MTB Challenge Kids Event

SA’s future mountain biking heroes will be seen in action on Saturday, 07 September 2019 when they toe the line at the Boschendal Farm Estate (The Retreat) ready to experience the action of the 5thannual Fedhealth MTB Challenge Kids Event. A highlight on the SA mountain bike calendar, the kids event caters for ages 0 […]

Franschhoek Mystery Weekends – a must for your bucket list

Imagine an all-inclusive winelands getaway, where your weekend has been meticulously planned for you from check in to check out. You’d be forgiven for thinking it’s a dream, but this can be your reality. Franschhoek’s popular Mystery Weekends holds the promise of surprise, relaxation and pure indulgence. Your all-encompassing weekend includes all that Franschhoek is […]

TOP SOUTH AFRICAN TALENT TO HOST THE VEUVE CLICQUOT MASTERS POLO CAPE TOWN 2019

South African actress and Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Nomzamo Mbatha returns as host for the Veuve Clicquot Masters Polo 2019, teaming up with Mark Bayly, well known South African television presenter. The prestigious Veuve Clicquot Masters Polo Cape Town takes place at Val de Vie Estate on 2 […]

SEASONAL HARVEST HIGHLIGHTS SHARED WITH VISITORS TO ALLéE BLEUE

Allée Bleue, the family-owned Estate near Franschhoek in South Africa is primarily a working farm with nearly 80 hectares planted to fruit and olive trees adding to the tranquillity which our setting reflects.    Our wines are justly famous, having won hundreds of awards over the years and the Allée Bleue fresh herb range is available […]

Gear up for road cycling challenge in Paarl

Entries are now open for the Bouckaert-Soenen Paarl Cycle Tour on Sunday 3 February, starting at De Poort heritage centre in Pine Street, Paarl South. The race is organized by the Rotary Club of Paarl and held under the auspices of the Pedal Power Association (PPA) and Racetec. There will be a long route of […]

VEUVE CLICQUOT MASTERS POLO CAPE TOWN 2019

The game, the champagne and the colour match! The prestigious Veuve Clicquot Masters Polo Cape Town will return to Val de Vie Estate on 2 March 2019. Set against the spectacular backdrop of the Paarl-Franschhoek mountains, this stylish sporting and social event marks the peak of the South African polo season. The ninth annual event, […]

New Edu-Play Centre for “Free Range Kids” at Boschendal’s Tree House

The Tree House edu-play centre at Boschendal is a creative and playful space with a hands-on educational programme, where children between the ages of 4 and 14 can have fun, build friendships and lifelong memories. “Free Range Kids” get the opportunity to enjoy an authentic farm experience under the guidance and full supervision of a […]