Special Market Day hosted in celebration of ART IN PAARL WEEK

On the first Thursday in August this year, residents and visitors in Paarl will have an opportunity to visit the stunning gardens at 161 Main road and view a range of magnificent work by local fine artists and sculptors at the inaugural Paarl Art Week Market day. The event will not only host artwork, but also […]


The Groot Plaasproe – from goat to beer!

The third annual Groot Plaasproe from Saturday 12 to Sunday 13 October 2019 at Sandringham outside Stellenbosch promises a taste experience of everything that farm life offers! In fact, there is a feast of farm food to choose from; festival goers can also get up close with more than 300 farm animals and win prizes […]

Franschhoek Bastille Day Festival

Bastille Day 2019 Bucket List

Your unofficial bucket list for the 2019 Franschhoek Bastille Day Festival Prepare for the charming town of Franschhoek to be transformed by decorations of blue, red, and white for the annual Franschhoek Bastille Day Festival! Set against the backdrop of the historic Huguenot Monument, this annual festival honours the town’s French heritage by celebrating the […]

Robertson SLOW Festival

Take it Slow at Robertson’s annual Slow Food & Wine Festival

Escape to the countryside for a long weekend to the valley of wine and roses for an authentic experience to remember. Soak up the simple pleasures in life at the 13th annual Slow Food & Wine Festival hosted by  Robertson Wine Valley members, 9 – 11 August 2019.  Producers of the much-loved Route62 wine route […]

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 […]

Celebrating Fathers Day in Franschhoek

Vintage cars, wine festivals, soul (and boep) expanding winterfare, and a ride on the Franschhoek Wine Tram – is there a better way to spoil our dads than with a day in Franschhoek? In the run up to 16thJune 2019, sons and daughters all over South Africa will be scratching their heads over what to […]

The Chocolate Festival is back!

Chocolate, chocolate and even more chocolate! That’s what you are guaranteed to find at this year’s Chocolate Festival. Heaven for any sweet tooth fanatics, this two-day chocolate extravaganza takes place over the weekend of 31 August and 1 September (10am to 4pm daily) at The Woodmill in Stellenbosch. Expect to find a chocolate line up of gastronomical […]

Franschhoek Literary Festival

Only 2 more sleeps till the legendary Franschhoek Literary Festival and if, like us, you are struggling to choose what to see, here are our a few of our suggestions: #8 For the thrill of it- Vanessa Raphaely and Mike Nicol know how to keep readers on a knife’s edge. Lorraine Sithole finds out how […]

Franschhoek Bastille Festival | 13 & 14 July 2019

Save the date for SA’s French inspired 26th annual Franschhoek Bastille Festival, which takes place at the historic Franschhoek Huguenot Monument over the weekend of 13 and 14 July. A social calendar highlight, the two-day event is guaranteed to bring out the Parisian in you. The village, which will be ‘dressed’ in its finest French […]

The Franschhoek Literary Festival raising the bar in 2019

Established in 2007, The Franschhoek Literary Festival, a non-profit organization,  continues to delights festival goers each year, in doing so, raises funds for local community and school libraries and training and placing assistant school librarians, through the FLF Library Fund. Set in the magnificent Franschhoek Valley, home to some of South Africa’s top chefs, award winning wineries and boutique hotels, […]