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Franschhoek’s Art Scene

Art Galleries & Sculpture Gardens in the French Corner In addition to being a hotspot for haute cuisine and fine wine, the Franschhoek Wine Valley is home to a thriving art scene. Art galleries and sculpture installations practically line Huguenot Street – Franschhoek’s main thoroughfare – while many of the valley’s wine estates maintain their […]

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Franschhoek Wines To Try This Spring

Pair the warmer weather with these delicious spring wines Spring in the Cape is known for its unsettled weather. So much so that choosing a suitable wine can be a little tricky – it’s neither warm enough for a crisp Sauvignon Blanc nor cold enough for a heavy Bordeaux blend. Thankfully, the Franschhoek Wine Valley […]

Spring has Sprung! Franschhoek’s Beautiful Gardens and Green Spaces

  The weather in the Cape might have more violent mood swings than a hormonal teenager but one thing is for certain – spring has sprung! The wildflowers are beginning to bloom and all the gardens and green spaces around Franschhoek are looking lush, plump, and colourful from a thoroughly wet winter. With the birds […]

A unique farm experience for the whole family at the Groot Plaasproe

Roosterkoek, craft beer, skaapstertjies, wine, Wagyu burgers … all these delicacies and more await visitors to the “Groot Plaasproe” on Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 October 2019 on Sandringham Farm outside Stellenbosch. This award-winning farm experience, presented for the third year by the organisers of the SA Cheese Festival, offers the whole family a taste […]

RUN INTO SUMMER IN THE VALLEY OF LIFE

Summer at Val de Vie Estate kicks off with the Cross-Country Run presented by Bergstreme Developments on Sunday 6 October 2019. The race starts and ends on the lush greens at the Val de Vie Pavilion Polo Field with a 2.5km, 5km and 10km distance on the meandering pathways of the estate.  The run is easy and suitable […]

Here’s what’s happening in the Winelands this Heritage Day!

Heritage Day is almost upon us, which means one of two things. You’ve either got to batten down the hatches in preparation for the hurricane-force storm of beer, braai, boerewors, and possibly bad life choices this most beloved of South African public holidays tends to come hand-in-hand with…or you can make all of the above […]

Idyllic Steenberg Hotel & Spa in full bloom after extensive upgrade

Steenberg’s luxury boutique hotel has reopened after a major upgrade, revitalising guest experiences in step with global hospitality trends, yet ever mindful of the rich history and profound sense of place of this 17th century gem.   To accommodate longer staying guests, the rooms and suites of the 24 room Steenberg Hotel & Spa have been […]

Leeu Collection Unveils Exciting New Food Offerings for Franschhoek

Leeu Collection (www.leeucollection.com) has revealed exciting new plans for its Cape Winelands properties that will cement its desire to host only the very best dining experiences (that make the most of local produce and talent) and reinforce Franschhoek’s title as the Gourmet Capital of South Africa. The seeds for this concept were sown earlier this […]

PINOT NOIR ROSÉ – AN EXCITING ADDITION TO HAUTE CABRIÈRE’S PORTFOLIO OF WINES

FRANSCHHOEK-BASED WINERY, HAUTE CABRIÈRE has launched its maiden Pinot Noir Rosé just in time for the upcoming Summer Season. Haute Cabrière, with its iconic setting on the scenic Franschhoek Pass, has been specialising in wines produced from the Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grape varietals since the brand’s inception in the early 1990s. “We are very […]

Our Franschhoek Daily Bread: SCHOON BREAD CAFÉ

At the heart of SCHOON is a desire to create space for true community. Collaborating with incredibly committed local artisans and farmers, using what they’ve produced to create food to be shared is an immense privilege. SCHOON is putting “daily” bread back on the table with artisanal breads, handmade using ancient techniques and ethically sourced […]