Franschhoek Summer Wines | 2 February 2019

Celebrate the height of Summer in style in your elegantly white attire at the ultimate garden party.  Sip on seasonal inspired wines showcased by the Franschhoek Vignerons, at this year’s Franschhoek Summer Wines, which takes place at the spectacular Leopard’s Leap Family Vineyards on Saturday, 2 February (12pm to 5pm) Some of the Vigneron’s choices for Summer […]

TOKARA olive oil crowned Absa Top 10

TOKARA has been recognised as one of South Africa’s top olive oil producers making the cut in the 2018 ABSA Top 10 with its Mission Single Variety Extra Virgin Olive Oil. The TOKARA Mission olive oil was one of just three contenders to receive a Gold medal in the Delicate category of the 2018 SA […]

Countdown to SA Historic Grand Prix begins

With just one month remaining until the start of the South Africa Historic Grand Prix Festival, excitement is growing amongst entrants and spectators alike. Recent outings for some of the cars at the Goodwood Revival will be their last until turning a wheel again in anger in East London on 25 November. Over 20 Grand […]

The Franschhoek Cap Classique & Champagne Festival ‘The ‘Magic of Bubbles’

What better way to end off a fabulous 2018 than at SA’s premier social calendar highlight, the annual Franschhoek Cap Classique & Champagne Festival, ‘The Magic of Bubbles’. Stylish attire complemented with some of SA’s finest Méthode Cap Classiques (MCC) and Champagnes are guaranteed to be the talk of the town during this two-day event, […]


With 4 weeks to go, tickets for Cintron Pink Polo, presented by Vodacom are selling fast. The inaugural event returns for its 9th instalment at Val de Vie Estate on Saturday 3 November 2018. Guests can look forward to a day in the picturesque Winelands filled with all things pink and polo-inspired, with many memorably […]

Le Plantation Décor & Lifestyle opens its Doors

Le Plantation Décor & Lifestyle is a décor and design consultancy that has opened a showroom in Bijoux Square, 60 Huguenot Street, Franschhoek. Aside from managing turnkey home renovation and décor projects Le Plantation Décor & Lifestyle stocks carefully curated décor items, including furniture, ready-made scatters, beautiful coffee table books, luxury linen, indulgent bath ranges, […]

Berg River project aims to set a Guinness World Record

By creating the  “World’s largest oil painting done by a single artist”, The Cape Winelands Biosphere Reserve aims to highlight awareness of Biosphere Reserves in South Africa (and internationally) and the work they, and their partners, do in much needed conservation and development with emphasis on the impact that misuse of a river (and its […]


Franschhoek locals are accustomed to the intoxicating aromas of freshly-roasted coffee beans at Terbodore Coffee Roasters’ Big Dog Café. Since the very first batch of coffee was roasted in 2004 on the Terbodore farm in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands, word has spread far and wide. The familiar Great Dane logo has become symbolic of everything that […]

Jan, the Journal

Franschhoek fans were treated to a personalized book signing by Jan Hendrik, for his latest visual feast – the JOURNAL: part coffee-table cookbook, part luxury lifestyle magazine and part travelogue. Over more than 250 pages, the JOURNAL takes the reader on an epicurean voyage of discovery, exploring the big, wide world of what we eat […]