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 […]


Nine of South Africa’s top wine and food tourism providers were named honourees in the inaugural Wine & Food Tourism Conference Awards at the close of this year’s Wine and Food Tourism Conference near Stellenbosch today (18 September). They were presented with their trophies by Blacky Komani, chairperson of the Tourism Business Council of South […]

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Franschhoek plays host to Sommelier Cup finalists

On 23 and 25 September the Franschhoek Wine Valley gets the opportunity to showcase its wide range of stellar wines to the semi-finalists competing in this year’s triennial Sommelier Cup competition, presented by Wines of South Africa (WoSA). Representing countries from across the globe the sommeliers will spend the day in the valley, meeting with […]

New App allows visitors to be enchanted by the Cape Winelands

“The Cape Winelands District, 1,000 things to do and then some wine!” These words aptly describe the unique experiences available to visitors to the Cape Winelands District. If you are visiting from upcountry or overseas and are wondering where to take your family, wonder no more. The new Cape Winelands Tourism Routes and Events App […]

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 ( 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 […]

Franschhoek Uncorked 2019: the Line-up for this Year’s Festival

It’s time for the Franschhoek Uncorked festival, set to descend upon the Franschhoek Valley over the weekend of the 14thand 15thSeptember 2019. With new vintages of wines, live music, delicious foods, lawn games, and so much more on offer, you just might want to plan your route to take in the most! Here are the […]

Live the high life at La Residence

In the heart of South Africa’s wine country, the experience at La Residence is focused on fine wine and delicious cuisine. Executive Chef Lennard Marais oversees the dining experience at La Residence. His cuisine emphasises fresh, local ingredients, many of which are grown on the estate. Because the cuisine is such an integral part of the experience […]

Flagstone Sauvignon Blanc Crowned As Best SA Young Wine!

The South African Young Wine Show, dating back to 1833, gives winemakers the opportunity to showcase the best wines of the current vintage. This year Flagstone’s un-wooded Sauvignon Blanc claimed the competition’s most coveted General Smuts Trophy as 2019’s Best SA Young Wine. This is the second time Flagstone has achieved top honours as overall […]

New Roodeberg 1949 is a modern return to the roots of SA wine

Roodeberg, the true South African original that celebrates its 70th anniversary this year, has taken its narrative back to the heart of the country’s winemaking roots with the launch of ‘1949’, a meticulously crafted, limited edition commemorative blend. Continuing the Roodeberg tradition as a blend with universal appeal, Roodeberg 1949 lends new vitality through the […]