With vineyards the colour of squeezed lime and mountains washed in shades of star anise, Franschhoek is the French Corner in the Cape with the fairytale scenery. Its irresistible looks are matched only by its first-class wineries and award-winning restaurants. An enchanting place to soak up local expertise, you’ll meet the people who are passionate about wine, who know how to slice off a cork with a sword and who can temper and dip chocolate to perfection.
Top chef restaurants bring fine-tuned flourishes to the table, artisan markets roll out ingredients scooped up from the region and gourmet picnics unfold under majestic oaks and olive trees. Many of the wine farms are named after French towns – La Provence, La Motte and Bourgogne – as an aide mémoire of the 17th century French Huguenots who began laying the first vineyards here. And when you board Franschhoek’s double decker vintage tram, travelling the wine trails becomes just as chic and stylish as the French way of life.
In Franschhoek, every occasion is an excuse for a celebration – lunch, brunch or evenings out – and you’ll likely be raising a glass of rich Cabernet Sauvignon or swirling a cherry-scented Pinot Noir like a pro.
We don’t want you to feel like you’re on the outside looking in. We have experts ready to immerse you in the rarefied world of wine making, meeting those dedicated to oenophilia and happy to demonstrate the ropes when it comes to taste and craft.
Your journey will start with one of our UK team – someone like Laura, who's travelled extensively in South Africa. They’ll shape your ideas into the trip of a lifetime. But they won't do it alone. They'll draw on the expertise of our contacts on the ground, connecting you to the people who'll make your holiday one you'll always remember - ex banker who can show you the hottest foodie spots in Cape Town, the award-winning young sommelier who can introduce you to Stellenbosch's finest wines and the walking safari ranger who can guide you to the best game.
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