Located just an hour's drive from Cape Town is the fabulous village of Franschhoek, one of South Africa’s oldest towns. Named, ‘The French Corner,’ after the French Huguenots who landed here in 1688, its sun-drenched landscapes are sheltered by dramatic mountains clad with vineyards and speckled with Cape Dutch farms. Needless to say, the wine here is superlative, and this charming spot offers boutique vineyard experiences, often with the winemaker themselves proudly presenting the fruits of their labour. The wine tram is a game changer, providing the perfect way to enjoy tasting after tasting without worrying about driving home.
Alternatively, visit them on horseback, enjoy tasting sessions in grand estates and sipping until your heart’s content while tucking into a gourmet picnic. Foodies can revel in the epitome of farm-to-table dining where the menu is taken just as seriously as the tipple. Franschhoek holidays are full of epic valley views and delicious meals in a wide choice of restaurants along the pretty main street. Hedonists need not look further.
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