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    Hopping from wine farm to wine farm with the Franschhoek Wine Tram

Hopping from wine farm to wine farm with the Franschhoek Wine Tram

During my stay in Franschhoek a few weeks back, my friend Kim and I decided to finally try out the Franschhoek Wine Tram – something that’s been on my to do list for quite some time now.

I mean what better way to see the winelands than a hop-on hop-off tour where you don’t have […]

My incredible stay at the Franschhoek Boutique Hotel

Last weekend I had the absolute pleasure of spending 2 nights at the very cute & oh-so-beautiful Franschhoek Boutique Hotel.

Conveniently situated right in the center of the Franschhoek village, the hotel is walking distance from top restaurants (we all know that Franschhoek is a must-see foodie destination), gorgeous wine estates, art galleries, and various […]

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    Don’t miss out on the Franschhoek Bastille Festival happening 11 & 12 July

Don’t miss out on the Franschhoek Bastille Festival happening 11 & 12 July

I’ve missed out on the Franschhoek Bastille Festival two years running now because of various scheduling conflicts…  but this year, trust me, NOTHING’s going to stand in my way…

Why am I so determined not to miss yet another one?  Well because this festival is quite frankly one of the best food & wine festivals […]

By |June 30th, 2015|Festivals|2 Comments|

I get a whirlwind tour of a few Franschhoek gems

Franschhoek has always had a special place in my heart.  It’s such a gorgeous little town surrounded by some incredible wine farms, there’s really just no way anyone wouldn’t be blown away.

So when I recently got an invite to join a media tour of the area which allowed me to tick off a few […]

By |June 11th, 2015|Excursions|0 Comments|
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    Varenka Paschke exhibition at Art In The Yard in Franschhoek

Varenka Paschke exhibition at Art In The Yard in Franschhoek

If you’re planning to take a drive out to the winelands and you happen to find yourself in the Franschhoek area this month, consider popping in at Art In The Yard to check out a new mixed media exhibition by artist Varenka Paschke.

Varenka has exhibited extensively in both South Africa and in Europe, and […]

By |March 6th, 2015|Events|0 Comments|
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    Ultimate luxury with The Last Word & Jaguar – Vintage bubbly tasting

Ultimate luxury with The Last Word & Jaguar – Vintage bubbly tasting

I mentioned earlier this week that I got to sample copious amounts of bubbly thanks to the guys from GM & Ahrens (something which of course had me smiling from ear to ear).

Located in the heart of Franschhoek, their bubbly is only made in small quantities from the best grapes they can get their hands on and […]

The beautiful ROCA restaurant on the Dieu Donné estate

From the moment you walk up the striking stone stairway, leading you all the way up to the ROCA sign, you just know you’re in for a treat…

The ROCA restaurant is located on the Dieu Donné Vineyards estate over in Franschhoek, a wine estate with an incredible position high up on the slopes of the Franschhoek mountains.

The views this restaurant […]

Le Quartier Français – The Tasting Room Companion Fare special

The Tasting Room at Le Quartier Français in Franchhoek, as well as their Chef, Margot Janse, has won more awards than I have space to mention in this post…

Needless to say then that I’ve been wanting to give this restaurant a try for quite some time, but I knew it was going to be one of […]

Pure bliss at The Lavender Farm

For this year’s Bastille Festival adventure, my friends and I decided to stay overnight in Franschhoek.  I certainly never need an excuse to stay over in this beautiful town, it’s got a certain magic about it… AND there’s the cutest little chocolate factory! Check out Huguenot Fine Chocolates… mmmmm… mmmmm… mmmmm… wait, where was […]

Bastille Festival – my highlights

This year’s Franschhoek Bastille Festival took place on one of the coldest bloody days in Cape Town & the Western Cape’s history, like ever… OK OK, I don’t know that for a fact, but it was damn cold. 🙂

But we were not about to let that minor detail put us off from having a […]