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Franschhoek has been dubbed the wine and food heart of Africa; and it is no wonder, for this little piece of France in the middle of the Western Cape boasts endless variety and flavour. As one of the country’s oldest towns, it is bursting with culture and history, adding many dimensions to time spent in the charming hub. While it has an old-world charm, there is also a cosmopolitan vibe that permeates every part of the Franschhoek experience ... more.

5 Must-Do Things to Do in Franschhoek

5 Must-Do Things to Do in Franschhoek

Franschhoek is known as a slice of France in the heart of the Cape Winelands. Having been established by the French Huguenots centuries ago, it retains much of the ambience of the unspoilt French countryside, with clear African influences and inspirations throughout, creating a unique destination to explore.

During your time in Franschhoek, just outside Cape Town, the following five activities and attractions are certainly recommended: Continue reading

Go Wine Tasting on an Eco-friendly Bike Tour

Go Wine Tasting on an Eco-friendly Bike Tour

Bikes ‘n Wines is a novel and exciting approach to Winelands Tourism that appeals to the young-spirited seeking an off-the-beaten-track experience. Explore several superb estates of the Stellenbosch Winelands, situated 50 kilometres outside of Cape Town, through the use of ‘slow tourism’.

The full day tour begins by meeting our guides at a café on the famed Long Street in the city centre of Cape Town, followed by a brief historic walk down through the picturesque Company Gardens to central station at the bottom of town. Board the local trains in first class here and begin the journey to the Stellenbosch Winelands. Continue reading