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A taste of France in the W. Cape

Franschoek is about an hour or so drive from Cape Town. It is fast outpacing Stellenbosch as the favorite wine region destination! The charming small town nestled in the mountains was settled by the Hugenots (hence the French connection!). The town boasts many of the best South African restaurants, vineyards and lovely places to stay.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Beautiful scenery, fantastic restaurants, great wine!
  • Cons:Can be hot in the summer and expensive!
  • In a nutshell:A Taste of France a short drive from Cape Town
  • Last visit to Province of the Western Cape: Mar 2003
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • kenHuocj's Profile Photo
    Jun 28, 2008 at 7:09 AM

    was great revisiting in January, btw choc truffles only one rand a piece, that is 12 cents us ;-)))

  • glennkasner's Profile Photo
    Oct 28, 2003 at 7:41 AM

    Old Achim is quite a character. I had the honor of meeting him a while back and he invited us to his famous tasting "ceremony" NOT TO BE MISSED!!!!!

  • Alain_Smeets's Profile Photo
    Aug 26, 2003 at 3:34 AM

    That opening-shot brings back great memories, I see myself sitting again in the small restaurant looking to the mountains. And indeed the wine is superb.


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