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The gourmet capital of South Africa

There's a top-class restaurant on every corner of Franschhoek's pretty main road and beautiful wine estates blanket its tranquil valley. 

When the French Huguenots settled in this fertile valley they called it Franschhoek. But they had no idea that their chosen spot would one day house some of the best restaurants in the country. An artfully presented gourmet meal awaits diners at The Tasting Room, Ryan’s Kitchen, La Petite Ferme and Reuben’s, to name just a few. Beyond the centre, a number of farms such as La Motte Wine Estate and Haute Cabriere offer tastings and meals just as memorable as their counterparts in town.

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Paul Steyn says

A little bit of the French countryside right here in Africa. For me this is the quaintest of the wineland towns in the Cape and my favourite place to taste, eat and enjoy the scenery. 

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But Franschhoek isn’t only about food and wine. The Huguenot Monument and Museum, an imposing structure at the culmination of the main road, sheds light on the area's history. Mont Rochelle Nature Reserve is great for hiking and mountain biking and offers amazing views of the valley and town.

At the Franschhoek Motor Museum, there's a fascinating collection of motor vehicles dating from the early 1900s to the 21st century. For those who prefer two wheels instead of four, Manic Cycles offer bicycle rentals and tours around town that include a scenic picnic lunch.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Franschhoek

What kinds of animals will I see on safari?

Whether you are in the Southern or East Africa you will generally be able to see the big five. The difference really comes in when considering antelope as they are based on your chosen location. go there.

What vaccinations should I get?

This is all dependant on the countries that you will be visitng and due to the status of certain vaccinations changing at times, please consult our experts before getting vaccines. go there.

Is it okay to drink the water?

In some parts of Southern Africa it is safe to drink the tap water, however it is highly recommended to stick to bottled water (mostly supplied) during your trip as even drinkable African water is completely different in taste and… go there.

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