Franschhoek (French corner) is one of the oldest towns in South Africa and has a strong French history and influence as this is where the French Huguenot refugees settled in 1688. Many of the refugees chose to name their farms after the regions in France from which they came. La Motte, La Dauphine, Champagne, La Cotte, Cabrière, La Provence, Bourgogne and La Terra de Luc are examples of original Huguenot wine farms which today not only retain their original classic Cape Dutch architecture but have also grown to produce some of the world’s best wines.
Food and wine capital
The town’s close proximity to Cape Town (45 minutes), ideal weather, architectural beauty, huge variety of culinary offerings and award winning wines make it one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Cape Winelands. Many describe Franschhoek as the “food and wine capital” of South Africa. Get to take a walk in the town centre and experience its cozy coffee shops, sociable restaurants, art galleries, craft and antique shops while also visiting the Huguenot Monument which stands at the end of the town.
Return: ± 17h30