South Africa Western Cape


A charming town in the Western Cape of South Africa known for its picturesque scenery, world-class vineyards, and rich historical heritage.

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A one-hour drive from Cape Town will take you right into South Africa’s wine country, a place so excited about wine that they have their very own hop-on, hop-off Wine Tram that carts visitors to the best wineries in Franschhoek Valley. Nature lovers, stop by Haute Cabrière, a farm that dates back to 1695 and offers unreal views of the Franschhoek Valley. While the sights are unbeatable in the summer, our favorite time to visit is in winter when you can cozy up and enjoy tastings next to a roaring stone fire. Wine tastings are available the entire week, but make sure to plan your visit around the once-daily cellar and heritage tours where you’ll get an inside look of the underground cellar, winemaking process, and philosophy behind this one-of-a-kind winery. Tastings and tours are available by reservation only.

laurenallain 2 years ago

For mommas who love wine, Franchoeck is a slice of Paradise nestled into South Africa's western cape with centuries-old vineyards to explore together. Along with a variety of boutique wineries and ancient cellars to sample some of the world's best wines, Franschhoek offers deluxe views of gorgeous rolling hills and traditional architecture. With plenty of exceptional spots to visit during your stay, we recommend the hidden gem of Glenwood Vineyards to get a taste of their sustainable and delicious natural wine, all while taking in the picturesque natural landscape surrounding this quaint winery.

seeker 3 years ago

Franschhoek is a gorgouesvalley with countless world-class wineries and robust flavors to sample. From rich reds to classic whites, and gourmet cuisine to pair them with, Franschoeck is the ideal getaway destination to explore the South African vineyard scene.

steve 3 years ago

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