The beautiful Franschhoek Valley is more than just great wine, being part of the Cape Winelands and located a mere forty-five minute drive out from central Cape Town. The area is renowned for the award-winning wines and the culinary delights that may be enjoyed as part of a classic Day Excursion from Cape Town to explore the Cape Winelands, or do yourself a favour and spend a few days staying in one of the beautifully appointed hotels, lodges or guest houses while exploring the delights of Franschhoek, the Franschhoek Valley and then on to the rest of the Cape Winelands.
The historical town of Franschhoek has gained a reputation for culinary excellence that can be enjoyed in the numerous restaurants, pubs and the more informal pavement cafes all along Main Street.
It is also the most idyllic area to spend a few days enjoying the beautiful scenery and amazing wine and foodie experiences. There is a wide variety of accommodation options to choose from. If luxury is what excites you there are several beautiful villas and lodges that will spoil you in the most amazing manner. These include the beautiful Mont Rochelle Estate owned by none other than Sir Richard Branson, the founder of the Virgin Brand.
However, the Franschhoek valley is also known for its hospitable, friendly inhabitants. There are numerous support structures in place that support the people of “The Valley”. I was amazed at the number of initiatives that have been launched to negate some of the huge impact the Coronavirus is having on all the people involved in Agriculture, Viniculture and Tourism as well as all the associated industries. Take a look at Franschhoek: A Valley Of Generosity. It gladdens my heart and makes me proud to be an African.