Situated amongst sprawling vineyards in one of the most picturesque valleys in the Western Cape, Franschhoek offers the perfect atmosphere to soak up some local history and enjoy beautiful scenery and the great outdoors. There are plenty of activities on offer from cycling, horse riding and fly fishing to simply exploring the beautiful countryside on foot. Those interested in the history of the area should take time to visit the Huguenot Monument, the Memorial Museum and The Dutch Reformed Church.

Referred to by many as the food and wine capital of the country, Franschhoek is a gastronomic delight with eight restaurants that are on the national ‘Top 100’ list – all well worth trying. The main street is lined with galleries, coffee shops, confectioneries and even a chocolaterie where there is always something decadent to sample.