Franschhoek is one of my favourite places in the Cape winelands. I much prefer it to Stellenbosch where I live. There’s just something about this quaint little town and its Cape Dutch architecture.
Did you know that Franschhoek is South Africa’s culinary capital? This town is known as the food and wine heartland of the country where some of the world’s tastiest wines and world-class cuisine are made and enjoyed.
There are so many things to do in Franschhoek. From wine tasting and tours, food and beverage to private and custom tours. It is also famous for destination weddings.
I almost always get a feeling of nostalgia whenever I visit Franschhoek which is just about 30km from Stellenbosch.
On this particular day (yesterday), I went to La Petite Ferme, (French for Little Farm) which is a bed and breakfast, restaurant and a boutique shop where they also sell wine made on the farm. I sat by the fireplace and enjoyed a glass of wine and some moist and delicious chocolate cake.
It was my second time visiting La Petite Ferme, my first after renovations which they completed towards the end of 2016. To read my first impression, click here.
I ventured on to Haute Cabriere after La Petite Ferme but I arrived 30 minutes before the closing hour (17:00hrs) so I didn’t get to do much but take some stunning scenic pictures.
I love discovering new places as there are so many jewels to discover in this province and even though Haute Cabriere and La Petite Ferme are both places I have been to before, it was still nice to get out the house (which is also where I work) and feast my eyes on the beauty that is the Cape winelands.
When was the last time you took an excursion and where did you go?