Franschhoek in South Africa is the most beautiful wine valley in the world and It is the food and wine capital of the country, there are more award-winning restaurants concentrated here than anywhere else in the land and its French heritage of more than 300 years is evident in the wine and food tradition. Spectacular vineyards cover these mountain slopes settled more than 300 years ago by the Huguenots, who brought with them their age-old French wine and food culture.

This is a valley rich in history all centred around a picturesque village of friendly, welcoming people. There are many wonderful things to do here including wine tasting, numerous walking trails in the surrounding mountains, cycling and horse-riding, a number of trout fishing spots in various streams and dams on the surrounding farms and the magnificent Huguenot Museum and monument are well worth a visit. In the village you will find wonderful crafts, art and antique shops and galleries.

The accommodation here is excellent with stylish country au Berge’s, charming guest houses, comfortable and well-appointed self-catering cottages, intimate bed & breakfasts and internationally acclaimed country lodges in the most beautiful setting imaginable.

To find out the best time to visit South Africa and to speak to someone that knows the area please call Andrew our African luxury holiday specialist: 01923 289 100