Franschoek: The Food and Wine Capital of SA

The best day of my week long Cape Town getaway, without a doubt, was in Franschoek. Give a girl some world class wine, Master Chef cuisine (really), gelato, and her beau to walk around soaking in the 18th century architecture on a beautiful sunny day and it is perfection.

Dubbed the food and wine capital of South Africa, Franschoek does not disappoint. Franschoek (French Corner) was assigned as a settlement for the French who fled their home country after Protestantism was outlawed in the 17th century. Presently, the little town is buzzing with top class restaurants, wineries, and art galleries where you can find anything from R20 to R200 000.

After our wine tour and tasting of the Haute Cabrière, we made our way to Reuben’s. That is Master Chef SA judge’s restaurant for lunch which was possibly the finest thing that has ever been in my mouth; washed down with a good red, and went exploring the little town walking into art galleries. We even got a surprise side entertainment when a minstrel paraded past the street turning up the festivities.

wine tasting
wine tasting
food, food, food
food, food, food
dutch reformed church
dutch reformed church
little members of the minstrel
little members of the minstrel
minstrel parade
minstrel parade

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franschoek
franschoek
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