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Franschhoek

Franschhoek, Cape Winelands, South AfricaThere was good reason that Franschhoek was the chosen home of the French Huguenot refugees of 1688. The scenic fertile valley surrounded by majestic mountains, enough to attract anyone with an eye for beauty, was ideally suited to vineyards – and wine making was one of their key skills which helped forge Franschhoek into one of the premier wine destinations in the world. The town still has the charming atmosphere of the early settlers, with the wonderfully preserved 17th century Cape Dutch ...

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