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Franschhoek Wine Valley ready to welcome SA seniors

Posted By Marilynh / November 4, 2020 / 0 Comments

Franschhoek Wine Valley
is ready to welcome South African seniors,
retirees and pensioners into the Valley,
with a multitude of amazing offers, specifically geared at pensioners.

 

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Rediscover Franschhoek

When visiting Franschhoek in the Cape Winelands, you are immediately transported to a world filled with breathtaking scenery, warm hospitality, world-class cuisine and superb wines. Regarded as South Africa’s Culinary Capital, you’ll be spoilt for choice with the selection of fine dining and café-style restaurants in this quaint village. Home to some of the country’s finest wine producers, your Franschhoek experience will without a doubt be a memorable one.

Less than an hour’s drive from Cape Town, a day trip to Franschhoek is a breeze, but why not treat yourself (and that someone special) to an overnight escape, or better yet a mid-week getaway. Franschhoek offers a wide range of accommodation– from luxury boutique hotels to quaint bed and breakfasts and self-catering establishments.  

 

Click here to view
some of the unforgettable mid-week offers,
specifically created for SA seniors, retirees and pensioners. 

 

However, with so much to do,
let’s give you a sneak peek of what you can expect to find
in one of SA’s premier winelands destinations.

 

Wine Tram

 

Without a doubt a highlight on anyone’s visit to Franschhoek is the Wine Tram. The combination of tram and bus transports passengers around a loop of stops allowing you to hop off and experience activities like wine tastings, cellar tours, lunch or simply a stroll through the vineyards. The tram offers eight hop-on hop-off tours giving passengers a variety of wines, views and experiences to enjoy. Each tour is colour coded to make it easy to choose and follow. The tour takes passengers right into the heart of the Franschhoek Valley, with a narration focusing on the history of Franschhoek and wine cultivation in the valley and unparalleled views of the valley and vineyards. In addition to the hop-on hop-off tour, a curated wine experience is also available to passengers who wish to spend more time to learn more about local grape varieties, cultivars and aspects of viticulture. The curated tour includes a lunch, wine tastings and a wine pairing.

 

Babylonstoren

 

Over the years Babylonstoren has become a favourite destination to explore amongst locals and tourists. Their garden is at the heart of the Babylonstoren farm and draws inspiration from the Company Gardens of the Cape as well as the mythical garden of Babylon. Extending over eight acres, the garden is formal in structure and is home to more than 300 varieties of plants which are edible and grown as biologically as possible. The fruit and vegetables harvested in the garden throughout the year are used in the farm’s restaurant. The garden is divided into fifteen clusters spanning vegetable areas, berries, bees, indigenous plants, ducks and chickens and includes a prickly pear maze. 

 

Franschhoek at night

 

Franschhoek Adventures is your access to all sorts of fun, informative and adventurous activities. These range from outdoor activities such as hiking in the majestic Franschhoek mountains, mountain bike wine or guided village tours, cultural township and village history walks. One of the advantages is that Franschhoek Adventures caters to all ages, interests and abilities, so there’s no excuse to explore the valley’s outdoor offerings.

For golfing enthusiasts, the Pearl Valley golf course ticks all of the boxes. Pearl Valley’s Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course forms part of the greater Val de Vie Estate, recognised as one of the top residential estates in Africa. The majestic Simonsberg and Drakenstein mountains provide a backdrop for the acclaimed course where golfers and guests can discover ‘The Valley of Life.’

 

Franschhoek scenery

 

Situated in the Franschhoek mountains, the Mont Rochelle Nature Reserve boasts spectacular panoramic views of the valley and is home to a wide range of flora and fauna as well as offering maintained hiking and walking trails. Permits for access to the nature reserve are available through the Franschhoek Tourism Office.

Steeped in rich heritage Franschhoek visitors to the Huguenot Memorial Museum get a glimpse of what it was like to live here during the time of the French Huguenots as well as other fascinating historical archives. The Franschhoek Motor Museum at L’Ormarins is home to a wide selection of vintage and exotic cars, motorcycles, bicycles and memorabilia.

 

Franschhoek Village

 

Whilst in the village allow yourself time to peruse the numerous art galleries, bespoke boutique ateliers and so much more. A leisurely stroll along the Main Road makes for the ideal opportunity to pop in and browse these gems. Not forgetting the side streets, which add extra allure as to what you’ll uncover on your shopping exploration.

 

Franschhoek at night 1

 

For more information on Franschhoek
and its numerous offerings, click
here

To view the unbelievable mid-week offers, click here

 

Alternatively, if you require further information,
want to make a booking, or have an enquiry,

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and a representative from Franschhoek Wine Valley Tourism

will get back to you as soon as they can.

 
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