Travel Blogs from Franschhoek, South Africa

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The Garden Route, Franschhoek, South Africa travel blog

The Garden Route

A travel blog entry by madman96

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... my plate and I still contend that it is my favorite meat ever!  Chico had a tough job of getting us from Oudtshoorn to Franschhoek (in the winelands) before dark, and even he wasn't up for the task after a series of road blocks delayed us by at ...

Franschhoek valley, Franschoek, South Africa travel blog

Franschhoek valley

A travel blog entry by vine_hooligans

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... to taste. Fortunately our mate Pierre had the common sense to stock up.   We had a wonderful weekend in and around Franschhoek, and were fortunate enough to have dinner at Rueben's restaurant, famous in the Cape for its good food. Pierre was kind ...

Winelands, Franschhoek, South Africa travel blog

Winelands

A travel blog entry by renu-and-sam

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... for tourists in the area. We arrived from Cape Town as the tasting room was closing and squeezed in a few ripe reds, including South Africa's very own, Pinotage, and a couple of blends. After a bit of fireside relaxation and dinner in the heart of town, ...

Wine Safari- Day 3 (It's a hard life), Franschhoek, South Africa travel blog

Wine Safari- Day 3 (It's a hard life)

A travel blog entry by wrlondon

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Wine Tasting in Franschhoek, Franschhoek, South Africa travel blog

Wine Tasting in Franschhoek

A travel blog entry by charlotteandben

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... is one of the most beautiful wine regions in the Cape in my opinion. Napa Valley in California is nothing in comparison to Franschhoek, Stellenbosch and Paarl! Not only is the wine very very good, but the surroundings you are in are mind blowing. We ...

Pigging out in the gastronomic capital of SA, Franschhoek, South Africa travel blog

Pigging out in the gastronomic capital of SA

A travel blog entry by domjonna

... shops and great restaurants. We stayed in a nice B&B called Le Ballon Rouge in the middle of the town. Franschhoek is the gastronomic capital of South Africa with 20% of the country's top chefs working here. It also has one top 50 restaurants in ...

The Winelands - Peche mignon, Franschhoek, South Africa travel blog

The Winelands - Peche mignon

A travel blog entry by hamishandjulie

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... !  We returned to Stellenbosch via the scenic Franschhoek Pass and the next stop is the "Garden Route", the southern coast of South Africa.  We will be travelling on the backpackers "Baz Bus", hopefully less of an ordeal than the train! ...

Wine Country, Franschhoek, South Africa travel blog

Wine Country

A travel blog entry by donna321

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... that you could enjoy this delectable food for a small price, given that the dollar is so strong in South Africa right now (a lunch at Le Quartier Francais in Franschhoek might set you back only $15, whereas I would guess the same meal in NYC could easily ...

Flying High in South Africa, Franschhoek, South Africa travel blog

Flying High in South Africa

A travel blog entry by mcaren

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... most amazing flight today. We flew from a hillside near a place called Franschoek which is one of the wine growing regions of South Africa. I flew up along a mountain ridge and I was getting good lift and catching the odd thermal here and there. I managed ...

Cape Wine Tour-Franschhoek......part 3, Franschhoek, South Africa travel blog

Cape Wine Tour-Franschhoek......part 3

A travel blog entry by momentsintime

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Day 5 - afternoon Our next wine tasting stop was at a place called "Rickety Bridge Country House" in Franschhoek.    Surrounded by mountains, vineyards and a beautiful white Manor House, I was jumping with joy as I couldn't wait to get out ...

weet je wat ik zie als ik gedronken heb? Wijngaard, Franschhoek, South Africa travel blog

weet je wat ik zie als ik gedronken heb? Wijngaard

A travel blog entry by africakids

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... van het goede. Na een lekker slaatje weer op weg. Een zoektocht naar crocs is gestart, maar ze verkopen die niet overal. Franschhoek is bekend voor zijn wijn maar eigenlijk ook niet supergroot. Onze villa is weer super. Lang leve het laagseizoen, want ...

A Continuing Love Affair, Franschhoek, South Africa travel blog

A Continuing Love Affair

A travel blog entry by krista.and.erik

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... it a run for its money, but when you consider that Franschhoek is not only beautiful, but also has fantastic weather and some of South Africa’s best wines and food, it knocks Austria off the map as a contender. As we descend the mountain, my mind ...

Wine Country, Franshoek, South Africa travel blog

Wine Country

A travel blog entry by robselclark

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... After a while they realised their mistake and returned to the hotel. No harm done. We visited a couple of vineyards via the "Franschhoek Wine Tram" which was a little disappointing. No commentary and it was a bus, not the tram shown on the brochure. We ...

I like wiiiine!, Franschhoek, South Africa travel blog

I like wiiiine!

A travel blog entry by kytravels

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Last day of wine..., Franschhoek, South Africa travel blog

Last day of wine...

A travel blog entry by travellingadam

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... inspections. Lucky enough it was only a sip of each. By this stage I was pretty wrecked. I took myself off for lunch in a South African pub (no drink though). Just chilled out for an hour and watched the cricket – SA vs India. And on the next!! ...

Touring Around the Winelands, Franschhoek, South Africa travel blog

Touring Around the Winelands

A travel blog entry by jcastellan

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... that live here represent about 1000 goats that provide milk for the delicious Fairview cheeses. This winery was the first one in South Africa to make cheese from goats milk. This winery is owned by the Back family who bought part of the current property ...

Wine Tour, Franschhoek, South Africa travel blog

Wine Tour

A travel blog entry by alexhuchet

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... a young couple from Canada, although he is Northern Irish originally. We then went on to pick up Andrew from Port Talbot in South Wales who is travelling for 8 months, and Claudio from Switzerland who is doing work experience at a local hostel. So, ...

Part of South Africa that doesn't make the news..., Franschhoek, South Africa travel blog

Part of South Africa that doesn't make the news...

A travel blog entry by krista.and.erik

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... .  It’s been a full day and we’re very happy to have had the chance to come back to Franschhoek and spend a little more time here marveling in their ability to produce excellent food and excellent wines amidst a fairytale setting. ...

Sampling the Local Wines, Franschhoek, South Africa travel blog

Sampling the Local Wines

A travel blog entry by koppers

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... one of the closer ones and set out on that fine, fine Wednesday afternoon, keen on drinking some more South African wine and seeing a bit more of idyllic Franschhoek.    Unfortunately, it took us quite a while until we actually tasted another ...

Wine, Wine & More Wine, Franschhoek, South Africa travel blog

Wine, Wine & More Wine

A travel blog entry by zollarck

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... walking distance of our hotel...basically a ton of tents with a ton of people and a ton of champagne...however the champagne in south africa is called cape classique as the french technically "own" the word champagne. whatever. it was so good. sunday was ...

Cape Winery Tours - Franschoek, Stellenbosch,, Franschoek, South Africa travel blog

Cape Winery Tours - Franschoek, Stellenbosch,

A travel blog entry by lroff

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... on and visited the oak tree lined streets of the University Town of Stellenbosch   - the second oldest town in South Africa and capital of this wine producing region.  The combination of Cape Dutch, Georgian and modern Victorian ...

Sweet Views, Franschhoek, South Africa travel blog

Sweet Views

A travel blog entry by p2travel

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I could wax lyrical about the views from the Franschhoek Pass looking back towards the town. Or I could share the view of my Carrot Cake - a sweet view if ever there was one. Seriously though. A short distance north of the town lies the mountain road ...

Tasting our Way Through Wine Country, Franschhoek, South Africa travel blog

Tasting our Way Through Wine Country

A travel blog entry by koppers

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... to a very personalized wine tasting -- our first proper one at that. The sommelier was charming, regaling us with tales of South Africa, educating us on tasting etiquette, and slipping us loads of freebies and upgrades. We had a wonderful time and ...

The fruit of the vine, Franschhoek, South Africa travel blog

The fruit of the vine

A travel blog entry by jazzkat6

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... After an interesting (and overly expensive) dinner, we made a break for Long Street where the members of the official HBS South Africa trek were congregating. While it was nice to see familiar faces, I felt prematurely transported back to Boston. Some ...

Der traumhaften Küste entlang zum Kap, Franschhoek, Südafrika travel blog

Der traumhaften Küste entlang zum Kap

A travel blog entry by chantalcyril

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... 228;hlige Häuser mit kleinen Boutiquen, Weinhandlungen und Souvenirgeschäften, welche die Hauptstrasse säumen. Franschhoek (=Franzosenecke) hält bis heute an seinen französischen Wurzeln fest: Der französische ...

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See "Wine & Whales"

A travel blog entry by hdh

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Genieten in de winelands, Franschhoek, South Africa travel blog

Genieten in de winelands

A travel blog entry by alexstil

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Wine and Food Heaven, are we there yet?, Franschhoek, South Africa travel blog

Wine and Food Heaven, are we there yet?

A travel blog entry by artmareesafari

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... ;but it was comfortable and educational to be entertained in these very classy ‘tasting salons’.  Eventually got to Franschhoek and the Country Guest House late in the arvo with a pleasant glow. The Guest House (more like a collection of ...

The liver's getting a work out., Franschhoek, South Africa travel blog

The liver's getting a work out.

A travel blog entry by artmareesafari

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... and 'kulta' before embarking once more on the serious business of wine tasting , by strolling through this picturesque Franschhoek village surrounded by imposingly steep sedimetary and granite mountains. Learned all about the colonisation of the area by ...

It Just Keeps Getting Better!!, Franschhoek, South Africa travel blog

It Just Keeps Getting Better!!

A travel blog entry by alanoconnor

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... and plenty to drink. Am not a wine buff but now know a bit more than i did. Last night we went to a traditional South African eaterie but I just couldnt avoid the 500g T-Bone steak which was duly polished off. Linda had Sprinbok and a pasta dish. ...

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