Franschhoek is a special and breathtakingly beautiful wine valley not far from Stellenbosch and Paarl. Due to King Louis of France revoking the Edict of Nantes in 1685, thousands of French Protestants (Huguenots) fled France into the rest of Europe. Assisted by the Dutch, about 150 French Huguenots arrived in the Cape from The Netherlands and were given land around the Berg River region. They farmed the land with crops and wine vines, and Franschhoek soon developed into a majestic wine region. The Dutch named the region Franschhoek Hoek (French Corner), as there were a large number of French immigrants living there. Most of the farms that were developed were given French names and to this day, most still carry these proud names. A visit to the famous Huguenots Memorial Museum will give you an interesting experience of the strong culture and history of the early French Settlers.

The Franschhoek wine valley offers an excellent range of superb wine cultivarsChardonnay, Pinot Noir, Chenin Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc, and a variety of red wine grape ranges which flourish in the valleys of Franschhoek.

There is also an MCC route through Franschhoek where you can experience some of the best Method Cap Classiques, which is the South African equivalent to French Champagne.

On this tour you will be visiting some of the most exclusive wine farms in South Africa, and will be able to do wine pairing and cellar tours. Furthermore, we can also arrange wine tasting on horseback or on the famous Franschhoek Tram.

  • Exceptional wine tasting
  • Experienced winelands guide
  • Visiting award winning wine farms
  • MCC (bubbly) Route
  • Picnic in the vineyards
  • Strolling through the beautiful town
  • Breathtakingly beautiful wine valleys
  • French Huguenot Museum
  • Cellar Tours



Early morning collection from your accommodation in an air-conditioned vehicle

Beautiful Drive

Enjoy a beautiful drive through the wine valleys


Lunch at a wine farm of your choice

Visit Wine Farms

Continue exploring the region and wine farms

Wine Tasting

Tasting superb wines with delicacy pairing


Depart back to Cape Town at leisure
Optional Sundowners


  • Guide with luxury transportation

  • Refreshment during transportation

  • Wine tasting at four wine farms per day

  • Professional photographer can be arranged on request


  • Sun Screen & Sun Hat

  • Comfortable Shoes

  • Your big thirst for excellent wines


  • Lunch

  • Cellar tours

  • Museum entrance fees

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