French Flair

A Taste of France on our doorstep! šŸ„‚

Journey with us on a private tour we designed for an international couple visiting the beautiful Mother City!

We stepped into the magnificent Franschhoek Wine Valley and hand picked accommodation and entertainment for the couple to indulge in.

Recently we had the privilege of hosting a French couple, who live near Versailles. They made the trip to Cape Town to attend an international conference and while they were here they decided to spoil themselves with a custom tour of the Cape winelands. They had heard of Franschhoek and wanted to explore all the wonders that it has to offer.

To start their journey, we picked the couple up from their hotel and took them on a scenic drive through the iconic winelands. The first stop on their tour was the stunning Webersburg farm. The couple was booked for an overnight stay in the manor house, with picture perfect views of the Stellenbosch mountains surrounding them. Their evening began with them dining at 96 Winery, the menu consisting of Cape country cuisine. Later, they were treated to a private cellar of Webersburg, with an esteemed winemaker.

Day two saw the couple leisurely tour through the Helshoogte Valley. They were booked into Zorgvliet, where they stayed the night. This destination venue includes a gorgeous pool to cool off after a lovely day in the sunny South African weather.

On their last day we took the couple to the historic Boschendal Vineyard. We also ensured we made a turn at Allee Bleue for some French flair. Finishing off the tour with a private lunch at Quartier Francais (now Leeu Estates), where the chef gave a personal rendition of the dishes served. The whole experience was one to remember!

The couple's comments were that they felt more French simply by being here. Franschhoek has retained its original charm that is often lost with modernism and the rush of life. They were able to step back in time and take a breath of fresh air and wonder.