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WATCH: Franschhoek jewellery robbery footage goes viral

As 14 store robberies have been tallied in the Western Cape since September 21 this year, footage of a robbery at a jewellery store in Franschhoek is gaining traction as thousands have viewed the video clip online. Watch.

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2014 Honda Accord: High-tech in Cape Town

2014-07-09 22:30

Nine generations, 38 years - the latest versions of Honda's top-end and now high-tech sedan, one of them the first V6 in South Africa, was launched in Cape Town. LES STEPHENSON was there.

Branson buys luxury Franschhoek estate

2014-04-14 15:48

Richard Branson’s worldwide luxury collection of retreats has entered into a preliminary agreement to purchase a luxury estate in Franschhoek.

Sacred Ground Artisan Bakery and Deli Franschhoek

2013-10-18 14:18

Sacred Ground's philosophy is inspiring coffees, meats and cheeses in Franschhoek.

Ben Kingsley spotted in SA

2011-04-02 16:15

Ben Kingsley has been spotted having lunch at La Petite Ferme restaurant in Franschhoek.

Bellingham Wines

2009-10-22 09:47

Bellingham is synonymous with the finest wines in South Africa. With a history firmly rooted in the winelands of the Cape, the first vines were planted in the virgin soil of the beautiful Franschhoek valley more than 350 years ago. Since then, generations of Bellingham winemakers have toiled the earth, nurtured the vines and carefully crafted wines of great diversity and character. The Bellingham tradition has always boldly pioneered new trends to stay at the cutting-edge of crafting fine ...

Plaisir de Merle

2009-10-21 12:06

A Cape Legends showpiece, this 974 hectare estate in Simondium, Paarl, has earned international acclaim for its white and red wines. Winemaker Niel Bester attributes the benefit of working with Paul Pontallier of Chateau Margeaux fame, in producing classically styled but accessible wines. This would summarise the efforts of all involved in this historical farm dating back to 1693.

La Vigne Wine Estate

2009-10-19 11:27

It is known that classical music changes the molecules of water in a harmonic way. As wine is more than 80% water, we do believe that playing classical music in our cellar changes our wines in a positive way. Our first Musical Wine, - the Edvard Grieg Edition 2006 is now ready to be tasted - Besides playing classical music to the wines, our winemaking follows a traditional approach with the emphasis on strict quality-control to all parts of the wine-production process.

L'Ormarins

2009-10-19 11:12

From its home base on historic L?Ormarins wine farm beneath the jagged peaks of the Groot Drakenstein mountain in Franschhoek, Anthonij Rupert Wines has cast its net wide, across the length and breadth of the Cape winelands, in search of what it takes to make the finest wines this corner of the winemaking world has to offer. The Anthonij Rupert Wines philosophy of matching variety to site, to produce the highest quality of fruit, with no commitment spared to capture that quality in a bottle...

Graham Beck Wines Franschhoek

2009-10-16 12:51

When you drive on the R45 gateway towards Franschhoek, you can't help but slow down to gaze at the magnificent Graham Beck Wine Cellars on your right. An imposing structure rises above lush gardens with tinkling fountains and signature Edouardo Villa statues against the backdrop of the imposing Franschhoek mountains. Enter the doors to the most super-stylish, custom-made wine tasting and sales facility in the Franschhoek valley and be treated to an exceptional experience.

 

Join the Survivor’s Walk of Hope with “The Arch” at Grande Provence

2014-09-02 15:22

Show your support for youngsters battling cancer by participating in the Survivor’s Walk of Hope on Saturday, and get to make your mark alongside Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu at Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate in Franschhoek.

Getting ready for Winter: Events at Grande Provence

2014-04-23 11:06

During the winter months, Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate, situated amidst the beautiful mountains in Franschhoek, part of The Huka Retreats, presents guests with the perfect season filled with unique accommodation, culinary, wine and cellar experiences.

Al Fresco Dining and spectacular views at Anthonij Rupert Estate

2013-11-11 10:20

The Terra del Capo Tasting Room, situated in Franschhoek, can look forward to Italian Dolce Vita experience.

Gallery cancels 'shocking' exhibit

2011-11-29 10:42

The exhibition of a student artist has been pulled from a Franschhoek gallery after she posed nude and tore pages from a Bible.

Chanel wanted to leave husband

2010-07-25 10:33

It has been reported that the murdered Chanel du Toit was planning to leave her husband, Johan du Toit, because he was cheating on her with one of her best friends.

Rickety Bridge Winery

2009-10-21 12:40

Situated on the outskirts of Franschhoek, the wine and food capital of South Africa, the Rickety Bridge Boutique Winery and Country Manor House nestle against the hillside overlooking vineyards and the magnificent Wemmershoek Mountains. Rickety Bridge is a historic property dating back to 1694 and the first French Huguenot farms established in Franschhoek.

Lynx Wines

2009-10-19 14:13

Lynx Wines is a small boutique winery situated just outside of Franschhoek in the Western Cape. The first wines were produced in 2003 and the immediately won acclaim when the Shiraz was awarded 4½ stars in the John Platter guide. Since then wines have continued to perform well winning numerous gold awards, being in placed in the top ten Shiraz's, and scoring 90 points by the Wine Enthusiast in the USA.

La Couronne Wine Estate

2009-10-19 11:21

La Couronne is much more than a wine estate or a wineland experience... it is a venue of magical proportions... for families, tourists and wine connoisseurs. It is the perfect venue for functions and weddings. The La Couronne Wine estate combines international flair with the outstanding wine making heritage that Franschhoek is so well-known for.

Klein Genot Wine & Country Estate

2009-10-19 10:31

Established in Franschhoek, South Africa in 2000, Klein Genot proudly rolled out its maiden harvest of red varietals in 2007 with just over 20 hectares of vineyards and the intention of creating young, modern wines. The new, purpose built Klein Genot cellar is scheduled to open its doors to an eager public in December 2008, also offering a restaurant and function facilities. Klein Genot's soil consists mainly of beautifully fertile rocky and dark loam that has excellent water retention capa...

Dieu Donne Vineyards

2009-10-16 11:04

Dieu Donne is a boutique winery, overlooking the Franschhoek valley with some of the most fabulous vistas of the Winelands. We invite you to come and enjoy our wines while watching the magnificent scenery.

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