Franschhoek


Jaguar's 4-model assault: New XE driven in SA

2015-08-26 10:56

'The new XE represents the start of an all-out model assault for Jaguar in SA,' Wheels24's SEAN PARKER drove the new sedan in the Western Cape.

RC F Sport: Sexy Lexus coupe in SA

2015-07-28 18:53

It's hella-hot with its dreamy looks. JANINE VAN DER POST gets acquainted with the RC F Sport - what Lexus calls 'the real coupe'.

Latest Volvo salvo: Big, bold, XC90 wagon

2015-07-15 17:23

Volvo has started to bring in its big guns with the introduction this week of the first two versions of the XC90 super-wagons - the D5 and T6. Wow!

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.

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.

 

Is this the sexiest Lexus yet in SA?

2015-07-29 12:51

Lexus claims it has launched the 'real coupe' JANINE VAN DER POST finds out if the RC F Sport is all that...

New owners for Le Quartier Français

2015-07-20 15:22

Le Quartier Français in Franschhoek will enter a new era when ownership changes on September 1.

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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.

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.

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