Franschhoek (French Corner) is a small town in the Western Cape Province and one of the oldest towns of the Republic of South Africa, about 75 kilometres from Cape Town. Franschhoek is notable for having some of the top restaurants in the country within its borders. This fact, together with the strong wine culture, and pristine natural and architectural beauty has made Franschhoek into what many describe as the "food and wine capital" of South Africa, the city hosting one of the TOP 50 restaurants in the world, according to the "S.Pellegrino world's 50 best restaurants", turning it into a popular tourist destination with dozens of bed & breakfasts and small cottages available to stay.
What an absolute hidden gem! Franschhoek completely exceeded my expectations. For the wine lover my advice is take a tour as there are simply too many beautiful places to select from, but don’t miss a visit to Babylonstoren one of the oldest Cape Dutch farms. Also make sure you take some time out to walk up and down the main street of the town and explore the beautiful boutiques and restaurants.