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Top Choice Winery in Franschhoek

La Motte

There’s enough to keep you occupied for a full day at this vast estate just west of Franschhoek. As well as tastings of the superb shiraz range, wine-pairing lunches and dinners are served at the Pierneef à la Motte…
Top Choice Winery in Franschhoek


This is a quintessential Winelands estate, with lovely architecture, food and wine. Tasting options include bubbly, brandy or wine and chocolate pairing. There are excellent vineyard and cellar tours; booking is ess…
Top Choice Fusion in Franschhoek

La Petite Colombe

The award-winning Cape Town restaurant has opened a breezy sister branch here. The French-inspired menu comes in seven- or 12-course versions and you can opt to pair each course with a different wine.
Winery in Franschhoek

Grande Provence

A beautifully revamped, 18th-century manor house that is home to a stylish restaurant and a splendid gallery showcasing contemporary South African art. There is a range of tasting options, including a canapé pairing…
Fusion in Franschhoek


Chef and owner Chris Erasmus has brought the foraging culture to the Cape at this hugely popular restaurant. Forest-floor ingredients such as river cress, dandelion and mushrooms complement decadent dishes like roas…
South African in Franschhoek

Pierneef à la Motte

Named for South African artist Jacob Hendrik Pierneef, whose work is on show at the on-site museum, this elegant restaurant serves modern takes on traditional cuisine. Local ingredients like sorghum, springbok rooib…
Microbrewery in Franschhoek

Tuk Tuk Microbrewery

There are three permanent beers on tap, plus ever-changing experimental brews so be sure to ask what's new. It also serves beers from Cape Brewing Company in Paarl. The menu is a breath of fresh air if you're lookin…
Indian in Franschhoek


If you fancy a change from all the French-inspired fine dining, Marigold serves elegant North Indian cuisine in its contemporary dining room.
Winery in Franschhoek


In addition to tastings and sales, various heritage tours are available at this excellent winery. The museum here covers Cape history and tells the Solms-Delta story from the perspective of farm workers throughout t…
Winery in Franschhoek

Leopard's Leap

The bright, modern, barn-like tasting room has comfy couches strewn around – you can either take your tasters to enjoy at leisure or sit at the bar for a slightly more formal affair. The large lawns have a jungle gy…