Franschhoek has come a long way since its humble beginnings as the newfound home of French Huguenot settlers 300 years ago. Through their passion for winemaking and their dedication to excellence, the Huguenots made the valley even more beautiful, with this town as the jewel in its crown. The town is now a favourite amongst locals and travellers alike, who return time and again for its wine, its award-winning restaurants and the many accommodation options available.
This quaint stop plays host to various wine and cultural events, and its most well-known is the two-day Bastille Day Festival during July every year. The festival celebrates the town’s rich French heritage by bringing together wine, food and fun, all within the idyllic valley surroundings.