After a morning coffee at a local coffee roaster (they hand roast their coffee beans and create a special blend, unique to Franschhoek) the day is yours to tailor to your liking, be that fine wine, craft beer, art or gardens. For the wine fundi, choose up to three wine farms, or the beer enthusiast, there is a selection of craft breweries. Art enthusiasts can delve deeper into the fantastic collections on three of the nearby wine estates, and there’s something special for keen gardeners, shopping devotees and nature lovers too!
In between farm stops, catch your breath and take in the beauty of the valley from the Berg River Dam, a spectacular viewpoint that very few people get to see. A visit to the iconic Nelson Mandela statue at Drakenstein prison can also be included – this is the site where Mandela was released in 1991, with the eyes of the world watching, after spending 27 years in prison, to go on to become the country’s first democratically elected president.
Your guide is a local expert and will make recommendations for lunch, depending on what tickles your fancy. Franschhoek is known as the Gourmet Capital of South Africa and the possibilities are endless. Afternoon snacks are served at the best look-out point in Franschhoek with epic aerial views.