Franschhoek Charms & Delights

Franschhoek Charms & Delights
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I had not visited Franschhoek in many years and now with limited time, a husband and teenager in tow, making the right decisions of where to eat and what do were vital. Having said that, both husband and teenager don’t like too much pre-planning. But this is Franschhoek – they simply don’t understand.

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Challenge one: Accommodation. Husband wants nature, teenager wants TV and sofa while I want easy access to town. I nailed it with Le Petite Dauphin. Nine plush suites situated amongst the vineyards with views of the mountains, situated five minutes from town. We all loved it.

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The new chefs at Café Bon Bon have put a spring into the breakfast menu which we thoroughly enjoyed. In fact so much, we booked for dinner. A fine idea it turned out to be. This charming little restaurant is well worth a visit.

Challenge Two: Selecting one memorable restaurant for dinner. As anyone knows, the difficulty is not finding an excellent restaurant as much as which one to choose. I have to give my husband credit for this one. He booked us a table at Foliage. Wow! It was spectacular! Memorable indeed.

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Challenge Three: Finding a new picnic spot. We needed more outdoors. Husband wants beauty and solitude, teenager wants space to wander and explore and I want a light lunch and bubbles. Holden Manz was the little winery I found that ticked all our boxes. The weather played its part and a fabulous picnic was enjoyed along the banks of the river.

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Challenge Four: Wine Farms. Maybe let’s not even go there suffice to say that husband wanted to visit one only, teenager none and myself as many as I could sneak into the limited time. To keep it as brief as my visits were allowed the highlights must include the classical music drifting across the vineyards at De Morgenzon , the sabrage at Haute Cabriere and of course The Pierneef exhibition at La Motte.

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