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A walk through Franschhoek

Franschhoek is a gem of a town nestled between the mountains in the beautiful winelands. Surrounded by award-winning wineries and some of the best restaurants in the countries it is any local AND tourist's dream come true! We took a walk through the village while staying at the Franschhoek Boutique Hotel (see the post about our stay here!) a few weeks back, taking in the European vibe while appreciating the proudly South African historical treasurers the town has to offer. Enjoy our photo gallery, with a special mention of The Franschhoek Village Market and Racine Restaurant.

walking through Franschhoek you can not help to be astonished by its beauty

The Franschhoek Village Market

The Franschhoek Village Market is a Food & Craft Market open every Saturday between 9am and 2 pm next to the Church Hall in Franschhoek. You can buy the most delicious food, craft beers and Terbodore coffee at the market while listening to some live music. There are traders in art, jewellery, 2nd hand books and antique collectables, leather products, herbal teas, plants and other lifestyle products - not to mention the home made jams, pickles, pies and super yummy olives and olive oils that are also available. For more information visit their website at: http://www.franschhoek.co.za/village-market/


The farm Chamonix boasts with Racine, one of Reuben Riffel's beloved restaurants. Racine is located at the foot of the Franschoek mountains, nestled between thick trunks and greenery. Its like dining somewhre magical. We enjoyed amazing Chamonix wine while digging into our fish of the day.  We loved the fact that it feels like fine dining but you really get your money's worth - Reuben calls it "bistro style cuisine of international standards". How delicious!

*Image taken from Chamonix's website

*Image taken from Chamonix's website

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