Wine With Heart: Franschhoek – your one stop “love” destination

Wine With Heart: Franschhoek – your one stop “love” destination

By Nicolette Waterford

Celebrate the month of love with a visit to the picture perfect and romantic Franschhoek Wine Valley. Franschhoek is regarded as one of South Africa’s leading wine destinations and also the culinary capital of South Africa. Whether you have the time to get away for a weekend, an overnight stay, a pamper session or simply a special lunch, your Franschhoek experience will be memorable. I discovered some great specials to make February even hotter, so book soon as they are only limited for the month of love.


Goodings Groves Olive Farm
Book into one of their luxury en suite Manor House rooms at a special rate of R650 per person per night, which includes breakfast and a complimentary olive hamper. This offer is valid for the month of February.

For the month of February guests staying at this elegant guesthouse will enjoy a 15% discount on accommodation when booking two nights or more.

Vrede en Lust
Book your farm stay in one of their luxurious accommodation houses and enjoy the magic of the Franschhoek Wine Valley. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to spend a night in the luxurious Manor House at the special rate of R890 per person per night (normal rate is R2 270 per person per night). The accommodation rate includes breakfast. For details on their Valentine’s rates and offerings, send an email to


Ensuring a truly romantic experience their special Valentine’s Day menu will be limited to 40 guests, so booking is essential. For those favouring an outdoor experience, indulge in their picnic menu specially created for couples. Each basket will include a bottle of their renowned Cape Jazz Shiraz, chocolates and delicious dessert.

Reuben’s Restaurant
Spoil your loved one with an unforgettable five-course meal at this highly acclaimed restaurant. At a cost of R320 per person their Valentine’s Day menu includes Foie Gras, crayfish and whiskey ice cream.

Dutch East Restaurant
Enjoy an evening of live music and superb food in a romantic setting. Guests can look forward to a four-course menu at R300 per person, which includes a Love Cocktail on arrival. The menu will be available from February 11 until the 15th for what they have called ‘Love Week’.


La Bri
Purchase 12 bottles of La Bri wine and stand the chance of winning one night’s accommodation for two people on the farm, which includes breakfast as well as wine and chocolate pairing.

Noble Hill
Order a picnic basket to enjoy on the lawn and receive a free bottle of their maiden vintage Mourvèdre Rosé at a cost of R295, which serves two. Advance booking required.

La Chataigne Wines
When purchasing a bottle of La Chataigne Wines, during February 11 and 14, you’ll get your personal message signed on the bottle for your loved one.



Pearl Valley
Spoil yourself and your partner with a luxurious bath ceremony which includes a full body exfoliation and hydro bath session. Included in your experience is a glass of Méthode Cap Classique and chocolates.
Or while your partner is on the golf course indulge yourself with a 30 minute Hydrotherapy session followed by a full body Aromatherapy massage. A glass of Méthode Cap Classique and chocolates also included.
Valid for the month of February, send an email to for more information.

Camelot Spa
Treat yourself to a one hour Spa Indulgence which includes a spa treatment or massage. If you’d prefer your partner can join you for the 90 minute Couples Escape that includes an invigorating scrub and massage. A glass of Méthode Cap Classique and chocolates are included with each treatment.
The offer is valid for the month of February, so send an email to for more information.

* For more on these and other exciting Valentine’s Day offerings visit