Flower arrangements at Tokara wine estate in South Africa. Tokara is a wine estate in Franschhoek. Skybok filmed other wine farms in the area, watch below!
Highlight: Mountain Views of Haute Cabrière
Cradled by the Franschhoek Mountains and deeply rooted in history, Haute Cabrière – The Home of Pierre Jourdan Cap Classique – is one of Franschhoek’s most exquisite food and wine destinations, where visitors get to experience a deep passion for wine, a culture of wine pairing and the art of sabrage.
Highlight: Franschhoek Winelands, South Africa
Organize your tour through the South African Cape Winelands now via Global Base Camps. *Cover photo taken an Haute Cabriere winery
Highlight: Dusk in the South African Winelands
Many say there are farms which are haunted in the South African winelands, many farms of which have a history dating back to 1685. If you like ghost stories + the outdoors, you might be interested in the “Spookdraai” hiking trail. Click here for info.
Highlight: Boschendal Wine Farm, South Africa
Boschendal wine farm is a picturesque 300 year old farm in the Franschhoek Valley known for its award-winning wines & farm-to-table cuisine. It was founded in 1685. It’s by far one of the most popular farms in the Western Cape. See its restaurants here.
Highlight: Farmhouses in Stellenbosch
A haunted farmhouse in Stellenbosch, South Africa. If you’re interested in the spooky history of the winelands just outside Cape Town, La Motte wine farm offers an historic walk on Wednesday mornings from 10am-11am. The walk is concluded by tasting artisan bread freshly baked in the farmhouse kitchen. Book now here. The cost is R50…
Eat Franschhoek: Foliage
Went to have dinner at Foliage. Famous for its “foraging” chef Chris Erasmus, this restaurant offers sustainable comfort cooking in a relaxed bistro setting. Big fireplace, wooden tables & an open plan kitchen welcome patrons. There are local produce and wines with an emphasis on terroir cooking. I was impressed with the extensive menu of interesting flavours…
See Franschhoek: Old French Town
Street scenes in Franschhoek, South Africa. Founded 1688, it’s one of the oldest towns in the country. Facts About Franschhoek + La Motte, Champagne, La Cotte, Cabrière, La Provence, Bourgogne, La Terra de Luc and La Dauphine were among some of the first established farms — most of which still retain their original Cape Dutch farm houses…
Highlight: Cape Dutch Architecture
Cape Dutch architecture is a traditional Afrikaner architectural style found mostly in the Western Cape of South Africa. The style was prominent in the early days (17th century) of the Cape Colony, and the name derives from the fact that the initial settlers of the Cape were primarily Dutch. The style has roots in medieval…