The roads of the Cape winelands don’t easily lead to Franschhoek.

It suffers from being in Stellenbosch’s shadow, requiring an added drive from the well-known Paarl area, or over the Helshoogte Pass winding through the Simonsberg and Hottentots-Holland Mountains from Stellenbosch. Why travel the extra 30km when there are hundreds of wineries and other places to visit before you get to Franschhoek?..

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