There’s no shortage of enticing wining and dining destinations in Franschhoek, but La Petite Ferme, perched above the Franschhoek valley on the slopes of the Middagkrans Mountain, is among the most welcoming.

On the way to the village, I make some mental notes about possible stops: Boschendal, La Motte or Haute Cabrière; the Motor Museum; or just wander along the main road and pop into some of the shops. Instead, we head straight to our destination, to soak up the views...

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