In the 'hood, Franschhoek as a destination

The French corner of the Cape, Franschhoek lies in one of the most beautiful wine valleys in the world, just 45 minutes’ from Cape Town and within half an hour of the Stellenbosch, Paarl, Wellington and Somerset West wine routes. This traditionally French town is the food and wine capital of the country and one would be hard pressed to dispute the claim. Eight of the top 100 restaurants in ... cont.

On the R45, Franschhoek, Cape Winelands, Western Cape, South Africa

Directions to La Chataigne

From Cape Town
Take the N1 to Paarl. After about 50km take Exit 47 (the Stellenbosch / Wellington / Klapmuts turnoff)
At the STOP sign at the bottom of the off ramp (about 200m) turn RIGHT onto the R44, going under the N1
Continue about another 1km until you get to a 4-way STOP street
Cross straight over the 4-way STOP and continue another +/- 500 meters and take the first road to the LEFT signposted “Franschhoek R45”
Continue along this road for about 10km until you get to a T-junction at Simondium
Turn RIGHT towards Franschhoek. This road is the R45 and takes you to Franschhoek
After about 15km you will pass Bridge House School and go over the Berg River Bridge.
Continue another 1-2km, passing the Wellington / Berg River Dam crossing along the way, and then you will see a low white wall and a wine-farm (vignerons) sign saying "La Chataigne Wines" on your LEFT.

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