Franschhoek is one of those Western Cape towns you could easily stereotype as just another stop on a wine route, but it is so much more.
The Franschhoek Main Road is peppered with award-winning fine dining restaurants, each one jostling for position on a Top Ten culinary list - this also doesn't help sway preconceived notions of the town.
But there is a not so hidden aspect of the town and it's people that is right in front of you if you chose to deviate from the regular tourist attractions and eateries.
A great way to see the more authentic side of Franschhoek and get to know the people who call this town home, is to do a tour called Rond & Bont (Round & About).
- Ruth Paulse’s beautiful garden is the perfect setting for afternoon tea. With her fruit trees and a vegetable garden as your backdrop you will see a different side to Franschhoek and it's residents.
- Ruth is famous for her delicious carrot cake, and most of her produce comes fresh from her own garden.