Franschhoek
 
FRANSCHHOEK, FIRST SETTLED BY THE HUGUENOTS IN 1688 WHO BROUGHT WITH THEM FROM FRANCE THEIR WINE GROWING EXPERTISE, TODAY OFFERS VISITORS A COMPLETE RANGE OF FINE WINES, GOURMET DINING AND TOP QUALITY ACCOMODATION SET IN THE MOST PICTURESQUE VALLEY OF THE CAPE - AND ALL THIS IS ONLY ONE HOUR'S DRIVE FROM CAPE TOWN."

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WELCOME TO CAPE TOWN !

CAPE TOWN'S NAME ORIGINATED FROM THE TERM 'CAPE OF GOOD HOPE' WHEN BARTHOLOMEW DIAZ AND OTHER SEAFARERS LOOKED FORWARD TO THE SIGHT OF TABLE MOUNTAIN, LIKE AN INN THAT PROMISED HOSPITALITY AND PROSPERITY. THE PRESENCE OF TABLE MOUNTAIN IN ALL ITS SPLENDOUR STILL INVOKES THIS KIND OF EMOTION. CAPE TOWN IS STEEPED IN A RICH HISTORY AND IS A CULTURAL MELTING POT WITH ITS DIVERSE AND VIBRANT CHARACTER BEING DERIVED FROM KHOISAN AND OTHER AFRICAN TRIBES FROM THE NORTH, AND INDONESIAN, FRENCH, DUTCH, BRITISH AND GERMAN SETTLERS.

BUSTLING AND BEAUTIFUL, THE COSMOPOLITAN NATURE OF CAPE TOWN MEANS THAT ONE NEVER TIRES OF THE MULTITUDE OF EXPERIENCES IT HAS TO OFFER. FROM PRISTINE COASTLINES AND A MAGNIFICENT COUNTRYSIDE OFFERING A UNIQUE FLORAL KINGDOM, TO THE MANY SHOPPING MALLS, RESTAURANTS, JAZZ CAFES, FLEAMARKETS, THEATRES AND GLITZY CASINOS AND NIGHTCLUBS, CAPE TOWN APPEALS TO THE NATURE-LOVER AND THE NIGHTCRAWLER!

TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT CAPE TOWN AS A DESTINATION FOR TOURISM, EVENTS OR CONVENTIONS, PLEASE VISIT OUR TOURISM SITE AT www.tourismcapetown.co.za