For this year’s Bastille Festival adventure, my friends and I decided to stay overnight in Franschhoek. I certainly never need an excuse to stay over in this beautiful town, it’s got a certain magic about it… AND there’s the cutest little chocolate factory! Check out Huguenot Fine Chocolates… mmmmm… mmmmm… mmmmm… wait, where was I?
We totally lucked out by getting space at The Lavender Farm which is situated just on the outskirts of town. Let me set the scene: You are surrounded by fields of lavender, you have the Franschhoek mountain range as your backdrop, you have gorgeous Cape Dutch cottages and the most serene setting you can possibly imagine…
Now can you believe that we got all that for only R475 per person sharing? Yup, that’s their really awesome low season rates which is still running until 31 Jul. From 1 Aug it goes up to R625 per person sharing, but even then I still think it’s really well priced. I mean our room was MASSIVE, kinda like a little apartment. And it was kitted out with DSTV, free Wifi, air conditioning (well in our case, awesome heating), a very pretty private terrace and an ensuite bathroom with a huge shower.
Also, you get to enjoy a mean breakfast spread of fruits, cereals, breads, yoghurts and such and then also the good stuff – bacon, eggs, the whole toot. And the owners are really lovely, which just adds to its charm.
It’s a pity we could only do one night. I’m very keen to go back there with the BF for a full weekend of R & R and Franschhoek exploring. If you’re ever in the area and need a place where you can put your hear down, I would highly recommend this one.