FRANSCHHOEK | ACTIVITIES

LOCAL AREA ACTIVITIES

•  Gourmet Wining & Dining
•  Boutique shopping
•  Walking & Hiking
•  Mountain Biking
•  Wine Tasting (27 Estates)
•  Chocolate Tasting
•  Cheese Tasting
•  20 World Class Restaurants
•  Historic buildings & museum
•  Championship Golf Courses
•  Bicycle hire
•  Wine tasting on horseback

All Last Word hosts are experienced and knowledgeable about their particular areas. They will find out what your needs are and will personally put together tours and itineraries that are filled with new and unusual activities. In-house chauffeurs and tour guides will take you to anything from a shopping expedition to a shark diving adventure.

Cape Town is a culturally rich city with many attractions and activities to suit everyone's tastes and desires. The following exciting activities are just some of the numerous adventures you can participate in whilst staying at any of The Last Word's Intimate Hotels.

WINE TASTING

Wine tasting in the Cape is a splendid way of exploring the region and sampling some of the excellent wines at the numerous award-winning Wine Estates. A number of tour operators offer wine tasting tours, allowing you to relax and enjoy being driven between wine estates. Alternatively, there are many self-drive maps available allowing you to explore the region on your own steam. Most wine farms offer tastings, where you can purchase their particular wines. As a guest at The Last Word, we will gladly assist in recommending our favourite wineries and wine routes. Alternatively, we can book you on one of the numerous wine tours on offer.

The Constantia Wine Route is the oldest wine route in the country, and although there are only a few wineries, it offers some superb wines. There are other numerous well established wine routes starting just 20 minutes outside of Cape Town meandering through the quaint villages of Franschhoek, Stellenbosch and Paarl and a bit further afield to the North, the area of Swartland also produces excellent wines.

Many of the wine farms also offer cellar tours which takes you through the process of making wine, from planting the vineyards to bottling. Most estates also have excellent restaurants or offer pre-packed picnics for you to enjoy in the immaculate gardens amongst some of the most spectacular scenery in the country.

GOLF

South Africa is a golfer's dream. The Western Cape boasts a number of world-class golf courses. With year-round sunshine and very affordable visitor's fees, Cape Town is the ideal golfing destination. The Last Word staff will happily make golfing arrangements for you, and recommend courses to suit your tastes.

Just a short drive from Franschhoek is Pearl Valley, a Jack Nicklaus design course, voted one of South Africa's top 5 golf courses.

TOWNSHIP TOURS

A Township Tour tour is a fascinating way of learning about the cultures and traditions of South Africa. Despite difficult circumstances and poor living conditions, you will experience the vibrancy and spirit of the South African people. We can make recommendations on which tour to go on for guests staying at any of our properties.

Visit the fascinating area of Bo-Kaap and the Malay Quarter. A traditional residential area of Cape Town's Muslim community, the suburb consists of cobbled streets, brightly coloured houses from the nineteenth century, Muslim shrines and mosques.

A tour around the District Six Museum depicts the memories of the time when people were forcibly removed from their homes under the Group Areas Act. Explore the Cape Flats and visit areas such as Langa, Nyanga, Gugulethu, Khayelitsha and Crossroads. A stop at a local shebeen for a taste of sorghum beer is a highlight. Other stops include the meat market, the mens' hostels, a herbalist and the Philani women's centre. Most tours are interactive and you will have the opportunity to speak to the local residents and possibly even be invited into their homes.