My lovely country by Elizabeth Kendall
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Love your country. Your country is the land where your parents sleep, where is spoken that language in which the chosen of your heart, blushing, whispered the first word of love; it is the home that God has given you that by striving to perfect yourselves therein you may prepare to ascend to him. ~Giuseppe Mazzini

Nestled between magnificent mountains in the beautiful Cape Winelands (South Africa) lies the lush and fertile Franschhoek Valley and the quaint village of Franschhoek itself – the heart of which is the location of your luxury intimate hotel accommodation.

Franschhoek is the food and wine capital of South Africa, where splendid wines are produced and our top chefs create international and traditional gourmet cuisine in some of the country’s top restaurants.

Franschhoek Highlights:

•Lush vineyards and world-class wine estates
•Gourmet restaurants
•Arts, crafts and boutique-style shops
•Championship golf courses

An ideal base from which to explore this splendid region, Franschhoek is a delightful village with many quaint arts and craft boutiques, galleries coffee shops and fine restaurants lining the main street.

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Franschhoek was founded in 1688, when hundreds of Huguenots fled their French homeland, arriving by ship at the Cape of Good Hope. Many of them were given land by the Dutch government in a valley called Oliphantshoek (Elephant Corner) – so named because of the vast herds of elephants that roamed the area. Soon after they settled here, it become known as Franschhoek (French Corner).

This heritage lives on today with the Huguenot monument standing proudly at the top of the village. Many of the original farms still carry their original french names. Bastille Day on the 14th of July celebrates the village’s French Heritage with a festival of fine French food and wine.

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A laminated print

A mounted print

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Comments

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppalmost 4 years ago

    Nice capture

  • Thanks Larry! ;-)

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELalmost 4 years ago

    Brilliant capture Elizabeth

  • Thanks dear Andrea! x

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Claudia Dingle
    Claudia Dinglealmost 4 years ago

    Such a beautiful place. I have fond memories driving up Franschhoek Pass.

  • Many thanks Dingle! Appreciation.

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...almost 4 years ago

    6 June 2011 – 2 images per day

  • Macky
    Mackyalmost 4 years ago

    ‘Over everlasting mountains’ – Beautiful!!

  • Wonderful comment, thanks Macky!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • catherine walker
    catherine walkeralmost 4 years ago

    stunning ..so beautiful ..a lovely photo!

  • Thank you Catherine, your support is so valued!! ;-)

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Rina Greeff
    Rina Greeffalmost 4 years ago

    Opgeplooi lê dié berge, en aan die voet die pragtige vallei: hou van die wolk-asempie so op die punt van die spits!

  • Dan hou ons lyk my van dieselfde dinge! Baie dankie Rina, waardeer elke woord!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Maree  Clarkson
    Maree Clarksonalmost 4 years ago

    What a beautiful area Liz, you captured it perfectly! Rina said it all!

  • Thanks so much for your warmhearted comment Maree!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Elfriede Fulda
    Elfriede Fuldaalmost 4 years ago

    And lovely it is,,thank you for sharing this wonderful image Elizabeth

  • Thanks so much Elfie, a pleasure for me! ;-)

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Thanks for the fav too!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • marella
    marellaalmost 4 years ago

    INDEED …. Fantastic capture Elizabeth !!

  • Thanks Marella, I appreciate your time and wonderful comments, very supportive and kind! x

    – Elizabeth Kendall


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