The classic Cape Dutch-style architecture of the Cape Wine Estates and massive vineyards with picturesque mountains as a backdrop. That’s postcard perfect view at the Franschhoek Valley – the country’s Huguenot quarter (French Protestant). The distinctive European influence comes from the French Huguenot, Dutch and German settlers during the 18th century in the Western Cape.
The Huguenot Memorial Museum and monument in Franschhoek elaborates on the history of the immigrants. An icon on the main street of Franschhoek and the site of the Magic of Bubble Cap Classique and Champagne festival in December.