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Win A weekend in the Winelands



With Spring in the air we are giving another weekend away at Franschhoek Boutique Hotel

Known as the food and wine capital of the Cape, Franschhoek is loved for its glorious restaurants and award winning wines. Franschhoek Boutique Hotel boasts the perfect location to base your holiday to this majestic village in that it is centrally located and just a stones throw away from the fame Franschhoek Wine Tram.

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That’s not all there are two amazing events that are happening this October, Art Franschhoek and Open Gardens and we’re giving you two nights stay to explore these beautiful galleries and gardens.


Open Gardens: Garden Tour-La Rive

Here’s How to Enter:

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Friday 21 October:

10:00 The special edition: La Motte Food and Wine Tasting
Pierneef à La Motte Restaurant, La Motte Wine Estate
Cost: R130 per person and is available for up to 15 people per session.
Reservations are essential and have to be made 48 hours in advance. Please contact us at: T +27(0)21 876 8820 or E tasting@la-motte.co.za

16:00 – 19:00  Vernissage: “QUANTA”,
Paul Blomkamp solo exhibition
oil, acrylic on paper & canvas
ODA | objekt.design.art
Please RSVP 021 8763809 or patrizia@objekt-design-art.co.za

18:00 – 19:30 Opening event: The Gardener, The Painter & The Potter : Three Local Artists, all inspired by nature (Henk Scholtz , Andrea Desmond-Smith & Sue van Rensburg).
To be opened by Helen Naude.
Bookings: Kobus 074 144 4999

18:30  Welcome drinks with an arty snack to meet the artists…
Café BonBon, Franschhoek

19:30   Dinner with artist Johannes du Plessis: ALWAYS IN SEARCH OF NEW INSPIRATION
Café BonBon, Franschhoek
Meet the artist and enjoy new creations on your plate!
Cost: R400pp (excluding drinks) or R550pp (wine included)
Bookings: Gert Gertzen 0824903434 or e-mail johannes.dup@telkomsa.net

17.30 – 20.00 Join curators and artists for an informal glass of Graham Beck Cap Classique THIS PLACE – THIS SPACE. Group exhibition, curated by Julia Meintjes Fine Art launches.
Moór Art Gallery, Franschhoek
Saturday 22 October:

10:30  Artist Walk-About
Featured Artists: Willie Bester and Joanne Bloch
Moór Art Gallery, Franschhoek

11:00-14:00 Open drinks reception
Kim Donaldson Gallery
Explore displayed works and the studio of Kim Donaldson
Cost: Free
No bookings required

11:30  Artist Walk-About with Marlene von Dürkheim
is art gallery
RSVP: Alisha at 021 876 2071 or gallery@isart.co.za

15:30  Lisa Ringwood talking about ‘A Ramble of Plates’

16:00 John Newdigate talking about ‘Square Clouds in a High Sky’

18:00-20:00 Opening of ‘Projects’ with all 5 artists exhibiting at EBONY. Food by Craig Cormack and wine by Oldenburg Vineyards.

19:00 Supper with an artist: ALCOHOL & THE WOBBLY WAY TO ART – Does alcohol inject inspiration into the artist? An illustrated talk by Andrea Desmond-Smith.
The Salamander Lounge at Artemis, 37 Uitkyk Street, Franschhoek
Come and choose your own Pizza
Cost: R250 per person (includes welcoming drink and a glass of wine).
Bookings: Kobus 074 144 4999

19:00 Evening Sculpture Walk
The Gallery at Grande Provence
Meet the talented artists exhibited in the beautiful sculpture garden at Grande Provence.  Join us for a glass of wine and a walkabout in the sculpture garden.
Cost: Free
Bookings: RSVP to Karla Benade at gallery@grandeprovence.co.za or + 27 (0)21 876 8630

Sunday 23 October

10:00 Richard Smith talking about Faceless

11:00 Panel discussion
Art Models :  how galleries, agents and artists work together: conversations to encourage transparency and collaboration.
Moór Art Gallery, Franschhoek

11:00  Opening of Andries Botha’s solo, BEING HERE (and there)
The Gallery at Grande Provence
For more information, please contact Karla Benade by e-mail:gallery@grandeprovence.co.za or T: +27 (0)21 876 8630

Term’s & Conditions:
**PRIZE: 2 Nights accommodation 21 & 22 October ONLY. Prize does Not include tickets to Open Gardens. Prize does not include fees associated with Art Franschhoek
– The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence may be entered into
– Prizes are not transferable and may not be redeemed for cash
– Flights and transport not included in prize
– Winners will be notified on 17 October 2016 at 14h00
1. Entrants must supply full name and contact details along with their submissions.
2. Winners will be chosen at random.
3. If winners cannot be contacted, the prizes will be reassigned.
4. Full Sail 75 (Pty) Ltd & Hospitality Hedonist reserves the right to forward entrants’ details to competition sponsors.
5. Full Sail 75 (Pty) Ltd, & Hospitality Hedonist and participating/associated companies and promotional agencies, contributors to Facebook/Twitter Pages and families of any of the above may not enter the competition.
6. By entering this competition, you agree to receive correspondence from Full Sail 75 (Pty) Ltd, & Hospitality Hedonist and affiliated competition sponsors.
*Prize items Excludes promo material, meals and transportation.
All FBH*| Franschhoek Boutique Hotel & & Hospitality Hedonist competitions are open to anyone except employees of FBH*, their immediate families, sponsoring companies or associated agencies.
The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
FBH* reserves the right to forward the contact details of readers who’ve expressed interest in that competition to the sponsors of competitions, and to use reader details for marketing initiatives related to Franschhoek, including newsletters.
Prizes are not transferable and can’t be exchanged for cash.
FBH* does not send prizes to winners of the competitions, this is the responsibility of the PR or sponsors of prizes.
There is also no ‘date’ for ‘delivery by’ promised in advance.
This promotion is not sponsored, endorsed, administered by or associated with Facebook
Naturally this competition is only open to entrants in the Western Cape as transportation and flights are NOT INCLUDED

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  • Tammy-leigh Smith
    September 27, 2016 at 2:31 pm

    I am most looking forward to Art Franschoek! As an amateur artist this would be heaven for me.
    What an amazing giveaway, I have never stayed in a hotel before – it would be a dream come true!

    • Llewellyn Lambert
      September 27, 2016 at 2:44 pm

      Thank you so much for entering Tammy! Have you seen the amazing Art Line Up?

  • dina dos santos
    September 27, 2016 at 3:22 pm

    Im looking forward to the amazing art exhibitions and of course The special edition: La Motte Food and Wine Tasting – will be awesome to win and get to stay over in such a beautiful hotel

  • Anita Dingwayo
    September 27, 2016 at 3:33 pm

    this would be a best place to celebrate the new stage of life i have just taken. As Franchhoek is a nice place i would real love to get close to my husband being away from the worries and having good time.

  • Adrian Phipps
    September 27, 2016 at 3:34 pm

    Wowaweewa a visit to these impressive art installations and a weekend away to boot would definitely land me that “World’s best boyfriend” mug I have been trying to get 🙂

    Would love to be able to capture some beautiful imagery in the picturesque Franschoek area

    • Llewellyn Lambert
      September 28, 2016 at 9:01 am

      “World’s Best Boyfriend” will be in the bag if you won this holiday for sure-Holding thumbs!

  • Leigh Newlands
    September 27, 2016 at 3:39 pm

    I am looking forward to Art Franschoek and being able to treat my mom who is an artist 🙂 🙂 I think the ALCOHOL & THE WOBBLY WAY TO ART could be quite something and I’d love to experience it all with my mom!

  • Toni-lee Arendse
    September 27, 2016 at 3:53 pm

    This would be an amazing time to spend with my mom before I get married! Perfect place as she is a big foodie, LOVES wine and Art! Please please

    • Llewellyn Lambert
      September 28, 2016 at 9:00 am

      Franschhoek is such a romantic getaway and the rooms at Franschhoek Boutique Hotel all have fire places to cuddle up if it’s cold 🙂

  • yolande murphy
    September 27, 2016 at 7:24 pm

    Open Gardens

  • Saskia Schubert
    September 27, 2016 at 8:54 pm

    Im really looking forward to the wonderful open gardens 🙂 The incredible Le Motte Wine and Food pairing and spending the night at a Stunning hotel 🙂 🙂 🙂 Fingers tightly crossed

    • Llewellyn Lambert
      September 28, 2016 at 8:59 am

      Good Luck 🙂

  • Brittani
    September 27, 2016 at 10:44 pm

    Open gardens!

  • Monique
    September 28, 2016 at 8:48 am

    I want to explore the food and wine capital of the Cape with my love and without my 3 kids. We need this breakaway so desperately.

    • Llewellyn Lambert
      September 28, 2016 at 8:59 am

      A weekend exploring Franschhoek for “me-time” sounds like an Fantastic idea 🙂 Thanks for entering!

  • Charlene van der Westhuizen
    September 28, 2016 at 9:00 am

    Open Gardens!

  • Lizelle Van Rooyen
    September 28, 2016 at 9:04 am

    I would love to treat my husband with the beautiful Open Gardens. He loves gardening and would love this

  • Kate
    September 28, 2016 at 9:20 am

    A weekend of art, food and flowers would do wonders for the soul! Would love to win this incredible prize.

  • Katherine Flordelis
    September 28, 2016 at 9:33 am

    Obviously, I’m looking forward to an incredible stay at this heavenly accommodation at Franschhoek Boutuque Hotel plus with the Art Franschhoek and Open Gardens then this gets even more exciting! ? I believe every event would be quite interesting but one thing that would spark pretty much my interest is #AlcoholAndTheWobblyWayToArt it would be an element of surprise how alcohol can influence the work of an artist! ☺️ Can’t wait! ??

  • Sabine
    September 28, 2016 at 9:39 am

    Open Gardens!!!

  • Rachel
    September 28, 2016 at 10:02 am

    “Evening Sculpture Walk” on Saturday sounds like a dream!

  • Darryn van der Walt
    September 28, 2016 at 10:04 am

    Looking forward to the evening sculpture walk

  • Ibtisaam
    September 28, 2016 at 10:15 am

    I remember entering your competition to win a nights stay & tickets to Bastille fest & how bad I wanted to win. I’m glad I didn’t win now lol. Seriously this couldn’t have come at a better time. My birthday is coming up on 2 October & my anniversary on 18 October. I finish my final exam on 20 October so this is like a biiiiiig celebration for me. I love Franschoek so deeply & it is the perfect location especially entering summer. My idea of the perfect unwind mode after a final exam & romantic break away with my husband would be this. No party party but some well deserved relaxation mode. Open gardens is just the cherry on top.

  • Garth
    September 28, 2016 at 12:00 pm

    This would be so amazing! Our anniversary is coming up, so this would just be spectacular!

  • Annelize Kleyngeld
    September 28, 2016 at 12:36 pm

    I lovely realxing time with my husband compaired with good wine and cheese

  • Tania
    September 28, 2016 at 12:39 pm

    Wow all the good and finer things in life- all in one weekend. Good food and wine, beautiful sculptured gardens and unique artworks! Would love to spend time with my husband in beautiful Franschhoek staying in the lovely Franschhoek Boutique Hotel, slow walks in the gardens and viewing the talented and creative artist’s work. Sipping wine and tasting good food. What more could a girl want?

  • Lynn botha
    September 28, 2016 at 1:43 pm

    Definitely the Open Gardens. A gorgeous manicured garden has so much beauty and i’m sure hubby would love to steal some ideas for our garden.. And we get to spend some quality time together 🙂

  • Douglas Romanes
    September 28, 2016 at 1:54 pm

    THIS PLACE – THIS SPACE. What can be better than viewing beautiful sculptures with a glass of Graham Beck in your hands! The senses will be in ecstasy!

  • emlyn thomas
    September 28, 2016 at 2:17 pm

    I’m looking forward toward the art and scenery

  • Jean de Groot
    September 28, 2016 at 3:21 pm

    Franschhoek is my favourite spot in Cape Town…the thought of having an amazing break away from city life fills me with such excitement and relaxation. Soo many delish wines, bubbles and restaurants to try. Every part of me crossed for this amazing chance.

  • Deon Lourens
    September 28, 2016 at 3:52 pm

    What an amazing opportunity to celebrate the arts as well as the art of landscaping… I mean Franschhoek! Yes please!

  • Nadine Carroll
    September 28, 2016 at 3:58 pm

    I absolutely adore fabulous Franschhoek! It’s my favourite winelands town. I’d love to stay there for the weekend with my awesome hubby Ryan and celebrate all things Franschhoek! From the divine wines and fab food to the beautiful scenery and Open Gardens – sounds like a heavenly & romantic weekend away. 😉 #PleasePickMeAsTheLuckyWinner

  • Bev Boshoff
    September 28, 2016 at 5:13 pm

    Everything crossed to win the Spring weekend away in Franschhoek. What an absolute treat it would be for my husband and I.

  • Abby
    September 28, 2016 at 9:11 pm

    I really, really need a weekend away and this is just after my exams end so definitely hoping to win!!! The Open Gardens is what I look forward to the most.

  • Jaclyn
    September 29, 2016 at 11:56 am

    I’m really looking forward to Art Franschhoek 🙂

  • Georgia East
    September 29, 2016 at 12:49 pm

    What a wonderful comp Llewellyn – I’m keeping fingers crossed, especially for the foodie photo opportunities!

  • Samantha Pearce
    September 29, 2016 at 2:03 pm

    Would love to visit Art Franschhoek!

  • Alistair
    September 29, 2016 at 6:10 pm

    I am in desperate need of a brain reboot.
    Working 12 hours + a day for 6 months, on a software project, has made me mentally tired.
    2 days away, with no laptop (and hopefully no phone), in a peace and quiet enviroment will do the trick.

    Holding thumbs!

  • wendy meijer
    September 30, 2016 at 12:54 am

    sounds wonderful….

  • Candice Pitro
    September 30, 2016 at 6:23 am

    I would love some time away from the hussle and the bustle. Rest and relaxation and be in a happy place with my love. Holding thumbs!! ??❤️??

  • Anria Boshoff
    September 30, 2016 at 7:46 am

    This sounds like the ultimate getaway!

  • Kelly Mains-Sheard
    September 30, 2016 at 7:54 am

    Am so keen to explore this part of the country! Hotel looks stunning!

  • Margaret
    September 30, 2016 at 11:40 am

    To just relax and enjoy a glass of wine and the beautiful environment with my fiancé.

  • Lyndsey
    September 30, 2016 at 2:22 pm

    Franschoek is simply divine – I have only visited once for a day on the wine tram, we had the most incredible day and vowed to return to stay over properly!

  • thea lennox
    September 30, 2016 at 9:36 pm

    Wow this would be an awesome prize to win. Would love to surprise my hubby with such a breakaway

  • Michelle Gross
    October 1, 2016 at 8:07 am

    We had the privilege last year of visiting the Open Gardens. The sights, sounds, smells, textures and tasty treats in between were food for the soul. I’d love to visit the participants this year and enjoy my time in nature

  • Letishia Charles
    October 1, 2016 at 8:33 am

    I love travelling and exploring new beautiful gems in the Western Cape! It would also be the perfect opportunity to spoil hubby for his 40th birthday as well as celebrate some time out from the kid for our 11th anniversary! #PickMe #FBH

  • Debbie Yannakakis
    October 1, 2016 at 2:26 pm

    The evening sculpture walk sounds sublime. What a glorious way to end a packed “artful” day. The organizers have arranged a clear night and a full moon I trust. This is what I would look forward to most if I were to win this magnificent prize. I’m holding all the thumbs I can find.

    October 1, 2016 at 5:40 pm

    This is always one of my favourites and amazing places still to visit especially a full weekend
    to have a awesome and amazing experience with memories forever !! Priceless and hope my
    dream will come true !! CHEERS !!

  • Ragmat baron
    October 2, 2016 at 7:15 am

    I’m most excited to explore the Open Gardens

  • Tara M McGovern
    October 2, 2016 at 8:06 am

    here’s crossing fingers and toes that I can win this and take my mom away for some french style luxury and relaxation!!

  • Ayesha Tassiem
    October 2, 2016 at 9:58 am

    Would love to win this getaway!

  • Samantha
    October 2, 2016 at 7:02 pm

    This would be a great opportunity to show my friends around my beautiful country when they visit from Germany! ?

  • Ashleigh Davids
    October 3, 2016 at 9:04 am

    I think someone might have to rip me away from the beautiful interiors of Franschhoek Boutique Hotel but a weekend of art would be a lovely opportunity to flex my creative muscles which have been aching with the threat of year end fast approaching.

  • Talitha
    October 3, 2016 at 12:19 pm

    Franschoek is MY favourite place…The beautiful scenery and friendly people, just transports your into another dimension.
    Since I didn’t really do anything special on my birthday, celebrating it in this wonderful surroundings would make me feel extra special for the gift of life again!

  • Michelle Laubscher
    October 3, 2016 at 2:19 pm

    Franschoek is such a romantic little town. I just cannot have enough of it. Let us hope this competition takes me back there sooner than I planned.

  • Bronwin Marsh
    October 3, 2016 at 2:39 pm

    Open Gardens would be amazing. Everything in Franschhoek is so beautiful and to have the beauty of nature in one place sounds idyllic. The perfect weather, partner, flowers, etc makes for an amazing day

  • Natashia Sam
    October 4, 2016 at 9:15 am

    Sounds Amazing, holding thumbs!

  • Roelien Heymans
    October 4, 2016 at 9:29 am

    Looking forward to the Open Gardens with my boyfriend. We love photography & Franschhoek so this would be our perfect weekend away from the busy city life to reconnect with the beauty of nature.

  • Kristi
    October 4, 2016 at 11:46 am

    A weekend exploring the open gardens definitely sounds like my cup of tea!

  • Nicola
    October 4, 2016 at 6:48 pm

    Strolling through the village, browsing galleries and wine tasting with the magnificent backdrop that is Franschhoek…perfection!

  • Patrycja
    October 4, 2016 at 9:59 pm

    What a beautiful way to nourish your soul than with art, nature and beautiful setting of Franschhoek Boutique Hotel.
    An ideal getaway!

  • Chantel Natalie August
    October 5, 2016 at 9:09 am

    Gosh I can only dream of a getaway ? like this, I would be absolutely delighted ? if I win ???? Oh please take me with ???? I NEED THIS !! Sad part is I live in Capetown yet I have not experienced half of the things Capetown has to offer ??? HELP!! LOL make my year ???? or my life cause it would be the highlight of my life if I win ??? Capetown life and cuisine here I come ?

  • Victoria Pollet
    October 5, 2016 at 11:23 am

    Wow! what a beautiful place to stay! Would love to pop into all the galleries and just wander around exploring the town. Sitting in one of the sidewalk restuarants and watching people (we all secretly love doing that 😉 ) while sipping on some good red wine.

  • anna marjoribanks
    October 5, 2016 at 5:36 pm

    I look forward to eating and drinking my way through this glorius destination! What a spoil!

  • Megan
    October 6, 2016 at 6:29 am

    The decor is absolutely beautiful! Would love to win this prize.

  • Natalie
    October 6, 2016 at 8:55 am

    Looking forward to the Open Gardens the most! Ready for summer and what would be more relaxing and tranquil!

  • Dennis
    October 6, 2016 at 10:01 am

    A calm, relaxing and rejuvenating getaway.

  • nicole de Klerk
    October 6, 2016 at 10:58 am

    This would be so amazing!!! I have visited this hotel but never stayed I heard its out of this world!!

  • Michele
    October 6, 2016 at 1:01 pm

    I look forward to meeting all the artists! What a wonderful experience and privilege!

  • Heather
    October 6, 2016 at 3:57 pm

    Franschhoek is one magical place that I haven’t visited in a while! A weekend in this beautiful town is just what the doctor ordered! 🙂

  • Dushanka Aldera
    October 7, 2016 at 8:31 am

    Eish, now who in there right mind wouldn’t want to spend time in this little spot of Heaven.
    The magnifiscent Franschoek Valley surrounded by mountains and fresh clean air is balm for one’s Soul and becomes addictive. The lovely little shops and restaurants, warm and friendly locals and good food are simply mwa. And then there are the Wine Farms, need I say more?
    Last word: Cést si bon dans l’ Franschoek <3

  • Bev Oelofse
    October 7, 2016 at 9:17 am

    What a fantastic prize. Would be awesome to surprise my husband with a weekend away

  • Daniela Caetano
    October 7, 2016 at 8:57 pm

    Really just looking forward to the experience as a whole and staying in a new little old town!

  • Rushdia omar
    October 9, 2016 at 8:49 am

    A weekend with art and beautiful gardens sounds amazing

  • Jamie
    October 9, 2016 at 3:01 pm

    As it’s my birthday on 20 October, I would absolutely LOVE to win this and make the weekend even more memorable!

  • Michelle
    October 9, 2016 at 8:09 pm

    Would just love to win this weekend away to unwind after this hectic year.

  • Dylan
    October 10, 2016 at 10:18 am

    A relaxing and soul fulfilling weekend away is just what I need to beat the city blues! I look forward to enjoying some art and delicious food in a relaxing hotel environment…

  • Precious Pitjeng
    October 10, 2016 at 1:19 pm

    Looking forward to explore a different city with my partner and we both love wine so much

  • Megan Lagerwey
    October 11, 2016 at 10:01 am

    Ah Franschhoek! What a beautifully hidden gem. The wine, the mountains, the art and the people make it the perfect weekend escape. Winning this competition and being able to spend a weekend at the Franschhoek Boutique Hotel would be nothing short of paradise.

  • Alison Johannisen
    October 11, 2016 at 10:44 am

    I would love to treat my amazing husband for his birthday next month. While I’ve been job hunting, his been supporting me in every aspect