The vineyard country of Franschhoek in South Africa’s Western Cape would be hard to beat for scenery as places to stage the big day go. Just 45 minutes from Cape Town by car, it’s an area of towering mountains and flowering meadows with a fair scattering of stunning private estates eager to host your nuptials. The area itself has a thriving arts community as well as some great destination restaurants and, of course, the grape trails and even a ‘Wine Tram’. Outdoor sports enthusiasts will also love this spot and, if you tire of the countryside (and even if you don’t), Cape Town is an absolute must-visit.
Tying the knot among the vines with mountains in the background.
Hop on the Wine Tram to visit the local vineyards.
The mountains around Franschhoek are ideal for trail riding and hiking.
Say hello to the residents at Cape Point Nature Reserve outside Cape Town.
Check out the amazing dishes at Foliage, the restaurant of nose-to-tail enthusiast Chris Erasmus
A trip to Cape Town is a must, make sure you take in Hermanus for a spot of whale watching.
Head to Cape Town’s Victoria and Alfred Waterfront for dining and culture.