The town of Franschhoek in the Western Cape has made Time Magazine’s prestigious list of ‘World’s Greatest Places’ for 2022. The collection includes 50 destinations from around the world that Time’s correspondents and contributors nominated for exploring because of the destination’s offer of “new and exciting experiences.”
This achievement perfectly places the province as a top travel and tourism destination in Africa and one of the best in the world. The province’s two restaurants La Colombe and Wolfgat were also recently ranked in the world top ten restaurants by the prestigious The World’s 50 Best Restaurants.
Franschhoek gets its flair from the majestic mountains surrounding the historic village to an endless array of activities, from internationally acclaimed wine farms to a wide array of local businesses.
This gem of a town has cemented itself as one of South Africa’s culinary capitals but also as a must-see for any local and international tourist.
CEO of Franschhoek Tourism, Ruth McCourt said that it was pleasing that Franschhoek had made the prestigious list, adding that the move would help sustain and create jobs while setting South Africa as a country on the world tourism stage.
“We are immensely proud that our valley that has been recognized, once again, as one of the “greatest places” in the world to visit. We continue to strive for and celebrate the diversity of our unique village that attracts both local and international visitors,” McCourt said.