Franschhoek has been called the most beautiful wine valley in the world. This traditionally French town is the food and wine capital of the country and one would be hard pressed to dispute the claim. This quaint, little town is suitable for all budgets. Only one hour out of Cape Town, it is centrally located to enjoy the wonderful pleasures of the Western Cape. With a clutch of art galleries, wine farms and stylish guesthouses thrown in, it really is one of the loveliest towns in the Cape. .