Everyone should spend a weekend in the French neighborhood of Franschoek. Less than one hour away from Cape Town, right on the wine route, it counts many awarded chefs and wines. The vineyards lie at the foot of a tall mountain and benefit from its shade at sunset. The wine and food knowledge of this small town is impressive: the balance of flavors and the combination of fine wines are something unique. This is true throughout the whole of South Africa but here it comes with a slow pace and an utterly epicurean sense of time.