Surrounded by vineyards, lemon trees and lavender, this cottage is a romantic getaway for those who like luxury with a rustic twist. There's also an outdoor pool and bath. Pull on your hiking boots and head into the Franschhoek Mountains, or wander through the vineyards and olive groves. This is known as the gourmet capital of South Africa, so you'd best build up an appetite. Just a few minutes away, the picturesque village of Franschhoek is lined with coffee shops and restaurants. Don't miss nearby Mont Rochelle, which specialises in outdoor picnic breakfasts and wine-tasting on a horseback outing. In the evening, curl up by the fire and enjoy a glass of rosé from the estate's winery. WOW FACTOR: You must try the incredible nine-course Surprise Menu at Le Quartier Français in Franschhoek. Go: Book with Turquoise Holidays; call 01494 678 400 or visit for more details or email <a href=""></a>