Welcome to the online home of Franschhoek Style – the sister publication of Stellenbosch Style
Franschhoek and Stellenbosch are sister towns separated by the Simonsberg but linked by the Helshoogte Pass. Like siblings they have much in common. Beautiful mountains encircle these valleys over which vineyards have slowly spread for more than three centuries. Today they are among the most beautiful wine valleys in the world and at the heart of the Cape Winelands, one of South Africa’s most popular tourist destinations. The fynbos-covered mountain areas, a Natural World Heritage site, remain untouched while the Winelands themselves are short-listed as a future Cultural World Heritage site.
The towns share the alchemy of wonderful wines; fine dining; artistic and cultural bounty; and splendid Cape Dutch and Cape Victorian architecture. Hiking, biking and riding in the surrounding natural areas; nearby world-class golf courses; festivals and fast, easy access to Cape Town and the airport, confirm their appeal. They are sibling rivals as essential destinations for five star business and leisure travellers in South Africa and home to many affluent residents from South Africa and overseas.
Like other upmarket destinations – Aspen, Cannes, Davos, The Hamptons, The Lake District, etc. – have their own showcase magazines, Franschhoek Style and Stellenbosch Style (each with a section on the other) are the showcases of these sister towns.
Publication alternates quarterly between Franschhoek Style and Stellenbosch Style and coincides with the beginning of each season. Every issue features articles of enduring interest. Regular features include:
Striking covers and uncluttered layout ensure that every issue is eye-catching while the editorial content pleases the most discerning readers.
The smart distribution model of Franschhoek Style and Stellenbosch Style, on a copy per room or suite basis to top hotels in Cape Town and Johannesburg, most five star boutique hotels and guest houses in the Western Cape, airport lounges countrywide and corporate head offices in Gauteng, ensure the magazines are where they can be seen for up to 3 months or more and have a high multiple readership.