La Quartier Francais – to give it its full name – is a small auberge in the classic sense. The rooms enjoy daring design touches, strong colours and a host of well-thought-out amenities. The Four Quarters suites are the ultimate in indulgence, but even some of the standard rooms have garden access. The in-house cinema shows a host of international films.
Franschhoek is a charming small town in the Western Cape Province and one of the oldest towns of the Republic of South Africa. It is about 50 miles (75 kilometres) from Cape Town and has a population of slightly over 15,000 people. It is widely regarded as the gourmet capital of South Africa, and the wines are world class.