In the heart of the Cape Winelands, amid manicured gardens and cosseted by mountains, sits the renowned Le Quartier Francais. A South African hotel with a healthy portion of Provence, Le Quartier Francais welcomes visitors from all over the globe with a delightful facade lined with rose and lavender: the first of many charming touches designed to ensconce you in Gallic elegance. This is a Relaix & Chateau Auberge, so you can be sure of surpassing service, and the swimming pool and colorful private gardens only add to the enchantment of this escape. The 22 stylish en-suite rooms and suites (including an exclusive suite for honeymooners) are spacious, stylish and feature modern fittings, refreshing colors and brilliant hand-painted fabrics. Quaint and superbly located for exploring the incomparable Winelands, not to mention the historic village of Franschoek, Le Quartier Francais is renowned for their cuisine. The melange of French, Malay and traditional South African dishes, complemented by modern twists, are highlights of the innovative menu of Dutch-born Margot Janse, all perfectly paired with some outstanding local vintages. In fact, the on-site Tasting Room has been named one of the Top 50 restaurants in the world and Margot Janse has been named Chef of the Year 2012 in the DSTV Food Network Restaurant Awards.