Franschhoek, Afrikaans for "French Corner", is a small town in the Western Cape Province and one of the oldest towns of the Republic of South Africa. It is about 75 kilometres from Cape Town and has a population of slightly over 15 000 people. Franschhoek's original inhabitants were the San people, who lived in this place long before the Khoikhoi. This is the food and wine heartland of South Africa. Take a Babylonstoren Garden Tour, indulge in a Chocolate Tasting Tour, learn the art of fly fishing, hike in the Mont Rochelle Nature Reserve or visit one of the many wine estates and world class restaurants. This beautiful corner of South Africa has so much to offer local and international tourists alike.