Ok please do not yell at me I realize this topic has been beat to death. After reading numerous (sometimes very HOT tempered threads) about Franschhoek versus Stellenbosch I still find myself still conflicted on which town to base out of. We have never been to the area so I was hoping for some advice.
Our focus for this part is wine and food. I know that is what everyone says right ;o) We are experienced wine people and have spent time in many wonderful wineland locations. We are also huge foodies. Ruste en Vrede will be a spot we eat for sure! We will be spending 3 nights in the area and our focus will be on tasting top quality big bold red wines. We prefer the smaller production winery experience but will not discriminate for a good bottle ;o) Where would be the best base out of for our needs? I understand that Franschhoek is very beautiful but that is not our focus for this portion of the trip. Like I said it will be all about the food and wine for the two full days.
In case it matters our timeframe is late August. Also we have a 5:45am flight on the final morning out of CPT which was one reason Stellenbosch seemed a little better. We are willing to drive the extra though if it is worth it from Franschhoek. We just want to be a central as possible for our two priorities so we are not spending more time dringing then tasting and eating ;o) We will surely visit both towns but just wondering which is better to base out of.
Thoughts??? I really appreciate the feedback!Edited: 27 March 2013, 16:54