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Rose Cottages

Rose Cottages

Rose Cottages

Set amongst the vineyards and mountains of Franschhoek, this guest accommodation offers self-catering cottages with a private pool and barbecue facilities. Free private parking is also available on site Franschhoek Rose Cottages.

The property features spacious, elegantly decorated cottages with a seating area and a fully equipped kitchen. Each cottage has a fireplace, and opens onto a patio with loungers overlooking the mountains and the pool.

Guests can prepare their meals in the privacy of their cottage, or enjoy gourmet dishes in one of the nearby restaurants.

Fishing, hiking, horse riding, and golf are some of the activities offered in the surrounding area.

 

Reuben’s Restaurant

Reuben’s Restaurant

Reuben’s Restaurant

Food photography

The new Reuben’s Restaurant is situated just off the main street in Franschhoek,  2 Daniel Hugo Rd and  much of what guests have come to love about the Reuben’s experience remain, but it’s presented in new, fresh and personal packaging, with Reuben and Maryke’s personalities and tastes evident throughout. “The gap between maintaining the heart and soul of the Reuben’s experience, which our guests have come to know and trust over the years, and all of the potential and excitement of something new and completely ours, is where our creativity can really be let loose and flourish,” says Reuben Riffel. “It’s time for a new look and for pushing ourselves to constantly offer our customers a better experience, and we’re bursting with positive energy for everything to come!”

Coco Africa

Coco Africa

Coco Africa

An innovative company designing and producing unique timber lifestyle products. Each item is skillfully crafted from wood, a priceless material, by gifted local craftsmen from the Franschhoek community. Coco Africa team focuses on the highest standards of manufacturing, joinery and finishing. This artistry results in the beautiful smooth finish, a trademark of Coco Africa’s products.

For wood care & other products visit cocoafrica.co.za all products are made in Franschhoek, South Africa for wood lovers…

All images taken with Olympus OM-D EM-1 mark II and Zuiko pro lenses

Photographer: Sandro Tasso

 

 

Polo game at Val de Vie Estate

Polo game at Val de Vie Estate

Polo game at Val de Vie Estate.

Val de Vie Estate, situated in the beautiful Paarl Franschhoek Valley, is a landmark of unsurpassed excellence. Here dreams are transformed into a breathtaking reality, making each event an extraordinary experience.

A polo game at Val de Vie is nothing short of spectacular, capturing a true sense of tradition and occasion.

Photographs by Sandro Tasso Olympus Ambassador in South Africa

Gear used Olympus OM-D EM-1 mark II and Zuiko 30

 

2017 Porcupine Ridge MTB Challenge

2017 Porcupine Ridge MTB Challenge

2017 Porcupine Ridge MTB Challenge

Brand new routes in an around the Berg River dam and Franschhoek Mountains, ridden by very few.

Long Route – 54 km

Single track, Rugged, Gnarly downhill’s, Steep climbs that stab you in the ribs, Water crossing, Hiker bike in the middle of the route.

Medium Route – 36 km

Jeep track,             Single track, Still challenging, Not overly technical, Odd challenging downhill, Must be fit

Short Route – 12 km

Challenging for the whole family, Some single track, One steep’ish hill that may need some walking and whining.

Gear used Olympus OM-D EM-1 mark II Zuiko 25mm f1.2 PRO (equiv. 50mm)  Zuiko 40-150mm f2.8 PRO (equiv. 80-300mm f2.8)

former South African champion duathlon and triathlon

Former South African champion duathlon and triathlon

Some actions and portraits shots with former South African champion duathlon and triathlon and Asics gear…

Gear used

Camera: Olympus OM-D EM-1 mark II

Lenses: Zuiko 300mm f4 PRO | Zuiko 40-150mm f2.8 PRO | Zuiko 25mm f1.2 PRO