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Touring with J.J. around Franschhoek part 2

This post continues with our tour around Franschhoek wine country in South Africa, with J.J., our private tour guide and chauffeur during our five night stay at 21 Roux Street.  Since we went so many places and took so many photos, I breaking this post down by gallery from each place that we went.  Enjoy the photo show, and thanks again J.J. for such a wonderful time touring us around!  

The first gallery is from the “Spice Route”, which is a huge farm with a complex offering not only wine tastings, but also beer tasting, restaurants, and several shops, including a glass-blowing shop we really enjoyed.  We started with Brenda’s spice store which had a huge variety of spices, olive oils, etc; all colorfully and artistically displayed.


The next stop was the Babylonstoren Farm complex, with it’s beautiful and massive gardens, along with hotel, spa, shops, restaurants, and of course wine tasting. 

The next stop was Camberley, which was a smaller winery where we had a wine-pub lunch.

2 thoughts on “Touring with J.J. around Franschhoek part 2

  1. Doug and Susan

    Steve and Steve, We did a day tour in Uruguay in 2018 (Pizzorno Winery) with you and value your opinion. We are going to be in Franschhoek South Africa with a extra day to tour. We are staying at Babylonstoren and doing local tours and diner there. Saw a lot on your site with J.J. and wondered if you had contact info….or recomendation for local restaurants and tours.

    1. Steve Uno Post author

      Hi Doug and Susan,
      Nice to meet up again online! We sure enjoyed the tour and lunch at Pizzorno Winery and meeting you both. Sounds like we both have touring wineries and good food in common! When we toured with J.J. he was doing tours exclusively for 21 Roux Street, but I think he has branched out a bit as I saw this on Trip Advisor. The link to his website was not working, but you can try the phone number on the website: We toured Babylonstoren, but did not stay there. You will love it though. I made a short video of the Franschhoek area and touring with J.J. and some of the wineries we toured. Franschhoek Wineries

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