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Franschhoek (Afrikaans for “French Corner”) is a small town in Western Cape Province and one of the oldest towns in the Republic of South Africa. Settlement by French Huguenot refugees began in 1688 and many of their original farms are today renowned wineries. The town, at the very heart of the South African wine industry, still retains much of its historic Dutch Cape-style architecture, including this much photographed Dutch Reformed Church.