On the drive from Cape Town to Knysna, it has been suggested to me to spend 1 day/night in Franschhoek eating and drinking to break up the trip. Fortunately, I only shave off 1 hour leaving Cape Town. And being between N1 and N2 highways, I may actually lose time overall. But it's a vacation and I don't really care.
First, is this a good idea? Second, I'd like to ditch my rental car at the hotel, drink wine and have a nice dinner. Having no idea about Franschhoek, what is the best way to accomplish this? Is the Protea a reasonable place to stay based on location?
Thanks for any replies.