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Franschhoek in the Cape Winelands valley is South Africa’s culinary pride and joy, since a number of award-winning chefs have decamped here. Surrounded by wine farms, it makes a perfect daytrip from Cape Town as you can drive there in an hour. But the area has such charming places to stay and such outstanding specialities that you could happily...

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Franschhoek Country House

14 Bedrooms and 12 Villa Suites
PPS from R 2,495

A delightful boutique hotel overlooking the beautiful mountains of the Franschhoek valley and surrounding vineyards of the Cape Winelands in the Western Cape. Stylish rooms and...


Maison Chablis Guest House

7 Bedrooms
PPS from R 790

Owner James Calderwood, offers a warm welcome to Maison Chablis Guest House, a Georgian style Guest House, set behind white-washed walls in a secluded garden in Franschhoek in...



7 x Werf Garden Suites, 14 Orchards Cottages, 2 Private Cottages, 18 Retreat Cottages, Tented Camp

Lying between the Simonsberg and Drakenstein mountains, only an hour’s drive from Cape Town, Boschendal is a gorgeous Franschhoek oasis and South Africa’s second oldest wine...


Ashbourne House

8 Bedrooms
PPS from R 1,100

Discover Ashbourne House, a meticulously restored Colonial retreat set in tranquil gardens with soaring mountain views in the heart of Franschhoek village in the Cape...


Mont Rochelle

16 Bedrooms and 6 Suites

Mont Rochelle is located just an hour’s drive from Cape Town in the gorgeous Franschhoek valley, the “French corner” of South Africa, known for it’s beautiful scenery and...


Klein Waterval Riverside Lodge

10 Bedrooms and 2 Suites
PPS from R 920

In the Franschhoek Valley on the banks of the Berg River, surrounded by vineyards and dramatic mountain views, Klein Waterval Riverside Lodge offers friendly country...

Lemon Tree Cottage

3 Bedroom Cottage

Located just on the outskirts of the charming village of Franschhoek, Lemon Tree Cottage is a wonderful self-catering cottage built in Victorian Cape vernacular style. Even...


Auberge Clermont

1 Self Catering Villa, 5 Rooms and 1 Honeymoon Room
PPS from R 1,198

Auberge Clermont offers luxurious accommodation in the beautiful Franschhoek valley. This historic wine and fruit farm is synonymous with peace and is a favourite destination...


Fransvliet Guest House

5 Double Bedrooms
PPS from R 1,180

Fransvliet Guest House is a beautiful luxury guest house just 4km outside of picturesque Franschhoek. Situated on a working farm that grows grapes olives and figs, it offers...


Gable Manor

2 Deluxe Rooms, 3 Deluxe +Rooms and 1 Grand Suite, Self-Catering Options
PPS from R 1,140

Gable Manor is a stylish, modern guest house on the edge of Franschhoek village in the Cape Winelands. Spacious air-conditioned bedrooms and suites have king-size beds with...


Rickety Bridge Winery

3 Bedrooms
Units from R 2,800

Rickety Bridge Wine Estate lies 3km from the centre of charming Franschhoek and offers 4 star accommodation in two beautiful guest houses. Rickety Bridge Manor House has...


Basse Provence

7 en-suite Rooms and 1 two Bedroomed Cottage
Units from R 1,600

Basse Provence is the second guest house to the Rickety Bridge Manor House on the famed Rickety Bridge Wine Estate. This 4 star guest house is situated a mere 800m walk through...


Villas @ Franschhoek Country House

12 Villa Suites
PPS from R 4,495

Overlooking the picturesque mountains and surrounding vineyards of the Franschhoek Valley in the Cape Winelands, the stylish Villa Suites offer a haven of opulent space...


Lily Pond House at Le Lude

PPS from R 2,850

The House is situated on a working wine farm on the outskirts of town. It is elegantly decorated and consists of two large en-suite bedrooms, an open-plan kitchen and...


Villa La Rive

6 bedrooms

Experience the small town charm of Franschhoek at this inviting villa. Owners Brett Gage and Gordon Jones spent two years transforming their vision for La Rive from a...


The Residence @ Vrede en Lust

Villa with 6 en-suite bedrooms

The Residence @ Vrede & Lust is a 6 bedroom luxury villa on the 330 year old Vrede en Lust Wine Estate in Franschhoek. Surrounded by mountains and overlooking acres of...


The Corner House Privé

1 Unit with 2 bedrooms

The Corner House Privé is a newly built self-catering apartment in the heart of Franschhoek, just a stone's throw away from the famous wine tram, Reuben's restaurant and the...


Avondrood Guest House

8 Bedrooms
PPS from R 1,450

Enjoy warm hospitality and personal service at Avondrood Guest House, a tranquil Cape Victorian farm style home located in Franschhoek in the Cape Winelands. Stylish, spacious...



12 Luxury Rooms
PPS from R 3,375

Nestled in the heart of the famed Cape Winelands at the foot of the Simonsberg Mountains just outside picturesque Franschhoek, the 5-Star Angala Boutique Hotel is a tranquil...

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Franschhoek travel guide

Franschhoek in the Cape Winelands valley is South Africa’s culinary pride and joy, since a number of award-winning chefs have decamped here. Surrounded by wine farms, it makes a perfect daytrip from Cape Town as you can drive there in an hour. But the area has such charming places to stay and such outstanding specialities that you could happily spend a few days there. Visit stately old farms for wine tastings, shop for art, antiques or handmade chocolate in town, and have dinner by a romantic log fire. Franschhoek means “French corner”, since it was founded in the 17th century by French Huguenots fleeing persecution in France, and many of the farms have French names. It really does remind visitors of a picturesque French village, with food and wine that compares with the best of them. On the weekend of 14th July, the town celebrates France’s Bastille Day, with a gourmet food fair, wine tastings and a general blast.

Even during its many festivals, Franschhoek has a rare ability to retain its easygoing style. Whether your budget extends to elegant accommodation and high-end eateries, or a sweet B and B and café with great pancakes, Franschhoek is a delicious experience. Our advice: don’t try to do too much in one day. Take your time and, if you’re keen to dine at a top chef’s restaurant, book your table in advance.

Follow these route maps or weave between:

  • Franschhoek Wine Valley Food and Wine Route A comprehensive tour of the best the region has to offer. Choose from food and wine pairings, varietal specific tastings, Cap Classique tastings, chocolate making, cooking classes, olive oil tastings and restaurant stops. A highlights map is available, allowing visitors to create their own itineraries.
  • Franschhoek Artisan Food RouteFollowers of this route in and around the village will be treated to the products of skilled artisans who make cheese, olives, chocolate, bread, spreads and charcuterie with passion and knowledge.
  • Franschhoek Cap Classique RouteRanging from Old World to New World thinking, the producers on this route make up one of the country’s leading Methode Cap Classique regions.

Wine farms we love:

  • Boschendal – A classic spot. After your tasting, settle yourself at one of the fabulous restaurants. Or have a picnic on the lawns, watching the swans, with a basket of treats that you can order in advance
  • L’Ormarins – Aside from tasting wine, this estate has the fantastic Franschhoek Motor Museum with over 400 vintage cars.
  • Backsberg – atmospheric vat cellar for tastings and rows of beautiful old trees
  • La Motte – Stunning garden setting, top restaurant Pierneef and wines becoming very well known
  • Leopard’s Leap – Family friendly vineyard with hands on cooking classes and an organic herb garden
  • Holden Manz – Famous for its restaurant, the Franschhoek Kitchen, this farm is also a great picnic spot, located at the top of the valley to give you awesome views
  • Allee Bleue – try the award winning pinotage from this elegant estate.
  • Tokara – on the magnificent Helshoogte Pass on the way to Stellenbosch, it has outstanding views and a fantastic Chardonnay.

Restaurants to bear in mind:

  • Monneaux
  • La Petite Ferme – Magnificent views and a kids play area, are additional to the
  • Pierneef at La Motte
  • La Grande Provence
  • Foliage
  • The Tasting Room – At Le Quartier Francais
  • Café des Arts – in the centre of town
  • The Franschhoek Kitchen at Holden Manz