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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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Angala Boutique Hotel & Guest House

Franschhoek
PPS from R 1,575

Located in the heart of the Cape Winelands between magnificent mountains, the 5-Star Angala Boutique Hotel is a retreat for body, mind and spirit within pure, natural...


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Ashbourne House

Franschhoek
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...


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Gable Manor

Franschhoek
2 Deluxe Rooms, 3 Deluxe +Rooms and 1 Grand Suite, Self-Catering Options
PPS from R 1,200

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...


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Elephant Lodge

Franschhoek
5 Bedrooms
PPS from R 800

Elephant Lodge is set on a mountain slope and blessed with unsurpassed views of the Franschhoek valley and mountain ranges in the Cape Winelands, this spectacular Cape Dutch...


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Auberge Daniella Manor House

Franschhoek
Manor House

Escape to the French countryside at this lovingly restored Victorian homestead in Franschhoek, the beautiful food and wine capital of South Africa. Auberge Daniella Manor House...


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Auberge Daniella

Franschhoek
3 apartments, Self-Catering Options
PPS from R 500
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Feel as if you’ve escaped to the French countryside at this Franschhoek haven. Surrounded by the Middagkrans and Drakenstein Mountains, the lovingly restored Victorian...


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Villas @ Franschhoek Country House

Franschhoek
12 Villa Suites
PPS from R 2,150

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...


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Residence Vive La Vie

Franschhoek
5 rooms
Units from R 3,250
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Tucked away in the breath-taking Franschhoek Valley, Residence Vive la Vie offers a quiet reprieve from hectic city life. Picturesque Franschhoek stole owners Harald and...


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Franschhoek Country House

Franschhoek
14 Bedrooms and 12 Villa Suites
PPS from R 2,150

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...


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Maison Chablis Guest House

Franschhoek
7 Bedrooms
PPS from R 810

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...


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Auberge Clermont

Franschhoek
1 Self Catering Villa, 5 Rooms and 1 Honeymoon Room
PPS from R 1,188
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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...


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Klein Waterval Riverside Lodge

Franschhoek
10 Bedrooms and 2 Suites
PPS from R 1,020

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...


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Franschhoek Boutique Hotel

Franschhoek
6 Suites
PPS from R 1,825

Found at the base of the picturesque Franschhoek Mountains along the popular Main Road of the village, Franschhoek Boutique Hotel sees old world sophistication meeting modern...


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Akademie Street Boutique Hotel and Guesthouse

Franschhoek
5 Houses
PPS from R 3,000

Six rooms in five unique buildings situated on the same beautiful property in a quiet area of the village Franschhoek. There are four sun-kissed swimming pools and shady...


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Mont Rochelle

Franschhoek
16 Bedrooms and 6 Suites
Units from R 4,920

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...


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Lily Pond House at Le Lude

Franschhoek
PPS from R 1,925

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...


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Villa La Rive

Franschhoek
6 bedrooms
Units from R 35,000

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 dream...


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Les Chambres

Franschhoek
4 Bedrooms
PPS from R 1,095

Les Chambres is a beautifully restored home in the heart of Franschhoek village in the Cape Winelands and a two-minute walk to the main street and restaurants. Spacious...


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Avondrood Guest House

Franschhoek
8 Bedrooms
Units from R 2,250

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...


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Fransvliet Guest House

Franschhoek
5 Double Bedrooms
PPS from R 1,100

Fransvliet Guest House, 4 km from Franschhoek, is a beautiful luxury guest house. Situated on a working farm that grows grapes olives and figs. Breathtaking mountain views are...


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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