Franschhoek – The ultimate getaway
Book your Franschhoek accommodation with Discover South Africa and explore this wonderful quaint town in the Western Cape.
Franschhoek meaning ‘French Corner’ in Dutch, came about when a community of French Huguenots were granted land in this valley in 1688 by the Dutch government of the Cape, after fleeing their homeland when Protestantism was outlawed in France. Many farms still have the original Cape Dutch architecture.
Nestled between vast mountains in the beautiful Cape winelands lies the magnificent Franschhoek Valley. This is the food and wine capital of the country, where splendid wines are produced and top chefs create delicious international cuisine. Here breathtaking scenery, warm hospitality, world class cuisine and the finest wines all combine to create lasting memories.
The accommodation Franschhoek offers is only 1 hour away from Cape town and between half an hour to an hour away from the Stellenbosch, Paarl and Somerset West Wine Routes, which makes Franschhoek perfectly placed for a weekend getaway or a wine tasting holiday.
Franschhoek a traditionally French town is the gourmet capital of South Africa, restaurants will treat you to cuisine that is delectably indulgent, ranging from rustic to gourmet with something to please every palate.
Once you have your accommodation in Franschhoek whether it is a quaint B&B, beautiful Boutique or stunning guest house, you will find ample things to do and see in this lovely town.
The main road is riddled with antique and art shops, coffee shops and restaurants and even a champagne bar. The restaurants serve the local wines, or you could venture into one of the over twenty-five wine farms in the area and try some delicious wines from the source. Overlooking the vineyards where the grapes were harvested, each one an exceptional experience heightened by the beauty of its setting.
When you stay in Franschhoek you can visit the Huguenot memorial museum, the Huguenot monument or if you’re a car enthusiast, the Franschhoek Motor Museum on Rupert Wine Estate -the museum has a great collection of vintage cars.
In a valley surrounded by mountains and vineyards, Franschhoek is the ultimate getaway. You will feel like you walked into a painting in this picturesque, quaint town. So find a place to stay in Franschhoek, and create a memorable holiday.
- La Cabriere Country House
- Val d'Or Estate
- La Fontaine
- Sorbonne Luxury Apartments
- Reeden Lodge
- La Galiniere Guest Cottages