Travel guide to Franschhoek, Winelands

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Franschhoek, Winelands

A memorable experience awaits anyone visiting Franschhoek. A stunning landscape, amazing people and vineyards that stretch as far as the eye can see are among the list of features that make this French connection a splendid place to visit - if not on a regular basis, then at least once in your lifetime. We brings you closer to finding suitable accommodation, as we select only the finest spots in which to spend your vacation.

Franschhoek is a beautiful town located in the Cape Winelands. If you are a wine lover, then this place should be on the top of your travel bucket list. And even if you are not a wine lover, you should still visit Franschhoek just for its stunning landscape and amazing people.

Wine tasting in Franschhoek

While at Franschhoek, you will never get bored because there are so many things to do and so many places to visit. Upon your arrival at Franschhoek, the first thing which you should do is visit the Franschhoek Cellar. It is one of the most popular destinations in Franschhoek. Established in 1945, this was initially a cooperative but later it was converted into a private winery. You will get to learn about the history of this place and why it was created. You will notice that the winemakers here are very fond of their tradition and they name their wines after iconic locations.

Another major reason why so many people visit Franschhoek is to see the magnificent La Motte. If you want to taste some internationally renowned wines, then this is the place to be. Surrounded by greeneries on all its sides, this is one of the most scenic wineries you will ever see in your life. There is a separate tasting room where you can taste all the different varieties of wine. There will also be several wine experts who will show you the entire area and inform you about the different varieties of wines.

Once you are done with the wine tasting, you should visit some of the neighboring areas. Surrounded by mountains on all its sides, Franschhoek offers amazing views of the valley.

For the adventure lovers as well, Franschhoek has a lot to offer. There are several hiking trails around the valley. You can also try out horse riding or cycling if you want.

And for the art and history lovers, there is the famous Huguenot Museum. This is the perfect place to visit if you want to get a sneak peek into the history of the Franschhoek Valley. You will get to understand how it is connected to France and why most of the streets have French names.

Festivals in Franschhoek

Bastille Festival

Bastille Festival is by far the most popular festival here. It is held every year on Bastille Day. People from all over Cape Town and other parts don their berets and come here to celebrate the French connection of this region. The most happening place is the huge ground inside the Huguenot Museum. Apart from the different varieties of wine, you should definitely taste the artisanal bread and the chocolate over here. Another star attraction of the Bastille Festival is the barrel rolling competition.

Franschhoek Literary Festival

Franschhoek Literary Festival. The main aim of this festival is to celebrate the rich history of South African Literature. Writers, publishers and book lovers from all parts of the country visit this beautiful town during this festival. Plenty of debates and informal discussions take place. Several famous authors also visit this festival. Hence, if you are lucky, you may even get the opportunity to meet your favorite author. Plenty of writers also launch their books during this festival. Apart from that, several competitions like spelling bee and classical music concerts are organized.

Grande Provence Harvest Festival

Grande Provence Harvest Festival. It is held every year at the Grande Province where the tradition of grape stomping is celebrated. The day generally starts with a ride in the tractor through the beautiful vineyards in search of grapes. After that, the Cellar Master will show you the entire area and you can taste some wine if you like. The day ends with a lavish dinner prepared by the famous chefs of Grande Province.

Accommodation in Franschhoek

Whether you are travelling to the town for a family vacation or a romantic honeymoon getaway, you won't be disappointed with Franschhoek. Franschhoek is also home to some amazing world class accommodations. If you want to live in style, then Mont Rochelle will be the best option. It will offer you a stunning view of the entire valley. There are several other luxury resorts as well like the Babylonstoren which is located in a very beautiful wine warm. There are also plenty of lodges and guesthouses around the town. We will help you select the best accommodation in order to make sure that you have a great experience here. Browse our list of accommodations and select one which suits you the best.

Where to stay in Franschhoek:

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Accommodation available in Franschhoek:

Klein Waterval Riverside Lodge

Guest House in Franschhoek, Winelands

6 reviews

Nestled in a valley on the banks of the Berg River in the enchanting Franschhoek Valley, surrounded by vineyards and dramatic mountain views, lies Klein Waterval Riverside Lodge.The lodge is just a short drive from Franschhoek, 20 minutes from Stellenbosch and Paarl, 50 minutes from Cape Town International Airport and Cape Town itself, and currently offers 12 luxurious and comfortable ...

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La Petite Dauphine

Bed and Breakfast, Guest House in Franschhoek, Winelands

8 reviews

La Petite Dauphine is situated on a historical working fruit farm with superb accommodation just 2 km from the village of Franschhoek on the Wine Route. La Petite Dauphine has two, two-bedroomed cottages with full en-suite bathrooms and private lounges. These cottages are set amongst vineyards and plum orchards. The magnificent views of the Franschhoek Mountains can be viewed ...

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Eight on Tuin

Guest House in Franschhoek, Winelands

5 reviews

Situated in the culturally rich town of Franschhoek, Eight on Tuin offers an idyllic getaway to guests visiting this scenic part of the Western Cape.The property has three comfortably furnished guest suites, of which all have king-size beds and en-suite bathrooms. Each lovely suite also has a TV with DStv access, tea and coffee facilities, a bar fridge and Wi-Fi Internet access.<br ...

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Auberge Alouette

Guest House in Franschhoek, Winelands

9 reviews

Situated centrally in the heart of Franschhoek, Auberge Alouette is hosted in a lovely house with an ambiance dating back from the 1940's, but with all the conveniences of today’s living. The rooms have a French influence and there are in 4 stunning, well decorated double rooms as well as a larger unit which is equipped with self-catering facilities with a separate entrance ...

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Bed and Breakfast in Franschhoek, Winelands

2 reviews

Centre-Ville Guest House is situated in the heart of Franschhoek, within walking distance to all the shops and village restaurants. This Victorian beauty, built in 1905, has been fully renovated without losing its old world charm. We offer eight tastefully decorated rooms, three on the ground floor and five rooms on the first floor with lovely mountains views.<br ...

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Petit Plaisir Cottage

Self-catering in Franschhoek, Winelands

6 reviews

Petit Plaisir Cottage is less than 10 minutes walk from the town center.The cottage is perfect for 1 couple. Has one bedroom with en-suite bathroom, features an open-plan, fully equipped kitchen, a comfortable lounge with a fireplace, a patio with furniture, and a luscious garden with a swimming pool. The abode also offers guests DStv, Wi-Fi Internet access, braai facilities, ...

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La Galiniere Guest Cottages

Self-catering in Franschhoek, Winelands

6 reviews

La Galiniere Guest Cottages are located on a secluded boutique vineyard in the heart of the Franschhoek Valley, just 15 minutes’ walk to the centre of town. The 2 AA Highly Recommended, 3-star self-catering cottages provide comfortable, relaxing and affordable accommodation suitable for an overnight or longer stay. Recently refurbished, high quality fittings and furnishings are used throughout each ...

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Avondrood Guest House

Bed and Breakfast, Guest House in Franschhoek, Winelands

10 reviews

Avondrood Guest House is nestled amidst the beautiful mountains and vineyards of the Cape Winelands and conveniently located within walking distance of the village centre of Franschhoek, South Africa's renowned gourmet capital. Avondrood Guest House is a charming well-maintained Victorian Cape Dutch-style house built in 1870 that has been tastefully renovated, adding modern day comforts whilst ...

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Maison d'Ail Guest House

Guest House in Franschhoek, Winelands

8 reviews

Escape to the tranquility of this newly established guest house, Maison d’Ail, owned and run by the Garlick family. Nestled under the Franschhoek mountains, this guest house will enable you to relax and unwind in the most tranquil surroundings.Spend your days relaxing at our pool or step out onto the bustling streets of Franschhoek and enjoy top class cuisine and wine at one ...

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Lekkerwijn Historic Country Guest House

Guest House, Self-catering in Franschhoek, Winelands

2 reviews

Lekkerwijn is a historic Cape Dutch homestead near Franschhoek, furnished with Cape Dutch furniture in a large garden setting. The guest house offers accommodation in seven en-suite rooms with Wi-Fi access and a self-catering cottage furnished with king-size, double or single beds. Each room is equipped with a heater, tea and coffee facilities and all rooms are non-smoking. Guests ...

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