Franschhoek has developed into South Africa's gourmet and wine capital.
A far cry from the days when herds of wild elephant roamed the ‘elephant path' through the valley from the nearby mountain pass, nowadays award-winning wine estates surround the tree-lined streets in this pretty village, and the area abounds with world-class accommodation and dining options.
Choose from traditional auberges, luxury boutique hotels, inviting B&Bs and lavish country lodges and guesthouses. The valley's breathtaking and romantic beauty makes it popular with couples from all over the world.
Top itineraries in Franschhoek
This is the ultimate introduction to South Africa. A spectacular drive along the Garden Route's rolling greenery and coastal beauty will see you link Cape Town’s beachside charms with the country’s finest vineyards and whale watching spectacles before ending with an all-inclusive Big Five safari.
Turn out from Cape Town’s welcoming charms, golden-sand beaches and iconic skyline to taste your way through South Africa’s finest vineyards in the endlessly rolling Winelands before discovering the world’s best land-based whale watching in Hermanus.
Take in all of South Africa’s premier destinations. You’ll start with one of the world’s greatest road trips, linking Cape Town with stays in luxury hotels and a visit to the Winelands, before ending with an all-inclusive Big Five safari on a private reserve in Kruger.
Top places to stay in Franschhoek
La Residence is pure luxury in the picturesque Franschhoek Valley. Here, endless vineyards and rolling hills set the scene for whimsical interiors, sprawling suites and exquisite dining experiences, paired, of course, with expertly picked wines.
Situated in the heart of the Cape Winelands, Le Quartier Francais is an ideal base to explore the Western Cape. Set in secluded gardens, and just off the main road, guests have the opportunity to wander out and experience the local culture and ambience. The nearby village offers quaint shops, galle…
Located on the outskirts of Franschheok Village, it is the ideal base to indulge in fine wines and world class cuisine.
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