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An epicurean's haven

Visit Franschhoek


Franschhoek, framed by imposing mountains and endless vineyard rows, has developed into South Africa's gourmet and wine capital.

Franschhoek vineyards

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.


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Top itineraries in Franschhoek

Aerial view of Knysna, Garden Route, South Africa

Highlights of South Africa

16-day tailor-made self-drive from £3,005 pp incl. flights

This is the perfect introduction to South Africa. A spectacular drive along the Garden Route will see you link Cape Town’s beachside charms with the country’s finest vineyards before ending with an all-inclusive Big-Five safari.

Southern right whale, Hermanus

South Africa: Cape, Wine & Whales

11-day tailor-made self-drive from £2,670 pp incl. flights

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.

Thornybush Game Reserve, South Africa

Cape, Wine, Garden Route & Kruger‬

13-day tailor-made self-drive & safari from £4,965 pp incl. flights

Take in all of South Africa’s premier destinations on one trip, linking Cape Town with the historic Winelands, ending with an all-inclusive Big Five safari on a private reserve in Kruger National Park.

Top places to stay in Franschhoek

La Residence, Franschhoek

La Residence, Franschhoek

Contemporary hotel

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.

Le Quartier Francais

Le Quartier Francais, Franschhoek, Cape Winelands

Small & intimate hotel

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…

Franschhoek, Cape Winelands

Franschhoek Country House and Villas, Cape Winelands

Traditional hotel

Located on the outskirts of Franschheok Village, it is the ideal base to indulge in fine wines and world class cuisine.

Mont Rochelle, Franschhoek, Cape Winelands

Mont Rochelle Hotel, Franschhoek

Contemporary hotel

The Mont Rochelle Hotel and Mountain Vineyards is located in the village of Franschhoek in the heart of the Cape Winelands. This working wine farm produces sauvignon blanc, chardonnay, merlot, shiraz and cabernet sauvignon, which can be sampled in the tasting room.

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