Franschhoek

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Franschhoek Travel Guide

This sybaritic little town is situated smack in the middle of some gorgeous scenery in the heart of the Winelands. It’s one of those places that became fashionable some time around the 1980s and things just snowballed. Fabulous restaurants line the main street, there are some lovely little guest... Read more

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Deliciously quaint - You can't go wrong with a visit to Franschhoek. For photographers the town is a visual feast. For foodies, this is the place to literally take your palette on a taste tour. Even without a car its possible to see the whole town on foot. There is also a 'wine tram' that will drive guests from one wine tasting spot to the next. No need to worry about needing to find a designated driver. Franschhoek is an easy hour and 15 minutes out of Cape Town.

Linda Master
South Africa

My take on Franschhoek - Much has been said about Franschhoek and it is difficult to add more. A relaxing place to just sit around. As a pensioner though, I found my pockets not deep enough to stay there too long but the many foreign visitors make up for that.

isak Haarhoff
South Africa

Great Food and Wine - There are so many options of where to eat or drink. The wine farms have beautiful settings. The wine is top quality and caters for every wallet. The shopping is for foreigners only, way too pricey for locals. It is a beautiful area.

Carika Van Wyk
South Africa

Franschhoek - unbelievable - One of the most beautiful places on earth!

Nicole Flint
South Africa

Franschhoek - Soul inspiring area, loads of things to do and see, best wines in the world, great food and restaurants

Peter jackson
South Africa
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Things to do near Franschhoek

  • La Couronne Wine Estate La Couronne Wine Estate

    Wine Estate
    1.3km from Franschhoek

    1 Review
    With majestic views of the Franschhoek mountains and vineyards, La Couronne Wine Estate's range of fine...
  • Franschhoek Motor Museum Franschhoek Motor Museum

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    2.7km from Franschhoek

    1 Review
    The Franschhoek Motor Museum offers visitors a special opportunity to look back at more than 100 years...
  • Boschendal Estate Boschendal Estate

    Wine Estate
    15.9km from Franschhoek

    1 Review
    The huge, sprawling Boschendal Wine Estate outside Stellenbosch is one of the oldest wine producers in...
  • Huguenot Memorial Museum Huguenot Memorial Museum

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    The Huguenot Memorial Museum in Franschhoek portrays the history of the French Huguenots, before and...
  • Berg River Dam Berg River Dam

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    7.1km from Franschhoek

    1 Review
    The Berg River Dam is a 68 m high dam on the Berg river in South Africa. It is the centerpiece of the...
  • Franschhoek Wine Tram Franschhoek Wine Tram

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    The Franschhoek Wine Tram hop-on hop-off tour is one of the best ways to discover the true essence of...
  • Colmant Colmant

    Wine Estate
    1.0km from Franschhoek

    Nestled in the heart of the Franschhoek region, Colmant is a beautiful winery entirely dedicated to...
  • Chamonix Wine Farm Chamonix Wine Farm

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    1.5km from Franschhoek

    Chamonix Wine Farm is located in a beautiful setting on the eastern slopes of the Franschhoek...
  • The Wine Bus The Wine Bus

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    Join us for a Wine Bus Tour in one of the following winelands: Franschhoek, Stellenbosch and...
  • Holden Manz Holden Manz

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    2.5km from Franschhoek

    Located at the top of the Franschhoek valley, Holden Manz wine estate comes with majestic mountain...
  • Kim Donaldson Gallery Kim Donaldson Gallery

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Franschhoek Restaurants

  • La Petite Ferme La Petite Ferme

    Country Restaurant
    1.5km from Franschhoek

    2 Reviews
    Absolutely stunning sweeping views of the Franschhoek Valley provide the perfect backdrop for this...
  • Essence Restaurant and Coffee Bar Essence Restaurant and Coffee Bar

    Coffee Shop Restaurant in
    Franschhoek

    1 Review
    Ideally positioned on Main Road, Essence Restaurant and Coffee Bar welcomes languid coffee breaks, quick...
  • Cafe des arts Cafe des arts

    South African Restaurant
    1.1km from Franschhoek

    1 Review
    Enjoy excellent South African cuisine and a warm welcome at Topsi and Co. A brilliantly friendly and...
  • Cafe Bon Bon Cafe Bon Bon

    South African Restaurant
    1.7km from Franschhoek

    1 Review
    The perfect setting for a long and lazy lunch, Cafe Bon Bon offers a sumptuous slice of country life...
  • Freedom Hill Restaurant Freedom Hill Restaurant

    Bistro Restaurant
    10.3km from Franschhoek

    1 Review
    Freedom Hill Restaurant offers country-style hospitality on its stunning wine estate in the Franschhoek...
  • The Grill Room The Grill Room

    Grills Restaurant in
    Franschhoek

    3 Reviews
    The interior welcomes with a relaxed ambiance, set in the heart of Franschhoek and boasts a comfortable...
  • Col'Cacchio Franschhoek Col'Cacchio Franschhoek

    Italian Restaurant in
    Franschhoek

    3 Reviews
    Col’Cacchio pizzeria offers the finest Italian-inspired pizzas, salads, and pastas in town. The menu...
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