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About Franschhoek!

The Beautiful Village & Valley

The village of Franschhoek is surrounded by dramatic mountains and lush, green vineyards as far as the eye can see.    Nestled in one of the most beautiful places in South Africa and the world, you will find an endless supply of activities for all ages.

Breathe in the fresh mountain air while relaxing at any of the side walk cafeés and bistros situated under lush green treas.  Enjoy relaxing lunches at any of the prestigious wine farms or top class restaurants. Here you will find award winning chefs and world class cuisine in surroundings so beautiful, you will be excused for thinking you might be in heaven.

Wine tasting is available seven days a week.  Prepare yourself for a taste sensation of the valley’s most popular and award winning wines as well as tours of the most fascinating cellars and restaurants.

While meandering down the main road you will find some of the most unique shops to quench your shopping thirst.  Beautiful handmade jewellery, art, clothing, kitchen ornaments, local spices and flavour infused olive oils are only some of the treasures on offer.

Rent a bicycle or bring your own, but exploring the village and mountainous surroundings is a must for young and old.  Don your riding clothes and enjoy a wine tasting out riding on horseback.  For the less adventurous,  explore some of the magnificent wine farms in the valley in the safe passage of the town’s wine tasting tram.   Enjoy a slow jog between the majestic mountains, relax at a spa or simply bask in the warm African sun next to the pool.

Whatever your sense of adventure, the Franschhoek Valley is bound to steal your heart and sweep you away in its romantic atmosphere.

Recommended Restaurants

See our recommended restaurants for the best dining out experience in Franschhoek.

Recommended Wine Estates

See our recommended wine estates for the best wine tasting experience in Franschhoek.

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