Franschhoek Country House and Villas

A kilometre outside of Franschhoek village lies a lovely original homestead comprised of 14 beautiful guestrooms (including two garden cottages) and 12 luxurious villa suites. Whilst there are many decorative accents that allude to the property’s rich history – such as wicker chairs, French doors and ornate pillars – the luxuries within are undeniably 21st century. Overhead fans keep temperatures comfortable, whilst there is complimentary Wi-Fi and flatscreen TVs should you wish to keep up with the news.

Fine wines and innovative regional cuisine await you in the acclaimed onsite restaurant, which nestles in a building that once housed Franschhoek’s first parfumerie. The Franschhoek Country House & Villas also offers restorative spa treatments, including massages, manicures and pedicures to keep visitors feeling their best.

The famous wineries of the Cape Winelands are right on the doorstep of this charming rural property, as are boutiques, shops and galleries of Franschhoek. For the adventurous, there are plenty of cycle and walking trails to follow in the area, with memorable activities such as hot air ballooning also possible to admire the landscape from high above.


How to get to Franschhoek Country House and Villas

The peaceful hamlet of Franschhoek lies approximately 1 hour east of Cape Town. The Franschhoek Country House and Villas lies just off Main Road which runs through the heart of the village. 

Activities at Franschhoek Country House and Villas

  • Wine tours
  • Hot air ballooning
  • Cycle tours

*Some activities are available at extra cost.

Franschhoek Country House and Villas Highlights

  • A character-filled homestead with a rich history
  • With all the delights of Franschhoek village moments away
  • Offering a choice of rooms, suites and private cottages
  • Fabulous regional cuisine and premium local wines
  • Wineries, walking and cycling trails to explore

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Why travel to South Africa: Described as “a world in one country” South Africa is more than just a safari destination. The wildlife of Kruger and the many private reserves throughout the country are complemented by South Africa’s fascinating history and diverse cultures, the beautiful coastline and majestic landscapes of the Cape.

When is the best time to view animals in South Africa? Gameviewing is best during the dry season (May-Oct); however the summer months are good for general touring and sightseeing.

What is the culture of South Africa? Many different cultures including Zulu, Swazi, Xhosa, Indian, Cape Malay and European. A unique cuisine, as well as distinct music and dance. Elegant Cape Dutch architecture.

What is the climate in South Africa? The inland plateau has a temperate climate (17°-30°C), whilst the coast is subtropical and more humid (22°-30°C). The seasons are the same as Australia, however most of the rain falls in summer. Winters are dry and sunny, but nights can be very cold. The Western Cape is the exception, with a “Mediterranean” climate – cool, wet winters and warm dry summers (17°-24°C).

What can I combine South Africa with?South Africa is easily combined with neighbouring Botswana, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Mozambique, Zambia or the nearby tropical island of Mauritius. Johannesburg is a very popular gateway to most of southern and eastern Africa.

How to get to South Africa?Many major airlines including South African Airways, Qantas, Etihad, Emirates, Kenya Airways, Qatar, Singapore Airways and British Airways fly into Johannesburg. There are also many regional airlines such as Air Botswana, and domestic carriers that service local cities such as Cape Town and the Kruger National Park area.

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