Le Quartier Francais

This sophisticated boutique retreat in the peaceful Huguenot village of Franschhoek invites visitors to indulge in absolute luxury and to sample the sumptuous cuisine this picturesque region is famous for. Guests at Le Quartier Francais are accommodated in 17 gorgeous rooms and 4 state-of-the-art suites, surrounded by fragrant flower-filled gardens. For the ultimate in privacy and seclusion, there’s also a three-bedroom standalone villa.

The onsite restaurant offers innovative cuisine inspired by the Franschhoek Valley’s Cape Dutch heritage, French influences and local African elements. Of course, all meals can be expertly paired with South African vintages produced by highly awarded wineries in the surrounding area. There are also many other quality dining options close by.

For recreation, Le Quartier Francais has a lovely outdoor swimming pool. Guests can also visit the neighbouring Leeu Estates, a sister property which harbours a beautiful winery or wander the charming historic streets of Franschhoek village, where a distinctly French ambience prevails. Hot air ballooning is another popular activity and a good way to appreciate the stunning landscape from high above.


How to get to Le Quartier Francais

The little hamlet of Franschhoek lies approximately 1 hour east of Cape Town. Le Quartier Francais is located on the corner of Berg and Wilhelmina streets, close to the Huguenot Memorial.

Activities at Le Quartier Francais

  • Wine tours
  • Hot air ballooning
  • Cycle tours

*Some activities are available at extra cost.

Le Quartier Francais Highlights

  • A refined country retreat in the picturesque village of Franschhoek
  • Surrounded by perfumed flower gardens
  • Offering unique dining experiences and premium local wines
  • Insights into the area’s unique French, Cape Dutch and African history
  • A wonderful base from which to explore South Africa’s famous winelands


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Leeu Estates

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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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