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ABOUT FRANSCHHOEK

From Franschhoek's Official Tourism Site: Nestled between towering mountains in the beautiful Cape winelands lies the magnificent Franschhoek Valley. This is the food and wine heartland of the country, where splendid wines are grown and our top chefs create international cuisine. Here breathtaking scenery, warm hospitality, world class cuisine and the finest wines all combine to create lasting memories.

Spectacular vineyards cover these mountain slopes settled more than 300 years ago by the Huguenots, who brought with them their age-old French wine and food culture. This is a valley rich in history and centres on a picturesque village of friendly, welcoming people.

In the village you will find wonderful crafts, art and antique shops and galleries. The main street is lined with coffee shops and restaurants. Only 45 minutes from Cape Town Franschhoek is the ideal base while you explore the entire Cape winelands.

When travelling around the Western Cape you are going to need somewhere to call home, a place to rest your weary feet after a day of exploration. Franschhoek is such a place. Its centrality ensures that travelling distances to all areas of interest are minimal. Even with its central location it remains removed from the hustle and bustle of city life. Relax and soak up the atmosphere ensuring that you are revived for the following day's adventures.

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Within 20 Minutes you can find the following

' style=Butterfly Farm - it's perfect for kids (15min)

' style=Hillcrest Berry Farm - lovely tea and scones, Helshoogte (20min)

' style=Seidelberg - glass blowing, Paarl (20min)

' style=Afrikaans Language Museum - Paarl (20min)

' style=Paarl Rock Nature Reserve - mountain biking, hiking, birdwatching or picnics (20min)

' style=Pearl Valley Golf Estate - enjoy a round of golf, course designed by Jack Niklaus

' style=Hot Air Ballooning - Paarl (30min)

' style=Strawberry Picking - Stellenbosch (30min)

' style=Jonkershoek Nature Reserve - hiking, Stellenbosch (30min)

ACTIVITIES

' style=Horse Riding - La Rochelle Tours or Paradise Stables

' style=Chocolate Experience - La Rochelle Tours or Franschhoek's Official Tourism Site

' style=Museum - Franschhoek Motor Museum

' style=Spa - We can arrange an on-site appointment

' style=Wine Tasting - There are a multitude of top wine estates in the area

' style=Cycling - Hire, or join a club on a route

Festivals

Good planning and aggressive marketing has kept the number of tourists that visit Franschhoek all year round buoyant.  Almost monthly there are festivals and other celebrations which entice all age groups.


 

THE FRANSCHHOEK LITERARY FESTIVAL

19 May 2017

FRANSCHHOEK BASTILLE FESTIVAL

16 & 17 July 2017

FRANSCHHOEK OPEN GARDENS FESTIVAL

20-22 October 2017

FRANSCHHOEK CHAMPAGNE FESTIVAL

December 2017

Fransvliet - B&B and Farm-stay in Franshhoek, Cape Winelands, South Africa

Excellent
Rated By guests
9.5
Fransvliet Guest House

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