As the name suggests, The Franschhoek, is one of South Africa’s premier five-star, Franschhoek boutique hotels and a true Cape Winelands accommodation delight. It can be found right in the heart of this scenic, traditionally French village, also known as South Africa’s gourmet capital. This little slice of heaven is only a minute away from the high street, where numerous art galleries, quirky shops and an abundance of award-winning restaurants beckon.
With six luxury en-suite bedrooms, all elegantly furnished in soothing palettes and plush interiors and access to private patio gardens, this beautifully restored Cape Huguenot property is the perfect Franschhoek boutique hotel offering. Here, you can unwind with sundowners on the wooden deck boasting spectacular mountain views over the valley, or lounge around the solar heated swimming pool, or even take advantage of the various spa treatments that are on offer.
For the get-up-and-go guests, there are tailor-made tours that can be arranged through the in-house chauffeur service for the Cape Winelands or Cape Town surrounds. For foodies and wine-lovers, this area is pure bliss; of South Africa’s top ten restaurants – three are situated here, not to mention the 27 world-class wine estates where wine tastings (as well as chocolate and cheese tastings) and cellar tours can be arranged.
There is also plenty on offer for the outdoor-lover: hiking, mountain biking, visiting historic buildings and museums or even playing a round of golf at one of the splendid golf courses in the area.
You’ll find that, at this Franschhoek boutique hotel, your every desire is met – from the superb, attentive service and relaxing in the scenic splendour of the valley, to the best cuisine from internationally acclaimed chefs and sampling world-class wines. This Cape Winelands accommodation is a dream like no other. Prepare to be blown away.
These clients from Texas had plenty of time and wanted a thorough taste of Southern Africa. Ilze put together a fabulous highly personalised journey which included Cape Town, the Winelands, Victoria Falls, a Big Five safari in the Kruger area and then a few days on the coast north of Durban. Read their detailed review of top restaurants, the locals they met and of courser the hotels and safari lodges we chose for them.
This couple from Germany had the most amazing time on their honeymoon. Starting off in Cape Town, then exploring the Winelands before taking the Rovos Rail north. Of course a highlight was their fabulous safari at Singita! They then spent a few nights at the Victoria Falls Hotel before going to Bain’s Camp in the Okavango Delta which included über romantic sky beds and star baths. To top it all they stayed on a private beach on an island in Mozambique.