Franschhoek At Your Fingertips

franschhoek valley

- at your fingertips

Franschhoek is undergoing a redesign bit by bit, page by page. So through the winter months expect a mix of the the old and the new. The new design is Mobile Responsive and will benefit all users. Thanks for your patience.

World renowned for its spectacular beauty, superb Cape wines and world class restaurants, our beautiful village of Franschhoek is a definite must-visit destination on any trip to the Western Cape of South Africa.

Founded in 1688 by French Huguenots, our scenic gem nestles in a rich and fertile valley, between glorious towering mountains, right in the beautiful Heart of the Cape Winelands.


Looking for Accommodation for your visit to Franschhoek? We've compiled a useful list of accommodation to help you find a place to stay, which suits your taste and pocket.

To assist you, links to accommodation go to information pages on our site, or to the Establishments' own web sites - where you'll find contact information, rates and photo's. For places without websites, we have also listed telephone numbers on our Franschhoek Accommodation pages.


Food connoisseurs and gourmands will find a delicious choice of restaurants in and around the village. Many of these eateries are award-winning and widely acclaimed, both internationally and locally. In season (Oct – Feb), it is wise to book your table. Visit our Franschhoek Restaurants page to find a list of the best dining establishments in Franschhoek.

the wine

Our Franschhoek Vineyards page offers you a list of local vineyards, where one can relax and taste a variety of exquisite wines in majestic surroundings. Franschhoek is a wine lovers delight… the valley has a deep vigneron tradition, dating back to the 16th century. Some of South Africa's oldest and most famous wine estates are found here.

These Grand Olde Cape-Dutch farmhouses and wine stores have watched proudly over the land for centuries; and the Vineyards & Wine Estates still produce some of South Africa's top wines today.

tours & travel

Our Tours and Travel pages offers a listing of tourist agencies operating in Franschhoek, and we will soon be adding links to other destinations in the Western Cape.

Video Feature

The Mountain

This was filmed over the course of 7 days at El Teide, Spain’s highest mountain. It’s renowned as one of the best places in the world to photograph stars. Make sure your sound is on, and activate full-screen HD for the full experience.

shops & shopping

Franschhoek has many boutique shops for antiques, clothing. jewellery and especially art galleries.

business & services

Our Tours and Travel pages offers a listing of tourist agencies operating in Franschhoek, and we will soon be adding links to other destinations in the Western Cape.


Check The Weather

Coming to Franschhoek? Living in Franschhoek?
Then do visit our 5 day Weather Report, updated every day as well as through the day if the weather changes unexpectedly, to get the latest weather details for the Franschhoek Village and Valley. We also have Weather Widgets and links to popular Weather sites

Click on the banner below to visit our Weather Page.

Franschhoek Weather


Franschhoek at your Fingertips
...your definitive guide to everything in the Franschhoek Valley.

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