World renowned for its spectacular beauty, superb Cape wines and world class restaurants…our 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Join us when we celebrate the village’s French Heritage with a our festival of fine French Food and Wine on Bastille Day (14th July) each year.
Call the village and valley what you will, whether Franschoek, Franchoek or Franshoek, we believe our valley of Franschhoek is one of the most beautiful in South Africa, possibly even the world. However, we’re biased… Don’t believe us, we invite you to come and see and experience it for yourself.
We love Franschhoek! We hope you will too!.
Enjoy your visit and do come again!
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