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Wine, Cuisine, and

European Charm in the Winelands

Embark on a journey to Franschhoek, the enchanting ‘French Corner’ of the Cape Winelands. With its French Huguenot heritage, Franschhoek blends fine wines, culinary excellence, historic charm, and elegant vineyard landscapes. Explore acclaimed wineries, indulge in renowned cuisine, and discover a unique heritage reflected in quaint shops and historic vineyards.
 

Situated just an hour’s drive from Cape Town, Franschhoek is nestled in a fertile valley between majestic mountains. The Franschhoek Wine Valley is world-renowned for its award-winning wines, gourmet cuisine, spectacular beauty, French heritage, and warm hospitality.

With a history stretching back 300 years, Franschhoek was originally known as the ‘Valley of the Huguenots’ due to the French Huguenots who settled there over three centuries ago. Today, many wine farms still bear their original French names, and the beautiful Cape Dutch architecture pays homage to this history.

In the heart of the Cape Winelands, Franschhoek is home to some of South Africa’s oldest and most famous wine estates, such as Chamonix, Boschendal, L’Ormarins, and Haute Cabriere. Franschhoek is perfect for a day trip, with wine tours from Cape Town offering the chance to relax and taste a variety of fine wines while enjoying the exquisite surroundings. The scenic setting also makes it ideal for longer stays.

Franschhoek’s main streets are lined with a wonderful collection of art and antique shops, galleries, African curio shops, and coffee shops. Food connoisseurs will find a delicious choice of award-winning and widely acclaimed restaurants in and around the town.

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 Discover our expertly designed Franschhoek tours, from day trips to longer stays. Experience wine tastings with scenic winery explorations, culinary escapes in this foodie paradise, and create unforgettable Winelands memories.

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in Franschhoek

Discover award-winning wineries, renowned fine dining, historic charm, and picturesque nature escapes nestled amongst the Franschhoek valley.

What To Do

in Franschhoek

Discover award-winning wineries, renowned fine dining, historic charm, and picturesque nature escapes nestled amongst the Franschhoek valley.

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