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Apartment · Cape Winelands
Newly Renovated! Mountain Views Ground Floor Suite
NEWLY RENOVATED JUNE 2022 UPDATED PICTURES COMING SOON!! This beautifully appointed space is less than 1.5km from the village centre, set on 2 hectares with fruit trees, vineyards and surrounded by picturesque mountain landscapes makes this the perfect getaway so you can relax, unwind & explore.
May 17 – 24
$68 per night
Barn · Franschhoek
Inspiring Farm Sanctuary & Famous Painting Pig
Farm Sanctuary SA is proud to present a space that is as unique, creative and inspiring as the famous painting pig that calls it 'Hog Heaven!'. Only a few minutes drive from the centre of Franschhoek, this beautiful farm gives you a sense of 'blown away'. The bedroom is a chic, private loft studio accessed by an antique spiral iron staircase. Below in the main barn area all our amazing animals and OINK gallery. If you love animals and want an experience like no other, then welcome home! OINK!
Apr 21 – 28
$88 per night
Apartment · Cape Winelands
'Colombar' - G/floor apartment - beautiful scenery
Stunning ground floor apartment within picturesque wine country. Large bedroom, large bathroom, large lounge and full kitchen. Ideal for multiple night stays with all the necessary amenities to make your stay comfortable (laundry machine included. Located very close to award winning restaurants (Leopards Leap, Maison and La Motte) and wine cellars (Leopards Leap within walking distance). Patio with table and braai/barbecue on the porch. Wheel chair accessible.
Sep 29 – Oct 6
$43 per night

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Stay near Franschhoek's top sights

Photo of Mont Rochelle Nature Reserve
Mont Rochelle Nature Reserve20 locals recommend
Photo of Dieu Donné Vineyards
Dieu Donné Vineyards8 locals recommend
Photo of Franschhoek Station Pub & Grill
Franschhoek Station Pub & Grill7 locals recommend
Photo of Franschhoek Wine Tram
Franschhoek Wine Tram74 locals recommend
Photo of Mont Rochelle
Mont Rochelle8 locals recommend
Photo of Franschhoek Cellar
Franschhoek Cellar3 locals recommend

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Cottage · Franschhoek
Franschhoek Country Cottages
Jun 30 – Jul 7
$77 per night
Chalet · Franschhoek
La Provence Cottages | Ostrich Cottage
Jul 30 – Aug 6
$44 per night
Apartment · Franschhoek
C'est la Vie 5: Self-catering apartment
Mar 8 – 15
$75 per night
Condo · Franschhoek
Fabulous, centrally located one bedroom apartment
Sep 7 – 14
$57 per night
Guest suite · Franschhoek
La Rivière Cottage - A haven by the river
Jan 29 – Feb 5
$54 per night
Home · Franschhoek
Beautiful, artistic home with solar system
Feb 27 – Mar 6
$194 per night
Apartment · Franschhoek
Charming Open Plan Apartment near Wine Tram
Jan 6 – 13
$29 per night
Home · Franschhoek
Luxury House in the heart of the town
Jun 6 – 13
$109 per night
Home · Franschhoek
Franschhoek Willowstone | A Peaceful Retreat
Dec 21 – 28
$68 per night
Apartment · Franschhoek
Sunkiss Cottage
May 25 – Jun 1
$63 per night
Cottage · Franschhoek
Kingston Cottage
Jun 5 – 12
$58 per night
Apartment · Franschhoek
Vineyard Retreat
Apr 1 – 8
$75 per night

Your guide to Franschhoek

All About Franschhoek

Centuries of agriculture and wine production have turned the city of Franschhoek into the culinary and wine capital of South Africa, aided by the region’s proximity to Cape Town. As the first place in the country to receive a wine appellation, this corner of the Western Cape is best experienced by visiting the farms and vineyards that produce the region’s celebrated fare. One of its most popular attractions is the Franschhoek wine tram, which carries you through the countryside and stops at wineries along the way.

Franschhoek is Dutch for “French Corner.” In the 17th century, a migration of Huguenots arrived from France and built farms named after their hometowns; the imprint of these early settlers can be felt in the town’s Parisian-style cafes and annual French-rooted festivals.

When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Franschhoek?

Located 900 feet above sea level, Franschhoek is blessed with relatively consistent, mild weather year round. Warm weather and sunshine make visiting Franschhoek Valley especially pleasant. Planning a trip between November and December will capitalize on South Africa’s comfortable late spring and early summer weather. The temperatures rise to their peak in the summer months of January and February, with very little rainfall threatening outdoor events. In March and April, summer gives way to fall’s cooler temperatures. Every May, South African and international authors come to Franschhoek’s annual Literary Festival to give readings and run writing workshops. June, the peak of winter, is the wettest month in the valley, and the days are crisp, though freezing temperatures are extremely rare. Along with the cooler weather, Franschhoek’s Bastille Festival livens up the streets in July as it pays homage to its French Huguenot heritage with a celebration of food and wine.

What are the top things to do in Franschhoek?

Franschhoek Wine Country

The outskirts of Franschhoek are covered in rolling vineyards and backed by mountains with sawtooth ridgelines. The vineyards make use of the panoramic vistas on their outdoor patios, the perfect settings for taste-testing wines that are part of the region’s Appellation Grand Prestige. The grapes selected for the Appellation include Sémillon, Chardonnay, and Cabernet Sauvignon.

Mont Rochelle Nature Reserve

Ten hiking trails wind through Mont Rochelle Nature Reserve within the UNESCO-designated Cape Winelands Biosphere Reserve. Trek through the Franschhoek mountain chain for superlative views of the valley. You’ll pass by a diverse range of native plants such as fynbos, a fine-leafed shrub whose colorful flowers have numerous skinny petals. Although baboons, klipspringers (antelope), and leopards live in the park, sightings of these creatures are much rarer than those of birds and reptiles.

Franschhoek Village Market

Every Saturday, this iconic market on a court bordered with oak trees is packed with merchants selling artisanal products and foods. The aromas of spices and leather fill the air as you wander among stalls stocked with handmade jewelry, ceramics, and locally grown produce. While you shop, you can sample a variety of dishes and fruits in this beautiful outdoor setting.