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Franschhoek
The village of Franschhoek (French Corner), tucked into the Cape Winelands of South Africa, is known as the country's food and wine capital. Galleries and antique shops fill the tree-lined streets, and vineyards established more than 300 years ago cascade over the hills just outside town. Local activities range from wine-tasting tours to trout fishing and hiking. The Huguenot Memorial Museum honors the town's early settlers, who fled religious persecution in France.

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Franschhoek Pass
Franschhoek Pass
Attraction type: Scenic Drives
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The Franschhoek Motor Museum
The Franschhoek Motor Museum
Owner description: The Franschhoek Motor Museum offers visitors a special opportunity to look back at more than 100 years of motoring history with its unique and exciting collection of vehicles... more Owner description: The Franschhoek Motor Museum offers visitors a special opportunity to look back at more than 100 years of motoring history with its unique and exciting collection of vehicles, motorcycles, bicycles and memorabilia in the magnificent setting of L'Ormarins. Across the length and breadth of Southern Africa, only one place can adequately portray the evolution of the automobile, The Franschhoek Motor Museum. less
Attraction type: Specialty Museums
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Franschhoek Wine Tram
Franschhoek Wine Tram
Owner description: Discover the Vineyards of Franschhoek. The Franschhoek Wine Tram hop-on hop-off tour is one of the best ways to discover the true essence of the Franschhoek Valley - picturesque... more Owner description: Discover the Vineyards of Franschhoek. The Franschhoek Wine Tram hop-on hop-off tour is one of the best ways to discover the true essence of the Franschhoek Valley - picturesque vineyards, breath-taking scenery, warm hospitality, world-class cuisine, fine wines and a 300 year history. Tour Experience:Passengers aboard the hop-on hop-off tour will experience a unique and leisurely way to see the Franschhoek Valley as they journey through rolling vineyards in an open-side tram and open-air tram-bus stopping in at some of South Africa's oldest and most distinguished wine estates.A combination of tram and tram-bus will transport you around a loop of stops allowing you to hop-off at each stop and experience the activities on offer, be it wine tasting, a cellar tour, lunch or simply a stroll through the vineyards and when you are ready, hop-on to continue the tour. The tour takes you right into the heart of the Franschhoek Valley, with a commentary guided tour and unparalleled views of the valley and vineyards. less
Attraction type: Trams
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Paradise Stables
Paradise Stables
In Franschhoek, enjoy horse riding through vineyards, forests and over mountains.
Attraction type: Horseback Riding Stables
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Mont Rochelle Nature Reserve
Mont Rochelle Nature Reserve
Attraction type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Cafe BonBon
Cafe BonBon
Ranked #1 of 63 restaurants in Franschhoek
Cuisines: International, Café
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
La Motte
La Motte
Ranked #2 of 63 restaurants in Franschhoek
Le Bon Vivant
Le Bon Vivant
Ranked #3 of 63 restaurants in Franschhoek
Price: $15 - $20
Cuisines: Dutch
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
La Petite Ferme
La Petite Ferme
Ranked #4 of 63 restaurants in Franschhoek
Price: $1 - $25
Cuisines: French, Contemporary
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Bread and Wine
Bread and Wine
Ranked #5 of 63 restaurants in Franschhoek
Cuisines: International
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Bo La Motte Farm Cottages
4.0 of 5
Bo La Motte Farm Cottages
$58 - $83 (GBP 35 - 50)
The Coach House
4.0 of 5
The Coach House
$74 - $137 (ZAR 787 - 1,456)
Ranked #13 of 56 Franschhoek B&B and Inns
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Lekkerwijn
Lekkerwijn
$64 - $143
Ranked #15 of 56 Franschhoek B&B and Inns
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

The Garden House
The Garden House
$83 - $133 (GBP 50 - 80)
Ranked #1 of 56 Franschhoek B&B and Inns
Plumwood Inn
4.0 of 5
Plumwood Inn
$92 - $168 (EUR 69 - 126)
Ranked #3 of 56 Franschhoek B&B and Inns
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Fransvliet Guest House
4.0 of 5
Fransvliet Guest House
$146 - $197
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Avondrood Guest House
4.0 of 5
Avondrood Guest House
$167 - $353
Ranked #2 of 56 Franschhoek B&B and Inns
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Akademie Street Boutique Hotel and Guesthouse
5.0 of 5
Akademie Street Boutique Hotel and Guesthouse
$270 - $523
Ranked #1 of 9 hotels in Franschhoek
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La Residence
5.0 of 5
La Residence
$884 - $986
Ranked #2 of 9 hotels in Franschhoek
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