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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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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 Pass
Franschhoek Pass
Attraction type: Scenic Drives
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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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Mont Rochelle Nature Reserve
Mont Rochelle Nature Reserve
Attraction type: Nature & Wildlife Areas
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Boschendal Manor & Winery
Boschendal Manor & Winery
Owner description: Agriculture and a simple farm lifestyle is at the heart of Boschendal. One of the oldest farms in South Africa, founded 1685, the farm has grown with the passing centuries into a... more Owner description: Agriculture and a simple farm lifestyle is at the heart of Boschendal. One of the oldest farms in South Africa, founded 1685, the farm has grown with the passing centuries into a cherished source of wholesome produce, great wines and happy memories. Set in the Drakenstein Valley surrounded by dramatic mountain landscapes, lush gardens and vines, the original farmstead complex is now a national monument with a rich and intriguing history of more than 300 years. Today, Boschendal is a Cape winelands icon and a cherished wine and food destination. Our vineyards and fruit trees have been joined by vegetable gardens and a growing herd of free range, 100% pasture fed Angus cattle reflecting our commitment to serving wholesome farm-to-table food. Guest accommodation is also a recent addition to the farm with luxurious cottage accommodation ranging from the exclusive and historic Rhodes Cottage built by Sir Herbert Baker to the elegantly restored Werf Cottages. Cottage guests enjoy access to the entire farm where they can walk and cycle on trails through mountain fynbos, dine under the stars, have picnics and sundowners in exclusive areas, fly-fish in the dams and swim in pristine mountain water. less
Attraction type: Wineries & Vineyards; Historic Sites
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Foliage Restaurant
Foliage Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 65 Restaurants in Franschhoek
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Le Bon Vivant
Le Bon Vivant
Ranked #2 of 65 Restaurants in Franschhoek
Price: $15 - $20
Cuisines: French, Dutch
Good for: Entertaining clients, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Doing business
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations
Bread and Wine
Bread and Wine
Ranked #3 of 65 Restaurants in Franschhoek
Cuisines: French, International
Good for: Entertaining clients, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Families with children, Doing business
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
La Petite Ferme
La Petite Ferme
Ranked #4 of 65 Restaurants in Franschhoek
Price: $1 - $25
Cuisines: French, Contemporary
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Pierneef a La Motte
Pierneef a La Motte
Ranked #5 of 65 Restaurants in Franschhoek
Cuisines: French, African, Winery
Good for: Entertaining clients, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Families with children, Doing business
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Bo La Motte Farm Cottages
4.0 of 5
Bo La Motte Farm Cottages
$54 - $77 (GBP 35 - 50)
Calais Country House
Calais Country House
$58 - $118
Ranked #15 of 59 Franschhoek B&B and Inns
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Elephant Lodge
Elephant Lodge
$63 - $179
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

The Garden House
The Garden House
$77 - $123 (GBP 50 - 80)
Ranked #1 of 59 Franschhoek B&B and Inns
Plumwood Inn
4.0 of 5
Plumwood Inn
$83 - $153 (EUR 76 - 140)
Ranked #3 of 59 Franschhoek B&B and Inns
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Maison Chablis Guest House
4.0 of 5
Maison Chablis Guest House
$100 - $147
Ranked #6 of 59 Franschhoek B&B and Inns
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Akademie Street Boutique Hotel and Guesthouse
5.0 of 5
Akademie Street Boutique Hotel and Guesthouse
$264 - $447
Ranked #1 of 8 Hotels in Franschhoek
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Avondrood Guest House
4.0 of 5
Avondrood Guest House
$153 - $272
Ranked #2 of 59 Franschhoek B&B and Inns
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Franschhoek Manor
5.0 of 5
Franschhoek Manor
$140 - $262 (EUR 128 - 240)
Ranked #4 of 59 Franschhoek B&B and Inns
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