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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 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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Franschhoek Pass
Franschhoek Pass
Attraction type: Scenic Drives
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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: Historic Sites; Farms; Wineries & Vineyards
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Huguenot Memorial Museum
Huguenot Memorial Museum
This museum displays the signature of every 1685 Huguenot settler.
Attraction type: History Museums
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Foliage Restaurant
Foliage Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 71 Restaurants in Franschhoek
Cuisines: Vegetarian
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Cafe BonBon
Cafe BonBon
Ranked #2 of 71 Restaurants in Franschhoek
Cuisines: French, International
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Scenic view, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Le Bon Vivant
Le Bon Vivant
Ranked #3 of 71 Restaurants in Franschhoek
Price: $15 - $20
Cuisines: French, European, Soups, Dutch
Good for: Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Pierneef a La Motte
Pierneef a La Motte
Ranked #4 of 71 Restaurants in Franschhoek
Cuisines: French, African, Wine Bar
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Scenic view, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Ryan's Kitchen
Ryan's Kitchen
Ranked #5 of 71 Restaurants in Franschhoek
Price: $15 - $40
Cuisines: French, African, Spanish, Contemporary, Fusion
Good for: Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Bo La Motte Farm Cottages
4.0 of 5
Bo La Motte Farm Cottages
$61 - $180 (£42 - £124)
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The Coach House
The Coach House
$56 - $98 (ZAR 888 - ZAR 1,555)
Ranked #13 of 62 Franschhoek B&B and Inns
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Lavender Farm Guest House Franschhoek
4.0 of 5
Lavender Farm Guest House Franschhoek
$62 - $113
Ranked #14 of 62 Franschhoek B&B and Inns
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Avondrood Guest House
4.0 of 5
Avondrood Guest House
$111 - $227
Ranked #1 of 62 Franschhoek B&B and Inns
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The Garden House
The Garden House
$72 - $116 (£50 - £80)
Ranked #2 of 62 Franschhoek B&B and Inns
Plumwood Inn
4.0 of 5
Plumwood Inn
$64 - $121 (€57 - €107)
Ranked #5 of 62 Franschhoek B&B and Inns
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Akademie Street Boutique Hotel and Guest House
5.0 of 5
Akademie Street Boutique Hotel and Guest House
$203 - $371
Ranked #1 of 9 Hotels in Franschhoek
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Angala Boutique Hotel and Guest House
5.0 of 5
Angala Boutique Hotel and Guest House
$148 - $376
Ranked #3 of 62 Franschhoek B&B and Inns
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Holden Manz Country House
5.0 of 5
Holden Manz Country House
$140 - $292
Ranked #4 of 62 Franschhoek B&B and Inns
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