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Fransvliet Guest House
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Zurich, Switzerland
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6 reviews
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“Super nice staff”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2012

We enjoyed our stay at the fransvliet guesthouse very much. The rooms were very nice, with a romantic fireplace. Shirleys breakfast was the best we had so far in South Africa, scones and muffins are made each morning by herself. And specially, we would like to thank Victor, he made our stay even more perfect!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Shirley K, Owner at Fransvliet Guest House, responded to this review, August 26, 2012
Thank you for your generous comments. We passed your good wishes on to Victor :)and look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Hopefully you will be able to see the farm in Summer next time, and come and enjoy the pool!
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2012

Excellent service, wonderful host and no better option from which to experience the valley and all its splender...Shirley is an endless source of local information and tips and she guided us through our stay and made the time that much more memorable! We will be back for sure.

  • Stayed August 2012
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Shirley K, Owner at Fransvliet Guest House, responded to this review, September 5, 2012
Hi Brent
So glad that you enjoyed you time with us - Franschhoek really is the most magical place! We look forward to seeing you again soon
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Johannesburg
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2012

What a wonderful place to stay. A definite must. Beautifully situated on a farm slightly away from the bustle of Franschhoek but close enough to enjoy all that the area has to offer. Accommodation is beautiful, comfortable and all amenities are supplied. Shirley and Joe are most friendly and gracious hosts. Breakfasts a tasty treat. Cannot recommend this guest house enough.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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, Owner at Fransvliet Guest House, responded to this review, June 26, 2012
Thank you for your great review - we so enjoyed having you stay. Hope to see you again soon!
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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2012

We ended our month long African safari at Fransvliet Guest House in Franschoek. We arrived looking rather scruffy and were welcomed warmly. Our room was huge and sparkling clean and the bathroom was well equipped with wonderful toiletries that even my husband enjoyed using. Everything about this guest house makes you feel like a very special visitor - from the enthusiastic dogs to Victor's smile in the morning as he brings you your freshly prepared juice (my favorite was carrot and apple), wonderfully creamy scrambled eggs with smoked salmon and coffee that will keep you going through multiple wine tastings! Shirley, the owner, suggested one of the best restaurants we ate at in South Africa (Ryan's Kitchen) and made sure we found some of the best wineries for our explorations. We were in very good hands with our hostess and would highly recommend this new gem to travelers in this area.

Room Tip: all the rooms are equal and have great views of the garden and vines
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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, Owner at Fransvliet Guest House, responded to this review, June 26, 2012
Thank you for your Martha for your great feedback. So glad that you enjoyed so much of what Franschhoek has to offer - incredible food, amazing wine tastings - and a wonderful chance to relax and enjoy yourselves. Hope to see you again soon!
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Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2012

My traveling companion and I booked two rooms for 4 nights at Fransvliet Guest House to end a South African business trip with a mini vacation in the Winelands. It was a last minute booking and we didn't do quite as much research on the guest house as I normally do - but we stumbled into such a gem! I can't imagine we could have made a better choice in all the Winelands - not just Franschoek. Shirley, Joe, Victor & Robert made us feel like royalty right from the time of our arrival. Not only is the service superior, but the rooms are huge and luxurious. Amazingly comfortable beds, a sweet sitting area with a fireplace, a bathroom larger than my bedroom at home including heated floors, a kitchenette area with plenty of room for multiple suitcases - a slice of heaven in Franschoek. I took about 50 photos of just the grounds and flowers - and we were there in "winter". Coming from Alaska, early winter there just about matched our summer. Although it was too cold to swim, there is a beautiful pool and lawn area where we spent some time soaking up the sun. Fransvliet is about 4km outside of Franschoek so I would recommend having a vehicle. We did not and transportation was difficult since there are no taxis in that area, although a few restaurants will provide transport. Since we were there solely to relax, it wasn't a huge problem for us. We were very, very happy to spend our time at Fransvliet. I also do have to mention the food - Shirley owned a cooking school in Joburg for years and the food is just to die for. Fresh squeezed juices, fresh baked breads, fresh fruit, homemade jams, plus a hot breakfast made to order. No wonder we didn't need lunch! Oh and we added an extra day here rather than spend it in Cape Town on our way home. I wish we had added two and skipped Cape Town altogether. All in all, I can't say enough good things about Fransvliet. Don't hesitate - just book here - (as long as you leave me a vacancy for my next trip!). Thanks Shirley for a wonderful time....

Room Tip: All 5 units are beautiful - you can't go wrong.
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
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, Owner at Fransvliet Guest House, responded to this review, June 27, 2012
Thank you Carol for your great review and for posting your gorgeous photos! We are so glad that you "stumbled" upon us, and hope to see you again soon! Next time hopefully in Summer when you can really enjoy the pool and the sunshine to the max!
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Beirut, Lebanon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2012

Instantly, you are treated as a VIP Guest without paying huge sum.
Paradise, you are in a middle of a vineyard with a beautiful garden.
All rooms are spacious, big bathroom with a bathtub in the middle, very elegant, clean, nicely decorated with a touch of refinement.
As to the breakfast, the owner is a top chef so you couldn’t have it better or tasteful (delicious freshly baked home products from croissant to muffins to eggs and bacons, marmalade…)
We spend a very interesting time talking with about this beautiful country, wines, food, socio political subjects.
Shirley will spot the best restaurants, wine tasting, promenades; she guides you to the best of your interest. You don’t feel you are a tourist doing standard tours.
The only problem is once you step in, you don’t want to leave.

Room Tip: All Rooms are the same except the decoration and colors
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Shirley K, Owner at Fransvliet Guest House, responded to this review, June 7, 2012
Thank you Carole for such a wonderful review! We do indeed see all our guests as VIP's and are so glad that you enjoyed all the little special touches that we have enjoyed putting together. we look forward to seeing you again soon!
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2012

My husband & I together with our 2 little daughters stayed at Fransvliet at the end of April and had a most pleasant stay! The rooms are luxurious and furnished with a great attention to detail, the gracious hosts, Shirley & Joe, welcomed us with a basket of fruit and fresh milk upon our late arrival (11pm due to flight delay), the breakfasts were delicious always with a little special twist (eg porridge with whiskey & cream) and the whole setting was simply lovely! Last but not least, our daughters totally enjoyed the company of the owner's little dogs "xu xu" & "susi". We'd definitely come back!

  • Stayed April 2012
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Shirley K, Owner at Fransvliet Guest House, responded to this review, June 7, 2012
Thank you Rima! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Susi and Ghu ghu loved having playmates too :) We look forward to seeing you again soon!
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Additional Information about Fransvliet Guest House

Property: Fransvliet Guest House
Address: R45 (Hugenot Road 4km before Franschoek) | opposite La Motte - Leopards Leap, Franschhoek, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Franschhoek
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 40 Specialty Lodging in Franschhoek
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Fransvliet Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Fransvliet Guest House is a tranquil, luxury retreat, only 4 kilometres from the heart of Franschhoek.It is situated on a working farm, growing grapes, olives and figs. Wake up to the call of the birds and in the evening perhaps hear the resident owls calling as they contemplate the night's hunt. Breathtaking mountain views are all around, each one more spectacular than the last. The individually decorated suites are pure luxury, with absolute attention to detail. Soft wineland colours set the tone for a perfect stay. Breakfast is an occasion, every day. Spend time in the newly renovated 65 year old house, either inside or on the veranda, enjoying the view of the pool and the vineyards. Celebrate "the best meal of the day" with either a Continental or a full breakfast that will include seasonal specials. The sparkling pool is at your disposal for those hot lazy afternoons. Relax in the shade with a magazine and an ice cold drink, before you cool off. Lazy winter days are a treat too. Snuggle up in your suite in a comfy armchair with your own personal fireplace - the perfect way to enjoy one of the local bottles of red wine. Meander through the garden, (both indigenous and other) on your way to your suite. Something special will be flowering at all times. In season, luscious figs will be found on the trees, and the scent of lemons may be in the air too. Take an early morning walk around the farm in December. The vines will be green and laden with fruit. In July, a few burgundy coloured leaves and bare sticks have their own attraction. Soak up the 360° view, especially the powerful Simonsberg mountains. ... more   less 
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