The Franschhoek Valley

The Franschhoek Valley

About Franschhoek

Franschhoek is one of the most beautiful historical South African attractions, with world renowned wine farms dotting the magnificent landscape. Just 75km from the cosmopolitan city of Cape Town, Franschhoek, the “French Corner”, is one of the oldest towns in the country. With a population of under 20,000, this quaint town is a favourite retreat for much needed rest and relaxation, boasting some of the most spectacular scenes the country has to offer. Originally settled in the late 17th century, the Franschhoek valley was first named Olifantshoek, translated to “Elephants Corner”. Long gone from the area, elephants once roamed wild through the vast mountain ranges that surround the rich valley. Some of the first established farms are still present, and have grown into world famous wineries, offering an unforgettable Cape wine experience.

Franschoek offers much exploration in the way of culture, and a fascinating history. The Huguenot monument is a striking town feature, and nearby museums tell the captivating tale of this historical settlement. Cape Dutch architecture is a prominent influence in the Franschhoek village, and with building regulation in place, this quaint little town will retain its mesmerizing old world charm. Nestled between towering mountains, the enchanting Franschhoek Valley is the fine food and wine capital of the Cape. Paired with the perfect gourmet cuisines, Franchhoek offers a Cape wine getaway like no other. A sleepy country retreat or romantic escape, Franschhoek is surrounded by spectacular landscapes, and is also an outdoor enthusiasts dream. For wine tasting enthusiasts, Greatest Africa offers private wine tours in the wonderful Cape wine area, guided by boutique wine producer Richard Hilton, of Richard Hilton Vineyards. Richard is also the founder and MD of Greatest Africa, and his passion lies in the unforgettable and world renowned Cape wine experience. Based in the greater Cape area, Greatest Africa are on the ground experts. Knowledgeable and experienced, allow us to guide you in the perfect Franschhoek itinerary!

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Holden Manz, Franschhoek

  • Luxury Cape Dutch Country Retreat
  • Set in the Heart of the Winelands
  • Wine Estate 1 Hour from Cape Town
  • Magnificent Mountain Backdrop
  • Gourmet Capital of South Africa
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From $135 pp / night

Grande Provence, Franschoek

  • Luxury Cape Dutch Accommodation
  • Set in the Heart of the Winelands
  • Just 1 Hour from Cape Town
  • Breathtaking Mountain Backdrop
  • Gourmet Capital of South Africa
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From $185 pp / night

L’Ermitage Chateaus and Villas Franschhoek

  • Luxury Mountainside Winelands Hotel
  • Spectacular Views of Franschhoek Valley
  • Set on a World Class Wine Estate
  • Romantic Chateau Suites and Villa's
  • Historical Village with Gourmet Dining
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From $150 pp / night

Mont Rochelle Hotel, Franschhoek

  • 5 Star Exclusive Vineyard Hotel
  • Luxurious Cape Winelands Setting
  • Panoramic View of the Franschhoek Valley
  • Contemporary Luxury Suites
  • Ideal Base to Explore the Cape Winelands
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From $230 pp / night

La Residence Franschhoek

  • Luxurious Boutique Hotel
  • Exclusive Cape Winelands Retreat
  • Romantic & Indulgent Opulence
  • Just 1 Hour from Cape Town
  • Set in SA's Gourmet Capital
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From $580 pp / night

The Last Word Franschhoek

  • Exclusive 5 Star Historic Residence
  • Peaceful & Tranquil Location
  • 5 Minutes from Gourmet Franschhoek Village
  • Rich with History and Culture
  • Ideal Cape Winelands Retreat
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From $185 pp / night

La Petite Ferme, Franschhoek

  • French Country Style 4 Star Luxury
  • Set High Above Beauriful Franschhoek
  • 1 Hours Drive from Cape Town
  • Gourmet Dining & Fine Wines
  • Ideal Base to Explore the Cape Winelands
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From $130 pp / night

Le Quartier Francais, Franschhoek

  • Exclusive Boutique Hotel
  • Breathtaking Winelands Setting
  • Romantic Luxurious Destination
  • World Class Gourmet Dining
  • In the Heart of Wine Country
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From $280 pp / night

Le Franschhoek Hotel

  • Luxury Hotel and Spa
  • Romantic Five Star Retreat
  • World Class Wellness Centre
  • Contemporary Cape Dutch Setting
  • In the Heart of the Cape Wine Region
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From $120 pp / night