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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: Speciality 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 introduction to the Franschhoek Valley as they journey through rolling vineyards in an open-side tram and open-air tram-bus stopping at some of South Africa's oldest and most distinguished wine estates. A combination of tram and tram-bus follows a loop of stops allowing guests to hop off at each stop and experience the activities on offer, such as wine tasting, a cellar tour, lunch or simply a stroll through the vineyards. When ready guests simply hop on to continue the tour. The tour takes guests into the heart of the Franschhoek Valley, with a guided commentary and unparalleled views of the valley and vineyards. less
Attraction type: Tramways
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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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Grand Provence Estate
Grand Provence Estate
Winery, restaurant, and art gallery.
Attraction type: Art Galleries; Wineries & Vineyards
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Foliage Restaurant
Foliage Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 75 Restaurants in Franschhoek
Cuisines: European
Good for: Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Ryan's Kitchen
Ryan's Kitchen
Ranked #2 of 75 Restaurants in Franschhoek
Price: US$15 - US$40
Cuisines: African, Contemporary, Fusion
Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Pierneef a La Motte
Pierneef a La Motte
Ranked #3 of 75 Restaurants in Franschhoek
Cuisines: French, European
Good for: View, Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Le Bon Vivant
Le Bon Vivant
Ranked #4 of 75 Restaurants in Franschhoek
Price: US$15 - US$20
Cuisines: European, Soups
Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Cafe BonBon
Cafe BonBon
Ranked #5 of 75 Restaurants in Franschhoek
Cuisines: European
Good for: View, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer

All accommodation » Where to stay - Budget

The Garden House
The Garden House
US$62 - US$100 (£50 - £80)
Ranked #1 of 65 Franschhoek B&B and Inns
Plumwood Inn
4.0 of 5
Plumwood Inn
US$90 - US$180 (€83 - €167)
Ranked #6 of 65 Franschhoek B&B and Inns
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Lavender Farm Guest House Franschhoek
4.0 of 5
Lavender Farm Guest House Franschhoek
US$79 - US$162
Ranked #11 of 65 Franschhoek B&B and Inns
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All accommodation » Where to stay - Midrange

Avondrood Guest House
4.0 of 5
Avondrood Guest House
US$155 - US$315
Ranked #2 of 65 Franschhoek B&B and Inns
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Franschhoek Manor
Franschhoek Manor
US$150 - US$307 (€139 - €285)
Ranked #3 of 65 Franschhoek B&B and Inns
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Ashbourne House Guest House
4.0 of 5
Ashbourne House Guest House
US$111 - US$196
Ranked #7 of 65 Franschhoek B&B and Inns
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All accommodation » Where to stay - Luxury

Akademie Street Boutique Hotel and Guest House
5.0 of 5
Akademie Street Boutique Hotel and Guest House
US$293 - US$526
Ranked #1 of 11 Hotels in Franschhoek
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Leeu House
5.0 of 5
Leeu House
US$394 - US$682 (ZAR 4,915 - ZAR 8,508)
Ranked #2 of 11 Hotels in Franschhoek
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Angala Boutique Hotel and Guest House
5.0 of 5
Angala Boutique Hotel and Guest House
US$229 - US$573
Ranked #4 of 65 Franschhoek B&B and Inns
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