If you would like 1) superb comfort, 2) genuine hospitality and warmth, 3) a superb location and 4) the tastiest breakfast imaginable then look no further!
We have stayed at Fransvleit twice now and cannot recommend this wonderful guest house enough. This is as good- as- it- gets in my mind. The quality of the fittings in the rooms is undeniable, the bed is so sumptuous you may never want to get out, the shower is perfectly powerful and the bath is big enough for two! What's more, ex Chef and Fransvliet owner Shirley and manager Victor cannot do enough for you- fresh and exquisite breakfasts, personal recommendations, exclusive bookings, sourcing specific bottles of wine/ bubbles, ice mint water by the pool...etc etc.
We became so attached to Fransvliet and Shirley that we decided to invite her and gorgeous husband Joe to our wedding which was taking place 3 months after our 2nd visit at a local vineyard!! It was a natural choice to put our nearest and dearest in Fransvliet for the days before and after our wedding- needless to say our guests loved it as much as we did!
You leave with a feeling of utter contentment. We are planning our next stay!!!
- 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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