About Franschhoek

 

Nestled between towering mountains in the beautiful Cape Winelands lies the magnificent Franschhoek Valley. This is the food and wine heartland of the country, where splendid wines are grown and our top chefs create international cuisine.

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Franschhoek offers the best of both worlds — access to one of the world’s great cities, combined with life in the countryside. Breath-taking scenery, warm hospitality, world class cuisine and the finest wines. This is the beautiful Franschhoek Valley in the heart of the Cape Winelands. Spectacular vineyards cover these mountain slopes, settled more than 300 years ago by the Huguenots, who brought with them their age-old French wine and food culture.

This is a valley rich in history, centered around a picturesque village of friendly, welcoming people. In the village you will find wonderful crafts, antique shops and art galleries. The main street is lined with bustling coffee shops and restaurants. Only a 45 minute drive from Cape Town – come and enjoy the gourmet capital of South Africa. Let Franschhoek be your base while you explore this exceptionally beautiful region.

About Franschhoek