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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 world-renowned chefs create international cuisine with breathtaking scenery as a backdrop.
Franschhoek’s award-winning wine estates encircle the village. Here, acclaimed winemakers create glorious vintages. Enjoy tastings overlooking the vineyards where the grapes were harvested ... each exceptional experience is enhanced by the setting – arguably the most beautiful wine valley in the world. So glorious this place is, in fact, that getting married in Franschhoek is popular with couples from all over the world.
The main street, lined with shops, specialist stores, arts and crafts studios, and galleries, is the heart of this vibrant village. Even better, visit during one of the numerous annual festivals, such as the Franschhoek Bastille Festival, the Franschhoek Literary Festival, Franschhoek Uncorked or the Franschhoek Cap Classique & Champagne Festival.
When it comes to accommodation, the options are myriad, suiting all tastes and budgets. Decide between boutique hotels, lavish five-star country lodges, cosy bed-and-breakfasts, pleasant guesthouses or comfortable self-catering options.
- Award-winning wine farms
- Franschhoek Wine Tram
- Chocolate tasting
- Franschhoek Motor Museum
- Cape Winelands Riding Experience