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Off Grid Getaway with Breathtaking Mountain Views
Greet the day with breakfast before marvelous mountains and countryside views from the sunny balcony. From its vaulted, wood-beam ceilings and country-chic decoration, to its brick-fronted fireplace, this placid hideaway glows with idyllic charm. Set on 2 hectares of beautiful gardens, with fruit trees, vineyards & surrounded by mountains. Sip a glass of chilled wine and enjoy the beautiful sunsets from the large balcony with one of the best views! Cool off in the dipping pool and relax in the tree shaded pool area or on those wet winter days curl up next to the indoor fireplace. Property is gated, guest have there own access and free to roam the property. We like to give guest there own space, however either myself or a staff member are always available and happy to help. Nestled between towering mountainscapes and enduring vineyards, this property is situated in Franschhoek, a town known for its world-class dining, wine tasting, and natural beauty. Visit the Huguenot Memorial Museum to learn about local history. Uber is recently available in Franschhoek but does have a limited presence (after 11pm/12pm). There is also a tuk tuk taxi available, please view enclosed information for contact. Please note there is a friendly young rescue dog that roams freely on the property. Nestled between towering mountainscapes and enduring vineyards, this property is situated in Franschhoek, a town known for its world-class dining, wine tasting, and natural beauty.
$82 per night
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Intimate Loft with Love for Detail @ The Yard
Stay in the heart of beautiful Franschhoek and experience our little town's gorgeous YARD with the quirkiest cafés and art galleries right in front of your doorstep. Enjoy the spacious loft's high ceilings, the enclosed porch for barbecues, the indoor fire place, and have a glass of wine on the little balcony looking out to the Yard. Under the fairy lights in the trees and with the occasional jazz concert below, you'll have nothing less than a magical experience in Franschhoek.
$111 per night
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Village Artisan Apartment
- 150 meters from the Franschhoek Wine Tram - Nespresso with pods - Free and secure parking -Fast and reliable wifi (with 4 hrs backup power during power outages) -air-conditioning The perfect escape from the city and an ideal vacation rental. Trendy and relaxing space with designer interior and fresh, clean linen. Inside you'll find a comfortable couch, Smart TV, and natural lighting. Airy and clean bathroom. The best way to explore town main road is on foot
$64 per night

Stay near Franschhoek's top sights

Franschhoek Wine Tram197 locals recommend
Mont Rochelle Nature Reserve64 locals recommend
Franschhoek Station Pub & Grill14 locals recommend
Grand Provence Estate17 locals recommend
Elephant and Barrel Village pub43 locals recommend
Franschhoek Cellar6 locals recommend

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Mayflower Cottage
$118 per night
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C'est la Vie 5: Self-catering apartment for adults
$81 per night
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La Vue River Cottage - A Country Retreat
$80 per night
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Wanderlust Apartment
$63 per night

Your guide to Franschhoek

All About Franschhoek

Centuries of agriculture and wine production have turned the city of Franschhoek into the culinary and wine capital of South Africa, aided by the region’s proximity to Cape Town. As the first place in the country to receive a wine appellation, this corner of the Western Cape is best experienced by visiting the farms and vineyards that produce the region’s celebrated fare. One of its most popular attractions is the Franschhoek wine tram, which carries you through the countryside and stops at wineries along the way.

Franschhoek is Dutch for “French Corner.” In the 17th century, a migration of Huguenots arrived from France and built farms named after their hometowns; the imprint of these early settlers can be felt in the town’s Parisian-style cafes and annual French-rooted festivals.

The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Franschhoek

Located 900 feet above sea level, Franschhoek is blessed with relatively consistent, mild weather year round. Warm weather and sunshine make visiting Franschhoek Valley especially pleasant. Planning a trip between November and December will capitalize on South Africa’s comfortable late spring and early summer weather. The temperatures rise to their peak in the summer months of January and February, with very little rainfall threatening outdoor events. In March and April, summer gives way to fall’s cooler temperatures. Every May, South African and international authors come to Franschhoek’s annual Literary Festival to give readings and run writing workshops. June, the peak of winter, is the wettest month in the valley, and the days are crisp, though freezing temperatures are extremely rare. Along with the cooler weather, Franschhoek’s Bastille Festival livens up the streets in July as it pays homage to its French Huguenot heritage with a celebration of food and wine.

Top things to do in Franschhoek

Franschhoek Wine Country

The outskirts of Franschhoek are covered in rolling vineyards and backed by mountains with sawtooth ridgelines. The vineyards make use of the panoramic vistas on their outdoor patios, the perfect settings for taste-testing wines that are part of the region’s Appellation Grand Prestige. The grapes selected for the Appellation include Sémillon, Chardonnay, and Cabernet Sauvignon.

Mont Rochelle Nature Reserve

Ten hiking trails wind through Mont Rochelle Nature Reserve within the UNESCO-designated Cape Winelands Biosphere Reserve. Trek through the Franschhoek mountain chain for superlative views of the valley. You’ll pass by a diverse range of native plants such as fynbos, a fine-leafed shrub whose colorful flowers have numerous skinny petals. Although baboons, klipspringers (antelope), and leopards live in the park, sightings of these creatures are much rarer than those of birds and reptiles.

Franschhoek Village Market

Every Saturday, this iconic market on a court bordered with oak trees is packed with merchants selling artisanal products and foods. The aromas of spices and leather fill the air as you wander among stalls stocked with handmade jewelry, ceramics, and locally grown produce. While you shop, you can sample a variety of dishes and fruits in this beautiful outdoor setting.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are there family-friendly cottages in Franschhoek?

Yes! We have over 10 cottages with more than 2 bedrooms perfect for families looking for a comfortable and convenient stay in Franschhoek.

How much does it cost to stay in a villa in Franschhoek?

Experience the best of Franschhoek with our villa vacation rentals, averaging about $730 per day, before taxes and fees. Embrace comfort and style while staying within your budget in your home away from home.

Are there pet-friendly farms in Franschhoek?

Yes! Four-legged friends are welcome too! Select from over 10 pet-friendly farm in Franschhoek, so your furry family members can join in on the adventure.

Are there apartments with a dedicated workspace in Franschhoek?

Yes! Work meets play with ease at over 20 apartments in Franschhoek featuring dedicated workspaces. Stay connected and productive in your home away from home.

Are there Franschhoek villas on Airbnb with pools?

Yes! Dive into the perfect getaway at one of over 20 villas with pools in Franschhoek, available on Airbnb. Make a splash and soak up the sun in style!

Where should I stay in Franschhoek?

Make yourself at home in Franschhoek by choosing from our most frequently booked neighborhoods. We have over 440 vacation rentals in Franschhoek, and over 440 vacation rentals in Le Roux.