About this listing
The two bedrooms are spread over the ground floor accessed through spiral stairs to the expansive living area upstairs, with folding glass doors opening onto the upstairs deck with cracking views over the vineyards and mountains.
The Map Room’s highlight is the upper terrace, which wraps its arms around the sociable kitchen and lounge, the perfect place to drink in mountain views along with a glass of wine or two. The kitchen is fully equipped, open plan to the living room and dining room….Our guests love The Map Room.
Interaction with guests
I spend some time with guests on check in and will send guests plenty of information of where to book restaurants and make the most of the local area when they are staying, and meet local characters.
Recently described as one of South Africa’s most beautiful spots with a picture-postcard village, 45 minutes from Cape Town. If you are going to choose one place as your base, Franschhoek should be it.
Franschhoek is quirky and charming, renowned for its towering mountains, vineyards and being the 'Gastronomic Capital of South Africa'. It is an historic village being settled by the French Huguenots in 1688 and has retained its authentic character and sense of place. It is a one of a kind.
The Map Room is situated on the last remaining dirt-track on the edge of the village, yet only 5 mins walk from the main buzz of the high street.
Most guests staying will arrive by their own car or rental car. It is very easy to drive around on your own and the roads and signs are very good. There is limited public transport to and around Franschhoek.
We now have a Tuk-Tuk service in the village and the Wine Tram is a good way of exploring the vineyards.
As they would in their own home; with respect for the house and the neighbours.
Jo has been in Franschhoek since 2002 and was raised a few kilometres away over the mountains. The years in between were spent in the UK, Australia, France, Croatia and New York fuelling his desires for adventure, finishing off with a solo sailing trip down the Irrawaddy River, in Burma, and on through the Andaman Sea. Jo moved down to Franschhoek, settling in arguably the most scenically beautiful wine valley in the world. This is one of eight properties under the ‘Explorers Club’ umbrella.