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Wine tram. Conveniently located one hour outside of Cape Town.
The greenery and the scenery :) Lots of wine farms and restaurants. Perfect for any tourist.
Excellent restaurants and most of them are within walking distance if you stay at Plumwood Inn.
Great Restaurants and shops as well as wineries and sight seeing.
The views and wine tasting options.
Best things to do in Franschhoek:
- Visiting the wine farms, especially Boschendal and Babylonstoren
- Horse riding and mountain biking trails through the farms
- Hiking in Mont Rochelle & Hottentots Holland nature reserves
- Great restaurants
I love the fact that all the restaurants, wine farms etc. are so easily accessible. Everything is nice and close to each other and everything is so green and beautiful.
This is such a beautiful and well run town, with an abundance of wine and good food! Would highly recommend this for any visitors seeking a break from the hustle and bustle of city life. Or just want a romantic weekend away. It is on the pricey side, so be prepared to pay a bit for a meal and drinks. Otherwise have fun!
The ability to park your car and just walk around the entire town.
The scenery in Franschhoek.
Franschhoek is a very beautiful small town near Cape Town. It has an unofficial title as South Africa’s food capital, justified by the town’s French influence and borne out by the high number of award-winning restaurants, mostly headed up by classically trained chefs.
Franschhoek lies in a fertile vine-filled valley surrounded by imposing mountains in the Western Cape Province of South Africa. The area was originally allocated to French Huguenots escaping religious persecution in France in the 1680s. The Huguenots brought with them wine making skills and their legacy has left Franschhoek a quality wine producing region.
The drive into Franschhoek is spectacular; vineyards are planted all the way to the mountain slopes, the historic Cape Dutch homes are lovingly restored and, upon entering the town, you are greeted by a spotless solitary street lined with pavement café’s and alluring restaurants. The street ends at the Huguenot Monument, a fitting tribute to those that contributed to the town’s success... Show more
For a more down to earth experience there are guest houses. Less expensive than hotels, they offer a more homey environment, as well as more privacy. Converted from a private house it’s a much gentler environment and for those with furry friends, there are also pet friendly options. They are usually well situated with shops and places of interest nearby. Being so small it offers a much more personal and intimate attention to it’s upkeep, leaving you with a more polished and homely experience.