Valley of the Vines

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. Here breathtaking scenery, warm hospitality, world class cuisine and the finest wines all combine to create lasting memories.

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 and centres on a picturesque village of friendly, welcoming people.

In the village you will find wonderful crafts, art and antique shops and galleries. The main street is lined with coffee shops and restaurants. Only 45 minutes from Cape Town Franschhoek is the ideal base while you explore the entire Cape winelands.

When travelling around the Western Cape you are going to need somewhere to call home, a place to rest your weary feet after a day of exploration. Franschhoek is such a place. Its centrality ensures that travelling distances to all areas of interest are minimal. Even with its central location it remains removed from the hustle and bustle of city life. Relax and soak up the atmosphere ensuring that you are revived for the following day’s adventures.

Franschhoek Tourism

Close By

Butterfly Farm – it’s perfect for kids (15min)

Hillcrest Berry Farm – lovely tea and scones, Helshoogte (20min)

Seidelberg – glass blowing, Paarl (20min)

Afrikaans Language Monument & Museum – Paarl (20min)

Paarl Rock Nature Reserve – mountain biking, hiking, birdwatching or picnics (20min)

Pearl Valley Golf Estate – enjoy a round of golf, course designed by Jack Niklaus

Hot Air Ballooning – Paarl (30min)

Strawberry Picking – Stellenbosch (30min)

Jonkershoek Nature Reserve – hiking, Stellenbosch (30min)


Horse Riding – La Rochelle Tours or Paradise Stables

Chocolate Experience – La Rochelle Tours or Franschhoek’s Official Tourism Site

Museum – Franschhoek Motor Museum

Spa – We can arrange an on-site appointment

Wine Tasting – There are a multitude of top wine estates in the area

Cycling – Hire, or join a club on a route

Our Franschhoek Gallery

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Fransvliet – B&B and Farm-stay in Franshhoek, Cape Winelands, South Africa

Holiday Accommodation!

Fransvliet Guest House

R45 Main Rd, Le Roux, Franschhoek.

For enquiries, please contact Shirley Kilian at:

Tel: +27 (0)21 876 3726
Mobile: +27 (0)82 572 9490
Fax: +27 (0)86 552 4615
Email: info@fransvliet.co.za

Travel along the R45 from Stellenbosch/Paarl. About 4km before Franschhoek you will pass La Motte on your left. Continue for 400m then turn right into Fransvliet Farm.