Franschhoek Wine Valley

Plumwood Inn Guest House

From the charming positioning in the historical heart of the Franschhoek mountain valley, right down to the thorough concept of combining luxury and comfort, Plumwood Inn promises to host an exclusive, all-encompassing and treasured guesthouse experience.

The overall atmosphere at Plumwood Inn is one of tranquil sophistication and indulgence. The serenity and ambience are created not only by the majestic mountain surroundings but by the individual service supplied on a personal and world class level.   It is the small touches and great attention placed on particular detail that go a long way to added personal service and amplify the overall Plumwood Inn experience.

Outstanding accommodation is but a piece in the Plumwood Inn encounter and is offered in three alternate varieties, catering to the classical cottage-style or more modern tastes of guests. Be it in the four rooms of the Main Lodge or the seven rooms in the more contemporary, modern-styled Villas – all rooms boast the same luxuries and offer an exceptional sense of unique style and elegant design.

After awakening to glorious views and birdsong, a plentiful and splendid breakfast can be enjoyed alfresco on the sunny terrace overlooking the pool or in the elegant breakfast area. Night caps can be sipped around the sparkling salt water pool or in the peaceful serenity of the tranquil garden.

A scenic 2 minute stroll will land you in the local village centre – an area alive with places to enjoy fine wining and dining. Surrounded by many of the Capes celebrated wine estates, golf courses and beaches, and only one hour from Cape Town, Franschhoek makes the perfect base from which to explore and enjoy this breathtaking region.


What a pleasure it is to be welcomed and cared for by hosts that understand the needs and expectations of their guests. We thoroughly enjoyed staying in guesthouses and B&B’s when we first holidayed in South Africa in 1998. We were soon encumbered by the dream of owning our own special haven, and soon after returning to our homeland in the Netherlands, we decided to make our dream a reality. Taking enthusiastic steps to reach our goal, we booked our tickets to South Africa, put our home on the market and left the rest to chance.

After only 5 days of being back in Cape Town, we came across and immediately fell in love with the sanctuary that was to be ours – Plumwood Inn. Within a week, we received notification that our house in the Netherlands was to be sold. All the pieces in our life puzzle were falling meticulously into place.

On 11 January 2001, we made the official move to South Africa. A mere 2 days later, we opened our doors to the first guests.

We look forward to welcoming and treating you to an unforgettable and cherished stay.

Roel & Lucienne Rutten

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Franschhoek Wine Valley exists to:

  • Develop and implement marketing plans to profile the Franschhoek Wine Valley
  • Arrange and advertise events that support the Franschhoek Wine Valley brand image and which encourage visitors to the Valley
  • Represent the business interests of our members to the Stellenbosch Municipality
  • Aggregate the combined buying power of our members to leverage economy of scale benefits from service providers
  • Coordinate free advisory services and discussion forums to support our member’s businesses

Our Accolades

  • TripAdvisor’s Travellers’ Choice Awards 2020 - Top 25 Emerging Worldwide Destinations (15th position).
  • Tripadvisor Traveller's Choice Destination Winner 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015
  • Most Memorable Wine Route 2014, 2013 & 2012
  • Service Excellence Award - 2015
  • Best Tourism Event 2015 - Franschhoek Bastille Festival
  • Best Local Tourism Authority Information service 2013 & 2012

Tourism Levy

Certain establishments in Franschhoek may levy visitors with voluntary contributions towards the running of the FWV and to support local charities. Should visitors not wish to contribute to these causes, please indicate this to the relevant merchant.


Maintenance & validity of all business operating permits, licences and registration certificates are the responsibility of the business owner. Franschhoek Wine Valley takes no responsibility for the renewal of the required legal business operating documentation.


Contact Us

Franschhoek Wine Valley

Physical Address
62 Huguenot Road

Office hours
Monday: 09h00 – 12h00
Tuesday to Friday: 09h00 – 16h00
Saturday: 09h00 – 13h00
Sunday: closed

Contact Details
+27(0) 21 876 2861