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

Booking Information
Mobile: 072 199 0536
Website: Visit Website

More Information
Distance to town: 0.5
Maximum Guests: 22
Rooms: 11
Check-in Time: 14pm
Check-out Time: 11am


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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


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Franschhoek Wine Valley

Physical Address
66B Huguenot Road

Office hours
Monday to Friday: 08h00 – 17h00
Saturday: 09h00 – 16h00
Sunday: 09h00 – 14h00

Contact Details
+27(0) 66 224 6360