When visiting Franschhoek in the Cape Winelands you are immediately transported to a world filled with breathtaking scenery, warm hospitality, world-class cuisine and superb wines. Regarded as South Africa’s Culinary Capital you’ll be spoilt for choice with the selection of fine dining and café-style restaurants in this quaint village. Home to some of the country’s finest wine producers, your Franschhoek experience will without a doubt be a memorable one.
Less than an hour’s drive from Cape Town, a day trip to Franschhoek is a breeze, but why not treat yourself (and that someone special) to an overnight escape, or better yet a mid-week getaway. Franschhoek offers a wide range of accommodation– from luxury boutique hotels to quaint bed and breakfasts and self-catering establishments. View some of the unforgettable mid-week offers below.
ASHBOURNE HOUSE GUESTHOUSE
Ashbourne House has won the Lilizela Award 2019/20 as best 4* guesthouse in the Western Cape. The beautifully restored colonial guesthouse is situated in a quiet corner of Franschhoek, but within easy walking distance to the famous Main Road and to the Wine Tram. With eight beautifully appointed rooms, a luxurious sitting room, vine-shaded patios, wooden balconies overlooking a treed courtyard garden and swimming pool, as well as wonderful views of the surrounding mountains, this is the perfect base from which to explore the magic and history of this eclectic village.
From R1,475 per room per night including breakfast for 2 guests. OR
“Dine Out Special for Pensioners”, R1800 per room per night for 2 people sharing, includes breakfast and dinner at TAPASCO Restaurant. A second night (bed and breakfast) can be added to the package from R1,395 per room per night.
AUBERGE CLERMONT GUESTHOUSE
Clermont offers guests the chance to stay close to the centre of Franschhoek while enjoying the tranquility of farm-life. Spend some time relaxing around our sparkling pool, walk around the vineyards or pay a game of tennis! Breakfast is included and comes highly recommended!
From R3990 for two nights (2 guests sharing) 30% discount.
AUBERGE DANIELLA GUESTHOUSE
Auberge Daniella offers guests three well-appointed Luxurious Apartments: The La Cotte and Huguenot suites make up the homestead whilst the Lavender Suite is opposite the swimming pool. Auberge Daniella Guesthouse ( 4-star Guesthouse).
From R1280.00 – per unit (SAVE 20% ) Daily Rate – Max – 2 adults
Avondrood’s original Victorian Cape-Dutch home offers guests a beautiful peaceful stay with a rich historical feel of French Huguenot culture combined with all of the modern luxuries and amenities one would desire when treating yourself. Breakfast is served in the tranquil gardens which boasts views of the surrounding mountains.
Stay for 2 nights and only pay for 1 night
Dating back 1692, Babylonstoren is located in the premier wine-growing region of the Cape Winelands against the backdrop of the Simonsberg Mountains. Today, it is loved and best known for its magnificent formal garden that is laid out over 3,5 hectares, designed by master garden architect Patrice Taravella. The working farm also comprises a hotel, garden spa, two farm-to-fork restaurants, an on-site bakery and farm shop. The vineyards alone cover 102 hectares and produce 13 different grape varieties.
WE are offering pensioners 30% off on hotel stays until 31 December 2020
T’s & C’s apply.
• Minimum of two nights stay over weekends.
• Only valid for new bookings.
CHAPTER HOUSE BOUTIQUE HOTEL
Chapter House Boutique Hotel is the most recent addition to The Living Journey Collection, and one of the most exciting new additions to the Franschhoek town center, located just a few minutes’ walk from the very many wonderful and award-winning restaurants that Franschhoek has to offer. This hotel is soaked in history and is a very significant building in the history of this charming town. Originally built as a Mission House in 1888, and later serving as the village school right up until 1974, this house has chapters filled with stories to tell.
from R2800 for 2 people for 2 nights at of our 5* Chapter House Boutique Hotel
including gourmet breakfast and a bottle of sparkling wine. Valid 02 November – 30 November 2020
This relaxed and popular self-catering cottage sleeps up to four adults in two double bedrooms, with two children in a TinTin-inspired bunk room, making Cook’s Cottage ideal for families or a small group of friends. The cottage has a covered veranda with outdoor eating and barbeque (braai) area leading out to a shady side garden, as well as a private, courtyard garden to the front, with 3m x 3m plunge pool and lovely views back onto the mountains. Inside, Cook’s Cottage’s well-equipped kitchen, dining room, wood-fire warmed sitting room and upstairs pyjama lounge offer warmth, relaxation and a real ‘welcome home’ feeling. Located on a quiet residential street in the heart of Franschhoek village, Cook’s Cottage is only a few minutes’ walk from the centre of the village.
As the flagship property in the Explorers Club’s special and unique collection of places to stay, the Explorers Club has been designed with adventure in mind. Life at the Explorers Club revolves around the vast open-plan kitchen, living, dining area and enclosed veranda, with doors that pull back and open out onto a huge pool and garden with mountain views. The four ensuite bedrooms (three ensuite bedrooms, one twin loft room) lead off from this central area, with a twin room tucked ingeniously into the eaves of the original building, together sleeping up to 6 adults and 4 children. Built on the spot where the original railway ticket office stood in the centre of Franschhoek village, the Explorers Club, through its eclectic Africana décor, retains the atmosphere of the eternal traveller, perfectly captured by Jo Sinfield’s sentiment: “Somewhere inside all of us lurks an adventurous impulse, large or small. We hope you find it here. Start planning an escapade, tremble over a few precipices, and mull over an idea or two with glass in hand…all in the comfort of the Explorers Club.”
All our Franschhoek Managed properties will take part at 45% off. (Excludes Friday and Saturday nights).
FLEUR DU SOLEIL LUXURY GUESTHOUSE
Feel pampered in one of our five luxurious 5-star suites, savoring the tranquil, peaceful environment with breathtaking views, for a well-deserved break. Relax at our pool patio or lounge bar area. Free high speed fibre wi-fi and full, cooked a la carte breakfast included daily. Five minute walking distance from the heart of Franschhoek Village.
Price from R3660 for two nights (2 guests sharing) – (45% discount)
FRANSVLIET GUEST HOUSE
Situated on a working farm, 3 km from Franschhoek. Meander through the magnificent gardens – on the way to your individually decorated suite. Enjoy chilled wine on your veranda before dinner, taking in the breathtaking mountain views. Breakfast is always an occasion and as a bonus, owner and Chef Shirley Kilian will teach you how to prepare Eggs Benedict for breakfast one morning.
*Included in your room rate will be an R800 voucher (sharing meal for 2) to be redeemed at neighbouring award-winning restaurant Chefs Warehouse at Maison. To be used for lunch or dinner
Price from R4450 for 2 nights (2 guests sharing) 30% discount. Breakfast and lunch for 1 day included.
To book contact Shirley on Shirley 082 572 9490 or Victor 021 876 3726
For more information visit www.fransvliet.co.za
FRANSCHHOEK MANOR GUESTHOUSE
Welcome to the Boutique Luxury Guesthouse, relax and unwind. Let us spoil you. Located amidst stunning gardens with two pools, two gazebos, numerous private sittings areas just outside beautiful Franschhoek, guests looking for absolute privacy, peace and quiet will find our private five-star guesthouse the perfect place to unwind. Breakfast outside staring at our beautiful garden, mountains, with little sound of the river flowing at the bottom of our garden.
Price from R1800 per room and night (incl. breakfast) – (up to 50% discount)
HAPPY VALLEY LODGE
We are a family owned self-catering guest lodge situated on a small citrus farm in the heart of the Franschhoek winelands. Two rivers border the farm, the smaller Kastaiings river and the Franschhoek river. We are surrounded by mountains and boast exceptional views. Happy Valley is situated 5kms from Franschhoek.
Offering a 10% discount
LA FONTAINE GUESTHOUSE
La Fontaine was completely transformed during an extensive refurbishment in 2018. With 2 swimming pool and breakfast serviced either in the exquisite lounge or in the shade of the pergola, La Fontaine is the ideal for a breakaway. Located less than a 3min walk to historic Franschhoek village centre, restaurants, and art galleries
Stay for 2 nights and only pay for 1 night
MACARON BOUTIQUE GUESTHOUSE
Macaron Boutique Guesthouse is a luxurious classic Victorian house conveniently located in the centre of Franschhoek. An oasis of comfort and relaxation, the guesthouse offers beautiful luxury rooms, established gardens and two saltwater swimming pools. A perfect location for rest and relaxation.
Rooms rates from R1200.00 – R1500.00 any day
MONT D’OR GUESTHOUSE FRANSCHHOEK
Mont d’Or is a renovated 19th century residence. Each room varies in layout and character. Situated in the centre of the historic Franschhoek Village – within walking distance to restaurants, art galleries and shops. Swimming pool and Spa.
Less 40% special for the months of November and December.
2 Nights R3200.00 per room.(breakfast included)
PETIT & GRANDE PLAISIR
We would love to welcome you in true Boland hospitality. Fully equipped self-catering units with braai, pool, free wifi, safe parking and walking distance from the town center.
Self-catering cottages in Franschhoek, the wine valley and gourmet capital of South Africa. All our cottages have lovely views – mountains, vineyards, farmlands and dams. There is a guest swimming pool with a covered area where you can relax. There are lovely gardens in which to stroll and it is an easy walk into the village. Cottages are equipped for self-catering purposes with linen and towels provided.
Spend two nights with us for the price of one night!
ROSE COTTAGE AT VERDUN FARM
Rose Cottages provides an idyllic retreat in the beautiful Franschhoek valley. Our spacious self-catering cottages are comfortably and tastefully furnished, each with a private patio and pool. Soak up the views and enjoy Franschhoek’s fine wine and foods, whether at the nearby restaurants or from the comfort of your patio.
Less 20% off
From R2320 for 2 people for 1 night
From R3040 for 3 people for 1 night
THE CORNER HOUSE GUESTHOUSE
Welcome to Franschhoek, the gastronomical capital of South Africa. Only 80 kilometers from Cape Town, the Corner House Boutique Guest House offers genuine hospitality and an unforgettable stay in the Franschhoek Valley. Home to over 80 wine estates and award winning restaurants. The vibrant main road is only a short stroll away from us. The Corner House Guest House has eight spotless rooms, located within a short 5 minute stroll from Franschhoek’s main road and attractions, WiFi to stay in contact with your family or business. Guests can enjoy the well-manicured garden and sparkling pool in summer or enjoy our fireplace in winter. We also offer a Private Duplex Self-Catering Apartment suitable for 4 people.
From R2,800 for 2 guests for 2 nights (All guests booking via ‘You’ve earned it’ will receive a voucher for an Oyster and Bubbly pairing at Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate, one of Franschhoeks well known gems.)
This charming bolt-hole in the historic heart of Franschhoek, welcomes you with its warm village-cottage charm – its comfortable, over-sized sofas; mezzanine bedroom and bookshelves loaded with novels, cookbooks and travel guides, will have you feeling instantly at home and relaxed. Opening out onto a lush-green, secluded, townhouse-style garden with splash pool, this cosy cottage sleeps two people in a King-sized bedroom tucked into the eaves. Decorated in a wash of creams, blues and yellows, reminiscent of an English cottage, with portraits of the owner’s days as a glider pilot, this little cottage is a quiet, comfortable and unpretentious base from which to explore Franschhoek’s sophisticated restaurants, galleries, markets and shops – which are all just up the road.
All our Franschhoek Managed properties will take part at 45% off. (Excludes Friday and Saturday nights).
Perhaps the most unique accommodation in Franschhoek. With its ingenious use of space (rooms downstairs opening onto the pool, living area upstairs with those spectacular views) showcases creativity and panache for the more sophisticated traveller. Framed by the two old jacaranda trees and an ancient oak sits The Library, a striking double storey home containing spacious and stylish accommodation for up to six adult guests, with three en-suite bedrooms. The vast upstairs living, dining room and kitchen open onto a deep deck with barbecue and outstanding views over the mountains and vineyards.
Located on one of Franschhoek’s oldest roads, this historic and popular, two-bedroomed cottage’s unimposing wooden entrance and tin-roof veranda belie the elegance and spaciousness found inside. Wrapped around a secluded, bougainvillea-clad courtyard garden with swimming pool and sun-loungers, Tockie’s charm and warmth lie in its modern farmhouse feel, large sash windows, wooden floors and ceilings and relaxed, open-plan layout. The mountain views, sun-drenched rooms and complete privacy make this an idyllic Franschhoek retreat.
Tugela’s’ understated tin-roofed veranda belies the elegance and extent of the property beyond its blue shutters. Lovingly renovated by the children of its original owner, Tugela, in memory of the many enchanted, sun-kissed family holidays they spent there, Tugela blends an eclectic collection of Botanical, wildlife and bird prints, bamboo and open-beam ceilings, woven African baskets, grass-lamp chandeliers, colourful Indian cotton bedspreads and cushions, with bright walls and textured wall paper to give this home a wonderfully relaxed, fun, yet sophisticated, feel. With double-volume doors, opening onto a magical garden, alive with birds, squirrels, roses and well-established trees – even the odd owl; a large sun-drenched swimming pool, pool house, and wrap-around views of the surrounding mountains, Tugela is a surprisingly secluded, and wonderfully serene, family sanctuary in the heart of vibrant Franschhoek.
Located in the centre of Franschhoek main road, join us on our shaded terrace for the best burgers in town! All our produce is sourced locally, and we pride ourselves on making as much as possible in our own kitchen, down to the mayonnaise on your bun!
Order any of our burgers for R99, including a side of your choice, Usually priced at R150. Alternatively, order a burger and a glass of house wine for R125. T&C’s apply. No sharing allowed.
LE PETIT MANOIR
Our Deli Style restaurant creates the ultimate dining experience with beautifully crafted meals. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Lunch: A Glass of Bubbles + a 3 Course Meal R300
Dinner: 3 Course Food & Wine Pairing R400
We are a Deli – Bistro – Coffee shop serving great meals at affordable prices! Breakfast all day, stunning lunches, gourmet baguettes, salads, platters. Local foods, Soups, Stews and Curries!
Less 20% on any breakfast
Delicious Tapas, created by star chef Neil Jewell and prepared to perfection by Head chef Jackie Hoffman. Small dishes to share, locally sourced, very creative but not complicated. Enjoy an inspiring dinner in the beautiful atmosphere of a French Bistro. Right on Franschhoek’s famous Main Road.
Your choice of 4 Tapas and a bottle of wine at R400