Tucked into the end of a valley, Franschhoek is the prettiest town in the Winelands.
Surrounded on three sides by towering mountains in a setting reminiscent of the Scottish Highlands.
Franschhoek translates as ‘French corner’, commemorating the Huguenot refugees granted land here in their flight from 17th century persecution in France. It is refreshingly compact, with most of the shops, restaurants and the Huguenot Memorial located within minutes of the main street.
Thanks to the French influence, some of the country’s best vineyards are also in and around the town.
Suggested itineraries featuring Franschhoek
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Places near Franschhoek
- The Winelands 16 kilometers away
- Paarl 25 kilometers away
- Stellenbosch 25 kilometers away
- Hermanus 58 kilometers away
- The Whale Coast 60 kilometers away
- Cape Town 65 kilometers away
- Constantia 67 kilometers away
- The Cape Peninsula 76 kilometers away
- De Kelders 76 kilometers away
- The Overberg 87 kilometers away
- Montagu 94 kilometers away
- Swellendam 123 kilometers away
- Sanbona Game Reserve 134 kilometers away
- Langebaan 137 kilometers away
- De Hoop Nature Reserve 144 kilometers away
- The Cederberg Mountains 157 kilometers away
- Paternoster 168 kilometers away
- Calitzdorp 242 kilometers away
- Oudtshoorn & Surrounds 288 kilometers away
- The Cango Caves & Swartberg Pass 293 kilometers away
- Wilderness 320 kilometers away
- The Klein Karoo 353 kilometers away
- Knysna 363 kilometers away
- Plettenberg Bay 392 kilometers away
- Tsitsikamma Forest 426 kilometers away
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