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Franschhoek, South Africa

Visit Franschhoek, South Africa

Surrounded on three sides by towering mountains in a setting reminiscent of the Scottish Highlands, Franschhoek was founded by Huguenot refugees. In fact, Franschhoek translates as 'French corner'.

Franschhoek, South Africa

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.

French influence

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.

Toby, an Audley Travel specialist

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Start planning your tailor-made trip by calling one of our South Africa specialists on 01993 838 550

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