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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

L'Auberge Chanteclair, FranschhoekFranschhoek 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.

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Suggested itineraries featuring Franschhoek

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    Accommodation choices for Franschhoek

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    Our specialists seek out authentic ways to get to know the places that could feature in your trip. These activities reflect some of the experiences they've most enjoyed while visiting Franschhoek, and which use the best local guides.

    • Wine tasting on horseback
      The Winelands, South Africa

      Wine tasting on horseback

      Wine tasting on horseback

      What better way to explore the beautiful Winelands than on horseback.

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    • Franschhoek Wine Tram
      Franschhoek, South Africa

      Franschhoek Wine Tram

      Franschhoek Wine Tram

      This unique tram service runs from the historic Franschhoek Village and stops at some of South Africa's oldest and most renowned wine estates.

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