Soar over the mountains for a trip to the Cape’s picturesque French corner
Hidden in one of the Cape's most impressive mountain ranges lies a rich, green valley famed for its incredible wines and historic French Huguenot roots

Established by French settlers in the 17th century, there are a myriad of places to visit and things to do in Franschhoek (literally “French Corner”). Boasting a multitude of attractions, Franschhoek is home to some of the best wine farms in South Africa, offers stunning views from the Franschhoek pass, and a look into automotive history at the Franschhoek Motor Museum.

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Mont Rochelle Estate

A popular destination for Franschhoek wine tours, Mont Rochelle is Sir Richard Branson’s luxury hotel and vineyard. With its renowned Mont Rochelle picnic in the vineyards, outdoor wine tastings and a variety of dining options, this estate is one of the best places to visit for those looking to relax in style.


With its farm-to-table dining options, farm tours, mountain biking trails and award-winning wines, Boschendal is one of the top Franschhoek attractions. Discover true Franschhoek farm life when you stay in the farmland cottages, or explore the caves and picturesque walking trails.

La Motte

La Motte is a balanced and luxurious outing in the Franschhoek wine valley. Offering wine tasting, a gourmet dining experience at the Pierneef à La Motte restaurant, hiking trails and a cultural museum, the estate promises an engaging day in the Franschhoek winelands.

La Residence

Surrounded by vineyards, olive groves and plum orchards, with spectacular views of the undulating countryside, La Residence hotel is the luxury Franschhoek getaway. This 2018 Condé Nast Traveler Gold List hotel offers gourmet cuisine, a spa and a host of activities close by – a winelands experience you don’t want to miss.


Known for their Môreson Mercator Chardonnay and Miss Molly range, Môreson is an award-winning South African winery. With a vineyard restaurant and courses in charcuterie, bread making and cheesemaking, Môreson wine estate is perfect for those looking to find interesting things to do in Franschhoek.

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Rickety Bridge

If you’re seeking authentic Cape Dutch accommodation in the winelands, Rickety Bridge should top your Franschhoek travel experience. Less than 3-kilometres from town, the estate offers vineyard dining, delectable wines and four-star accommodation in Franschhoek.

Plaisir de Merle

Founded by French Huguenot Charles Marais, Plaisir de Merle is one of Franschhoek’s oldest wine estates. The historic Cape Dutch manor house dates back to 1764, and is set within picturesque vineyards overlooked by the Franschhoek mountain range. The estate also offers an exceptional wine tasting experience, and is especially well known for their Cabernet Sauvignon.


The home of the flagship Anthonij Rupert wines as well as the Terra Del Capo, Cape Of Good Hope and L’Ormarins marques, this estate, owned by the illustrious Rupert family, boasts the Franschhoek motor museum and two world-class tasting rooms offering personalised, intimate wine tasting experiences by knowledgeable and passionate staff.


Known for their biodiverse and sustainable approach, Babylonstoren provides one of Franschhoek’s best-loved day trips. With a farm-to-table restaurant, greenhouse bistro, elegant yet authentic farm hotel, luxury spa and celebrated gardens, a visit to Babylonstoren is a must-do on your Franschhoek travel itinerary.

Haute Cabriere

A highly renowned Franschhoek wine farm, Haute Cabrière Winelands estate has been a jewel in the Franschhoek crown since 1694. Situated just outside town on the Franschhoek Pass and boasting some of the most breathtaking views of the Winelands region, it is home to a top local restaurant and a collection of truly stellar wines and Méthode Cap Classique.

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Excellent professional staff with very high quality equipment. Some super pre-arranged tours & also bespoke itineraries. We’ve had a number of flights already this trip and have booked more. Our pilot Guy had added hugely to the enjoyment
Important Flight Information
Please arrive 30 minutes before your flight. NAC offers a complimentary vehicle transfer service within the CBD, Green Point, Sea Point and Waterfront area.
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Please note that these prices include a one-way flight to the specified destinations and entitles you to the private use of a helicopter. Prices are valid until 31 December 2022. 

01 - 03 passengers
Robinson 44
R25 490
04 passengers
Bell 206 Jet Ranger
R33 990
05 - 06 passengers
Bell 407
R50 970
Return Flight

Please note that these prices include two hours waiting on ground time and the return flight. It entitles you to the private use of a helicopter. Prices are valid until 31 December 2022. 

01 - 03 passengers
Robinson 44
R36 120
04 passengers
Bell 206 Jet Ranger
R48 140
05 - 06 passengers
Bell 407
R72 210

Terms and conditions apply. Please visit our rates page for more information. All flight times are approximate and subject to prevailing weather conditions.