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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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