Franschhoek is a favourite of ours when it comes to the Cape Winelands. There's a certain luxuriousness and elegance to it, what with the French influence and all. At the Franschhoek Country House & Villas this luxury and class follows through, with its 5 star hotel accommodation set right in the heart of the majestic Franschhoek valley, only 1 km from the main town.
The well known Monneaux Restaurant on the grounds ranks among South Africa's top restaurants and indulges guests in contemporary Cape cuisine. The restaurant is set on the original site of Franschhoek's first parfumerie. Lunch is enjoyed on the fountain terrace under a pepper tree and dinner in the elegant but relaxed dining room in the original manor house.
The original Franschhoek Country House has 14 well equipped rooms including 6 standard rooms, 5 luxury rooms and 2 cottages. All en-suite rooms are individually appointed. Should you wish to bring the family or enjoy more privacy, stay in the recently added Villa Suites, which offer guests a more exclusive experience, with the same luxury but additional space. The suites consist of a separate lounge, bedroom, picturesque bathroom and 2 private balconies.
Pamper yourself in the Spa treatment room with a massage or facial, or take a leisurely dip in one of the two swimming pools. Alternatively, head into town and explore Franschhoek's art galleries, boutiques, chocolate factory, cheese makers, restaurants and wine estates, Huguenot museum and historical sites. Nearby are top golf courses, you can go wine tasting on horseback or horse riding and hiking in the mountains. Rent a bicycle or go hot air ballooning. There's so much to experience from your base at the Franschhoek Country House & Villas. Make sure it includes wine!
Franschhoek Country House & Villas is situated on the outskirts of Franschhoek, a 45 minute drive from Cape Town and Cape Town International Airport.