Franschhoek Places of Interest

Franschhoek is situated in the Cape Winelands, in the Western Cape, South Africa. Show on Map

Attractions IN Franschhoek

Boekenhoutskloof House

Boekenhoutskloof wine estate produces a couple of well-known wines - The Wolftrap, Porcupine Ridge and The Chocolate Block. It lies in the farthest corner of the Franschhoek valley. The farm has been here ...

Franschhoek Food and Wine Route

Franschhoek Wine Valley Food and Wine Route includes the restaurants and wine estates that fall into the Franschhoek valley, even if these borders have relaxed somewhat to include the R45 between Klapmuts and ...

Franschhoek Motor Museum

If you are even vaguely into cars, then the Franschhoek Motor Museum is worth a visit. Over 400 vehicles that range from the Beeston Motro Tricycle (1898) to the 2003 Ferrari model, there is something to make ...

Franschhoek Pass

Completely closed off from the rest of the world on its eastern flank by the Franschhoek Mountains, the town of Franschhoek is accessible via only two routes: Route 45 from either Stellenbosch or Paarl, or ...

Franschhoek Wine Estates

Franschhoek has been one of South Africa’s chief wine-making regions for centuries, and this history permeates every element of the town. Historical architecture adds to the experience of sampling some of the ...

Franschhoek Wine Route

The Valley of the Huguenots, as Franschhoek is also known, became home to a community of French Huguenots who fled their country from religious persecution. The Huguenots soon recognised that this valley had ...

Huguenot Memorial Museum

The story of the Huguenot Memorial Museum is quite fascinating, and lends the building and its contents a certain charm and intrigue. In the 1700’s, the Saasveld building was the home of Baron Willem Ferdinand ...

Huguenot Monument

The Huguenot Monument is dedicated to the cultural influences that French Huguenots have brought to the Cape Colony after their immigration during the 17th and 18th centuries. The Memorial Museum neighbouring ...

Mont Rochelle Nature Reserve

Mont Rochelle Nature Reserve lies in part of the UNESCO Cape Winelands Biosphere Reserve on the Franschhoek Pass. Described by visitors as 'incredible' and 'beautiful', the reserve is extremely popular with ...

Pearl Valley on Val de Vie Estate

The Pearl Valley course is surrounded by the Simonsberg and Drakenstein Mountains and bordered by vineyards with The Berg River water hazard running through it. Pearl Valley Signature Golf Estate and Spa is ...

Attractions AROUND Franschhoek

Afrikaanse Taalmuseum (Afrikaans Language Museum)

The Afrikaanse Taalmuseum (language museum) in Paarl, set on the banks of the Berg River, and roughly 50 kilometres north east of Cape Town, is at once associated with the Afrikaanse Taalmuseum, and a ...

Bottelary Hills Wine Estates

Nestled amidst the idyllic beauty of the Cape Winelands is the Bottelary Hills region, home to a number of acclaimed wine farms as well as to the Bottelary Hills Renosterveld Conservancy. This area (including ...

Cape Winelands Biosphere Reserve

Lying within the Western Cape's Cape Floral Kingdom, the 322 030 hectare Cape Winelands Biosphere Reserve (CWBR) lies roughly 40 km east of Cape Town. It was officially registered by UNESCO in September 2007. ...

Du Toitskloof Pass

Du Toitskloof Pass lies on the R101 between Paarl and Worcester, although these days most people are not even aware they're on the pass for they opt to use the Huguenot Tunnel, which means you shave a ...

Helshoogte Pass

Helshoogte Pass, one of the most loved and travelled roads in the Western Cape, links Stellenbosch with the Drakenstein Valley, a scenic pass that transports one over the saddle that separates Simonsberg from ...

Hottentots Holland Nature Reserve

The 42,000 ha Reserve stretches from Elgin in the south to beyond Villiersdorp in the north, and from the Stellenbosch mountains in the west, eastwards to the Groenland mountains. The entrance to the reserve ...

Jonkershoek Nature Reserve

The beautiful Jonkershoek Nature Reserve lies in the Jonkershoek Valley just above Stellenbosch. Surrounded by the magnificent Jonkershoek Mountains, part of the Boland mountain range, this is the place for ...

Limietberg Nature Reserve

Lying in the Du Toitskloof Mountains close to Paarl, Limietberg Nature Reserve is a beautiful space in which to spend time, particularly if you are a hiker. There are nine separate hiking trails that wind ...

Paarl Mountain Nature Reserve

The reserve is easy to get to and its network of paths make a walk up the mountain very much a part of the average Paarl resident's everyday life. The circular Klipkers nature trail takes roughly two hours to ...

Paarl Vintners

Paarl Vintners has earned its place as the world’s first ‘red route’ because of its focus on wines such as Roodeberg, Cabernet Sauvignon, port and Shiraz. The Paarl district includes the wards of Franschhoek ...

Simonsberg Conservancy

Head to the slopes of the Simonsberg Mountain in Stellenbosch, in the heart of the winelands, where you can explore a series of MTB trails and hikes on the Uitkyk, Delheim and Muratie estates. These wine ...

Theewaterskloof Dam

On the Sonderend River close to the little town of Villiersdorp lies Theewaterskloof Dam. It is a large, sprawling, remarkably unround dam that lies on the R45 that links Villiersdorp to Franschhoek. Parts of ...

... and little further afield

Afrikaanse Taal Monument

Known simply as the Taal monument or Afrikaans language monument, the most famous Afrikaans icon, die Afrikaanse Taalmonument, sits on Paarl rock, erected in 1975 to commemorate the semi centenary of Afrikaans ...

Assegaaibosch Nature Reserve

Just outside Stellenbosch, lying in the beautiful Jonkershoek Valley, is Assegaaibosch Nature Reserve. It is a particularly scenic nature reserve set on the Eerste River with the Stellenbosch Mountain in the ...

Butterfly World

Butterfly World, the largest butterfly park in South Africa, lies at the cross roads of Paarl, Stellenbosch and Wellington, just off the N1 at exit 47, near a little village known as Klapmuts. A visit to ...

Frater Square

Frater Square exudes a laid-back style and a warm welcome that is so typical of a village setting. The building was erected in 1845 and has been used for a number of different things over the generations. This ...

Jan Marais Nature Reserve

Near the heart of the university town of Stellenbosch, one of the main hotspots of the Cape Winelands, is the Jan Marais Nature Reserve. This beautiful retreat was established in 1919 and covers some ...

Kuilsrivier Golf Course

The Kuilsrivier Golf Course has a number of gorgeous water hazards, which are advantageous for a number of reasons; namely their beauty and the birdlife that they attract. The good drainage system ensures that ...

Paarl Golf Club

The course is laid out over an indulgent 140 hectares and the 27 holes have been grouped into the Berg River, Paarl and Boschenmeer “Nines.” The views, hazard and tree-lined lush green fairways have secured ...

Stellenbosch Berg Wine Estates

Stellenbosch is an integral part of the Cape Winelands, being the home of a vast array of the wines that have earned this region such acclaim amongst wine connoisseurs. It has a mountainous topography, with a ...

Tulbagh Wine Estates

The wineries of Tulbagh range from intimate homely cellars that produce honest wines to boutique estates known for their award-winning labels. Twee Jongen Gezellen is known for being the first night harvesting ...

Wellington Wine Route

Only 45 minutes outside of Cape Town, the Wellington wine route is one of the youngest wine routes in the Cape, although the viticultural heritage dates back to the French Huguenots of the late 1600s. ...

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