In the 'hood, Franschhoek as a destination

The French corner of the Cape, Franschhoek lies in one of the most beautiful wine valleys in the world, just 45 minutes’ from Cape Town and within half an hour of the Stellenbosch, Paarl, Wellington and Somerset West wine routes. This traditionally French town is the food and wine capital of the country and one would be hard pressed to dispute the claim. Eight of the top 100 restaurants in ... cont.

21 Dirkie Uys Street, Franschhoek, 7690, Cape Winelands, Western Cape, South Africa

Directions to La Fontaine Guest House

From CT International Airport
Turn left onto the N2 towards Somerset West and then left (Exit 33) onto the R310 towards Stellenbosch.
Follow the R310 (Adam Tas Road) into and through Stellenbosch.
#Turn right towards Franschhoek following the R310 and drive over Helshoogte, through the village of Pniel and past Boschendal (on your right).
Just beyond the level crossing, turn right at the T-junction onto the R45 towards Franschhoek.
**Follow the road through Franschhoek (Huguenot Road) until you see the Absa Bank sign at La Rochelle Road; turn left.
Take the next right into Dirkie Uys Street and La Fontaine will be on your left at No 21.

From Cape Town
Take the N1 towards Paarl.
Take the off-ramp, Exit 55, to Paarl / Franschhoek onto the R45, and turn right under the N1 freeway.
Follow the Franschhoek signs.
+Continue along the R45 into Franschhoek and go to ** above.

From Cape Town, via Stellenbosch
Take the N1 towards Paarl, take the Stellenbosch off-ramp (Exit 39) onto the R304 and continue into Stellenbosch.
From Stellenbosch, turn left onto the R310/R44 (Adam Tas Road) and go to #above.

From the Garden Route
From the Garden Route, take the N2 towards Cape Town.
At Elgin/Grabouw (at Peregrin Farm Stall) turn right onto the R321, Viljoens pass through Vyeboom about +-30 km in total, pass over the Theewaterskloof dam wall, turn left onto the R45 to Franschhoek, over the Franschhoek pass.
Continue past La Petite Ferme on your left, Haute Cabriere on your right until you come to a 3-way stop with the Franschhoek Monument on your left.
Turn right into the main road (all still part of the R45) Huguenot road.
Travel until you see Pick n’ Pay and at The Absa Bank turn right into La Rochelle road (La Fontaine sign on the corner).
Drive a short way to the next four-way stop and turn right into Dirkie Uys Street.
La Fontaine is a large double storey house, 2nd on the left hand side is No 21.

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