In the 'hood, Groot Drakenstein as a destination

The valley known as the Groot Drakenstein lies in the shadow of the mountains with the same name, on the back side of the Hottentots Holland Mountains, part way between Franschhoek and Paarl. Some great historic Cape Dutch homesteads lie in this valley, including wine estates like Boschendal, Bien Donne, Meerlust, Solms-Delta and L'Ormarins. Essentially it describes a district that lies in ... cont.

Junction of R45 and R310, Groot-Drakenstein near Franschhoek, South Africa

Directions to Lekkerwijn Country Guest House

Directions from Cape Town
(Estimated time: 45 minutes)
Follow N1 to Exit 47 or the Klapmuts Turn off. Turn right under the freeway bridge up the hil, go straight on at 4 way stop, the road goes over the railway and then take the next turning to the left to Franschoek. This turning is about 1km from the N1. Stay on this road for about 5km. It ends on the R45, turn right for Franschoek on the R45. After about 5km on the left, immediately opposite the R310 turn off to Boschendal and Stellenbosch, is the gate for Lekkerwijn (after the big white Alle Bleue gates).

Amenities in the area

  • Post Office (2 km)
  • Restaurants / Eateries (2.5 km)
  • Bank and/or ATM (3 km)
  • Bus Line (12 km)
  • Car Hire (12 km)
  • Grocery Store (12 km)
  • Bars and/or Nightlife (15 km)
  • Shopping Mall (15 km)
  • Dry Cleaner (18 km)
  • Foreign Exchange (18 km)
  • Laundromat (18 km)
  • Train Station (18 km)
  • Airport (40 km)


  • Bird watching
  • Children's entertainment
  • Cultural experiences
  • Cycling paths
  • Farm activities
  • Fishing
  • Galleries / museums
  • Golf course(s)
  • Hiking trails
  • Horse riding
  • Quad biking
  • Swimming
  • Wine tasting

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