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.

R45 Main Road, Franschhoek, 7690, Cape Winelands, Western Cape, South Africa

Directions to Val d'Or Estate

to Val d'Or from Cape Town International Airport
Take the N2 South towards Somerset West. After about 2km, take the first exit: the R300 to Bellville and Durbanville. The R300 will take you through to the N1. Turn onto the N1 towards Paarl. Thereafter follow the directions below.

to Val d'Or from Cape Town
From Cape Town, take the N1 highway towards Paarl. Continue on the N1 until you reach the R44 Stellenbosch / (R101) Klapmuts / Wellington turn-off (Exit 47, about 19.5km after the R300 turn-off). Take this turn-off and turn right at the stop sign at the bottom of the turn-off.

Go under the bridge and cross over the four-way stop indicating (R101). Continue on this road for about 500 metres where you will see the (R45) turn-off to Franschhoek to your left. Take this road and travel for approximately 9km until you reach the T-junction (you will see Vrede en Lust on your right and cross over an old rail track right before you reach the T-junction).

At the T-junction turn right towards Franschhoek R45. You will find Kaap Agri and the Exel Petrol Garage on your left and Plaisir de Merle on your right. 1km further you will find Simondium Country Lodge on your left. Continue along this road and pass the R310 to Stellenbosch, which will be on your right about 2.1km further.

Cross the Dwars River bridge, pass the Groot Drakenstein Games Club on your left and L’Omarins on your right. Continue past Graham Beck and Bridge House on your right and The Riverside on your left. You will then cross the Berg River bridge.

Approximately 1km further you will pass the R301 on your left and the Berg River Dam on your right. From here it is approximately 1.8 kilometres until you find the Val d'Or Estate entrance on your left.

Turn left onto a sand road. Travel along this road for approximately 700m and enter through the gates. At the fork, choose to go right and at the second fork, right again. This road will take you to Reception and Check-in.

Enjoy your trip and drive safely!

Amenities in the area

  • Restaurants / Eateries (1 km)
  • Grocery Store (5 km)
  • Bank and/or ATM (6 km)
  • Bars and/or Nightlife (6 km)
  • Dry Cleaner (6 km)
  • Internet Café (6 km)
  • Laundromat (6 km)
  • Business Services (7 km)
  • Car Hire (7 km)
  • Foreign Exchange (7 km)
  • Post Office (7 km)
  • Shopping Mall (25 km)
  • Airport (60 km)

Activities

  • 4x4 trails
  • Bird watching
  • Children's entertainment
  • Clay pidgeon shooting
  • Climbing (mountain / rock)
  • Cultural experiences
  • Cycling paths
  • Farm activities
  • Fishing
  • Galleries / museums
  • Game viewing
  • Golf course(s)
  • Gym / fitness centre
  • Health spa / massage
  • Helicopter Flips
  • Hiking trails
  • Horse riding
  • Hot air ballooning
  • Microlight flights
  • Mountain bike trails
  • Quad biking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis court(s)
  • Theatre (performing arts)
  • Township tours
  • Wine tasting

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