Lush vineyards, majestic mountains and a quaint town where wine rules
Franschhoek, meaning “French Corner”, is a small town in the Western Cape located in the Cape Winelands. As one of the oldest towns in South Africa, the beautiful village is steeped in history and culture. It features some of the country’s most renowned wine farms and restaurants making it a must-visit for anyone interested in delicious food and fantastic wine. The area is found in a valley surrounded by gorgeous mountains that feature snowy peaks in winter and boasts trails that wind through flowers and wildlife at Mont Rochelle Nature Reserve.
Experience one of the many incredible wine estates in and around the valley.
Eat at some of South Africa’s top-rated restaurants.
Enjoy La Motte’s sustainable hike through the Wemmershoek mountains.
Buy produce and food at sustainable and organic farmer’s markets.
View marvellous art and sculptures at one of the many galleries.
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Best time to go to Franschhoek Wine Valley
There are 2 perfect periods to visit, namely between September and December and between March and May. These periods mark spring and autumn in South Africa, respectively. In spring, you can experience sunny, blue skies while the flora is abundant, green, and blossoming. During autumn, the weather is still beautiful and the town’s many trees lose their orange and red leaves making for a beautiful spectacle. Outside of these months, Franschoek is equally beautiful but may feature high temperatures in summer and even snow in winter!
Featured Franschhoek Wine Valley stays
Luxury accommodation in the heart of the beautiful Franschhoek Valley