Good  To Know


It is safe to walk through Franschhoek village at all times!

For fine dining, you cannot beat the following:
• La Petite Colombe (2,2 km away)
• Oku, Reubens, Protégé, Epice, Le Bon Vivant (5-7 minutes walking distance)

For casual dining:
• French Connection, Allora Ristorante, Café Franschhoek, Hussar Grill, Tuk Tuk

Yama Sushi Emporium (5-10 minutes walking distance)

Hair Salon

• Kymric Hall is just across the road

Franschhoek WineTram

• The Franschhoek Wine Tram Terminal is just 11 minutes walk away but the kiosk and shuttle station point is just 5 minutes walk away. Book in advance on and be at the kiosk just 20 minutes prior. They will shuttle bus you there!!

Spa Treatments

• Book a spa treatment at Camelot Spa (Le Franschhoek Hotel)
• Book a spa treatment at Leeu Estate

Franschhoek Motor Car Museum

Visit the largest private motor car museum in South Africa. Visits with on line bookings only.

Franschhoek’s Famous Wineries

• Babylonstoren
Visit the Cape Dutch inspired company gardens layout with its exsquisite gardens, shops, restaurants and winery. Aim to spend 2-4 hours here to soak it all in!
• La Motte Wines
Voted Best Winelands Experience, this phenomenal property never fails to impress!!
• Mullineaux Wines
Situated on the gorgeous Leeu Estate, if you are looking for a premium wine tasting experience, this is the place!
• There are just too many to list here!

Craft Micro-Breweries

• Tuk-Tuk Micro Brewery (Just 80 meters up the road)
• Hey Joe Brewing Company (4,8km)
• Fanschhoek Beer Company (5,5km)
• Soul Barrel Brewing (20km)


Horse Riding

Book a horse wine tasting tour at Paradise Stables and visit two renowned wine estates, Rickety Bridge and Mont Rochelle. Each trip last 4 hours and comprises a morning session 8h45 to 13h15 or an afternoon session 13h15 to 16h45. The cost is R1200 pp ( weight<100kgs). Wine tasting fees are included.

Bicycle rides

• Hop onto our own bicycles and enjoy a ride through the village or around the valley. Make your own wine tasting itinerary and cycle back (if you can).
• Rent an E-Bike, Racing bike, or mountain bike from Franschhoek Cycles and explore further afield!


Enjoy any one of several hiking trails throughout the Franschhoek Valley
• Visit Mont Rochelle Nature Reserve and hike to either Uitkyk (6,4km return), Du Toits Kop (9,5km round trip) or for the more adventurous (Perdekop 13,4km round trip). Permit required.
• Hike the La Motte Hiking trail (5km round trip), passing through its historical vineyards and traverse its mountainside through unique fynbos with its associated fauna and flora. Permit required and book on line.
• Hike the back of the Berg River dam with its endless hiking trails using the maps provided. Swimming holes abound!