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Vacation rentals in Franschhoek

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Wanderlust Apartment
Convenient location for doing the Wine Tram! - 150 meter walk from the Franschhoek Wine Tram - Fast and reliable WiFi (with 4hrs backup power during power outages) - Nespresso with pods - Free and secure parking The perfect escape from the city and an ideal vacation rental. Trendy and relaxing space with designer interior and fresh, clean linen. Inside you'll find a comfortable couch, Smart TV, and natural lighting. Airy and clean bathroom. The best way to explore town main road is on foot.
$67 per night
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C'est la Vie 4: Self-catering apartment
Park your vehicle safely on the allocated spots in front of the guesthouse. Enter the building with the security code provided. Unlock your room with a personal code to find: x a luxurious king-size bed x extra large shower and twin basins x comfortable lounge chairs x dining table and chairs x 75inch Samsung Smart TV x aircon x 100mbps internet x kitchenette equiped with all essentials for in house eating. Microwave, mini fridge, Nespresso, etc. x pool loungers on your private patio garden
$103 per night
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La Rivière Cottage - A haven by the river
La Rivière is a paradise for nature lovers. Situated on the river with views of the mountains. Guests will find themselves waking up to the bubbling sound of the river making its way through the property and can end their day watching the mountains turn red at sunset. This cottage is situated so that you will be within walking distance of all the cafes, restaurants, and entertainment of Franschhoek but can switch off and enjoy this peacefulness of nature when coming home.
$89 per night

Stay near Franschhoek's top sights

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Franschhoek Wine Tram197 locals recommend
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Franschhoek Station Pub & Grill14 locals recommend
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Mont Rochelle Nature Reserve64 locals recommend
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Grand Provence Estate17 locals recommend
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Elephant and Barrel Village pub43 locals recommend
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Pick N Pay, Franschhoek17 locals recommend

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Your guide to Franschhoek

All About Franschhoek

Centuries of agriculture and wine production have turned the city of Franschhoek into the culinary and wine capital of South Africa, aided by the region’s proximity to Cape Town. As the first place in the country to receive a wine appellation, this corner of the Western Cape is best experienced by visiting the farms and vineyards that produce the region’s celebrated fare. One of its most popular attractions is the Franschhoek wine tram, which carries you through the countryside and stops at wineries along the way.

Franschhoek is Dutch for “French Corner.” In the 17th century, a migration of Huguenots arrived from France and built farms named after their hometowns; the imprint of these early settlers can be felt in the town’s Parisian-style cafes and annual French-rooted festivals.

When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Franschhoek?

Located 900 feet above sea level, Franschhoek is blessed with relatively consistent, mild weather year round. Warm weather and sunshine make visiting Franschhoek Valley especially pleasant. Planning a trip between November and December will capitalize on South Africa’s comfortable late spring and early summer weather. The temperatures rise to their peak in the summer months of January and February, with very little rainfall threatening outdoor events. In March and April, summer gives way to fall’s cooler temperatures. Every May, South African and international authors come to Franschhoek’s annual Literary Festival to give readings and run writing workshops. June, the peak of winter, is the wettest month in the valley, and the days are crisp, though freezing temperatures are extremely rare. Along with the cooler weather, Franschhoek’s Bastille Festival livens up the streets in July as it pays homage to its French Huguenot heritage with a celebration of food and wine.

What are the top things to do in Franschhoek?

Franschhoek Wine Country

The outskirts of Franschhoek are covered in rolling vineyards and backed by mountains with sawtooth ridgelines. The vineyards make use of the panoramic vistas on their outdoor patios, the perfect settings for taste-testing wines that are part of the region’s Appellation Grand Prestige. The grapes selected for the Appellation include Sémillon, Chardonnay, and Cabernet Sauvignon.

Mont Rochelle Nature Reserve

Ten hiking trails wind through Mont Rochelle Nature Reserve within the UNESCO-designated Cape Winelands Biosphere Reserve. Trek through the Franschhoek mountain chain for superlative views of the valley. You’ll pass by a diverse range of native plants such as fynbos, a fine-leafed shrub whose colorful flowers have numerous skinny petals. Although baboons, klipspringers (antelope), and leopards live in the park, sightings of these creatures are much rarer than those of birds and reptiles.

Franschhoek Village Market

Every Saturday, this iconic market on a court bordered with oak trees is packed with merchants selling artisanal products and foods. The aromas of spices and leather fill the air as you wander among stalls stocked with handmade jewelry, ceramics, and locally grown produce. While you shop, you can sample a variety of dishes and fruits in this beautiful outdoor setting.