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Vacation rentals in Franschhoek

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Apartment in ZA
Off Grid Getaway with Breathtaking Mountain Views
Greet the day with breakfast before marvelous mountains and countryside views from the sunny balcony. From its vaulted, wood-beam ceilings and country-chic decoration, to its brick-fronted fireplace, this placid hideaway glows with idyllic charm. Set on 2 hectares of beautiful gardens, with fruit trees, vineyards & surrounded by mountains. Sip a glass of chilled wine and enjoy the beautiful sunsets from the large balcony with one of the best views! Cool off in the dipping pool and relax in the tree shaded pool area or on those wet winter days curl up next to the indoor fireplace. Property is gated, guest have there own access and free to roam the property. We like to give guest there own space, however either myself or a staff member are always available and happy to help. Nestled between towering mountainscapes and enduring vineyards, this property is situated in Franschhoek, a town known for its world-class dining, wine tasting, and natural beauty. Visit the Huguenot Memorial Museum to learn about local history. Uber is recently available in Franschhoek but does have a limited presence (after 11pm/12pm). There is also a tuk tuk taxi available, please view enclosed information for contact. Please note there is a friendly young rescue dog that roams freely on the property. Nestled between towering mountainscapes and enduring vineyards, this property is situated in Franschhoek, a town known for its world-class dining, wine tasting, and natural beauty.
$88 per night
Cottage in Franschhoek
La Old Cure
LaViellie Cure in one of the oldest house in Franschhoek, built earlier than 1850 and declared National Monument in 1981! The cottage has its own private entrance and cozy courtyard with mountain view and pergolas at the front and back patios! The inside is characterised by a spacious open studio that retains the historical features with an added touch of modernity!!! The historical cottage is at walking distance from restaurants and from the wine tram station and many others amenities!!
$98 per night
Guesthouse in Franschhoek
Mayflower Cottage
Stay in this stylish garden cottage with its cathedral ceiling and barn-like doors leading to a shady outside patio and Eco pool. Situated on one of the oldest streets in Franschhoek, just a stone's throw from the bustle of the high street. Venture out from the cottage, nestled behind the main house on a quiet street, to the main thoroughfare of the village. Explore shops, coffee houses and restaurants, all within easy walking distance. For city life, Cape Town is an easy drive.
$129 per night

Stay near Franschhoek's top sights

Franschhoek Wine Tram197 locals recommend
Mont Rochelle Nature Reserve64 locals recommend
Franschhoek Station Pub & Grill14 locals recommend
Grand Provence Estate17 locals recommend
Franschhoek Cellar6 locals recommend
Pick N Pay, Franschhoek17 locals recommend

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Mongoose Manor, walk to wine estates and town.
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Kingston Cottage
$80 per night
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The Stables on Berg Street
$69 per night
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Beautiful, artistic home with solar system
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Quick stats about vacation rentals in Franschhoek

Total rentals

440 properties

Rentals with a pool

300 properties have a pool

Pet-friendly rentals

40 properties allow pets

Family-friendly rentals

220 properties are a good fit for families

Total number of reviews

19K reviews

Nightly prices starting at

$20 before taxes and fees

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.

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.

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.

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