The picturesque village of Franschhoek, meaning French Corner, is located in South Africa's Cape Winelands, and it is a fantastic destination for food and wine enthusiasts on a South Africa vacation, with more than 40 wineries and many award-winning restaurants in the vicinity. Franschhoek is just 45 minutes from Cape Town, so it easily fits into a Cape Town vacation as a day trip; however, there is plenty in Franschhoek to keep you busy for several days. If you do want to spend the night in Franschhoek, rest assured that there are many options for Franschhoek hotels, including luxury boutique hotels and guesthouses.
One exceptional luxury hotel in Franschhoek is the five-star Le Franschhoek hotel and spa. This hotel features 63 rooms, suites, and villas, and it includes general amenities such as air-conditioning, under-floor heating, televisions, electronic safes, and internet access. Additionally, the hotel has multiple restaurants, a luxurious spa and wellness center with a wide range of treatments, tennis courts, a swimming pool, and even a delicatessen. The beautiful setting is yet another selling point, as the hotel offers lovely views of the Franschhoek Mountains. This hotel is undoubtedly an ideal home base for exploring Franschhoek village and the Cape Winelands.
Another hotel in Franschhoek well worth considering is the Franschhoek Country House and Villas. This is another five-star luxury hotel, and it is sure to meat all your expectations for comfort and convenience. Franschhoek and its environs are well-known for winemaking as well as gourmet dining, and this hotel is perfect for enjoying both.
The renowned Monneaux Restaurant—which has made the country's Top 10 restaurants list—is located on-site. After tasting Franschhoek wine throughout the day, choose a glass of your favorite to accompany a gourmet dinner. This hotel in Franschhoek also offers a variety of pampering spa treatments, and rooms feature en-suite bathrooms, air-conditioning, mini-bars, direct dial telephones, tea and coffee-making facilities, and private balconies.
One more excellent choice for Franschhoek accommodation is The Franschhoek (pictured). This historic residence offers six luxuriously appointed rooms, each with private safe, air-conditioning, under-floor heating, heated towel rails, and satellite television. The Franschhoek also offers a laundry service and has a pool, and rates include breakfast and free drinks. This Franschhoek accommodation is a great spot to relax after a busy day of hiking the winelands and taking wine tours.
Be sure to research special offers and vacation packages at Franschhoek accommodation. Special seasonal offers are often offered by individual Franschhoek hotels, and packages may be offered that combine the price of lodging with the cost of local attractions. Some vacation packages also include transportation, such as flights or rental cars, so even if you're flying into Cape Town, it's worth searching for these as well.
With wineries and award-winning restaurants, Franschhoek is popular with foodies and wine-lovers for good reason. The beautiful natural setting and relaxing luxury hotels in Franschhoek only add to the city's allure. Whatever your plans for exploring Franschhoek may be, you are sure to find Franschhoek hotels that will enhance your trip, ensuring that you have an unforgettable vacation to South Africa.