Franschhoek - The Best Holiday Destination in South Africa



Franschhoek as a popular tourist destination has many exciting activity options for visitors to this beautiful town.

Activities range from thrilling to the more sedate depending on what you seek.

When in doubt always contact the local tourism office who will be more than happy to help with recommendations to suit your needs.

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Franschhoek - The Best Holiday Destination in South Africa

WITH a unique blend of cultures, picturesque mountains and stunning scenery, it's no wonder the world is heading to Franschhoek! It is one of the world's best wine producing wine lands and the home to the best restaurants in the Country. With the most beautiful wine farms dating back from the 18th century and Dutch architecture still evident today in some of the old wine farm houses.

Guided wine routes and scenic tours include:-Franschhoek Rond en Bont Route - a Community Tourism route from Groendal, Matyotyombeni, Dwarsriver, Bosbou and Wemmershoek. Franschhoek Cap Classique Route - offering a variety of wine tastings from Backberg through Franschhoek Pass winery, giving you a complete feel of what the valley is famous for.

Franschhoek Food and Wine Route - offers a perfect blend of the Wine Valley's finest cuisine and world class wines, a variety of food and wine pairings, cooking classes, chocolate making/tasting and olive oil tasting. The Franschhoek Wine Tram is available everyday transporting tourists between the famous Franschhoek wine farms for wine tasting.

The valley hosts annual events like 'The Bastille festival, The Cap Classique Wine Festival, Uncorked Wine Festival, Champagne and Seafood Festival, Literary Festival, and Franschhoek Open Gardens, to name but the few.

Activities range from wine and chocolate tasting, either on the Wine Tram or horseback, hiking, paragliding, fly-fishing and horse riding for adrenalin junkies. With the competitive and affordable prices you just have to try some, if not all of these activities and more.

Franschhoek wine valley offers a peaceful sanctuary and serenity for those in search of pure relaxation and the accommodation facilities and services are of very high standard. Your luxurious holiday in Franschhoek will be graced with the amenities that go hand in hand with life's sophisticated pleasures, graceful style and some of the finest luxury 5 star hotels, spas and health clinics in the world can be found within the valley.

Franschhoek's museums are a must see like, Huguenot Memorial Museum which houses the early settlers' history and the story of Franschhoek. The Solms Delta Museum Van Der Caab which tells the historical story and archaeological traces of the first dwellers of the farm, The Greater Drakenstein area and the neighbouring farms.

Franschhoek Motor Museum where some of the world's most beautiful cars ever built from the early centuries are in display for motor enthusiasts to view. The collection is extensive and you could rent some of the vehicles and tour the town in style. Apart from the museums there are Art galleries as well, housing the most prestigious art collection by various local and international artists.

Oh! Did I mention shopping? The experience is like none you've ever had. With leading luxury brands and boutique shops all round, you're guaranteed a holiday of your dreams!

Heading to South Africa for adventure or leisure? Franschhoek town in the heart of Cape Winelands is the place to be. Whether you're after wine and chocolate tasting on the wine tram or horse back. Maybe you're after food and wine pairing, luxury 5 star accommodation and spas or elegant restaurants and lively bars. Maybe you're interested in the Valley's history or just pure, soul reaching, mind clearing tranquility, you're heading to the right place.

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