Franschhoek is located in the Cape Winelands region of the Western Cape and is loosely translated to “French Corner”. The town takes its name from the first settlers, who used their knowledge to establish the local wine making industry.
Superiorly renovated homes, gorgeous gardens, the scent of roses and lavender is what awaits you in this spectacular town. Franschhoek is a beloved tourist destination, especially in season with many visitors returning each year. Even if it gets busy the town manages to retain its authentic touch and quiet areas to enjoy. A discerning atmosphere pervades this upscale town, nestled in a long valley and is serviced by one single road. Some of the Country's best restaurants and cafes are found along the Main Street.
Franschhoek is a wine lovers delight! Some of South Africa's oldest and most famous wine estates are found here. In the village you will find wonderful crafts, art and antique shops and galleries. The main street is lined with coffee shops and restaurants.
Franschhoek’s village has a wonderful collection of art, antique shops and galleries. It is also a gateway to other wine routes. There are a number of walking trails in the surrounding mountains for the more energetic travellers. Then there is the Franschhoek Motor Museum housed at the L'Ormarins Wine Estate - a must-see.
For more information on Franschhoek visit Western Cape Info.