Franschhoek travel guide

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You're Going to Love Franschhoek

Franschhoek, a town on South Africa's Western Cape, is ripe with beautiful vineyards and Cape Dutch architecture. Sitting at the foot of the Mont Rochelle nature reserve, the town of 20,000 is South Africa's oldest settlement and interestingly one of the world's top culinary spots.

Whether you're looking to marvel at the French Huguenot construction, indulge in wine tasting, or hike the Drakenstein or Wemmershoek mountain ranges, Franschhoek is a must-see city on your South African journey.

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When to Visit Franschhoek

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The best time to visit is April to May and September to October, when the weather is at its most pleasant.

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Where to Stay in Franschhoek

La Residence offers majestic views of the mountains and includes villas with private pools and upscale suites. Babylonstoren is an old Cape Dutch farm with simple out-buildings and a reservoir onsite for guests.

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Shopping Streets

Huguenot Road is Franschhoek's main shopping street with a variety of shops, restaurants, and galleries.

Groceries and Other

The Woolworths Franschhoek supermarket is small but impressively stocked. The Tap and Cork features gourmet delicacies, local wines, and beauty products. The cost of living in Franschhoek is relatively affordable. A gallon of milk averages R38 and a loaf of bread is R8.

Where to Eat in Franschhoek

Pierneef à La Motte features international cuisine prepared by chef Michelle Theron. Specialties include Cape seafood with aniseed hutspot and venison loin with peaches and Cape snowbush. A 5-course dinner averages R595. At Grande Provence, chef Darren Badenhorst prepares seasonal dishes, including pork crackling-encased line fish and raclette and baby leek arancini. A three-course menu averages R450.