Franschhoek - About the Neighbourhood
Known as the “French Corner,” Franschhoek is nestled between towering mountains in the beautiful Cape Winelands.
This luxurious destination is home to wine-tasting experiences with uninterrupted views of the Franschhoek Mountains, picnics overlooking the vineyards and adventure.
Or opt for a decadent high tea experience at a wine estate, a lavish spa treatment at one of the hotels in the Franschhoek Valley or a day aboard the Franschhoek Wine Tram. The tram offers a selection of eight different routes.
Visitors can trade their wine glass and crack open a cold craft beer in a tasting room.
Visitors can appreciate live music under ancient oaks at the local market or a guided mountain bike or eBike ride of the famed valley. Cycle along trails through vineyards, up mountains and into the unexplored countryside while stopping off at various points of interest.
Hike through Mont Rochelle Nature Reserve, boasting spectacular views and diverse plant life. Or take to the skies over the Winelands on a thrilling paragliding experience.
There are galleries scattered throughout the town and a must-see for visitors.
Go shopping on Franschhoek’s buzzing high street. Purchase anything from chic clothing to bespoke crockery, fragranced candles and hand-crafted artisanal cheeses.
Get a glimpse into French Huguenots’ lives during their stay in the Cape and Franschhoek Valley when visiting the Huguenot Memorial Museum.
Car enthusiasts can take a tour of the Franschhoek Motor Museum, showcasing 80 exhibits and 220 vehicles.
Things to Do in Franschhoek
Athlone in Cape Town is a cultural hub made up of a number of vibrant arts, culture, and memorial areas that form a centre for culturally diversity.
Places to Stay in Franschhoek
If you’re looking for a place to stay in this region, there are several excellent options to choose from.
Places to Eat & Drink in Franschhoek
With its rich cultural diversity, Athlone offers a wide selection of dining options.
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