Franschhoek Travel Guide

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Franschhoek was founded by French Huguenots settlers (hence the name), who fled the inquisition in Europe and were looking for a little hide-out on the other side of the world. They found it in the fertile valley of Franschhoek - initially known as Oliphantshoek, as the valley was known for the large number of elephants.

Even though most people don't speak French, many of the street names, restaurant names and wine farms in the 'French Quarter' have French names.

Franschhoek makes a serious attempt at being the food and wine capital of South Africa and there are many fine restaurants. It's a great place to relax, enjoy top food and wine, in a spectacular atmosphere.


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  • Le Franschhoek Hotel and Spa

    Le Franschhoek Hotel and Spa is one of the ideal, premium places to remain in Franschhoek. Beautifully placed close to Mont Rochelle, Paradise Stables and Graham Beck Win...

  • LA RESIDENCE

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  • L'Ermitage Franschhoek Chateau & Villas

    Seen within Franschhoek, L'Ermitage Franschhoek Chateau & Villas is a luxury hotel conveniently located nearby Franschhoek Cellar, Mont Rochelle Nature Reserve and Haute ...

  • Protea Hotel Franschhoek

    Found in Franschhoek, Protea Hotel Franschhoek is a finest hotel comfortably positioned alongside Boekenhoutskloof Winery, Haut Espoir Winery and Kogelberg Nature Reserve...

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