Activities in the Area

The Franschhoek Wine Tram 

The Wine Tram hop-on hop-off tour is one of the best ways to discover the true essence of the Franschhoek Valley – picturesque vineyards, breath-taking scenery, warm hospitality, world-class cuisine, fine wines and a 300-year history. We are one the Wine stops on the purple, orange and green lines of the wine tram 


Bicycles may be rented from Cycle4Life in Paarl. With the required permits it’s possible to go all the way up the Simonsberg for those who are serious about steep mountains. Please enquire with Corné and he will make the required arrangements for you. You will be informed of the designated areas for biking.


Various Trout Farms in the nearby area, offer Premier Fly Fishing, with crystal clear dams and rivers, with rainbow Trout and Small Mouth Bass. We can assist you with more information and reservations.

Surrounded by tall mountains and colourful vineyards, the various golf courses in and around Franschhoek offer the perfect setting for a memorable round of golf. Pearl Valley, a Jack Niclaus Signature Course is the top rated course in the Western Cape. Boschenmeer has 27 holes and is an excellent course too! For tee-off bookings please contact Corné.
Gym facilities:
There is a gym in the house with most of the equipment that you will need for a good workout. The treatment room can also serve as a yoga room. We can arrange for external trainers/instructors if required. For any assistance on how to operate the equipment or any other queries, please contact Corné.
Vrede & Lust is a 55ha estate where you can hike up the mountain and explore the vineyards. For the more adventurous hikers there are other options: The Franschhoek Mountains, Drakenstein Mountains and adjacent Boland Mountains, offer some of South Africa’s most beautiful hiking trails. Choose between day hikes and overnight hikes, ranging from easy strolls to tough challenges. Some trails require permits which can be obtained from Franschhoek Tourism office in Franschhoek.
Horse Riding or Quad Biking:

If you would like to experience wine tasting on horseback, please contact Corné for more information and bookings at a neighbouring farm. There are also horse carriage rides available on Vrede en Lust itself, by appointment of course. Wine Valley Adventures based on the farm, offers horse rides & carriage rides. Please contact Corné for bookings.

After a day of shopping and touring you may want to unwind with a relaxing massage or a special facial. Various spas are situated in close proximity, but there is also a treatment room with 2 massage beds in the house. For assistance in making a reservation or to book a spa therapist to come to the house, please contact Corné. Bookings in advance essential.
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