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Explore Franschhoek like a local

The Franschhoek Valley is without a doubt one of the most pristine and beautiful parts of the Winelands. It’s located a short drive from the villa and is surrounded by picturesque mountain plains. The quint village boasts an array of gourmet foodie spots, historic architecture, and local shops to explore.

Where to eat

Apart from the main road of Franschhoek being lined by street cafes and bistros with wine bars to enjoy, the wine route also plays host to some of the best restaurants in the world. Walk along the main road and indulge in the restaurants that catch your eye first! Or go to some world-renowned restaurants like Grande Provence or Rickety Bridge, after you’ve explored Lust Bistro & Bakery of course.

Where to play

Franschhoek has more than just beauty. From the finest golf courses to a stroll through the gardens, try your skills at Pearl Valley Golf Estate or enjoy the Franschhoek Village Market for local finds. If you’re looking for some heritage, visit the Huguenot Monument and Memorial Museum.

Where to go for adventure

Franschhoek plays host to so many adventures – from laid back and informal to exercise-driven. The Franschhoek Wine Tram is one of the oldest and most iconic ways of exploring some of the vast wine estates in the area, and there are numerous other activities like hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding.

Whichever way you choose to explore Franschhoek, do it like a local!

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