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5 Things To Do in Franschhoek This Winter

5 Things To Do in Franschhoek This Winter

Our luxurious villa is the ideal location to get away and break away from everything. Enjoy the 6 all en-suite bedrooms, luscious surroundings, and picturesque views, while knowing you’re safe and secure in your private exclusive villa. Whether for intimate events or holidays, The Residence is perfectly located within driving distance from the acclaimed Franschhoek.

Known for its top-quality food and award-winning wine, once you’ve experienced Vrede & Lust Estate, it’s time to venture out and explore Franschhoek! The views are breathtaking and the Winelands can be enjoyed just as much in winter as in summer. Winter in Franschhoek is magical! So much so that we’ve put together a list of activities to do when you aren’t relaxing at the villa.

Wine Tasting

You’re spoilt with choice when it comes to choosing where to go wine tasting around the Winelands. Start at Vrede & Lust and make your way from there. Mont Rochelle offers exquisite views of the Franschhoek Valley, and Rickety Bridge Winery has a cosy indoor area that decks out with views over the vineyards.

Beer Tasting 

Franschhoek Beer Co. boasts handcrafted craft beer with a selection for everyone! If you aren’t into beer, they also offer an array of craft gin and a tasting room with views of the brewery.

Coffee Shops 

Wine farms aren’t the only places that host restaurants. Franschhoek has excellent coffee shops with interesting menu options like Big Dog Café. The style and design of the café leave something to feast your eyes on no matter where you look.

Boutique Stores

Franschhoek has delightful boutiques that will have you shopping for home décor goods to clothing. Indian Summer is 13 years in the making that stocks cashmere knitwear, silk kaftans, and so much more.


Learn about the history of the Winelands by exploring local museums. The Huguenot Monument Museum opened in 1967 and has four buildings to explore with beautiful gardens surrounding it. The Franschhoek Motor Museum has a vast collection of vehicles, motorcycles, and bicycles that date back over 100 years!

Franschhoek, Simondium, and Stellenbosch have so much to explore and discover. Book your stay at The Residence to experience the Winelands in all its glory!


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