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Franschhoek South Africa, Western Cape

Top reasons to visit:

  • Great for Wine (1013)
  • Food (464)
  • Scenery (192)
  • Restaurants (149)
  • Gourmet Food (128)
  • Relaxation (127)
  • Shopping (95)
  • Vineyards (77)
  • Fine Dining (74)
  • Nature (52)

Franschhoek was highly rated for great for wine by 39 guests from the United States!

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Where should people go if they don't want to eat in a tourist trap?

Robert
Robert, United Kingdom

18 days ago Report

By staying in Franschhoek, your host will keep you away from the overpriced restaurants. Evening dining means the day tourists have departed.

What's your best advice for enjoying the mountains in Franschhoek?

Richard
Richard, United Kingdom

25 days ago Report

Take the 3 and half hour round hike to Dutoitkop. Peak .access via Mont Rochelle park gate abit 2 miles towards Franschhoek Pass . Path clear if a bit steep and rubbly towards peak . Fabulous views from 4500 feet across mountains all around the Franschhoek plain

What makes fine dining in Franschhoek stand out?

Tertius
Tertius, South Africa

16 days ago Report

There are some restaurants where you will only find a table if you book. Some of the top chefs in South Africa have restaurants in the town.

Why do you recommend Franschhoek for food?

Revel
Revel, South Africa

7 days ago Report

It has excellent restaurants

Some say romance is dead; how does Franschhoek prove them wrong?

Tertius
Tertius, South Africa

16 days ago Report

Mountains, wine farms, picnic spots, fine dining...what more do you want?

What effect did the scenery in Franschhoek have on you?

Tertius
Tertius, South Africa

16 days ago Report

The town is surrounded by mountains, so every where you go you have awesome views of the mountains.

Is Franschhoek the place to have a meal to remember? Tell us why.

Tyron
Tyron, South Africa

4 days ago Report

Eat at Reuben's in town, or at the other restaurant run by Chef Reuben called Racine (at the Chamonix wine farm). Both offer exceptional dishes and great settings. The burgers at Racine are special.

How was the wine culture different than what you'd experience at home?

Lynnette
Lynnette, United Kingdom

14 days ago Report

The natural beauty, standard of the wine farms (including the food) and affordability cannot be beat anywhere else in the world.
  • Hiking 31 endorsements

What's your best piece of advice for a first-time hiker in Franschhoek?

Hayley
Hayley, United Kingdom

23 days ago Report

Start with the lovely short walk at La Motte then reward yourself with a wine tasting and lunch!
  • Nature 52 endorsements

Describe the nature in Franschhoek.

Eugene
Eugene, South Africa

24 days ago Report

Beautiful.
  • Tranquility 35 endorsements

Describe the most tranquil place in Franschhoek and share the good vibes.

Eugene
Eugene, South Africa

24 days ago Report

Cafe Bon Bon and Lamotte.
  • Relaxation 127 endorsements

Tell us about your most relaxing moments in Franschhoek.

Eugene
Eugene, South Africa

24 days ago Report

Sunset and good champagne
  • Shopping 95 endorsements

Describe what other people like you would like about shopping in Franschhoek.

Wendy
Wendy, South Africa

14 days ago Report

There are lots of amazing art galleries and really interesting little shops , with great gifts .
  • Downhill Skiing endorsements

What's the number 1 reason to hit the slopes in Franschhoek?

mary
mary, Ireland

1 day ago Report

no different.
  • Tourism 5 endorsements

How is tourism changing Franschhoek?

JENNY
JENNY, South Africa

4 days ago Report

making money for the area
  • Mountain Walks 4 endorsements

What's your best advice for mountain walks in Franschhoek?

Hayley
Hayley, United Kingdom

23 days ago Report

Mont Rochelle nature reserve is totally spectacular - a really great range of walks from 2-6 hours. Well worth it! Also really fantastic little 1.5 hour walk at La Motte vineyard.
  • Countryside 27 endorsements

What's the countryside best for in Franschhoek?

Eugene
Eugene, South Africa

24 days ago Report

Relaxing.
  • Culturally Diverse Food 16 endorsements

What's the secret to sampling all the diverse food Franschhoek has to offer?

Suzette
Suzette, South Africa

20 days ago Report

Kalfi's restaurant offers good service and excellent food for the price. Has a nice, comfortable and relaxed ambiance

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