This was our first time visiting Franschhoek, and I couldn’t imagine a better place to stay than Avondrood Guest House. Justin was a fantastic host – from making sure the stay was perfect to helping with winery and restaurant recommendations. On our first night, we arrived later than anticipated, around 7:30 pm. Justin greeted us and explained that since the best local restaurants typically booked up early in the day, he had taken the liberty of making an 8pm reservation for us at one of his favorite restaurants. That restaurant, The French Connection, and his recommendation for the following evening, Ryan’s Kitchen, were both fantastic choices. Justin clearly went above and beyond to make our stay memorable.
The location of the guest house is ideal, as it’s only a block or two to walk into the main part of town. The rooms are lovely, and there is a beautiful patio for breakfast. The grounds feel like a small relaxation retreat – beautiful landscaping, pool, and hot tub.
Our trip to South Africa was amazing across the board, but this was the most difficult place to leave. Two nights was not enough.