The Last Word Franschhoek

Location: Winelands | South Africa

Price guide: £££££ £200-£350 per person per night

The Last Word Franschhoek is a charming guesthouse, right in the heart of South Africa’s prettiest Winelands village. This is the ideal bolthole for those who want a cosy home away from home, with excellent hospitality and plenty of fine wine and beautiful landscapes on the doorstep.
Perfect forThose looking for a characterful retreat while soaking up the views with a glass of wine or two...
In the knowElegantly restored in the Cape Huguenot tradition, this retreat has been decorated in a sophisticated style with a mixture of classic and contemporary furnishings.

Recommended for...

  • Food & Wine
  • Setting & Views
  • Luxury Hotel
  • Honeymoon

Hotel Overview

Sense of Place

The Last Word Franschhoek is an exclusive retreat situated in the historic village of Franschhoek, a short walk from numerous boutique shops and several excellent restaurants.

Rooms at The Last Word Franschhoek

There is just a handful of luxurious rooms and suites, including Superior Rooms and Pool Suites with separate lounge areas, a semi-private plunge pool and a leafy courtyard. The rooms open onto a small, shaded garden or private patio. The bathrooms have generous baths, marble features and travertine tiles.

Food & Drink

Tuck into a delicious breakfast before heading out for the day. There are many wonderful restaurants on your doorstep to choose from for dinner, and we can recommend our favourites - but to be honest, it’s difficult to pick a bad one in Franschhoek. And if you really can’t face going out, the Last Word team can arrange something for you, such as a cheese plate or a simple meal, and you can enjoy an aperitif or a glass of wine snuggled beside the log burner in the lounge.


Home comforts and spectacular views from the terrace are the order of the day, while sipping delicious wines or relaxing around the swimming pool - spend a relaxing afternoon snoozing in the sunshine.

Activities at the Last Word Franschhoek

Staying in South Africa’s gourmet capital, in the heart of the Winelands, the principal activities are fairly apparent. However, aside from wine tasting at the many estates in the area and enjoying some excellent food, there’s great hiking and cycling to be had around Franschhoek, and several championship golf courses. And your gourmet experience isn’t limited to restaurants and wine - there’s chocolate and cheese tasting too!

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Hotel location

The Last Word Franschhoek is approximately a 1-hour drive from Cape Town airport.

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