Franschhoek Country House & Villas

Location: Winelands | South Africa

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

Franschhoek Country House and Villas is an exclusive boutique hotel set in pretty gardens in the heart of the beautiful Franschhoek valley, and offers luxurious accommodation, award-winning dining, personalised service and gorgeous countryside views.
Perfect forWine lovers (and lovers of luxury) who want to discover the glorious Winelands in ultimate style.
In the knowFranschhoek is known as the food and wine capital of South Africa, so make the most of the numerous award-winning restaurants and wineries in the area.

Recommended for...

  • Food & Wine
  • Landscapes & Scenery
  • Setting & Views
  • Service & Hospitality

Hotel Overview

Sense of Place

Franschhoek Country House and Villas occupies a restored manor house and former perfumery dating back to 1890. It is nestled in the Franschhoek valley, surrounded by mountains and vineyards, just on the outskirts of the town of Franschhoek and just an hour's drive from Cape Town.

Rooms at Franschhoek Country House & Villas

Guests can stay in the original Country House or opt for a Villa Suite. There are 12 rooms and two Garden Cottages in the Country House, all with plush beds and private balconies overlooking the gardens and fountains, and some have a lounge area. The double-storey Garden Cottages have private gardens and patios and an upstairs lounge with panoramic views over the vineyards.

The 12 opulent and spacious Villa Suites are generously laid out around the hotel’s beautiful grounds and have lavish interiors featuring separate bedrooms and lounge areas, as well as two private balconies to take in the views. Retreat inside in the evenings, where you can warm up with underfloor heating and cosy fireplaces.

Food & Drink

The award-winning Monneaux restaurant offers gourmet cuisine and fine wines that make the most of South Africa’s acclaimed food and drink scene. Try innovative dishes such as beef fillet with chocolate soil and seafood risotto with lime salt, and enjoy your meal on the terrace under the pepper tree, or indoors in the elegant dining room. There’s also a bar that’s a perfect spot for a glass of South African wine.


Cool off with a refreshing swim in one of the two outdoor pools, or relax on a poolside lounger, taking in the panoramic mountain views. If you fancy a bit of pampering, head to the spa for a massage.

Activities at Franschhoek Country House & Villas

Take advantage of the complimentary shuttle service to explore the charming, scenic town of Franschhoek, which offers gourmet food and wine and attractive boutiques and galleries, while Cape Town isn't far away.

Around the Winelands, there's an endless choice of vineyards to visit and wines to taste and many ways to experience them - explore with a private guide or take the Wine Tram.

You can also go horse riding, hiking and cycling around the mountains, play golf nearby, or take to the skies in a hot air balloon at sunrise, followed by a champagne breakfast - a perfect way to celebrate a special occasion.

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Hotel location

Franschhoek Country House & Villas is a 45-minute drive from Cape Town International Airport.

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