There are 52 wine farms in the Franschhoek Valley, nearly all of which offer wine tasting and lunches.
Take a ride on the Franschhoek wine tram, or hire bicycles in the village and explore on your own. You can even go wine tasting on horseback!
Franschhoek’s fertile Wine Valley is home to some of South Africa’s noble cultivars and classic styles. These include superb Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Semillon and Chenin Blanc, as well as full-bodied reds of Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Pinot Noir and Merlot.
Franschhoek has an abundance of prize-winning restaurants and has become known as the ‘gourmet capital’ of South Africa. Whether you want fine dining or a casual family experience the town caters for all with 48 restaurants to choose from.
Internationally acclaimed chefs who include, Reuben Riffel (Reuben’s), Chris Erasmus (Foliage Restaurant), Darren Badenhorst (Le coin Français), Carmen Muller (The Tasting Centre at Rupert & Rothschild), Pierre Hendriks (Le Bon Vivant) as well as Neil Jewel (the Charcuterie Guru) are all based in Franschhoek.
For the more energetic there are numerous walking trails in the surrounding mountains, particularly in the Mont Rochelle Nature Reserve. You can also hire bicycles in the village. If you are a golfer there are 2 courses to choose from. There is the breathtaking and award-winning Pearl Valley golf course or the amazing Boschenmeer golf course.
If you fancy a spot of fly fishing, hire a ghillie and go to the Berg river for trout. 15 minutes from Franschhoek you will find the amazing Franschhoek Motor Museum at L’Ormarins, which is well worth a visit.