Rest in a tranquil garden that is a haven of peace and privacy.

And yet, when you step out our back gate, you’re less than 170m from the bustling main road of Franschhoek village, renowned for its world class restaurants, cosy coffee shops, gorgeous art galleries and local artisan wares.


The vibrant main street of Franschhoek village, with award-winning restaurants, lovely art galleries and local shops, is just a stroll away.

Franschhoek’s original inhabitants were the Khoisan people, whose descendants continue to live in the area. It was founded as a town in 1688, when 300 French Protestants, who’d been exiled from France by King Louis XIV, settled in the fertile valley.

They established farms, bringing with them their experience in viticulture. La Motte, La Cotte, Haute Cabrière and La Provence were among some of the first established and have grown into renowned wine farms. The Franschhoek Wine Tram is a delightful way to explore!


Franschhoek has a plethora of excellent culinary experiences, with something to suit every palate, and the endless selection of restaurants and wine estates in the wider region makes it a true connoisseur’s haven.

(It’s also the reason we don’t offer breakfast at the hotel – there are simply so many wonderful options to explore in the village!)


With lovely summer weather and snowy peaks in winter, Franschhoek is the perfect year-round destination. The Cape Dutch architecture in much of the village remains unspoiled, making for delightful exploring on foot, while nearby Mont Rochelle Nature Reserve has no less than 10 hiking routes with breathtaking views. We have our own bicycles, which guests are welcome to use for exploring the town and surrounding estates. In the cool of spring and autumn it is a truly lovely way of discovering all the local gems.

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