An Exclusive Boutique Hotel in the Heart of Franschhoek
Welcome to Franschhoek Country House & Villas, offering exceptional five star hotel accommodation in the heart of the Franschhoek valley.
Your stay is complemented by the acclaimed Monneaux Restaurant and a bouquet of world-class guest services. Situated on the outskirts of the Franschhoek village, this is the ideal base from which to indulge your tastes for fine wines, world-class cuisine and the unique attractions of this famous Cape Winelands town.
Franschhoek Country House & Villas
The original Franschhoek Country House offers 14 well equipped rooms including 6 standard rooms, 5 luxury rooms and 2 cottages - all designed with your comfort in mind offering charming accommodation and expected services to invite you to relax and unwind. All en-suite rooms are individually appointed with all the expected luxuries and amenities, comfortable lush duvets with embroided percale cotton linen. The 12 luxurious Villa Suites offer discerning guests demanding opulence and space in a relaxed country setting.
Standard Rooms are located in the original manor house dating back to 1890 with charming rooms all renovated to offer all the expected luxuries and amenities.
All en-suite rooms have a small lounge area inside each room together with a private balcony. In addition a separate guest lounge offer guests the opportunity to relax and enjoy a complimentary sherry.
The Luxury Rooms are located separately and in addition to all the facilities and amenities of the standard rooms offer more space and also includes a lounge area inside the room. Most luxury rooms offer a private patio or balcony to enjoy the views of the fountains and gardens of lavender.
A double storey cottage with an en-suite bedroom downstairs, a private garden & patio area and separate lounge upstairs with a lovely view over the surrounding vineyards. The Garden Cottages can also cater for guests with small children with fold-out bed in the lounge area.
The luxurious Villa Suites offer discerning guests demanding opulence and space in a relaxed country setting. Arguably the best suites on offer in the winelands, the suites are each a total of 100sqm in size which include a separate lounge, bedroom and picturesque bathroom and 2 private balconies.
In the heart of Franschhoek, the acclaimed Monneaux Restaurant offers freshness, creativity, and generosity on every plate, without compromising on technique or elegance.
Headed by visionary young chef Calvin Metior as of November 2019, this stalwart of the Cape Winelands' dining scene has reconceptualised its dining offering from pass to plate. The focus is on showcasing Monneaux's true identity through seasonality, responsibly-sourced local produce and self-sustainability.
Relax & Enjoy
Pamper yourself with a range of treatments including massages, reflexology, facials, manicures, pedicures and signature treatments. The perfect way to relax and unwind our qualified and professional staff looks forward to spoiling you at our welcoming and intimate treatment room with standard and signature treatments.
A number of golf courses are available close-by and these include:
- Pearl Valley Golf Course
- Boschenmeer Golf Estate
- Devonvale Golf Estate
- De Zalze Golf Estate
- Stellenbosch Golf Club
Other golf courses further afield can also be visited
First and foremost Franschhoek is about food and wine – and lots of it! The number of top rated restaurants together with the excellent boutique wine farms of the Franschhoek Valley makes this the most perfect place to visit in all of South Africa for food and wine lovers! In addition to the Franschhoek Wine Valley the Stellenbosch and Paarl wine routes are both within a scenic half an hour’s drive of Franschhoek offering an even wider choice. The wine routes are easy to navigate, however, we can easily arrange a guided wine and cellar tour on your behalf should you prefer!
This charming town, encircled by mountains offers a range of shops for all interest including:
- A long list of excellent and award winning restaurants
- Followed by an even longer list of boutique wine farms
- Drive up the Franschhoek pass for a breathtaking view
- Art shops
- Jewellery shops
- Specialist shops
- Chocolate factory
- Huguenot museum and historical sites
Many return guests have decided to make the beautiful town of Franschhoek their "home base" and travel to some of the other well known areas of the fairest cape during the day such as:
- A day visit to one of the beaches – Hermanus, Gordon’s Bay or Strand
- Take a day trip to Hermanus – a charming town where whales can be spotted during season
- Visit Cape Town and surrounding area – only 45 minutes drive from Franschhoek
- Enjoy the surrounding towns of Stellenbosch and Paarl – both in less than 30 minutes drive from Franschhoek
...or for those young at heart:
- Try the wine tasting tour on horseback
- Horse riding in the mountains
- Rent a bicycle to cycle through the charming village
- Go hiking in the mountains
- Hot air ballooning close by
- Ziplining in Hottentots Holland Nature Reserve