Franschhoek Country House & Villas is a 5* hotel in the heart of the Franschhoek valley complimented by the well known Monneaux Restaurant. Situated on the outskirts of the Franschhoek Village, only 1 km from the main town it is an ideal base to indulge your tastes for fine wines and world class cuisine.
The famous Monneaux Restaurant ranks among South Africa's top restaurants, and serves an inspired contemporary take on the classics. Lunch is enjoyed on the fountain terrace under a spreading pepper tree while dinner is enjoyed in the elegant but relaxed dining room in the original manor house.
There are 2 swimming pools for relaxing around after a day of sightseeing and wine tasting, or pamper yourself with a range of Spa treatments including massages, reflexology, facials, manicures and pedicures.
The original Franschhoek Country House offers a choice of accommodation, including the charming Standard Rooms, Luxury Rooms and Garden Cottages. Whichever you choose, the accommodation on offer is designed with your comfort and luxury experience in mind.
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.
Children of any age are welcome, but can only be accommodated in certain rooms. Rates available on request.
All of the holidays we prepare are tailor-made, but this might give you an idea of how Franschhoek Country House & Villas can be included in you own dream holiday.
South Africa Splendour
The Cape Winelands
The Blue Train Journey
The Blue Train
Castello di Monte
Madikwe Safari Lodge
Madikwe Game Reserve
Destination: South Africa.
This deluxe 14 night holiday is a sophisticated slice of South Africa's highlights. It's a really varied journey, giving you everything from city culture to picturesque vineyards, coastal villages, a luxury rail journey and a Big Five safari.
This is a 14 night itinerary including The Cape Winelands, Hermanus, Cape Town, The Blue Train, Pretoria and Madikwe Game Reserve.
Based on 5 Star Accommodation:
2 Nights at Franschhoek Country House & Villas
2 Nights at Ocean Eleven Guest House
3 Nights at Cape Cadogan Boutique Hotel
2 Nights at The Blue Train - Cape Town to Pretoria
*Prices are per person and are based on today's exchange rates. Exchange rates are subject to change and are updated daily.
Prices exclude international flights - ask us if you would like to include these.
Guest Rating: 4.8 / 5.0 based on 17 ratings
Franschhoek Country House was absolutely lovely and staff couldn't have been more friendly. Restaurant there was great, room was really nice and they'll put on a shuttle taxi in the evenings which is really helpful as the wine is brilliant out there!!
How wonderful. Could have spent a week in this huge villa. Heated floors...wow!! Nice restaurant, but perhaps not up to historical standards. Loved views from room of vinyard. Felt like we were in France.
We had a fantastic holiday and we are enchanted with South Africa. The recommendations you made were wonderful. We saw plenty of whales, lots of wild animals and thought the scenery, food, wine and people were great.
Les Cascades, Franschhoek Country House, The Plettenburg and Shamwari were all superb.
All in all a great holiday and thank you for your planning and booking. First class.
Franschhoek Country House & Villas Location.
Directions For Drivers
From Cape Town (via N1): Drive out of Cape Town on the N1 past Belville and Brackenfell turn-offs. Continue past the Winelands 1-Stop Engen petrol station as well as the first Stellenbosch turn-off after the petrol station. Take the next turn-off named Stellenbosch/Klapmuts and turn right at the stop on the R44.
Approximately 600m further, go over the 4-way stop. Shortly after the 4 way stop (+/-400m) turn left at the Franschhoek sign. Carry along this road for approximately 8 km until it ends at a T-junction at which you turn right to Franschhoek on the R45. This road will take you straight into Franschhoek (approximately 16 km further).
Franschhoek Country House is a terracotta coloured building situated 1.5 km before the main town of Franschhoek on the right-hand side, further on from the Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate.
From Cape Town (via N2): Drive out of Cape Town on the N2, and take the first Stellenbosch turn-off (Baden Powell Drive/R310) and keep on travelling to Stellenbosch. You will eventually pass the Spier Wine Estate (on your right) and a few kilometres after that, the road will end at a T-junction (approximately 13 km from the N2 turn-off).
Turn right at the T-junction and travel into Stellenbosch. You will pass over 3 traffic lights - keep to your left. The road ends at a T-junction at which you turn left. Pass over 3 traffic lights and shortly after the 3rd set, turn right at a set of lights at the Franschhoek/Idas Valley sign.
This road will take you over the mountain on the Helshoogte Pass, trough Johannesdal and through Pniel and eventually ends at a T-junction (16 km from Stellenbosch). This T-junction is shortly after the Boschendal Wine Estate (which would have been on your right). Turn right at the T-junction onto the R45 to Franschhoek. This road will take you straight into Franschhoek (approximately 13 km further. Follow the directions as above.
From Hermanus/The Garden Route: Either follow the N2 to the Baden Powell Drive/R310 exit, and follow the directions as above OR you can take the more scenic route via the Franschhoek Pass - leave the N2 at the R43 towards Villiersdorp (16 km past Caledon) and follow this road to Villiersdorp. Turn onto the R45 and go over the Franschhoek Pass to Franschhoek. Turn right into the Main road (R45) at the Monument. Drive down the main street, and Franschhoek Country House is a terracotta coloured building situated 1.5 km out of the main town of Franschhoek on the left-hand side, before the Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate further on.
General Information For Guests
All Rooms have air conditioning, hair dryers, direct dial telephone, tea/coffee making facilities, a mini bar, complimentary Wi-Fi, a room safe, TV and shaver plugs.
Villa Suites have under floor heating, 2 balconies, a separate lounge, separate dresser table and luxurious bathrooms with double basins.
The hotel has 2 swimming pools (one heated). Cycles are available to hire.
A complimentary shuttle bus runs to the Franschhoek village twice a day.
A baby-sitting service is available on request (additional cost).
There is a spa treatment room offering a range of treatments including massages, reflexology, facials, manicures, pedicures and signature treatments (additional cost).
Due to limited space, treatments needs to be pre-booked well in advance in order to avoid disappointment, especially during peak season periods. Please also take note the treatment room is closed on public holidays and Sundays.
Credit cards are accepted.
It is advisable to pre-book dinner reservations in Franschhoek, especially between October and April. You can either do this directly via www.franschhoek-restaurants.co.za or otherwise please ask your Travel Butlers consultant for assistance.
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