The impeccably appointed Le Franschhoek Hotel offers unequalled views of the spectacular Franschhoek Mountains located in the equally splendid world famous vineyards of the Western Cape.
Le Franschhoek follows the architectural style of the Cape Winelands. The hotel comprises 63 elegantly appointed rooms, all with views of the gardens, vineyards and river, and 12 chalets.
There is also a health and wellness centre.
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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).
On entering the village of Franschhoek, continue down the main road to the Hugenot Memorial. Turn right at the T-junction, and continue for another 3 km on the tarred road (Excelsior Road), which will take you directly to Le Franschhoek Hotel.
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. You will see the signs to Le Franschhoek Hotel as you approach the village.
General Information For Guests
All rooms have air conditioning, under floor heating, direct dial telephones, a remote controlled television with selected DSTV channels, hairdryers, tea & coffee making facilities, an electronic safe and internet connections.
The hotel has 2 restaurants, a lounge area, swimming pool, 24 hour reception and security, ample parking, a gymnasium, tennis court, wellness spa, deli and a wine bar and veranda.
Tennis rackets and balls are available from Reception, along with a boules set.
There are various hiking trails in and around the Franschhoek Valley. Trail routes are available at Reception. Guided trails are also on offer and depend on individual needs. The Mont Rochelle Fynbos conservancy offers hikes for old and young through the mountains above Franschhoek. Permits are available from Reception.
Fly-fishing - a trip up to Dewdale Trout Farm can be booked at Reception. This tranquil setting, high up in the mountains offers an exceptional retreat for the whole family or groups. Equipment and tuition is provided. Catch your own trout and have the chefs prepare it to your taste.
Horse riding, including wine tasting on horseback can be arranged. Price available on request at Reception.
The hotel can also arrange a round of golf on the pristine greens and fairways of the Jack Nicklaus designed Pearl Valley Golf Course, situated just 10 minutes from the hotel. Prices on request at Reception.
Laundry and babysitting services are available (additional cost).
Major credit card 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.