The Last Word Franschhoek is an exclusive 5* historic residence situated right in the heart of the gourmet village of Franschhoek. It is private and peaceful, yet only a minutes walk from the many award-winning restaurants and numerous character-filled boutique shops and galleries.
Beautifully restored in the Cape Huguenot tradition, this boutique hotel has been designed with sumptuous home comforts, creating an elegant, sophisticated interior with a handsome mixture of classic and contemporary furnishings. A wooden balcony affords spectacular views across the mountains, the perfect spot for a sundowner or just to relax around the private pool.
The picturesque village of Franschhoek offers world-class wine estates, tastings and cellar tours.
The surrounding valley is also the idyllic setting for walking trails, hiking, cycling, bird watching, horse-riding and fly-fishing.
Golfing enthusiasts are well catered for with several championship golf courses close by.
Six luxurious double rooms, each with their own traditional Cape charm, open onto private patios and small, shaded gardens.
All have marbled en-suite bathrooms, and air-conditioning and satellite TV.
Included in the rates are lavish breakfasts, free drinks, bespoke wines, premium spirits and an in-house chauffeur service is also available to guests.
*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: 5.0 / 5.0 based on 5 ratings
The Last Word - as before this was a fabulous base to enjoy Franschhoek and the surrounding area. The service and quality of the rooms is amazing and we were lucky enough to get one of their pool suites which had been refurbished after the flood that had closed the place for 6 months. We would unreservedly recommend this place to anyone, it is a very special hotel.
The Last Word Franschhoek 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).
The Last Word Franschhoek is on right-hand side of the main street in Franschhoek, opposite the River Cafe.
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, through 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. The Franschhoek is on left-hand side of the main street in Franschhoek, opposite the Tourism Centre.
General Information For Guests
All rooms offer a Flat Screen TV, DVD Player, fresh flowers, complimentary tea/coffee tray, bespoke amenities, hair dryer and shaving points, under floor heating, select satellite TV, wireless internet connection, private room safe, air conditioning, heated towel rails, velour robes and slippers, port/sherry decanter, bedside alarm clocks and in-suite telephone
The property has a breakfast room, residents bar, lounge area, courtyard and a solar-heated outdoor swimming pool. There is secure off street parking.
A laundry service is available.
Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Diners Club 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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