General

The Franschhoek Retreat is an exclusive 5 star historic residence in the heart of Franschhoek’s village, the gourmet capital of South Africa. It’s only a minute’s walk from the many excellent award-winning restaurants and numerous character-filled boutique style shops and art galleries.

The magnificent Franschhoek valley offers world-class wine estates, tastings and cellar tours nestled between towering mountains and beautiful vineyards and the picturesque traditional French village hosts some of the best cuisine from internationally recognised gourmet chefs. Of South Africa’s top ten restaurants, three are in Franschhoek and there is a choice of more than 30 different places to wine and dine.

The 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.

Beautifully restored in the Cape Huguenot tradition, The Franschhoek has been designed with sumptuous home comforts creating an elegant, sophisticated interior with a handsome mixture of classic and contemporary furnishings. A wooden decked balcony affords spectacular views across the mountains, the perfect spot for a sundowner or just relax around the private pool.

There are six luxurious rooms, three superior doubles which open onto private patio gardens and three suites with separate lounge areas. All have large en-suite bathrooms.

Breakfasts are a speciality offering a wide choice of interesting fare and are inclusive, as are all beverages. Dinners and lunches are available by arrangement. An in-house chauffeur service is available to guests for restaurant transfers or tailored tours to the highlights of Cape Town.

Classic Suites x 1

        • Suite Size (62sqm)
        • Separate Shower, Bath & Toilet
        • Separate Lounge Area
        • DVD Player
        • Complimentary Mini Bar & Snacks

Pool Suites x 2

        • Suite Size (62sqm)
        • Separate Shower, Bath & Toilet
        • Private Pool and Courtyard
        • Separate Lounge Area
        • DVD Player
        • Complimentary Mini Bar & Snacks

Superior Doubles x 3

        • Private patio garden (25sqm)
        • Room Size (42sqm)
        • Complimentary Mini Bar & Snacks
        • Separate Shower, Bath & Toilet

Standard Features

        • Fresh Flowers
        • Complimentary Tea and 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
        • 300 Thread Count Cotton Linen
        • Port/Sherry decanter
        • Bedside alarm clocks
        • In-suite Telephone

On Site Facilities

        • Small Solar Heated Swimming pool
        • Residents Bar
        • Secure parking
        • Spa treatments by arrangement
        • 24 Hour security
        • Picnic baskets can be arranged
        • Laundry services
        • Tours & Transfers by arrangement

Activities

        • Gourmet Wining & Dining
        • Boutique shopping
        • Walking & Hiking
        • Mountain Biking
        • Wine Tasting (27 Estates)
        • Chocolate Tasting
        • Cheese Tasting
        • 20 World Class Restaurants
        • Historic buildings & museum
        • Championship Golf Courses
        • Bicycle hire
        • Wine tasting on horseback