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Franschhoek

Food and Wine Capital of South Africa

Situated in a fertile valley between two mountains, the picturesque village of Franschhoek bills itself as a culinary heaven, with renowned wine estates dotting its surroundings. Founded in the late 17th century by French Huguenot settlers, the village boasts quaint Cape Dutch architecture and houses some of the country's most esteemed restaurants. Stylish guesthouses, cafes, and trendy boutique shops line the main village road, where you can hop on the "Wine Tram" and take a tour of the scenic vineyards. On a Franschhoek holiday, you can also take relaxing nature walks, cycle among the vineyards, and shop for quality handicrafts. Franschhoek is in Western Cape. Make your South Africa itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.
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As a popular holiday destination, Franschhoek provides plenty of accommodations to suit every type of budget and preference. Some of the lodgings flank the streets just off the main road, while others offer a more secluded, private experience in the surrounding valley. For your stay in Franschhoek, you'll be able to pick from an array of guesthouses, bed and breakfasts, rental cottages, and stylish boutique establishments.
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