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Family Escape to Franschhoek

Family Escape to Franschhoek


On a sunny April weekend we were invited to stay at Franschhoek Country House and Villas, in the Cape Winelands.  Franschhoek is such a charming little village with fantastic restaurants, quaint shops and of course some of the finest wine estates surrounding the area. Let’s not forget the rich history of the Huguenots, a visit to Franschhoek would not be complete without a visit to the museum and monument with the beautifully manicured gardens surrounding it.

Franschhoek Country House and Villas in Franschhoek has so much to offer and it is the perfect stay for families. The hotel offers several accommodation options ranging from Standard Rooms, Garden Cottages and Luxury rooms, which are decorated in a more classic style, to the crème de la crème the more modern-styled villa suites. The villa suites are a great option for families with small children, and are extremely spacious with luxury amenities, tea and coffee station and Mini Bar. The welcoming complimentary fruit basket is a nice touch. The hotel itself has a Provencal feel to it with roses and lavender gardens, several water features and fountains and of course some magnificent architecture. There are several public areas on offer:  lounges with internet facilities, two swimming pools, one of which is heated, as well as the popular restaurant Monneaux, which is actually set on the original site of the first “parfumerie” in Franschhoek. The restaurant offers fantastic fine dining without being over the top. For those who want to be pampered, the hotel also offers a spa with a variety of treatments.

I would definitely recommend this property to any guest travelling through Franschhoek. Situated an hour’s drive from Cape Town, it offers luxury and hospitality that will ensure an unforgettable South African holiday for the whole family.


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