Places to visit in Franschhoek

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Places to Visit in Franschhoek


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  • Jing X
    4 contributions
    Boschendal was the last stop on our Franschhoek Wine Tram voyage (navy line) and we spent two lovely hours tasting wine and eating delicious farm baked bread underneath the big oak tree at the Cellar Door. Despite being our last stop on the tour and having the Premium Tasting at Boschendal, we could not get enough of Boschendal wine and also tasted their MCC, John le Long Prestige Cuvée which was absolutely lovely. The garden and surroundings are beautiful and we could easily have spent another hour at Boschendal. We left with big bags from the shop filled with our new-found favourite Boschendal wines, cookies and preserved figs - all delicious! Would revisit in a heartbeat.
    Written 23 January 2023
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  • mfranks911
    Edgware, UK838 contributions
    We always visit this excellent museum whenever we go to Franschhoek. Exhibits are always changing and description boards seem much better now. A must for classic car fans.
    Written 27 January 2023
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  • BOFA BOY
    Callander, UK1,157 contributions
    Absolutely spectacular drive over the Franschoek pass today - well worth the drive but watch out for the baboons that tend to cross the road on occasions!
    Written 28 January 2023
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  • TxBamaEx
    Houston, TX101 contributions
    The wine tasting experience at La Motte was a very elegant experience in a lovely tasting room, one of the top ones in Franschhoek. In depth description of the wines, of course, but a passion for understanding them. We have tasted there over the many years and they are still in the top tier. Unfortunately their outstanding restaurant was closed for remodeling.
    Written 8 December 2022
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  • acarp09
    Bartlesville, OK4 contributions
    We had a great experience at Eikehof! We had a booking for a large group, and they had our table ready. The owners came over right away and chatted and served us our tasting. They were very nice and it was fun to hear their history. The wine and views are great! Lovely place!
    Written 23 January 2023
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  • Food Enthusiast
    1 contribution
    Definitely worth a visit! Beautiful setting!

    Great estate, serving vetkoek & mince, as well as the most delicious koesisters, with a variety of other food options available.

    Let’s not forget the long list of wines on offer. We opted for a glass of their Bland de Noir and Golden lynx, which were great choices.

    Staff are very welcoming, Luke, Amy and Victoria are always at your service.
    Written 24 September 2022
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  • Gary L
    Bradenton, FL127 contributions
    Stopped here for a wine tasting. The estate was very pretty, wine was good. There is a restaurant on site, but it was losed while we were there.
    Written 24 September 2022
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  • John W
    5 contributions
    nice new museum and it is also fun. I dont like boring museums and this one is really interesting to visit.
    Written 26 November 2022
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  • Justin botha
    6 contributions
    We had a sushi and wine pairing that worked really well! Very friendly staff and inviting. Would definitely come back for seconds and thirds...
    Written 14 January 2023
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  • MRLC73
    Hong Kong, China47 contributions
    Wine tasting in the old manor house. I tried most of the wines on offer; all very good and some excellent. There's several tasting options, all good value. Service is knowledgeable and friendly. Setting is beautiful and peaceful.
    Written 22 January 2023
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  • mrsblondeLeeds
    Birkenshaw, UK128 contributions
    This was the best vineyard we visited in Franschhoek. The views were stunning and the lady who served our wines was genuinely knowledgeable, had time to answer questions and didn’t sound as though she was reading a script (which must be easy to do with so many wine tastings a day) We ended up buying a couple of bottles of their very best wines that weren’t on the tasting menu so fingers crossed 😂🤞
    Written 17 January 2023
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  • Sami C
    1 contribution
    Experienced a magical wedding at Vrede en Lust. The staff and hospitality were so friendly. Made us feel right at home. Highly recommend this place for day visiting or long vacation or celebrations.
    Written 2 November 2022
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  • World Traveler
    United Kingdom125 contributions
    Recap >> Beautifully set on the top of Franschhoek valley, this lovely corner worth seeing and give it a try. Bear in mind to go after checking the weather forecast unless you keen to spend time in the cavey and dark tasting room. The outside-terraced-view-restaurant & balcony offer its best in fact. Booking highly recommended in winter too.

    Story >> Went for a trip to Franschhoek in mid-August, lovely sunny warm day, perfect for bubbly hence we didn’t go with their reds, next come in will give a try definitely. Took bottle of Brut speaking of which, amongst the best MCCs in South Africa so far. We had a lovely chat with company rep, friendly and welcoming, she offered us a sip of their sparkling rosé. In general, if was not for this higher in grade (we assume a manager / supervisor helping out staff) arranging and accommodating clients & tables out, the service appeared lazy and superficial with workers busy ignoring clients like insects. And was not crowded day at all. Guess summer must be nuts. Besides, we didn’t really get why bottle at the factory costs more than in a shop in Cape Town. Restaurant menu questionable for a matter of variety and combo with wines.

    Debrief >> German ownership, family business which went big. Impeccable presentation of product, attention to detail, cleanliness. All good but missing some vibes, South Africa at Haute Cabrière hard to feel. It’s more like a German wine farm set in a South African corner. It’s cold there even when it’s 40 degrees outside. Missing some local touch, in a few words too much of shareholders’ too less of locals’.
    Written 2 September 2022
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  • Pabby2014
    Ballito, South Africa88 contributions
    The venue is well set up for tastings and the restaurant if you choose.
    We tasted the Icon Range of wines (red only) and they were fabulous.
    Our consultant was very helpful and left us with the bottles to review, all of which were amazing.
    We thought the best was the Sleeper Shiraz Range and took two bottles for our collection. They came in beautiful boxes which was a bonus.
    There are things for the family to do whilst the adults taste the wine. Even a wine tour on the back of a tractor trailer which looked good fun.
    Will definitely be back.
    Written 13 April 2022
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  • Katinka P
    Johannesburg, South Africa10 contributions
    We tasted the excellent wines from Holden Manz in Franschoek. Prize was a knowledgeable and excellent host. Can highly recommend it!
    Written 6 February 2022
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