Akademie Street Boutique Hotel & Guest House
5 Akademie Street, Franschhoek, Western Cape, South Africahttp://www.aka.co.za+27 (0) 82 517 0405Drive through Franschhoek to the end of the town - the monument is in front of you. Turn left. The second road is Akademie Street, turn left (you cannot go right). Come to Twyfelling at the big oak trees on the right. You will see the Akademie Street Guesthouses sign. If you get lost, please phone us on +27 (0) 21 876 3027 or +27 (0) 82 655 5308
Franschhoek Huguenot Monument
Lambrecht Streethttp://www.museum.co.za021 876 2532Reflects the persecution of the French Huguenots, their flight, settlement at the Cape and contribution to South Africa. The beautiful gardens are a bonus.
Moreson Wine Farm
Happy Valley Road, La Mottehttp://www.moreson.co.za021 876 3055At Môreson we spend every minute of every day making, working on or dreaming about our wine. We’re always improving, whether it’s in the vineyard or in the winery, we pride ourselves on our ability to evolve without losing our charm.
R45 between Franschhek and Stellenboschhttp://www.lormarins.co.za021 874 9000At the heart of Anthonij Rupert Wines lies the fundamental belief that the source of supreme wine quality lies in the land; that a specific terroir, with soil and climate working together to capture the essence of each particular grape variety, dictates the style of wine that speaks powerfully of the highest quality and most genuine character. In the cellars, the fruit from the vines are treated with the highest level of care through the winemaking process to create a wine that is true to the natural characteristics of the grapes and the vines from which they came.
Lynx Wine Estate
R301 between Paarl and Franschhoekhttp://www.lynxwines.co.za021 867 0406At Lynx all wines are grown, produced and bottled on the Estate. 2003 saw the maiden vintage, which immediately won acclaim when its Shiraz achieved 4½ stars in the John Platter’s Guide, and its other two wines 4 stars each. Since then the range has grown and now stands at an impressive eleven wines. The wines have continued to perform well winning numerous gold awards, being placed in the top ten Shiraz’s in South Africa, and scoring 90 points in Wine Enthusiast (USA).
La Mottewww.la-motte.com021 876 3119La Motte is synonymous with the highest quality in wines. Each wine reflects a great expertise in vitaculture combined with experience, passion and a creative flair for winemaking.
Leopards Leap Winery
R 45, Franschhoek, 7690http://www.leopards-leap.com/home021 876 8002Leopard's Leap Wines was conceptualised at the turn of the century by winemaker and businessman, Hein Koegelenberg, with guidance from his late father-in-law, internationally-renowned business leader, Dr Anton Rupert. Initially created for the export market in the United Kingdom, Leopard's Leap has since rapidly gained an international reputation for providing excellent quality wines at affordable prices. The popularity of the brand has seen its market expand to more than 40 countries worldwide, with new export markets continuously being explored.
Boekenhoutskloof Winery (Pty) Ltd
Excelsior Roadwww.boekenhoutskloof.co.za021 876 3320Boekenhoutskloof was established in 1776. Located in the furthest corner of the beautiful Franschhoek valley, the farm's name means "ravine of the Boekenhout" (pronounced Book-n-Howed). Boekenhout is an indigenous Cape Beech tree greatly prized for furniture making.
Excelsior Roadhttp://www.hautespoir.com021 876 4000Haut Espoir is a boutique wine farm in the corner of Franschhoek, South Africa. The farm is completely family driven.Haut Espoir is as famous for its conservation efforts as it is for it’s wines. From our BWI accreditation and efforts to restore the farm, to our Fynbos Friday posts to hopefully educate the public, our dreams are for sustainable farming and development not only on our farm, but the entire wine industry.
Rickety Bridge Winery
Robertsvlei Road, Franschhoekhttp://www.ricketybridge.com/winery.php021 876 2129Shadowed by the Dassenberg mountains, the mild Franschhoek valley is the perfect canvas for new winemaker Wynand Grobler to create a portfolio of outstanding Franschhoek wines.
Green Valley Road, Franschhoekhttp://www.stonybrook.co.za021 876 2182Stony Brook Vineyards is a small family-run wine farm in the beautiful Franschhoek valley, only 40 minutes' drive from Cape Town. Stony Brook concentrates on producing top quality wines that reflect the unique micro climate of this southern-most corner of Franschhoek.
R310, between Franschhoek and Stellenboschhttp://www.boschendalwines.com021 870 4210Great wines begin in the vineyards and we invite you to immerse yourself in the thick of our producing vines with a guided adventure through the extensive patchwork of varietals. The variable mountain landscapes will astound you as will the awesome viewpoint at the highest point of the farm where you will look upon the remarkable vistas and experience the breathtaking natural beauty that is Boschendal.
16 Huguenot Streethttp://www.lqf.co.za/cuisine.htm021 876 8442The Tasting Room at Le Quartier Français is South Africa's most lauded fine-dining restaurant. It is the stage to award-winning Relais & Châteaux Grande Chef, Margot Janse, and her unique African Inspired Surprise Tasting Menu. Here, in this intimate setting, serious diners have the opportunity to experience a true journey of taste. With a menu that continues to evolve and astonish The Tasting Room, and its African Inspired cuisine, creates a dining experience unlike any other. One where surprise and nostalgia take centre stage.
Bread and Wine
Moreson Wine Farm, Happy Valley Roadhttp://www.moreson.co.za021 876 4004Bread & Wine Vineyard Restaurant exudes an old world charm. It is a character-filled, rustic restaurant that has won numerous accolades for its honest food. Home baked breads, sublime soups, country terrines. Imaginative salads and highly original dishes. Explore the tastes of homecured charcuterie; beech smoked salmon and filled foccacias while savouring Môreson's fine wines
42 Huguenot Street, Franschhoekhttp://www.dutcheast.co.za021 876 3547Authentic and inspiring, DUTCH EAST Restaurant is a culinary jewel in the heart of Franschhoek’s iconic main street. Owned and operated by Chef and Hostess, Pasch du Plooy and Sainkie du Toit. Pasch draws inspiration from popular traditional dishes and adds an eastern twist, to create one of the towns’ most original restaurants. Expect to sample a menu that will tempt your senses and appetite in a venue that embodies the eclectic mix of this heritage town.
48 Huguenot Street, Franschhoekhttp://www.frenchconnection.co.za021 876 4056The French Connection is a charming bistro-style restaurant with a welcoming and unpretentious atsmosphere. Chef Patron Matthew Gordon (owner of the renowed Haute Cabriere), has created a simple, yet enticing menu, guaranteed to suit all palates.
Le Bon Vivant
22 Dirkie Uys Streethttp://www.lebonvivant.co.za/about.html021 876 2717Through the glass wall into the kitchen, watch owner and Chef Pierre Hendricks create stunningly beautiful 'artwork' on your plate, that just also happens to taste great. Set in a converted house and therefore smaller than some of the purpose-built restaurants in Franschhoek, Le Bon Vivant provides sophisticated diners with a memorable experience.
9 Huguenot Street, Franschhoekhttp://www.thegrillroom.co.za021 876 2548The Grillroomis ideally located on Franschhoek'sMain Road. Two components are paramount in every dish ~ depth of flavour and superb presentation, with succulent steaks, the freshest fish, prawns from Mozambique and many of SA's favourites. There is something for everybody at The Grillroom including a covered kids area, illustrious wine list and butchery where patrons can order their perfectly matured meat
12 Huguenot Road, Franschhoekhttp://www.ryanskitchen.co.za021 876 4598Ryan's Kitchen situated within Franschhoek, a town filled with any number of dining options, we offer something quite unique. We have developed a restaurant with a cosy and home styled dining lounge feel where almost all tables are a "Chef's Table's". An interactive concept between kitchen and table has become a must see for guests with a genuine interest in not only food and cooking but the process of preparation as well. With a limited number of tables inside (as well as space outside weather dependent), attention is assured. Our terrace provides a fantastic venue for the less drama filled lunch menu as well as those warm summer evenings for dinner.
38 Huguenot Road, Franschhoekwww.salmonbar.com021 876 491The Salmon Bar opened on 1 December 2007. Created by an aquaculturalist and smoker of salmon and a chef, the Salmon Bar is a restaurant, bar, deli and bakery in one - the result of a shared passion for quality salmon and local Franschhoek trout.
Pierneef at La Motte
La Mottewww.la-motte.com021 876 8800Pierneef at La Motte offers a traditional cusine with a modern interpretation. The unique food styles and diverse flavours have been inspired by centuries of cooking, spiced by influences from across the globe, forming the precious ingredients of Cape Winelands Cusine.
La Petite Ferme
Franschhoek Passhttp://www.lapetiteferme.co.za/restaurant.html021 876 3106A tradition built tirelessly by three generations, lunches at La Petite Ferme Restaurant are legendary. A feast of culinary delights that beguile and entertain, the food reflects the creative energy and raw talent of a dedicated staff combined with an abundance of fresh local ingredients.
Babel at Babylonstoren
Klapmuts/Simondium road, Paarlhttp://www.babylonstoren.com021 863 3852At Babylonstoren We don't like to tamper unduly with food or slash it to bits - pick, clean, serve is our approach. Meals are creative though always clear in structure. Vegetables and fruit gathered daily from the garden are often served with their skins on. Helpings are generous and meals may be taken either in the glass enclosed restaurant or under the Plain trees in the courtyard, depending on the weather.