Because Franschhoek is so centrally situated, distances are easy to cover and visits on route to interesting spots in and around Franschhoek, the Winelands and even so far as the Peninsula (Cape Town and surrounds) can be done in one day.
The Huguenot Monument in Franschhoek is dedicated to the cultural influences that Huguenots have brought to the Cape after their immigration during the 17th and 18th centuries. For those who are interested in the history of the Huguenots, a visit to the museum and Huguenot cemetery is a must.
“Times have ‘tolled’ of humans sold…
A slave on sale for a chip of gold!
But when the shackles fell to ground…
how joyful was its ‘Freedom’-sound…!
Nothing can be more exciting for wine lovers than Franschhoek wine tours, Stellenbosch- and Paarl wine-routes. Visiting options depend on the desire of the taster - the more prominent wine-cellars that have made their mark in the wine-industry, or the bouquet wine-cellars that might offer something new or more special in the sense of new varieties on the market. High quality of wines are inspired by the competition between the well qualified wine-makers of the different cellars.
A visit to Franschhoek, Valley of the Huguenots, does not end at the Monument and Museum at the end of the Main Road. This beautiful little Village resembles Pandora’s Box --- Full of surprises.
Take a leisurely walk and discover little shops with secret delights of jewellery, wool carpets, extraordinary artwork, and Belgium chocolates. Franschhoek offers wine tours and wine-tasting on horseback or bicycle to be the ultimate treat for nature lovers.
To round off a lovely day of browsing, tasting and buying, a table can be booked for you at one of the many popular restaurants in and around Franschhoek.
The Winelands, Bergrivier-area and Overberg offer a wonderland of breath-taking scenery, indescribable views of nature’s beauty.
The landscape ‘s diversity, within kilometres apart, amazes visitors from afar and for photographers this opportunity provides enchantment to dream of. The view of the Valley when approaching Franschhoek via the Franschhoek Pass is indescribable. Heaven is suddenly unfolding a kaleidoscope of valley-mountains-horizon not to be found elsewhere!