Franschhoek is one of the oldest towns in South Africa. In 1688, French Huguenot refugees began populating the valley establishing farms and businesses bringing with them their experience in agriculture. These farms have grown into renowned wineries.
Once a sleepy country retreat, the village began experiencing a boom in the 1990s. The ideal summer weather, snowy peaks in winter and wine estates have turned Franschhoek into one of South Africa’s main tourist destinations.
Franschhoek is notable for having some of the top restaurants in the country within its borders. Together with the strong wine culture, and pristine natural and architectural beauty has made Franschhoek into what many describe as the “food and wine capital” of South Africa.
The attributes of the village have turned Franschhoek into a popular tourist destination. Dozens of bed & breakfasts and small cottages available for accommodation.
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