Solms Delta - Franschhoek

14h20 Carry on using the same road into Franschhoek itself

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Parker Cottage Guesthouse recommends visiting Franschhoek     Parker Cottage Guesthouse recommends visiting Franschhoek


Tel : (021) 876 3603

Once a sleeply little town in the winelands, Franschhoek was discovered by wealthy Capetonian émigrés about twenty years ago. Property prices in the old town went through the roof and now, Franschhoek is a very pretty and up market town surrounded by stunning scenery and agri/viti culture. From its name and those of the surrounding farms you’ll be able to tell that this is a very French part of South Africa, so expect excellent food and wine along with a very proud cultural history. If you thought house prices were bad in Camps Bay, think again for the price of a two bed cottage here!

We suggest that you park up somewhere on main road and then go and explore the town on foot. The place is bursting with all sorts of little boutiques and some great restaurants too: rather avoid the overpriced and pretentious Le Quartier and instead, try some of the smaller local eateries. On weekends in the summer, you’ll battle to get a table.

15h20 If you’ve managed to see all you want to see in Franschoek in one hour, well done! From here, you have two choices: the shorter route or the longer route home.

>> Franschhoek - Paul Cluver (shorter route back to Parker Cottage Guesthouse)

>> Franshoek - Babylonstoren (longer route back to Parker Cottage Guesthouse)