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Exploring Cape Town

Franschhoek Winelands

Most people choose to stay close to the beach or in Cape Town itself except our ‘swallows’, people that flee winter for typically most of January and all of February. Franschhoek is the most popular destination for our swallows. It’s a small charming historical town set at the end of a valley almost surrounded by mountains. This little town was originally the French settlement and is still known today as the French Quarter. It is reputed to be the best town in the southern hemisphere to dine out in because there are more of the top 10 restaurants in South Africa in this little town than any other.

Stellenbosch is the better known location of the Winelands to Franschhoek. It is also an historical town but much larger even boasting it’s own university. Most customers choose smaller Franschhoek as their base and maybe visit Stellenbosch which is only a 40 minute drive away.

Whilst Franschhoek is only 70 minutes drive from Cape Town, a popular combination is to spend a couple of nights here. We strongly recommend a night or two in the Winelands as it is a very restful experience and a wonderful setting! Staying 2/3 nights we suggest a boutique hotel, there are plenty to choose from as featured on our Winelands page but for a longer stay a villa/apartment maybe more suitable depending on your requirements.

Below is a selection of properties we have more! We also hold additional pictures of many of the properties. Please don’t hesitate to contact us email / phone +44 (0)20 7112 0019 to see more pictures and for more accommodation suggestions.

Camps Bay
The perfect place to stay for beaches, great restaurants and stunning views More
Table Mountain
Hout Bay
Family friendly fishing village with a wonderful beach More
Renowned for its beaches and fabulous wow properties More
Big Bay
Good value accommodation, wide open spaces and the classic picture postcard view of Table Mountain More
Long open beach and amazing views over the bay to Cape Town and Table Mountain More
Closest beach to the city up the north coastline enabling good access to the city and the highways out and about More
Charming small old historical town reputed to be the best town in the southern hemisphere to dine out More
Set in the mountains Constantia is Cape Towns original wine region More
Rural atmosphere and rustic charm, known of its superb beach and vast wetlands More
A small village offering beach and mountains in a very relaxed chilled environment More
V&A Waterfront
Trendy central upmarket location on the doorstep of the city offering smart accommodation in 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments More
De Waterkant
The original settlement area of the city, gaily coloured terraced houses line cobbled streets along with cafes and galleries More
On the slopes of Table Mountain with good easy walking access into the city More
Sea Point
Well known for the ocean side promenade and the public swimming pools on the ocean edge More
Bantry Bay
Desirable upmarket location claims to be wind free renowned for its boutique hotels More
Trendy desirable location well known for its for 4 picturesque beaches More
Simon's Town
One of the original settlements on The Cape best know for Boulders Beach where the Penguins can be enjoyed and the Cape of Good Hope More
Fish Hoek
Popular for its Indian Ocean beaches More
Gordon's Bay
Popular for its Indian Ocean beaches especially Blue Flag status Bikini Beach More
Historical Wineslands town well known for its dining out and university

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