Franschhoek Holidays

Founded by French settlers, the Gallic flair for mouth-watering cuisine has definitely rubbed off on this pretty little town.

Known as the gourmet capital of South Africa, foodies flock to Franschhoek for its award-winning cuisine – from leisurely brunches in chic pavement cafes and lunch in the sun paired with a cool, crisp local sauvignon blanc to the exquisite nine-course tasting menu at Le Quartier Français, voted one of the world's 100 best restaurants.

In a valley, surrounded by orchards, vineyards and mountain peaks, Franschhoek is one of the prettiest little towns in the Cape Winelands region. Take the hop-on hop-off open-air wine tram to explore at your leisure – there's plenty of art galleries, boutiques and elegant wine estates to discover. 

Why not see more of South Africa in one trip: visit Cape Town for vibrant culture and epic views of Table Mountain or drive the iconic Garden Route to tour the beautiful coastline.

Destination Highlights
  • Dine at world-class restaurants
  • Explore Mont Rochelle Nature Reserve's breath-taking scenery
  • Enjoy wine tasting tours at outstanding vineyards
  • Visit the Huguenot Memorial Museum

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Average weather in January

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Franschhoek
22ºC
9mm

Average weather in February

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Franschhoek
23ºC
15mm

Average weather in March

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Franschhoek
21ºC
15mm

Average weather in April

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Franschhoek
19ºC
63mm

Average weather in May

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Franschhoek
16ºC
64mm

Average weather in June

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Franschhoek
14ºC
80mm

Average weather in July

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Franschhoek
13ºC
94mm

Average weather in August

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Franschhoek
14ºC
69mm

Average weather in September

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Franschhoek
15ºC
44mm

Average weather in October

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Franschhoek
17ºC
38mm

Average weather in November

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Franschhoek
19ºC
24mm

Average weather in December

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Franschhoek
22ºC
17mm

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