Set in the stunning Franschhoek valley, Le Franschhoek Hotel showcases refined quality and commitment to luxurious detail with its well-appointed rooms and upmarket facilities. This Alpine-style region, close to Cape Town, has become a favoured holiday and weekend destination owing to its beautiful natural environment and wide range of local activities.

Its location on the site of one of Franschhoek's original country retreats means that Le Franschhoek is well-placed to provide a beautiful base to explore the area's attractions. There are some of South Africa's best restaurants in the valley as well as superb wine estates, art galleries and boutique stores in and around town. Outdoor lovers will be glad to know that fly fishing, hiking and mountain biking are popular activities on offer in this area, catered for by operators and led by local guides, while some of the Western Cape's greatest golf courses are easily accessible.


  • Located just outside Franschhoek on a scenic, mountain-side estate
  • Expansive facilities with a fantastic spa
  • Beautiful, light and airy suites all with lovely views of the vineyards
  • Unique dining experiences - do try dinner in the Le Verger, the restaurant with glass houses in an orchard

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Pampering its guests is part of the experience at Le Franschhoek Hotel and as such there is a range of contemporary facilities and services.

The signature Camelot Spa encompasses an outdoor massage garden, relaxation room and meditation area. Top treatments include liquid sound flotation and colour therapy. An aromatic herbal sauna and Swiss shower as well as deluxe double treatment suite complete the ultimate spa experience.

Other facilities at the hotel include tennis courts, a swimming pool, laundry service, babysitting/child-minding, internet access, a gym and two restaurants.

For lovers of food and wine, a wine bar, tasting room and deli round off the full spectrum of delightful indulgences.

General Facilities

    Swimming Pool
    Internet facilities
    Laundry Service
    Secure Parking
    Tennis Court
    Babysitting service available


There are 2 dining options at the hotel: the dining experience at Le Verger the Orchard Restaurant is an extension of the hotel's refined character. An air-conditioned glass dining space and open-plan kitchen with interactive cooking stations is designed to flow out amongst the fruit trees offering an alfresco-style atmosphere alongside its excellent a la carte menu and superlative wine list. The hotel's in-house dining room, with its 80-seater capacity, also incorporates beautiful mountain views for an elegant dining ambience.

Standard Room

Le Franschhoek's 63 en suite bedrooms are all equipped with modern conveniences such as air conditioning, direct dial telephones, internet access, a minibar, satellite TV, a safe, tea & coffee making facilities and underfloor heating. All the rooms have grand views onto the landscaped gardens, nearby vineyards and river.

The 40 Standard Rooms feature twin beds and an en suite bathroom with a full bath, separate shower and vanities while the 23 Garden, Vineyard & River Suites have private balconies and king-size beds. Four-sleeper Family Rooms are also available.

Standard Room AMENITIES

    Internet facility
    Tea & coffee-making facilities
    Underfloor heating
    Twin bed available
    En-suite bath and shower

Other Room Types

The hotel's villas bring an added measure of luxury and independence for guests at the hotel: besides the standard amenities to all rooms, each 4-sleeper villa features a kitchenette, private lounge and patio with individual en suite bathrooms for each bedroom.


  • Biking
  • Cultural tours
  • Fly-fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Historical tours
  • Horse-riding
  • Tennis
  • Day tours
  • Picnics

Traveller Reviews

  • One of the most beautiful hotels I have stayed in. The buildings and grounds are so beautifully kept, and the backdrop of the gorgeous mountains and vineyards are unparalleled. It was so serene and lovely.

    Laurie Sullivan, December 2008
  • Wonderful experience!! Beautiful hotel. Unfortunately, the weather was not the best. The spa, restaurants and bar service was very good.

    Sissel Alfredsen, February 2008
  • As everything we had hoped for. They were incredibly helpful and even managed to wash and iron my son's shirt (he came straight from University in the UK!) in a few hours before we went to the wedding ... The only thing they could usefully do - a very minor point - would be to provide four decent rackets for use on the tennis court. There were only two rather old ones available.

    Nicola Stanley, February 2008
  • Beautiful place and lovely setting. We had two wonderful meals: 1) La Petit Ferme for wine tour/tasting followed by lunch and 2) Reuben's for dinner. I would highly recommend both.

    Lane Penry, January 2008
  • Le Franschhoek Hotel another fantastic place, service top class just cannot fault anything or anyone.

    Brenda Dear, January 2008

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"A stunning Franschhoek experience! Soak up the surrounds with a glass of the best local wine while admiring the spectacular mountain scenery."

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One of the most beautiful hotels I have stayed in. The buildings and grounds are so beautifully kept, and the backdrop of the gorgeous mountains and vineyards are unparalleled. It was so serene and lovely.

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