The Last Word Franschhoek is set in the fine-dining capital of South Africa and is the perfect base for gourmets and wine enthusiasts to explore the stunningly beautiful, Alpine-style town of Franschhoek and its surrounding vineyards. Only a minute's walk from the boutiques, award-winning restaurants and art galleries of this historical town, the hotel has been beautifully restored in the Cape Huguenot tradition and designed with luxurious home comforts and a handsome mix of classic and contemporary furnishings. Spend your days here taking part in tastings and cellar tours on regal wine estates - Franschhoek is well located if you want to take day trips to other wineland destinations like Stellenbosch and Paarl. There are opportunities for hiking, horse riding and fly-fishing excursions in the area and there are a number of superb golf courses nearby.

Recent accolades & press

  •  Certificate of Excellence from Tripadvisor in 2012


  • Located in South Africa's gourmet capital, Franschhoek
  • Beautiful, romantic Alpine setting
  • Minutes away from award-winning restaurants
  • Traditional Cape Huguenot residence
  • Comfortable & luxurious suites
  • Breakfast & beverages included in the rate

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Relax next to the swimming pool or enjoy sundowner drinks on the wooden-deck balcony with great views of the Franschhoek Valley's encompassing mountains. The Last Word Franschhoek also offers a selection of DVDs and a laundry service as well as an in-house chauffeur service for restaurant transfers. Staff will be happy to arrange spa treatments as well as hiking, cycling, bird watching, horse riding and fly-fishing excursions in the area. Golfers are well catered for with several championship golf courses close by.

General Facilities

    Swimming Pool
    Computer facilities
    Laundry Service
    Beauty or wellness therapist
    Secure Parking


Included in the rates for The Last Word Franschhoek are lavish breakfasts as well as beers, wines and premium spirits. Dinners and lunches are available by prior arrangement but it's only a minute's walk from the hotel to the many excellent award-winning restaurants in Franschhoek - an in-house chauffeur service is also available to guests for restaurant transfers.

Superior Double Room

The Last Word Franschhoek has six luxurious rooms, four of which are Superior Doubles which open onto private patio gardens.

The hotel pays extra attention to the finer details and you can look forward to vases of fresh flowers, a complimentary mini-bar and a tea and coffee tray as well as fragrant flower petals on your comfortable bed.

Each room has a spacious en suite bathroom and features air conditioning, under-floor heating, satellite television and WIFI.

Superior Double Room AMENITIES

    Air conditioning
    En-suite bath and shower
    Safe in room
    Underfloor heating
    Wi-fi available in room
    Mini bar
    Outdoor area
    Tea & coffee-making facilities

Other Room Types

The Last Word Franschhoek also offers three Luxury Suites which are larger in size and have separate lounge areas and access to semi-private pools.


  • Day tours
  • Picnics
  • dates rates from board basis
  • 01 Oct 2017 - 19 Dec 2017 $285 Bed & Breakfast
  • 20 Dec 2017 - 28 Feb 2018 $315 Bed & Breakfast
  • 01 Mar 2018 - 30 Apr 2018 $285 Bed & Breakfast
  • 01 May 2018 - 30 Sep 2018 $170 Bed & Breakfast
  • 01 Oct 2018 - 19 Dec 2018 $300 Bed & Breakfast
  • 20 Dec 2018 - 28 Feb 2019 $340 Bed & Breakfast
  • 01 Mar 2019 - 30 Apr 2019 $300 Bed & Breakfast

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please note, additional room types are also available. Pool Suite,Exclusive Use Request a quote for rate detail

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
  • Single supplements may apply
  • Rates may be different for different room types
  • The most competitive rates for accommodation are available in our tailored packages

Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.

Traveller Reviews

  • The Last Word Franschhoek is a very touristy, charming hotel with a lovely and spacious room.

    Nicole Hansen, October 2015
  • We voted this the best! The staff looked after us very well - a beautiful place and an excellent location.

    Nick Blackford, May 2015
  • It was beautiful very nicely decorated with lovely touches here and there - particularly the crème brulee and chocolate mousse left in our room in the evenings. The room was perfect for the 3 of us and the position of the hotel is ideal for easy access to restaurants and the hop on hop off wine bus! The staff were very welcoming and the ladies serving us at breakfast were extremely nice and wanted to please.

    Lisa Neal, November 2014
  • Our stay at the Last Word in Franschhoek was very quick, but they made a great impression. The location was perfect as we could walk to shops and restaurants. The staff was very friendly and they also went the extra mile to help us celebrate our anniversary.

    Kipp Donlon, November 2013
  • In style, appearance and standard this was very much of a piece with Long Beach: small overall but spacious in all its elements, well-run and high quality. Again the visual and spatial impact was immediately welcoming. We appeared to have been upgraded from standard room to a room with private terrace and plunge pool – delightfully relaxing, though the hotel’s main pool area also looked very pleasant. The ‘Last Word’ group’s pitch of offering a refreshed concept of boutique accommodation seemed to us to ring true. Main positives: Wonderfully spacious room with delightful pool and terrace. Surprise ‘petals and candles’ presentation on second (final) evening on our return from local restaurant – not sure if this was Valentine’s night special or final night norm. Negatives? Really nothing material. The interaction with management here was a little more slick and polished and a little less conversational and easygoing than in Long Beach. But the service was never less than professional and there are no complaints whatever, just a slight drop in the ‘personal’ dimension that was strongly felt at Kommetjie. The breakfast buffet presentation seemed a little more tired than in Long Beach, albeit that we were never other than last to arrive. Our stay in Franschhoek unfortunately coincided with a couple of day’s mild tummy bug for Brianog. It meant we weren’t able to enjoy fully the wonderful food offered by the location, though we did enjoy lunch at La Petite Ferme and an enjoyable evening at The French Connection. I think though that we realised in any case that, were we organising our itinerary again, we would have happily had one extra day in Long Beach and the same in The Bay, and contented ourselves with motoring in and out of Franschhoek for a lazy lunch.

    Kevin Dawson, March 2013
  • Nice, clean rooms. Friendly staff. Convenient locations to the main street to stroll along and buy souvenirs! Yummy breakfast.

    Lindsay Germano, February 2010

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Kelly-Anne Blanchard

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"This boutique property is set on the main road of the gourmet, wine & art district of the Cape Winelands, offering a relaxed and comfortable stay and within close proximity to the Franschhoek wine tram which is a “must do” whilst here"



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Nice, clean rooms. Friendly staff. Convenient locations to the main street to stroll along and buy souvenirs! Yummy breakfast.

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