Avondrood Guest House

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Built in 1870 and sprinkled with ornate wrought-iron decorative ‘broekie lace’, Avondrood is a much-loved 5-bedroom guesthouse set in a massive, leafy garden in the heart of Franschhoek, South Africa’s gourmet hub. Ideal for couples and honeymooners who want to explore the top restaurants and outstanding wine estates of this fertile valley that is ringed by craggy peaks, Avondrood also has a spacious family suite that is perfect for larger groups who want to holiday at their own pace.

Dripping in thoughtfully-selected art – including a whimsical elephant statue at the cerulean swimming pool – Avondrood manages to combine gracious, old-school living with modern charm and convenience. Enjoy drinks at the bar in the evening and possibly try your hand at tinkling the ivories of the grand piano in the lounge.

With an unbeatable location that is within strolling distance of Franschhoek’s best eateries, art galleries, boutiques and off-beat, family-run shops, Avondrood will also arrange a special rate for you to use the top-notch facilities at the Franschhoek Gym and Health Club – a boon if you feel you have over-indulged on all the delicious food and wines!


  • Delectable breakfast
  • 2 000m² manicured garden
  • Swimming pool & Jacuzzi
  • Views of the Franschhoek mountains
  • Walking distance to top attractions
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi


  • Sundowners
  • Day tours
  • Restaurants within walking distance
  • Wine tasting
This owner run Cape Dutch style guest house dates back to the 1870’s and offers guests the perfect combination of French Huguenot history and modern luxuries. Great for those looking for an intimate and personalised experience.
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Mountain View Room

The Mountain View room has an extra-length king size bed is the ideal place to recharge for tomorrow after a day exploring the Franschhoek valley and a Hans Grohe Rain Dance shower washes away whatever is still lingering on your mind. The room is conveniently situated in the main house close to the lounge.

Other Rooms

Superior Rooms overlook the garden and boast Victorian baths in addition to the Hans Grohe Rain Dance shower, as well as under floor heating – a must in the cold winter in the Winelands.

The Superior Deluxe room with extra-length king size bed has a private garden and terrace and is the closest to the pool and main garden.

Perfect for a family of four, this Deluxe Family suite includes a main bedroom with extra-length king size bed and a second bedroom with twin beds. The private upper level verandah is the perfect place to experience the view.


Bliss out at the swimming pool, in the Jacuzzi or on a sun bed in the emerald-green garden with a volume from the library. In the evening, relax with a DVD or have convivial sundowners on the patio before heading out for dinner.

Hosts at Avondrood will be delighted to arrange airport transfers, wine tours, spa treatments, restaurant reservations, gym membership, museums and outdoor activities like mountain biking, freshwater fishing or hiking. Their insider information is especially welcome if you want to discover the lesser-known wineries for their specialist vintages and cultivars.


A delectable breakfast is served every morning on the patio on warm days or in the lounge on cooler days. The garden setting is a winner in summer – the views, birdsong and soft sunshine conspire for a glorious start to the day. For other meals, seek no further than Franschhoek itself for anything from an excellent espresso to a multi-course, gastro-feast tasting menu.

General facilities

  • Library
  • Secure parking
  • Private garden
  • Bar
  • Gym
  • Jacuzzi
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wi-fi available
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Avondrood Guest House

Chas Vanderwilt

Franschhoek and Avondrood Again, we believe that we could not have stayed at a better place than Avondrood. It is No. 1 in our books. It was fantastic and Justin, the owner was so great. I would go back to Franschhoek only if we could stay there , because we think we would be disappointed if we would stay anywhere else.
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