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!