The Protea Hotel Franschhoek has a sparkling pool, luxury accommodation, a restaurant and bar, plus Wi-Fi connectivity for those staying in. Alternately guests will find that Franschhoek is ideally suited for interesting outdoor activities and a memorable Cape Winelands holiday. Guests can look forward to horse-riding, golf, backpacking and trout-fishing in the area.
Hiking trails in the Franschhoek Mountains, Drakenstein Mountains and adjacent Boland Mountains. There are day hikes and overnight hikes, from easy strolls to tough challenges.
Eating out in Franschhoek is a delight. The food and wine capital of South Africa has eight of the country's top 100 restaurants and some regularly feature in the Top Ten Restaurants of the Year.
Wine routing is a national past time here! Time should be set aside to explore the beautiful wine routes and taste the award-winning vines of the Vignerons de Franschhoek.
There are more than 25 wine cellars in this outstanding valley of South Africa. A thriving local cheese industry has come in to being, with both boutique cheese producers and commercial producers creating quality cheese with individuality.
The main street of Franschhoek is lined with art galleries where guests will find a wide range of arts and crafts, sculptures in stone, wood and bronze by renowned South African artists. There are also African and Eurocentric artifacts, ceramics and exquisite jewellery on display.