Franschhoek is a town in South Africa’s Western Cape with centuries-old vineyards and Cape Dutch architecture. Franschhoek is known as one of the most visited tourist destinations in the Western Cape.
Trails wind through flowers and wildlife at Mont Rochelle Nature Reserve to views over Franschhoek Valley. The Huguenot Memorial Museum and neighbouring monument honour the area’s French settlers, who arrived in the 17th and 18th centuries. Franschhoek Motor Museum displays vintage cars amid mountain farmland.
Franschhoek is the Afrikaans word for “French Corner”. The town got its name after the French Huguenots that settled in the area in 1688.
It was the French that introduced wine and planted the first vineyards in South Africa and you will find many of the wine farms named after wine districts like Champagne and La Motte in France.
Franschhoek is an ideal setting for a wedding. The romantic scenery adds to a weddings ambience to make the day most memorable. With numerous venues to choose from you’re bound to find something that is everything that you dreamt of.
These farms house stunning old Cape Dutch manor houses with flowy gables, beautifully manicured gardens and majestic old oaks. The gardens are often used for outdoor wedding ceremonies and the converted barns and wine cellars are used as function halls. There are also a few luxury hotels and spas in Franschhoek that appeals to foreign couples wanting to get married in South Africa.
Franschhoek is also known as the Food and Wine capital in South Africa – hosting one of the top 50 restaurants in the world. Here you will find exactly what you are looking for in a venue if you are looking for a venue for two people or 200 people.
Cape Town International Airport is a little more than 1 hour away by car. Franschhoek is one of the most visited tourist destinations in the Western Cape.