The Protea Hotel Franschhoek boasts a renowned restaurant, conference facilities, luxury accommodation, a sparkling swimming pool and a well-stocked vinotique. Our convenient location makes the hotel a superb base from which to explore Franschhoek's culinary establishments, art galleries, cheese factories and some 25 world famous wine estates. Various outdoor activities, such as horse-riding, golf, backpacking and trout-fishing, can also be arranged. The luxurious accommodation offered by the 4-Star Protea Hotel Franschhoek is a welcoming retreat at the end of a long day spent exploring this splendid town.
Protea Hotel Franschhoek, which overlooks the majestic mountains and vineyards of the historic village of Franschhoek, some 80 km east of Cape Town, prides itself on its charming ambiance, gracious style and attentive service. Indeed, if you are seeking a hotel which exudes tranquility and beauty, look no further than the Protea Hotel Franschhoek. This magnificent 4-Star hotel in Franschhoek has a rich history, with one section dating back to the 1880s. The town itself takes its name from the French Huguenots who settled in the area in the early 1680s after fleeing from their home country. Franschhoek has since become one of South Africa's leading culinary and wine-tasting destinations.
The 4-Star Protea Hotel Franschhoek offers 30 spacious en-suite rooms, comprising:
27 Standard sized rooms
2 Junior Suites
1 Deluxe room (Honeymoon Room)
All rooms are equipped with:
2. Dual voltage sockets (110/240 V)
3. A bar fridge
4. A direct telephone number facility
Although no two rooms or suites are identical at Protea Hotel Franschhoek, are all tastefully decorated to make your stay special, welcoming and comfortable.
The 4-Star Protea Hotel Franschhoek's central location makes it the ideal base from which to explore the town's many world famous restaurants, art galleries, cheese factories and more than 20 wine estates that forms part of the Winelands. Various outdoor activities, such as horse-riding, golf, backpacking and trout-fishing, can also be arranged from the hotel.
Surrounded by tall mountains and colourful vineyards, the various golf courses in and around Franschhoek offer the perfect setting for a memorable round of golf.
Explore the countryside on horseback. Equestrian centres near Franschhoek offer scenic rides on horseback through the hills and valleys around the village.
Various trout farms offer premier fly fishing venues with crystal clear dams and rivers stocked with rainbow trout and small mouth bass.
The Franschhoek Mountains, Drakenstein Mountains and adjacent Boland Mountains offer some of South Africa's most beautiful hiking trails. Choose between day hikes and overnight hikes, ranging from easy strolls to tough challenges. Some trails require permits.
Franschhoek, the food and wine capital of South Africa, hosts eight of the country's top 100 restaurants. Two of these are included in the Top Ten Restaurants of the Year (2004). Come on, indulge yourself.
Be sure to set aside time to explore our beautiful wine routes and taste the award-winning vines of the Vignerons de Franschhoek. The Franschhoek Wine Route, mostly along the R45 road, include famous wine estates like Boschendal, Chamonix, Dieu Donne, Graham Beck, La Motte, L'Ormarins, the Rupert & Rothchild Vignerons, and Vrede en Lust. Franschhoek, with its more than 25 wine cellars, is the certainly most beautiful wine valley in South Africa. For your convenience, these wines can be purchased at the Franschhoek Inn Vinotique.
South Africans' interest in cheese has grown significantly over the past few years. However, it was the hosting of the SA National Cheese Festival in Franschhoek in 2000 which really put South African cheeses on the map. We now have a thriving local cheese industry with both boutique cheese producers and commercial producers creating quality cheese with individuality. Be sure to try out our local Camembert, Brie, soft French cheeses and cheddar-style cheeses, or let the Protea Hotel Franschhoek arrange a cheese tour for you.
The main street of Franschhoek is lined with art galleries selling and exhibiting a wide range of arts and crafts - including fine original oil paintings, watercolours, pastels and drawings, and sculptures in stone, wood and bronze by renowned South African artists. You will also find African and Eurocentric artifacts, contemporary ceramics and exquisite pieces of jewellery on sale.
Manic Cycles offers a Guided Bicycle Tour in Franschhoek. A qualified and knowledgeable guide will join guests on this tour. The tour includes wine tasting at a Wine Estate in Franschhoek, a picnic and a complementary bottle of wine.
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