The Protea Hotel Franschhoek
overlooks the majestic mountains and famous vineyards of the historical
village of Franschhoek, some 80 km east of Cape Town in Western Cape and prides itself on
its charming ambiance, gracious style and attentive service. Indeed, if you
are looking for tranquillity and beauty, you will find it at the Protea
Hotel Franschhoek. The hotel has a rich history, with one section dating
back to the 1880s. The town itself takes its name from the French Huguenots
who settled here in the early 1820s after fleeing from their home country.
Franschhoek has since become one of South Africa's leading culinary and
wine-tasting destinations. Protea Hotel Franschhoek offers a restaurant,
conference facilities, luxury accommodation, a sparkling swimming pool and
well-stocked vinotique. Our convenient location make it a superb base from
which to explore Franschhoek's culinary reputation, art galleries, cheese
factories and some 25 wine estates. Various outdoor activities, such as
horse-riding, golf, backpacking and trout-fishing, can also be arranged.
Rooms: The Protea Hotel Franschhoek offers 30 spacious en-suite rooms,
- 2 Colonial Queen Rooms
- 5 Colonial Suites
- 20 Pool Suites
- 2 Luxury Pool Suites and 1
- Single, double and family
options are also available.
All rooms are equipped with:
- Dual voltage sockets
- A bar fridge
- A direct telephone number
- Although no two rooms or
suites are identical at Protea Hotel Franschhoek, all are tastefully
decorated to make your stay special, welcoming and comfortable.
Hotel Franschhoek's central location makes it the ideal base from where to
explore the town's culinary reputation, art galleries, cheese factories and
more than 20 wine estates. Various outdoor activities, such as horse-riding,
golf, backpacking and trout-fishing, can also be arranged.
- Golf: 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.
- Horse riding: Explore
the countryside on horseback. Equestrian centres near Franschhoek offer
scenic rides on horseback through the hills and valleys around the village.
- Trout fishing:
Various trout farms offer premier fly fishing venues with crystal clear dams
and rivers stocked with rainbow trout and small mouth bass.
- Hiking trails: 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.
- Eating out:
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.
- Wine routes: 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.
- Cheese factories:
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 us arrange a cheese tour for you.
- Art galleries: 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 artefacts, contemporary ceramics and exquisite pieces of
Rates per room per night, specials, seasons, meals, children policy:
Contact & reservations:
1) you can e-mail us requesting information and/or rates
Reservations are only accepted in writing: by fax or via e-mail.
Final availability confirmation: in writing: by fax or via e-mail.
Terms & conditions,
Payment options and
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