Franschhoek was recently awarded a spot on Time Magazine’s prestigious list of ‘World’s Greatest Places’ for 2022.
Are we surprised, though?
The town is a ‘wine lover’s dream’ and attracts thousands of visitors each year who are all hoping to soak up the picture-perfect views that Franschhoek has to offer.
It’s also the perfect spot for those looking to bask in the beauty of the Cape Winelands while feeling as though they’ve been transported to a corner of France.
If you’re looking to enjoy all that the Western Cape’s slice of France has to offer, here are a few affordable spots to book on your next getaway:
This Franschhoek cottage offers contemporary living in the heart of the countryside. Glorious views of lush greenery and towering trees complement the luxurious interior and amenities. It’s the perfect balance for those looking to escape the city while enjoying comfort and luxury, offering a place to snooze for the weekend on 10 acres of land and 20 to 30 minutes from the village.
- Cost: R1 900 per night
While embracing the tranquility of nature is a great way to get away from the hustle and bustle, some prefer slow living while living ‘smack dab’ in the centre. Le Bourgette Apartment provides the perfect combination with this two bedroom apartment located in the heart of Franschhoek village. Contemporary decor, patio and garden, and a relaxing braai area adds to the ambience.
- Cost: R1 400 per night
Kingston Cottage is nestled five kilometres outside of Franschhoek alongside the popular La Motte Wine Farm, and offers spectacular views of the wine valley. Embrace the natural sunlight and breathe in the fresh smell of lavender while saying hello to the resident horses – not a bad way to enjoy the French Corner.
- Cost: R1300 / night
Nicknamed the ‘haven by the river,’ this quaint cottage offers a beautiful space and paradise for nature lovers seeking refuge. Listen to the gentle hum of the flowing river the cottage is nestled alongside as you gaze in wonder at the Franschhoek mountain range. La Rivière is also a short walk to the wine tram and is within walking distance to several cafés and restaurants.
- Cost: R800 / night
No accommodation list is complete without Franschhoek’s property gem, The Barn. The Barn is set on a private farm and ensures a comfortable stay for those looking to drink in modern aesthetics and dramatic views. While views of comfort are two of our favourite things about this spot, it’s also home to the famous ‘Pigcasso’ and guests may have the opportunity to watch her work her magic.
- Cost: R1600 / night
Picture: The Barn / Airbnb