16 Minor Street, Athlone, Franschhoek
VENUE WEBSITE (click here): www.dreamresorts.co.za
Visit the French-inspired Wineland town of Franschhoek, set against vineyard-clad hills and the Wemmershoek Mountains, just a short drive from Cape Town. As you explore the surrounding area, you’ll soon realize why this elegant town deserves its status as South Africa’s gourmet capital. Where better to kick-start your foodie adventure than the Franschhoek hotel that bears the town’s name and French heritage with pride, Le Franschhoek? Enjoy the perfect getaway at Le Franschhoek Hotel and Spa, close enough to town to indulge in day-to-day village life, but far enough away for a tranquil retreat. Le Franschhoek’s Cape Dutch-inspired architecture, manicured gardens, and refined interiors are incredibly easy on the eye.
Choose from standard and deluxe rooms, suites and self-catering villas, each thoughtfully decorated in calming neutral tones, with tasteful art and contemporary four-poster beds. En-suite bathrooms provide gleaming glass rain showers, whilst the deluxe rooms, suites, and villas all boast an added feature of a luxurious bathtub, perfect for long bubbly soaks after a long day.
Start your day walking through the beautiful gardens at Le Franschhoek Hotel and Spa after a hearty breakfast – the homemade toasted muesli served at our La Pavillion restaurant is a firm favorite. Spend the rest of the day reclining by the pool or visit the on-site Camelot Spa and enjoy your treatment in the outdoor massage garden. If you can drag yourself away from all of this, you're only a five-minute drive away from the main street of Franschhoek village with its restaurants, stylish shops and sidewalk cafés, and even closer to some of the most enticing vineyards in the valley.
Sunsets are best enjoyed at our Terrace Bar and Lounge with pre-dinner drinks - a glass of chilled Methode Cap Classique in hand - watching the surrounding peaks change color. This four-star Franschhoek hotel has no fewer than three restaurants on-site if you fancy staying in for the night. Returning from dinner, you will find slippers at your bedside and a little hand-crafted chocolate on your pillow – the perfect end to a perfect day in the Cape Winelands.