Located in the heart of Franschhoek on a quiet avenue, minutes’ walk from Le Quarter Francais and the pretty main street filled with boutiques, galleries and restaurants.
Owner Michaela Julian has transformed this former guest house using her extensive international experience into an eco-friendly stylish boutique hotel, bringing back the warmth and feel of a family home balanced with discreet elegance and comfort. A Co-founder of the Franschhoek Hospitality Academy, Michaela and her team of highly trained and discreet staff provide expert local advice on where to eat, enjoy an intimate wine tasting and insider sightseeing tips.
Each room is named and themed after a local grape variety and offers crisp sheets, a pillow selection, mini bar with hot and cold beverages, Charlotte Rhys toiletries, complete with shower or bath facilities. Indulge in the a’ la carte breakfast overlooking the small landscaped garden and swimming pool or share your stories with fellow guests at the complimentary sundowner wine tasting.
All rooms are professionally cleaned to meet the highest international hospitality Covid-19 hygiene standards and due to government Covid-19 advice. Regrettable some guest services may not be available during your stay. Please check at the time of booking.
The Franschhoek Valley offers shopping, wine tasting, fine dining, relaxed lunching, large screen rugby viewing, walking, hiking, cycling, horse-riding, fly fishing, jeu de boules and golf. There is even something for those looking for an activity with a kick: adrenaline junkies can paraglide to the perfect aerial view of the village.
A host of shops and galleries line the Main Street, providing a wonderful choice of antiques, world-class collections of artworks and interesting bric-a-brac to browse through. There are also speciality shops such as book shops, a chocolate factory and a carpet maker.
For a wine tour with a difference, hop onto a horse and visit a few of the Vignerons de Franschhoek. However, those in favour of a more sedate excursion might prefer to just drive themselves or engage the services of a local guide to make their visits memorable.
For the more energetic there are numerous walking trails in the surrounding mountains – particularly in the Mont Rochelle Nature Reserve. Hire a bicycle and explore on your own, or go wine tasting on horseback. There are a number of trout fishing spots in various streams and dams in the area where you could catch your own dinner.