Franschhoek is one of South Africa’s top destinations and comes highly recommended as one of the stops to make on an African tour. Franschhoek and the surrounding area is so rich in history and culture being one of the oldest towns in the region it really is a must see.

Today Franschhoek is well known for its award winning wines, restaurants and amazing venues. A true haven for connoisseurs of fine food and wine, there is just so much to enjoy. With its friendly small village atmosphere Franschhoek has a number of delightful art and design shops, as well as offering you the Huguenot Museum or the famous Franschhoek Motor Museum. Take a short stroll down the main road from Avondrood you will be in the heart of Franschhoek village with a buzz of cafes, shops, restaurants and more historical sites.


This beautiful valley is sprinkled with prize winning restaurants, and for this reason Franschhoek is known as the Gourmet Capital of South Africa. Cuisine is meant to do more than just nourish, each mouthful is meant to transport you to another world. After experiencing exceptional food you should fall head over heels in love with it. You should be dreaming about it, yearning after it, and leave you wanting more. No matter what your preference; haut cuisine, casual fine dining or family friendly experiences you will find it here. The 36 Franschhoek restaurants and 4 South African 5 star chefs, continuously produce original and exciting pieces. As a guest at Avondrood we can assist you in booking and planning your itinerary to ensure you are getting the most out of your time in Franschhoek.


You will also find two high ranking golf courses in the area; Pearl Valley and Boschenmeer. Winter or summer you can enjoy a brilliant game of golf.


At Avondrood you are surrounded by world class vineyards and wine farms. Most of the wine farms offer wine tasting followed by lunch should you so wish. The vineyards and the surrounding countryside can be explored by car, the winetram, bicycle, on horseback or on foot.


If relaxation and rest is what you need then you can enjoy the African sun while lounging in our lush garden and take a dip in the secluded swimming pool, or enjoy a good book from your patio.


Should you wish to discover the area around Franschhoek you will find Cape Town to be only a 1 hour drive away; a 15 minute drive will take you to Berg River Dam; with Stellenbosch and Paarl being just 20 minutes away by car. To see whales basking and white sharks diving at Hermanus and Gans Baai will take about a 1.5 hour’s drive; to reach Cape Point takes approximately an hour and a half.