Explore Franschhoek While Staying at la Ferme
While staying at La Ferme to enjoy fly fishing for trout at its magnificent trout dams, many guests choose to spend a day exploring the historical town of Franschhoek. While the region is most celebrated for its award winning wines, it has many other beautiful and exciting things to offer.
When visiting Franschhoek you'll be tempted to dine in one of their many restaurants which scatter the main road. Some, you may have heard of before, while others will be a complete mystery to you. Regardless, this is where you'll find some of South Africa's best menus and award-winning chefs hiding. Sit in the sun in a courtyard and enjoy the local cuisine – matched with a local wine which has been produced from a vineyard just a couple of kilometres away.
Franschhoek is undeniably a truly beautiful town, with magnificent surrounds. For the energetic, we highly recommend donning your running shoes and following one of the trail running paths. If you prefer cycling however, there are several cycling tracks which weave in and out of the town, giving you beautiful views of the surrounding vineyards and some real fresh air.
Franschhoek is famous in South African history as being one of the first towns to be established by settlers. One of South Africa's oldest towns, Franschhoek is a truly exciting place for historians to visit. While in the town, you'll be able to explore the local architecture, see heritage sights, take a look at the French monument in town, and visit one or two museums which map out the hugenot settlement in the town. Collector's museums can also be found here – the Old Car Museum being a hit amongst many visitors.
Simply strolling along the Franschhoek main road is enough as the town's atmosphere and friendly nature can be soaked up, the history and quaint nature of the town can be seen, and guests can stop browse in and out of shops, galleries and boutiques. Pop into the local chocolatiers shop, stop off at the Pancake restaurant, and buy fresh break from the French bakery, you'll leave with your hands full of delicious goods, rare finds and local curios.
And lastly, but most importantly (and probably obviously): Franschhoek is located in the world-famous Cape Winelands and Wine Route. If you have a day spare, we highly recommend visiting the local wine estates, cellars and vineyards for a wine tasting, picnic or food and wine teaming workshop.
Staying in Franschhoek accommodation enables you to soak up the laid back, friendly and historical nature of this small town. Tucked away in the Cape Winelands, Franschhoek as an incredibly amount to offer with its small town charm, idyllic town centre, exciting outdoor activities and vibrant history.