Franschhoek Accomodation

Explore from Franschhoek
Explore

20 - 30 minutes

  • Visit the Butterfly Farm – 20 minutes.
  • Visit the Hillcrest Berry Farm for tea and scones, Helshoogte – 25 minutes.
  • Explore Dwarsrivier and discover the heritage of the first freed slaves in South Africa – 20 minutes.
  • Visit Paarl Bird Sanctuary at the waterworks in Paarl – 25 minutes.
  • Paarl Rock Nature Reserve for mountain biking, hiking, birdwatching or picnics – 20 minutes.
  • See the Crocodile Farm in Klapmuts – 20 minutes.
  • Go water-skiing on Theewaterskloof Dam – 30 minutes.
  • Ballooning in Paarl – 30 minutes.

30 minutes to 1 hour

  • Hike in the Jonkershoek Nature Reserve – 35 minutes.
  • Strawberry picking in Stellenbosch – 35 minutes.
  • Visit Villiersdorp Botanical Gardens – 35 minutes.
  • Visit Tygerberg Zoo – 45 minutes.
  • Find South Africa’s National Bird on a trip to Caledon – 50 minutes.
  • Visit David Reade glass blowing in Worcester – 45 minutes.
  • Go Cable Waterskiing in Somerset West – 45 minutes.
  • Visit Monkeyland in Somerset West – 45 minutes.
  • All the sights in Cape Town on day-trips – 1 hour away.

1 to 2 hours drive

  • Take a whale watching cruise in Hermanus– 1 hour 15 minutes.
  • Go up Table Mountain – 1 hour 15 minutes.
  • See the Penguins at Boulders – 1 hour 20 minutes.
  • Cherry Picking in Ceres – 1 ½ hours.
  • Go shark diving in Gansbaai – 1 ½ hours.
  • Drive to the Cape of Good Hope – 1 hour 45 minutes.
  • Day canoe trip on the Breede River – 1 ½ hours.
  • Birders day-trip to Veldrif – 2 hours.

2 hours and more

  • Drive via Stellenbosch, Somerset West and Gordon’s Bay taking in the breathtaking scenery between Gordon’s Bay and Rooi Els then continuing on to Hermanus and back via Grabouw and the Franschhoek Pass - All day
  • Visit the amazing spring flowers on the west coast – 2 hours +
  • Visit the largest observatory in the southern hemisphere – 3 hours.
  • White water rafting on the Doring River in the Cedarberg Mountains – 3 days