A classic estate with signature thatched roof villas nestled in the idyllic Franschhoek Valley.

Surrounded by Franschhoek’s famous vineyards and manicured gardens, this charming Cape Dutch retreat is the quintessential country getaway. While the spacious rooms and grounds create a restful escape, the hotel’s understated style allows the far-reaching vineyard views to take centrestage. Designed with tranquillity in mind, guests can take peaceful walks around the gardens, enjoy High Tea on the terrace or opt for a massage at the plush Camelot Spa. And for shops, restaurants and historical attractions, Franschhoek’s town centre is just a five-minute drive away.

Light and airy, La Pavillion is the hotel’s breakfast venue, with generous terrace seating so you can make the most of the beautiful surrounds as you start your day with a delicious buffet. Then choose how to spend your day; with a book by the pool, visiting the shops of Franschhoek or taking a more relaxed approach with a visit to the Camelot Spa. Sauvage, the hotel’s fine dining restaurant, is an excellent choice for indulging in culinary creations paired with South African wines.

Rooms are generous in size, featuring twin or king-size beds, underfloor heating and views of the gardens, vineyards or mountains. Standard Rooms are comfortable and light, while Deluxe Rooms are larger and may have a balcony. Suites are larger still, and are furnished with a four-poster king-size bed and have their own balcony. For more privacy, there are the signature thatched-roof Villas which are scattered around the estate. Capturing quaint country style, these one- and two-bedroom Villas are a home-away-from-home in the heart of the Winelands. Families can choose from a standalone Villa, or a Standard Family Room with an additional loft room to sleep up for four in total.

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Key information

Amid vineyards and mountains, a short drive from Franschhoek town

Airport transfer time: Approx. 1 hour from Cape Town airport
Rooms: 79

Accommodation information

79 spacious rooms and thatched villas

Activities

• Experience a combination of four massage techniques with a Camelot Universal Signature Massage* • Enjoy speciality Rooibos tea on the terrace* • Take a tour on board the Franschhoek Wine Tram*.

Dining

2 restaurants, bar

What's included

Breakfast at La Pavillion.

*Denotes local charge