Here are a few things to do in Franschhoek on a weekend visit. Image: canva

Five things you MUST do in Franschhoek during a weekend visit

Beautiful Franschhoek boasts a multitude of activties year-round. If you’re visiting on a weekend, here are five things you must do…


Here are a few things to do in Franschhoek on a weekend visit. Image: canva

Do some wine tasting

If there’s one thing Franschhoek is known for, world-class wineries would be it. Spend a day exploring the various wine estates and indulging in wine tastings. Some notable wine estates include La Motte, Haute Cabrière, and Boschendal. Many estates also offer cellar tours, where you can learn about the winemaking process.

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Gourmet Dining in Franschhoek

Franschhoek is a culinary hotspot, with a number award-winning restaurants and cafes to have a bite at. Enjoy a gastronomic experience by trying out the local cuisine. The Tasting Room at Le Quartier Français and La Petite Colombe are particularly well-known establishments in the area, so make reservations in advance to secure a spot, especially during the weekends.

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Hiking trails and outdoor activities

If you want to get out and about in Mother Nature, be sure to explore the natural beauty of the area by taking a hike along one of the scenic trails. Mont Rochelle Nature Reserve offers various hiking options with breathtaking views of the Franschhoek Valley.

Take in some of the nature in Franschhoek. Image: canva

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Visit Franschhoek’s Huguenot Memorial Museum

Learn about the history of Franschhoek by visiting the Huguenot Memorial Museum. The museum provides insight into the town’s French heritage and the Huguenot settlers who played a significant role in shaping the area. The beautiful Huguenot Monument is also worth seeing.

The Huguenot Monument in Franschhoek. Image: canva

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Art Galleries and Boutiques

Franschhoek is also home to several art galleries and boutique shops, just waiting to be explored. Take a leisurely stroll through the town, explore the art scene, and perhaps purchase some unique local artwork or handcrafted items. The main street is lined with charming boutiques and galleries showcasing the talent of local artists.