There’s no more convenient a base than Maison Chablis Guest House to explore Franschhoek and the magnificent Cape Winelands.

Things to do in Franschhoek

The Franschhoek Valley is packed with activities to suit all tastes. From world class food and wine experiences to vintage tram journeys, fascinating museums, horseback outrides and a plethora of cultural and outdoor options, these tips will help you tailor a Cape Winelands itinerary to suit your particular interests.
5 Favourite Franschhoek Restaurants

5 Favourite Franschhoek

Franschhoek proudly boasts some of South Africa’s top restaurants and many of these are just a stone’s throw away from Maison Chablis Guest House. Here are our top five picks of eateries within easy walking distance of the guest house…

Franschhoek Valley Wine Tasting on Horseback

The beautiful Franschhoek Valley wine farms can easily be explored on horse back. Paradise Cottages and Stables is located less than 4km from Maison Chablis Guest House. From here guests can enjoy a 4h30 scenic outing riding through the Franschhoek vineyards, forests and mountains…
Franschhoek Valley Wine Tasting on Horseback
Our 5 Favourite Franschhoek Wine Tasting Experiences

Our 5 Favourite Franschhoek
Wine Tasting Experiences

There are dozens of wine tasting experiences to choose from in Franschhoek but if we have to narrow them down to just 5, these are the wine farms that should not be missed…

The Must-see Motor Museum

The Franschhoek Motor Museum showcases one of the largest private car collections in the world and is a must-see experience when visiting the Cape Winelands. The museum showcases over 100 years of automotive history and features more 220 vehicles, motorcycles, bicycles and motor memorabilia…

The must-see motor museum
Franschhoek by Tram

Franschhoek by Tram

By far the best way to explore the Franschhoek valley and its excellent wine estates is by tram. The Franschhoek Wine Tram takes away all the stress of driving and navigating a wine route and allows you sit back and be safely transported from estate to estate along the Wine Tram’s extensive route, which connects 24
wine estates…

Bastille Festivities return to Franschhoek

Synonymous with French-South African heritage, the town of Franschhoek hosts a Bastille Festival in mid-July every year. Here, every year, Huguenot Street is gaily decorated in the colours of the French flag. Local vendors fill the pavements with stalls offering tempting items for sale and French-inspired cuisine…