It is here, in a valley tightly hemmed in by mountains that a small band of French Huguenots who fled to avoid religious prosecution in 1688 settled. Although their original skills as wine-makers have been somewhat exaggerated, they did have in their midst the de Villiers and du Toit brothers, who taught them a thing or two about viniculture. The settlers soon developed impressive vineyards and homesteads, which to this day bear their original French names. With the impressive Huguenot Memorial, museum and rose garden at its heart, the town has just one main street, lined with antique shops, cafés and restaurants.
Situated in the picturesque Fransche Hoek Agricultural Estate, the French-styled L’Ermitage Franschhoek Chatéau & Villas is surrounded by towering mountains and verdant valleys. Cobbled streets wind among picture-perfect scenery, leading to a selection of self-catering villas and a beautiful Chateau. The six château suites in the hotel combine the best of modern facilities with tasteful and sophisticated décor, as well as breath-taking views of the fynbos-covered mountains. Surrounded by faultlessly manicured gardens and bubbling fountains, 29 elegantly designed villas offer the ultimate in tranquillity and charm.
An unforgettable breakfast is served in the Chateau with a spectacular hot and cold buffet accompanied by an a-la-carte menu.
The sophisticated restaurant features a range of gourmet dishes, whether served on the patio, with its lakeside view during the day, or in the tranquil interior at night. Light snacks and sundowner cocktails are served at Kizzy’s Bar.
What we love about L’Ermitage Franschhoek Chateau & Villas
- A minute away from the charming village and many historical wine estates.
- The tranquil setting and most wonderful views.