The Last Word Franschhoek
Franschhoek, South Africa
At a Glance
Boutique guesthouse offering luxury, peace and privacy
Beautiful views over Franschhoek from the terrace
World-class restaurants right on your doorstep
A charming home away from home right in the center of Franschhoek
Championship golf-courses within easy reach
Head to one of the vineyards in the area and enjoy a long lazy lunch wine tasting and experiencing one of the gastronomic areas of the world.Camilla Whitworth
Right around the corner is a fabulous Italian gelato parlour – well worth sampling!Anna Hearn
Sample the menus of some of the best restaurants in South Africa that are right on the doorstep of The Last Word.Scott Dunn team
Meet our specialists
Call us on 858 345 1761 to start planning your vacation to The Last Word Franschhoek or take a look at our itineraries to The Winelands
The Franschhoek is a superb small luxury guesthouse situated in the heart of what many regard as the most picturesque village in the Cape Winelands, Franschhoek. The village is a wine and food lovers delight and a haven for artists and those looking to explore the area.
The Last Word Franschhoek is only a few minutes’ walk from numerous character-filled, boutique-style shops, art galleries, antique shops and several excellent restaurants (three of which are rated within the top 10 in South Africa). The guesthouse itself has a charming home-away-from-home feel, with light and airy rooms and an honesty bar in the lounge.
The host and staff pride themselves on personal service and can arrange a number of activities including wine tours, golf at two championship courses, horse riding, hiking, fly-fishing and bird-watching as well as recommending the best restaurants in town and acquiring tables there for their guests.
Accommodation consists of eight large luxury rooms with en-suite bathrooms each with their own traditional Cape charm, and two pool suites that each have their own small courtyard and pool, with a connecting door between the two courtyards that can be unlocked if taken by a family or group.
8 luxury rooms and two pool suites.
Children are welcome but there are no specific facilities except babysitting, which is available on request.
Attractions kids will love in the Winelands area include Bugz Play Park, the Franschhoek Motor Museum, Stellenbosch Botanical Gardens, the Stellenbosch Toy and Miniature Museum, and for a chance to see some of South Africa's abundant wildlife, the Giraffe House, the Cheetah Outreach Facility and Eagle Encounters.
Complimentary activities in and around the hotel include swimming, tennis and walking. The hotel's in-house travel desk can arrange many other activities in the area at an additional cost including city tours, horse riding, 4x4 trails, wine tours, fly fishing, mountain biking, golf and visits to museums.
Location & Directions
Franschhoek, South Africa
The Last Word is situated in the heart of Franschhoek village, the gourmet capital of South Africa. It’s only a minute’s walk from the many excellent award-winning restaurants and numerous character-filled boutique style shops and art galleries. Surrounding areas such as Paarl, Stellenbosch and Cape Town can be explored from here.
When to go
The Winelands are a wonderful year-round destination and enjoy a mild Mediterranean climate, somewhat like that of the south of France, which is what makes the area perfect for growing grapes. Summer is the reverse of the Northern hemisphere. The best time to visit is between September to March when it is hot, sunny and dry. From April to August it cools down with some rain.