Avondrood Guest House

Franschhoek, The Winelands, South Africa

At a Glance

  • Tantalise your taste buds at world class restaurants and eateries, only a short stroll away.

  • Escape from reality and unwind by the crackling fire with a glass of Amarula in the intimate lounge.

  • Uncover local secret finds and hidden gems with the help of manager Justin

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The Winelands in general are warm and temperate with hot and dry summers running from December to February, with temperatures reaching an average high of 23°C (73°F) during February. Winter runs from June to August where heavy rains, strong winds and temperatures as low as 13°C (55°F) are likely. However, the Cape Winelands are a wonderful place to explore at any time of year with Spring and Autumn especially nice as it is often sunny, but not as warm.

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Insider's View

Relax in the pool or jacuzzi whilst enjoy the impressive mountain views from the garden at Avondrood!

Make sure you make a reservation in advance for Franschhoek's popular restaurants including the Tasting Room and Reuben's.

Let the staff at Avondrood help you plan a day of bespoke wine tastings on a guided tour of the Winelands!

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Description

Avondrood Guest House is one of our favourite places to stay in the Winelands. Located in a tranquil area yet close to the bustle of Franschhoek village, this is the perfect base from which to explore the area and sample its many delights.

Avondrood is a charming Cape Dutch house just outside the centre of Franschhoek, a short walk to the world-renowned restaurants and award-winning vineyards.

With just eight bedrooms including a two bedroom mountain suite, the property is small and intimate filled with plenty of personal touches. The rooms are spacious and beautifully furnished with locally made furniture and decorated in neutral tones. All rooms are en-suite and equipped with television, iPod dock and tea and coffee making facilities. The rooms open onto the beautiful gardens which make the most of the impressive mountainous scenery that the Winelands are famed for. Relax and take a dip in the pool or hot tub, and enjoy looking at the sculptures dotted around the grounds – there are 2000 square metres in all to explore.

An extensive breakfast menu is offered as well as there being a lounge where you can enjoy a glass of wine or evening drink from the honesty bar. For evening meals we recommend strolling into the centre of the village where you will find world class restaurants.

The manager Justin is a fount of information and is always happy to help you book your activities or restaurants, and share local tips to make the most of your stay.

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Activities

Being so central Avondrood is ideally located to explore the village's and valley's many delights. Walk into town and pick up local crafts in the artisan shops, admire art in the galleries, or visit the historic monuments and buildings. A foodies heaven, you can tantalise your tastebuds at the many restaurants or try out the local breweries, chocalaterie, charcuterie and of course the vineyards. We recommend the wine tram for exploring the wineries without having to worry about the car. 

For something more active you can try your hand at fly fishing, horse riding, hiking, biking and golf. Push the boundaries on one of our tailored days out with Escape & Explore, or admire the mountain setting by helicopter. For insider tips ask Justin, the manager, who is always happy to share his local knowledge and to help book whatever you need. 

Experiences

  • Boschendal Estate

    Boschendal Estate is one of the oldest wine producers in the New World, incorporating French viticulture heritage. This is also the site of the original Cape Dutch Manor House, with history dating as early as 1685.

  • Butlers Braai at La Cle des Montagnes

    Let the amazing team at La Cle des Montagnes prepare a proper South African braai for you this evening. Begin with canapes and drinks in the garden or on your terrace before tucking in to a perfectly prepared feast of top quality seasonal Cape fare.

  • Chocolate & Wine Pairing

    This is a unique opportunity to learn how to pair sweet wines with delicious chocolates at Waterford Estate.

  • Dinner reservation at Tokara

    This evening we have booked you a table at Tokara.

    Contact: 0027218852550

  • Hike Jonkershoek: Panorama Circuit

    Follow the famous Panorama Circuit, trekking around 17km or approximately 6 hours through some of the most exceptional views of the Cape Peninsula.

  • Hike Jonkershoek: Sossyskloof

    This scenic trail takes you through 7.2km or approximately 2.5 hours to a scenic lookout point.

  • Hike Jonkershoek: Tweede Waterval

    For those looking for a relatively easier trek in Jonkershoek, trek around 6.5km or approximately 2 hours to a beautiful hidden waterfall.

  • Huguenot Memorial Museum

    Situated in the beautiful Franschhoek valley, the museum narrates the story of Huguenots's arrival in the Cape, how they survived and contributed to the newly-established nation.

  • Le Quartier Lounge Bar

    Le Quartier Lounge Bar is a recently opened, stylish cocktail bar at Le Quartier Francais in Franschhoek. Mixologist, Matthew Roberts is quickly making it Franschhoek's evening 'hot spot' with his unique, African-inspired cocktails.

  • Private guided Winelands tour - Full Day

    Exploring the Winelands with a private guide comes highly recommended. Not only do you avoid the question of who's driving, but you'll be taken to some hidden gems you'd never find in a guidebook, and the tour can be completely tailored to your interests.

  • The Garden at Babylonstoren

    Take the opportunity to explore the wonderful acres of Babylonstoren's gardens. Team up with the gardeners for a fun and interactive experience.

  • Waterford Estate Vineyard Safari

    Waterford Wine Estate, in the heart of Stellenbosch offers a range of tours for visitors, including a Wine Safari Tour in a safari style Land Rover, a Wine and Chocolate Tasting Tour and a Reserve Vintage Tasting Tour.

  • Wine at Babylonstoren

    Enjoy an interactive tour of a working wine farm. Babylonstoren take you from the grape to the finished product. The enthusiasm and commitment to the Babylonstoren ideal shines through on this tour.

Holiday Ideas

  • Imagine South Africa

    Cape Town, Winelands, Garden Route

    from £3300 pp inc flights & transfers for 12 nights

    • You can really immerse yourself in the culture of South Africa as you go on a road trip through this fascinating country at your own pace.
    • Your base in Cape Town is in the foothills of Table Mountain, close to our favourite tried and tested restaurants in Cape Town.
    • Feel the thrill of an action-packed safari at the end of your road trip in a malaria-free game reserve.

Location & directions

Franschhoek, The Winelands, South Africa

Avondrood is a short walk from the town centre on the corner of La Cotte & Huguenot Street, in the French Huguenot Valley of Franschhoek, in the Cape Winelands.

Speak to our specialists 020 3993 8860

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