The Last Word Franschhoek is a luxury guesthouse situated in the small village of Franschhoek. There are just eight luxury bedrooms and two pool suites making it a relaxing and intimate place to stay in the Cape Winelands.
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
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.
When to visit
Head up to the terrace for a romantic drink after dinner.
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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.
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.
Stroll through a beautifully landscaped indoor garden as brightly-colored butterflies flutter around you
Chocolate & Wine Pairing
This is a unique opportunity to learn how to pair sweet wines with delicious chocolates at Waterford Estate.
Cycling in Devon Valley
This half-day trip allows you to take in the picturesque view of Devon Valley, working off the delicious calories from the region's famous four-course gourmet at Clos Malverne, paired with wine tastings at two award-winning estates.
Dine at Babel
A trip to the Winelands is not complete without visiting Babylonstoren. A walk through the gardens is a fantastic experience, time your visit to take advantage of Babel's opening times. Lunch here is not to be missed!
Dinner reservation at Tokara
This evening we have booked you a table at Tokara.
Enjoy a guided tour of Thandi Estate to visit the orchards and interact with the local community.
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.