Franschhoek Adventures

Franschhoek Activities, Adventures and Things to Do.

Dating back to 1688, the small town of Franschhoek is known for its fine restaurants and wineries, book festivals and cultural events. Located 75 kilometres from Cape Town, the town bustles with visitors on weekends, festivals and during the holidays when guests arrive from all over the country to enjoy the spectacular scenery of the Franschhoek Valley and the surrounding mountains.

Rich in history, many of the wine farms retain…

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Franschhoek Activities, Adventures and Things to Do.

Dating back to 1688, the small town of Franschhoek is known for its fine restaurants and wineries, book festivals and cultural events. Located 75 kilometres from Cape Town, the town bustles with visitors on weekends, festivals and during the holidays when guests arrive from all over the country to enjoy the spectacular scenery of the Franschhoek Valley and the surrounding mountains.

Rich in history, many of the wine farms retain their original French names as given by the French Huguenot refugees who settled in the valley. The Huguenot Monument and the town's museum preserves the history of these founders. Railway enthusiasts take great pleasure in riding on the Franschhoek Wine Tram, which runs on tracks that were originally built in 1904. If you have an interest in motoring history, the Franschhoek Motor Museum looks back at 100 years of motoring history with a collection of vehicles, motorcycles, bicycles and memorabilia.

There are also stores, speciality shops and galleries, which entice visitors with treats and delights.

Surrounded by mountains and forests, Franschhoek attracts outdoor sports people, like hikers, horse riders, cyclists, mountain bikers and runners. Events in the area are always well attended. Scootours® Franschhoek offers guided kick-scooter tours on a variety of routes for families and more daring adventurers.

The Mont Rochelle Nature Reserve is a popular location for its magnificent view of the Franschhoek Valley, diverse plant species and well-maintained hiking and walking trails.

Whether you're in Franschhoek for the weekend or just for the day, this charming town has something to offer every visitor.

Fun things to do in Franschhoek include hiking, mountain biking, scootours, horse riding and much more!

Franschhoek Adventures

Bicycle Tours

Bicycle Tours in Franschhoek, South Africa. Guided wine tasting tours. History imprinted itself beautifully on what was already a naturally beautiful area giving us the picturesque valley of Franschhoek with its distinctive Cape Dutch architecture and centuries old vineyards. Bicycle tours explore quiet...

EBikes

Experience the picturesque Franschhoek Valley on a Vinebike (E-Bike …an electric bike which operates with a battery, they are easy to cycle and once you start peddling the motor kicks in).  You get to enjoy cycling through one of the oldest wine producing towns in South Africa, with some...

Guided Hiking

Guided Hiking in Franschhoek, South Africa - Day Walks. From deep in the valley where rivers wind their way towards the sea, across the hill covered vineyards and right the way up to the highest peaks surrounding Franschhoek, there are trails to be explored. Whether you’re a fit and experienced...

Mountain Biking

Guided Mountain Biking Tours in Franschhoek, South Africa. Franschhoek is not just a food and wine mecca. It’s a powerful magnet for adventurers too. Who doesn’t love a gourmet meal at the end of a hard workout? A towering whorl of mountains surround Franschhoek so it’s not surprising...

Scootours

Cape Dutch-style architecture, celebrated restaurants and an expanse of vineyards are synonymous with Franschhoek, a sweet town with 300 years of history. There is another side to this cultured town. It is here that both families and adventure-seekers congregate for off-road kick scooter tours. Scootours®...

Sidecar Tours

Sidecar Tours in Franschhoek, South Africa. Guided day trips in the Cape Winelands. There’s something glamorous and quaint about driving in a sidecar - a perfect match for Franschhoek! Riding in a chauffeur driven sidecar will add that extra sparkle to your Franschhoek tour. You’ll...

Teambuilding

Team building in Franschhoek, South Africa - year end functions, corporate events and company team building. Franschhoek is only an hour from Cape Town but its high mountain scenery and the old-world charm gives visitors a sense of leaving the ordinary behind. This is perfect for a team building event...