Franschhoek Delight

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If you are looking for a enjoyable afternoon with delightful lunch, delicious handmade chocolate and wonderful scenery then this outing is for you. Enjoy a mouthwatering filled pancake at Gideon’s Pancake House and do order a cup of coffee with a marshmallow treat. Then, just before the clock strikes 15:00, walk down to Huguenot Fine Chocolates and take ‘The Chocolate Experience’ (R35 p.p.) : a half hour programme outlining the story of chocolate, a chocolate tasting and a demonstration of how chocolates are made.

To round the day off, enjoy a glass of your favourite wine at the Franschhoek monument, with its renowned gardens and ponds, entry fee R15 p.p. (own wine brought with).

Price: R100
3-4 Hours
Distance: 31km
Availability: Week days
Group size: 2 – 6

My Experience:

Huguenot Monument

I enjoyed the bolognaise pancake at Gideon’s and it was both tasteful and filling, proudly South African. ‘The Chocolate Experience’ at Huguenot Fine Chocolates was equally interesting and sweet and I think the small gift you get at the end is quite a nice touch to the whole experience. It was the second time I had come to Franschhoek and I have to say the Franschhoek Monument Gardens is more beautiful every time I see it.


  • Take a camera to capture all the wonderful moments.
  • Depending on the weather, take a jersey with you.
  • Try to walk everywhere as this is the best way to experience the beautiful area.



Click here for an interactive map and directions

  • Pin B is the Chocolate Factory.
  • Pin C is at the Huguenot Monument.

Experienced in April 2011

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  • Anonymous

    Great Post. Where is Gideon’s Pancake House located?

    • Manrich van Greunen

      53 Huguenot Road, Franschhoek next to the Information Centre, accross from the old church.

      • Jaco Greyling

        As far as I know there is a pancake house next to the information centre but it is certainly not called Gideon’s Pancake House. But that’s not so important, what matters is that they have amazing pancakes.

    • Gidz Wrapz

      Hi, I am Gideon the guy that started the Famous Franschhoek Pancake House that was later called by my name.  After a 7 year sabbatical I have now reopened my pancake house and am serving those fluffy pancakes everybody came to love so much.  We are now situated next to the Franschhoek Health Club slightly off the beaten track were rentals are just to ludicris.  Pleasevisit our page on FaceBook!/pages/Gidz-Wraps/113576678734158