Activities in Franschhoek

Gideon’s The Famous Franschhoek Pancake House

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TPancakeHousehe Famous Franschhoek Pancake House or commonly know as Gideon pannekoek by the locals undoubtedly makes some of the world’s best pancakes. As if that isn’t enough Gideon is ever present and spends time with each customer to make them feel special.

Price: R50 – R100 p.p for meal and drink
Length: 30 minutes
Distance: 30km
Availability: Every day
Group size: 2 – 10
More information: Tripadvisor.com

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La Cotte Inn Wine and Cheese

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La Cotte Inn is Franschhoek’s favourite wine and cheese shop, with perhaps the finest selection of South African and imported wines in the country. Apart from stocking a wide range of wines from outside the Franschhoek WIne Valley, they represent 35 Franschhoek wineries. This means that their prices are the same as what you’d pay on the wine estates.

Price: Free
Length: 10 minutes
Distance: 30km
Availability: Every day from 08:00 to 17:00
Group size: 1 – 10

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Leopard’s Leap wine tasting

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Leopard’s Leap opened this spectacular tasting room on 12 December 2011. The surroundings are beautiful and the tasting room is modern and tastefully decorated. They have excellent quality wines at affordable prices.

Price: Free if you buy wine from R30+
Length: 30 minutes (excluding driving time)
Distance: 27km
Availability: Mondays to Saturdays 09:00 – 17:00
Group size: 2 – 16
More information: http://www.leopards-leap.com

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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).

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Horseback wine tasting

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This must be the best way to see the countryside and take in wine tasting at a couple of wineries. Ride for 3 hours and 12 kilometers on a trail consisting of scrub, fields of vines and pine forest with an experienced guide.  There are 2 stops at local wineries where the horses are fed and watered and the riders can taste the wines.
Price: R550 p.p
Length: 5 Hours
Distance: 33km
Availability: Everyday (Weather Dependant)
Group size: 2 – 6
Booking: Paradise Stables: 021 876 2160

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