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Situated in a picturesque valley at the foot of the mountains, Franschhoek is a charming town steeped in history. Dating back to 1688, it stands as one of the oldest towns in South Africa, founded by French Huguenot refugees.


These settlers brought with them the rich tradition of grape cultivation and winemaking, shaping the town's identity as a haven for wine enthusiasts. Today, Franschhoek's narrative unfolds through gourmet experiences, renowned wines, and the natural beauty enveloping the town, crafting an irresistible destination for those in pursuit of a seamless fusion of indulgence and exploration.

Resting in the heart of the Western Cape, Franschhoek captivates visitors with its enchanting location as the culinary capital of South Africa. Renowned for its top wine estates, this charming town beckons wine connoisseurs to savour exquisite vintages amid breathtaking scenery. 


Franschhoek village centre is just two kilometres away for those seeking to explore the boutiques, local craft markets, restaurants and art galleries, or travel to neighbouring wine farms on the exciting and famous Franschhoek Wine Tram.


For the more adventurous, walk the Berg River Dam hiking trails, take a guided bicycle tour through the rolling valleys of Franschhoek, cage dive with the deadly African Crocodile, or enjoy 18 holes on the prestigious, Jack Nicklaus designed Pearl Valley Golf Course.

"A magical escape! Thank you so much for the most incredible stay. Beautiful views, awesome host, such a perfect escape. So close to town and to all the great wineries.

We will definitely be coming back soon. Thank you!"

Alexanda Louise

"Amazing Estate located just above the town of Franschhoek. Beautiful view over the valley

from terrace & infinity pool. The manager & his team did a tremendous Job and were

very helpful in every situation. Definitely would love to return! 5/5 stars"

Peer Niklas

"Our family and friends stayed at L'Amitie for 3 nights to celebrate our daughter's 30th birthday. Firstly, the property is a 'jaw hanger' It is truly spectacular. It is a home away from home.

lan,the Estate Manager and his team took great care of us and made our stay ever so special.

Three days just didn't feel long enough."

Tracy G


"My family and I has spent a wonderful week in L’Amitié, Franschhoek, South Africa. It is a beautiful place surrounded by great nature. The farm is very luxurious and tastefully furnished. lan is a wonderful cook and we enjoyed his hospitality. We felt very comfortable and can unreservedly and warmly recommend this accommodation.”

Anita Wasserman

"I just want to personally thank you and your team for the wonderful Christmas time we were able to spend with you as a family! It was truly a privilege to see your experienced hand at work. Thank you for the attention to detail, thank you for delicious food, thank you for the wonderful staff. The property and view is so amazing and it was the ideal spot for us to relax and to be spoilt on our family break away. The attention to detail, the quality and standard of the interiors, softs and equipment and the design of the property ensured an enjoyable holiday! lan is a warm, considering host and the team is well trained. The food was delicious and all our personal requests were taken care of with diligence. I personally love the concept of an all inclusive experience and found it very relaxing."

Florian Schällig

"Definitely one of the real places to just be. Superb staff as well as a very high quality of food. The view of the Franschhoek valley is mind blowing and the positive vibe of this place is omnipresent. I have had the great pleasure to stay at L'Amitié last December and I can't wait to come back. Best wishes to lan and his team!"



The four en-suite bedrooms, expansive open living and dining areas, and art gallery are adorned with vibrant colours and luxurious textures



Nestled just a half-mile away from the charming Franschhoek village, L'Amitié estate offers convenience and tranquillity in one



A magnificent Manor House offering an enchanting living environment, designed to inspire rest and relaxation. The ideal home-away-from-home. 



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