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South Africa / Franschhoek Country House & Villas

Access the heart of the Winelands from your base in this meticulously restored manor house on the outskirts of picturesque Franschhoek, just one hour from Cape Town.

Vineyards and mountains stretch into the distance, the backdrop to a sojourn of unrivalled sophistication, staying in luxury rooms – almost all with private balcony or patio – or the deluxe villa suites with fireplace and twin balconies to maximise the vistas. Superb local and international wines accompany first class modern French cuisine at Monneaux, firmly established as one of South Africa’s top restaurants, taking lunch on the new fountain terrace under a spreading pepper tree, and dinner in the enclosed verandah or elegant dining room.

Seasonally, guests may also dine privately in an atmospheric underground cellar. Stroll the charming streets of Franschhoek, visit the area’s hospitable boutique wine farms or simply laze by one of the two pools, one being heated. Signature treatments such as the African Wood Massage celebrate the hotel’s environs and heritage.

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When to visit South Africa

A year round destination, but expect cooler weather in the Eastern and Western Capes during winter, between June and August. Mpumalanga stays warm year round with temperatures, humidity and rainfall all increasing in the summer months between October and March. The whales return to the waters around Hermanus from July to November, and the spring months of August and September are particularly colourful along the Garden Route.

The prime time for game viewing is generally the drier winter and spring months from April to September when animals frequent the waterholes. During the wetter summer months between October and March, animals can still be viewed but are more widely dispersed – from December to February there may be more sightings of newborn animals.

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