Protea Hotel Franschhoek

33 Huguenot Road, Franschhoek, Franschhoek, 7690
from/per night R1310.00

About Protea Hotel Franschhoek

The Protea Hotel (PH) Franschhoek is a luxurious 3-star establishment in the stunning wine farm village of the same name. Just 80km from Cape Town's city centre, this stylish hotel reflects the grace and elegance of a bygone era within the world-acclaimed Cape Winelands.

The PH Franschhoek has succeeded in balancing top-notch service with stunning surrounds and convenient amenities to create an ideal getaway for the individual, families or corporate visitors. The history of the hotel itself dates back to 1880, although the town's heritage goes further back. This history seeps into every aspect of the hotel and town to create an authentic colonial African feel. Once the settling place of French Huguenots, Franschhoek is now a food and wine Mecca.

In addition to opulent accommodation facilities, the PH Franschhoek is also equipped with conference facilities, a vinotique, swimming pool, restaurant and excellent facilities. It is within close proximity to various other attractions and activities. These include restaurants, galleries, boutiques, bars, tourist attractions, approximately 25 wine farms, golf, horse riding, hiking and fishing.

There are 30 rooms at the Protea Hotel Franschhoek. These are divided into Standard Rooms, Luxury Family Suites and Deluxe Rooms. Each room is equipped with a convenient en-suite bathroom, TV, bar fridge, telephone and air-conditioning for those hot South African summers.

Inviting hospitality, classic décor and personalised service come together to create a warm, luxurious atmosphere at the PH Franschhoek.


The 4-star facilities at this Western Cape hotel reflect the attention to detail and the personal needs of the guests. They include:

  •     Conference facilities for up to 50 delegates
  •     A restaurant with gourmet dishes and excellent service
  •     An open-air terrace from which to enjoy the beautiful Cape
  •     A crystal-clear swimming pool with a patio in the courtyard
  •     Safe, off-street parking
  •     A 24-hour reception service
  •     Room service between 07h00 and 21h30
  •     State-of-the-art security
  •     A laundry service
  •     A car hire service
  •     A doctor on call


The Café du Passé Restaurant is stylish and chic. The menu is brimming with traditional favourites and modern flavours, creating a range of dishes that appeals to an equally diverse range of preferences and palates.

Conferences and Events

Conferences, training sessions and team-building initiatives are ideally hosted at the Protea Hotel Franschhoek. Modern audio-visual equipment, catering and space for up to 50 delegates makes for the perfect retreat at which to conduct important corporate dealings. These facilities are also appropriate for cocktail functions and celebrations. If necessary, they hotel can construct a package that includes accommodation, food and activities for conference- or events guests.


Franschhoek is situated within the popular Western Cape of South Africa. This region is naturally lush and beautiful, and is also equipped to deal with the ever-increasing number of annual tourists who have realised its natural, historical and cultural abundance. Franschhoek is situated within close proximity to Cape Town, Stellenbosch, Paarl and Somerset West, making it optimally positioned for tourists who want to explore their gorgeous surrounds. Some popular sights and activities include:

  •  Wine farms - this area is certainly best known for its proliferation of world-class wine farms. Formal tours are freely available and incorporate internationally acclaimed farms and those that are more discreet. Famous wine farms include Boschendal, Vrede en Lust, Dieu Donne, La Motte, L'Ormarins, Graham Beck, Rupert & Rothchild and Chamonix.
  • Hiking trails - Being surrounded by impressive bergs, there is a plethora of hiking- and walking trails from which to choose. Experience the plants and animals of the Western Cape on foot. The trails range from easy and relaxed to more challenging ones for experienced hikers. Popular trails are found in the Franschhoek Mountains, Boland Mountains and Drakenstein Mountains.
  • Golf - there are several golf courses nestled within the valleys and mountains surrounding Franschhoek.
  • Horse riding - to experience the lush green abundance of this area, traverse it on horseback. Scenic rides through the village, valleys and hills can be arranged.
  •  Restaurants - this small village is home to eight of the world's top 100 restaurants! Fresh ingredients are used to create local and exotic dishes, complemented by some of the finest South African wines.
  • Cheese factories - after hosting the SA National Cheese Festival in 2000, Franschhoek has become increasingly known for its fine selection of good quality cheeses. Commercial and specialist cheese factories co-exist to offer visitors a unique and expansive range of tasty cheeses. The hotel staff will be happy to organise a formal cheese tour.
  • Art galleries - The history of the Cape (and South Africa in general) lends itself to an eclectic range of expressionism. Franschhoek boasts many galleries that showcase some of the country's most beautiful and interesting pieces.


From Cape Town International Airport, take the Borchard's Quarry turnoff (M22) towards Bellville and the N1 and then turn right into Modderdam Road (M10). At the first set of traffic lights, turn right in Stellenbosch Road (M12) and then left onto the R300. Turn right onto the N1 towards Paarl and continue straight. Take Exit 47 and turn right at the sign that says "R44 / R103 Stellenbosch, Klapmuts, Wellington". Carry on straight, until you see a sign that says "Franschhoek". Turn left and drive for about 9km until you reach a T-junction. Turn right towards Franschhoek. Once in the town, the hotel will appear on your left.

Room Types

Guest Room King/Twin

  • 40 Guest Room King/Twin
R1310From/Per night