Directions to Franschhoek from Cape Town

How to drive to Franschhoek from Cape Town via the N1


Franschhoek is the Western Cape’s very own little French village.
 
80 km from central Cape Town

Look for signs N1 (direction Paarl - Johannesburg)

Follow the N1 for app. 35 Km

10 Km before reaching Paarl, take the off ramp to Klapmuts (R44)

At the end of the off ramp, turn right under the N1

After 300 metres, drive straight on at the four way crossing

After 200 metres, turn left (follow the sign Franschhoek)

Drive on for approximately 10Km, until you reach a T-junction

Turn right, following the sign Franschhoek, along the R45

After approximately 20 Km you enter Franschhoek - Huguenot Street

The magnificent Franschhoek Valley, nestled between towering mountains in the beautiful Cape winelands, lies the magnificent Franschhoek Valley.

As the food and wine heartland of the country, where splendid wines are grown and our top chefs create international cuisine, Franschhoek is always buzzing with locals and tourists.

Here breath-taking scenery, warm hospitality, world class cuisine and the finest wines all combine to create lasting memories.

In the village you will find wonderful crafts, art and antique shops and galleries. The main street is lined with coffee shops and restaurants.

Only 45 minutes from Cape Town Franschhoek is the ideal base while you explore the entire Cape winelands.

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