Whale Cottage Franschhoek


Whale Cottage Franschhoek is a beautiful Country House set in a colourful country garden, with its own babbling brook.

Franschhoek has become world-renowned for its excellent cuisine, and has become South Africa’s gastronomic capital, in having many top restaurants, including Reubens, Le Petite Ferme and Le Quartier Francais, rated as South Africa’s top restaurant, and one of the Top 50 restaurants in the world. It has also become the wedding capital of South Africa, with its many beautiful Cape Dutch homesteads being the stage for memorable wedding parties. The town proudly celebrates its French Huguenot heritage.

Whale Cottage Franschhoek has a sparkling pool, and offers secure parking. It is in walking distance to the restaurants and shops.

All rooms have a bath/shower en suite, television (DSTV and German TV channels), hairdryers, heated towel rails, airconditioning, safe, CD player, electric blankets and a tea/coffee tray. Breakfast Buffets are enjoyed on the garden terrace. An Honesty Bar, and a tea/coffee tray, is available 24 hours a day.

Whale Cottage guests are welcome to use the hi-speed wireless internet facility at no charge, but we request that the usage be of reasonable duration.

Whale Cottage Franschhoek has been featured in the Weekend Argus, Hotel and Restaurant, GQ , Wynland, The Next 48 Hours, Food & Home, Glamour, Style, Fairlady, Sarie and Business Day.

Franschhoek is in the Winelands, about 100 km from Cape Town, and offers a wide range of activities, including shopping, arts and crafts, walking and hiking in the flora of the region, boules, paragliding, bowls, horse riding, tennis, fly and trout fishing, cycling, golf, wellness and tasting wines from Franschhoek and the nearby Stellenbosch.

We can assist you in making restaurant and car rental bookings on your behalf.