Val d'Or Guest House

R45, Franschhoek, Western Cape, 7690, South Africa | 4 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from Franschhoek

From Cape of Good Hope to land of good wine

A travel blog entry by alexanderdrury


... massive, primarily made up of fynbos which looks similar to an English heath. Although we saw a few hardy cyclists in the park, the vast majority of visitors drive between the two main points of interest, namely Cape Point and the Cape of Good Hope itself. On a long, straight stretch of road leading to Cape Point we could see in the distance what looked like a donkey, but as we got closer we realised with delight that we were approaching a lone wild Ostrich. The Ostrich ...


A travel blog entry by travellingadam


... spa. Has a real colonial feel to it and if very nice. Lovely little all day menu as well. Justin the general manager is very good and has the same ideas as me on how it should be run and how to deal with customers. That’s two thumbs up for my first two properties.

I head out of Stellenbosch and on to Spier vineyard and hotel. It is huge! So much on this site – vineyard, hotel, 5 restaurants, ...

Epic Cape Town Weekend

A travel blog entry by sarahinsoafrica


... nervous." And without thinking, I said “Oh don’t be nervous, you’ll do great!” I told my interviewer not to be nervous! Isn’t it supposed to be the other way around?! HAHA whoops... But anyway, both interviewer and interviewee did fine in my opinion, and we’ll see if it works out that I get to go on another trip this spring. Fingers crossed!

So with plans to depart for Cape Town on Friday afternoon, we awoke Friday morning ...

Back Online ! Fun in Franschhoek!

A travel blog entry by andydonald


... I had to get Anne to describe the view while I concentrated on the road! It's quite interesting about Bain. There were a father and son, Andrew Geddes and Thomas, Scotsmen, and they constructed many of the Cape passes in the mid-late 1800s. Much of their original constructions, e.g. dry stone walls, are still in place today.

We arrived in Franschhoek late afternoon, and went straight to our B&B, Centre Ville. Franschhoek means 'French ...

War and Peace

A travel blog entry by sarahinsoafrica


... break would be cancelled to make up for some of the school missed during the strikes, but no such luck. Instead I spent my day reading literally hundreds of pages about the South African TRC and what exactly it overlooked and what the limitations of it were. Heavy stuff! Interestingly, the reading claimed the “Commission …consequently ignored apartheid as experienced by the broad masses of the people of South Africa” due to the specifications of the acts put ...

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This 4 star hotel, located on R45, Franschhoek, is near Huguenot Memorial Museum, Dieu Donne, Chamonix, and Bellingham.
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