Protea Hotel Franschhoek

33/34 Huguenot Road, 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 on May 13, 2012

2 comments, 9 photos

... 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 ...

Gum trees and rabbits.

A travel blog entry by ianandsuejones on Aug 10, 2011

7 comments

... wondered how someone living in such squalor could manage to have such a beautifully pressed shirt.   Gladstone was keen to take us to a Shebeen, an illegal pub making it's own brew.  We entered a wooden single room enclosure consumed with smoke from the open fire. Sitting in a circle were 4 men and 2 women drinking from what looked like large buckets.  Beer was brewed in steel tubs and served in 5 litre buckets.   Yes, that is correct, 5 litre buckets.  More concerning was the fact ...

Wedding Time

A travel blog entry by libby_alistair on Dec 17, 2010

8 photos

... was the photobooth. Although it took a little bit for everyone to get into the spirit of the photo booth - it was in high demand by the end of the night - unfortunately it also provided proof the next day of how well lubricated we all were. That’s what happens Si & Nix’s when it is an open cocktail bar all night. It really was a great night with so much dancing and laughing. Congratulations Mr & Mrs ...

It takes a village...

A travel blog entry by sarahinsoafrica on Oct 28, 2010

1 comment, 3 photos

... we headed down the road, he realized he had to remain in the flat for Duty, so he flagged down our director’s assistant (Angelo- who for some reason is the only real name I use in this blog), got of the car, HANDED THE KEYS TO ANGELO, and we were on our way. We were all shocked. Because NO ONE is allowed to drive this precious car besides the owner. We booked it across town, begged the store to let us in as they were locking the door, grabbed 4 packs of ...

Back Online ! Fun in Franschhoek!

A travel blog entry by andydonald on Oct 15, 2010

5 photos

... sided, wooded ravine or valley' in Afrikaans. These mountain passes are getting more and more scenic ! Bain's Kloof was great - a narrow twisty road with huge drops (on my side of course!). At the start of the pass there is a sign saying "No parking unless more than 1m clear of the road" which was a bit superfluous as the road was lined with huge boulders. These boulders were all that would keep you on the road if you needed to swerve - not worth thinking ...

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This 4 star hotel, located on 33/34 Huguenot Road, Franschhoek, is near Huguenot Memorial Museum, Dieu Donne, Chamonix, and Bellingham.
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    4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding