Last Word Franschhoek is a five-star boutique hotel in the heart of Franschhoek. Part of the Mantis collection, this beautifully restored property is a comfortable and idyllic spot with high levels of service, a mixture of contemporary and classic furnishings and pretty views of the surrounding valley. Perfect for exploring the picturesque Cape Winelands.


Plan your journey

Location

Located just off the main road, Last Word Franschhoek is just a five minute walk into the village where artisan food, local wines and boutique shopping are in bounds.  In this ‘french corner of the Cape’, guests can make the most of the hiking trails, scenery and wine tours of Franschhoek Valley.

Rooms

There are ten rooms at Last Word Franschhoek, consisting of eight Superior Doubles and two Pool Suites. Interiors are warm and sophisticated with neutral and cream colours, floral patterns and natural light filling the rooms. The under-floor heating is welcomed on cooler evenings and fresh flowers brighten up the space. The huge Pool Suites overlook the gardens with private terraces and plunge pools.

Communal Areas

The Mantis owned property has been restored in the Cape Huguenot tradition featuring classic furnishings throughout and homely spaces to lounge in. A wooden deck positioned around an old oak tree provides mountain views and guests can take breakfast on the courtyard patio, which sits in front of the swimming pool and gardens. For evening drinks and complimentary wine, head to the cosy bar and library.

Activities

Guests can explore the village as soon as they leave the hotel where galleries, restaurants, bars and boutique shops await. The Mont Rochelle Nature Reserve is a short drive away and the hotel offers free bike hire to cycle through the nearby villages and valleys. Explore the seaside town of Kommetjie with its many coffee shops and historic lighthouse or take cellar tours along the local wine routes.

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When to go

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SUMMER

Ideal weather with mainly clear skies, very little rainfall and little wind. Midday temperatures are often over 30°C/86°F, occasionally getting close to 40°C/104°F. Nights are warm, but comfortable.

Like the rest of the Western Cape, the Winelands can be best described as having a Mediterranean climate with warm to hot, dry summers and mild and wet winters. Ideally, we would recommend visiting in the Spring, Summer or Autumn when the weather is at it’s best within the area. Winter weather is cooler, wetter and often much windier; there are however still a huge number of activities possible and accommodation prices are more competitive.

SUMMER

Ideal weather with mainly clear skies, very little rainfall and little wind. Midday temperatures are often over 30°C/86°F, occasionally getting close to 40°C/104°F. Nights are warm, but comfortable.

Like the rest of the Western Cape, the Winelands can be best described as having a Mediterranean climate with warm to hot, dry summers and mild and wet winters. Ideally, we would recommend visiting in the Spring, Summer or Autumn when the weather is at it’s best within the area. Winter weather is cooler, wetter and often much windier; there are however still a huge number of activities possible and accommodation prices are more competitive.

AUTUMN

This can be a fantastic time of year to visit as the summer's heat subsides, the wind settles and autumn casts its brightly coloured mantle over the vineyards, generating red, burnished vistas spreading from the mountain tops to the sea. Midday temperatures of around 25°C/77°F, mornings can be a little chilly at times, so do pack a warm jumper.

Like the rest of the Western Cape, the Winelands can be best described as having a Mediterranean climate with warm to hot, dry summers and mild and wet winters. Ideally, we would recommend visiting in the Spring, Summer or Autumn when the weather is at it’s best within the area. Winter weather is cooler, wetter and often much windier; there are however still a huge number of activities possible and accommodation prices are more competitive.

AUTUMN

This can be a fantastic time of year to visit as the summer's heat subsides, the wind settles and autumn casts its brightly coloured mantle over the vineyards, generating red, burnished vistas spreading from the mountain tops to the sea. Midday temperatures of around 25°C/77°F, mornings can be a little chilly at times, so do pack a warm jumper.

Like the rest of the Western Cape, the Winelands can be best described as having a Mediterranean climate with warm to hot, dry summers and mild and wet winters. Ideally, we would recommend visiting in the Spring, Summer or Autumn when the weather is at it’s best within the area. Winter weather is cooler, wetter and often much windier; there are however still a huge number of activities possible and accommodation prices are more competitive.

WINTER

The arrival of Winter signifies cooler weather, increased rainfall with weather front often rolling in off the Atlantic Ocean, accompanied by strong winds. In between the weather fronts, the weather can be surprisingly pleasant, these days are just less frequent. This is a spectacular time to see the Western Cape in all of its glory, but just be prepared for any weather!

Like the rest of the Western Cape, the Winelands can be best described as having a Mediterranean climate with warm to hot, dry summers and mild and wet winters. Ideally, we would recommend visiting in the Spring, Summer or Autumn when the weather is at it’s best within the area. Winter weather is cooler, wetter and often much windier; there are however still a huge number of activities possible and accommodation prices are more competitive.

WINTER

The arrival of Winter signifies cooler weather, increased rainfall with weather front often rolling in off the Atlantic Ocean, accompanied by strong winds. In between the weather fronts, the weather can be surprisingly pleasant, these days are just less frequent. This is a spectacular time to see the Western Cape in all of its glory, but just be prepared for any weather!

Like the rest of the Western Cape, the Winelands can be best described as having a Mediterranean climate with warm to hot, dry summers and mild and wet winters. Ideally, we would recommend visiting in the Spring, Summer or Autumn when the weather is at it’s best within the area. Winter weather is cooler, wetter and often much windier; there are however still a huge number of activities possible and accommodation prices are more competitive.

WINTER

The arrival of Winter signifies cooler weather, increased rainfall with weather front often rolling in off the Atlantic Ocean, accompanied by strong winds. In between the weather fronts, the weather can be surprisingly pleasant, these days are just less frequent. This is a spectacular time to see the Western Cape in all of its glory, but just be prepared for any weather!

Like the rest of the Western Cape, the Winelands can be best described as having a Mediterranean climate with warm to hot, dry summers and mild and wet winters. Ideally, we would recommend visiting in the Spring, Summer or Autumn when the weather is at it’s best within the area. Winter weather is cooler, wetter and often much windier; there are however still a huge number of activities possible and accommodation prices are more competitive.

WINTER

The arrival of Winter signifies cooler weather, increased rainfall with weather front often rolling in off the Atlantic Ocean, accompanied by strong winds. In between the weather fronts, the weather can be surprisingly pleasant, these days are just less frequent. This is a spectacular time to see the Western Cape in all of its glory, but just be prepared for any weather!

Like the rest of the Western Cape, the Winelands can be best described as having a Mediterranean climate with warm to hot, dry summers and mild and wet winters. Ideally, we would recommend visiting in the Spring, Summer or Autumn when the weather is at it’s best within the area. Winter weather is cooler, wetter and often much windier; there are however still a huge number of activities possible and accommodation prices are more competitive.

SPRING

With a flora and fauna as biodiverse as the Western Cape it is no surprise that spring can be spectacular period to visit. Temperatures remain fairly cool, with a maximum average high of around 19°C/67°F, though the number of clear calm days is almost as high as the summer.

Like the rest of the Western Cape, the Winelands can be best described as having a Mediterranean climate with warm to hot, dry summers and mild and wet winters. Ideally, we would recommend visiting in the Spring, Summer or Autumn when the weather is at it’s best within the area. Winter weather is cooler, wetter and often much windier; there are however still a huge number of activities possible and accommodation prices are more competitive.

SPRING

These months are a great time to visit South Africa. We would particularly recommend KwaZulu-Natal during this period, as well as the Southern part of the country Africa (Western, Garden Route and Eastern Cape).

Of all the countries in Africa, South Africa is arguably the most climatically diverse; the beauty of this is that it is one destination which can be truly great throughout the year, you just need to know where to travel. With this in mind, we could suggest getting in touch to learn more.

SUMMER

Ideal weather with mainly clear skies, very little rainfall and little wind. Midday temperatures average 25°C/77°F , but often rise over 30°C/86°F, occasionally getting close to 40°C/104°F. Nights are warm, but comfortable.

Like the rest of the Western Cape, the Winelands can be best described as having a Mediterranean climate with warm to hot, dry summers and mild and wet winters. Ideally, we would recommend visiting in the Spring, Summer or Autumn when the weather is at it’s best within the area. Winter weather is cooler, wetter and often much windier; there are however still a huge number of activities possible and accommodation prices are more competitive.

SUMMER / WET SEASON

This is the perfect time to visit the Southern part of South Africa (Western, Garden Route and Eastern Cape), with clear skies and warm weather dominating. It is also a good time to visit KwaZulu-Natal and the Drakensburg Mountains.

These months mark the wet season throughout the north of the country, where you can expect high temperatures and thunderstorms. So not ideal for safaris within these regions.

Of all the countries in Africa, South Africa is arguably the most climatically diverse; the beauty of this is that it is one destination which can be truly great throughout the year, you just need to know where to travel. With this in mind, we could suggest getting in touch to learn more.

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