Cape Vue Country House is a beautifully appointed guest house, situated on a farm just 600m from the bustling village of Franschhoek. Surrounded by breath-taking mountain vistas, this glorious accommodation venue is the ultimate spot to get away from it all, while still being close to everything the centre of Franschhoek has to offer.
We pride ourselves on excellent service and luxurious accommodation in beautifully decorated spaces.
Each of our six rooms is beautifully decorated with opulent finishes and fixtures, percale linen, soft carpets underfoot, air conditioning and underfloor heating. Interior Designers Debra Parkington and Leasa Mensing drew inspiration from the magnificent natural surrounds blending colours and motifs prominent in the Cape Floral Kingdom and the majestic mountain surrounds.
Enjoy our complimentary breakfast each morning of your stay, French style with an African twist, and then explore the area or unwind beside our pool on sunny days or in our cosy lounge on cooler ones.
All our rooms come with great amenities and services. The following are just a few of the main amenities included by default with our rooms.
Join us on the veranda or in the dining room for a delicious complimentary breakfast daily. Locally sourced Franschhoek trout enhances the many carefully prepared Benedict options while tasty onion marmalade and local brie complement a classic rolled omelette. If you’re after real South African flavour, sample one of our spicy Chakalaka options.
Beautiful Franschhoek awaits.
Franschhoek, ‘French Corner’ in Afrikaans, lies at the head of a steep-sided valley in the Cape winelands. It has become the gourmet capital of South Africa, with great wines, world-class restaurants and lovely hotels all nestled amongst the mountains in this picturesque natural setting. Ten of the town’s thirty-one restaurants are regular award winners, while many of its forty winemakers are similarly lauded. The hardest thing you’ll have to do while you’re here is narrow down your list of which spots to visit.
The quaint main street is lined with boutique shops and galleries displaying artworks by some of South Africa’s most revered artists, as well as showcasing the who’s-who of the up-and-comers. If history is your thing, there’s plenty of that here, too, with the Huguenot Memorial Museum a must-visit to discover the origins of the area’s strong French heritage and the first South African Perfume Museum offering a truly unique experience.
Cape Vue Guest House, 1 Middagkrans Road, Franschhoek, 7690, Western Cape, South Africa
What Our Guests Say:
My wife and I stayed one night at the Cape Vue. Big mistake! We should have stayed 2 or 3. The Cape Vue Country House is beautiful and very charming. We loved it at first sight. The owners Sue and Basil are wonderful. Very friendly and helpful. We felt like members of the family. There are 6 spacious and very stylish rooms. If you go to Franschhoek, don’t look any further!
I cannot fault this place in any way. Service, facilities and location were all perfect. Probably the most comfortable bed and bedding I've ever slept on. And what on earth are the towels made from? Clouds?! Even the soaps and shampoos were impressive. Breakfast was simple and hearty. If you're not used to this kind of luxury, staying here is pretty epic.
The location of the guest house on the surrounding mountains is fantastic, and also the walking distance to Franschhoek is great. The garden with the pool and the breakfast veranda are magical. The breakfast buffet with delicious bread and egg dishes a-la-minute is a good start to the day. Our room was big enough. From the veranda we had a fantastic view. Basil and Dino lovingly take care of the guests, give tips and make reservations.
Cape Vue was truly stunning. Basil, Sue and Dino are perfect hosts and make you feel at home instantly. The facilities are second to none - it's the perfect base from which to explore the wonders of Franschhoek, and relax after a long day of wine tasting. The team set us up with an amazing driver, Jakes, who was there whenever we needed him, extremely knowledgeable and great company. i picked Franschhoek as the place as the place to propose to my (now) fiancé, and Cape Vue made the trip even more perfect.
Where do you start! Cape Vue Guest House occupies one of the most stunning locations in Franschhoek overlooking vineyards and surrounded by spectacular views of the mountains. The grounds are beautiful with a nice pool in which to cool off. Basil and Dino are the consummate hosts ensuring you are well looked after and that all your needs are met. This was the last week of our three-week holiday in South Africa and was undoubtedly a highlight.
Beautiful hotel with a big garden, very nice located in Franschhoek. The hotel staff was incredible friendly and attentive. We spent two nights of our honeymoon there. The hotel prepared a heart of rose petals on the bed and a welcome drink for us. What a beautiful welcome. The breakfast was very tasty and lovingly prepared, in general many little and beautiful details.
Wow wow wow! What an absolutely beautiful place with beautiful people. Everything from the welcome, to the breakfast, the pool, Honesty bar (which is filled with delicious goodies) beautifully decorated rooms - not to mention the best part; Lulu the miniature Yorkie!! It’s the perfect part of town - less than 5 mins walk to all amenities (inc the wine team), yet secluded enough that you feel like you’re completely at one with nature with, the very best views of the surrounding mountains& vineyards. Cape Vue just can’t be beaten.
Beautiful place! Lovely view. Outstanding service. Nice breakfast. Great interior and peaceful garden. Safe and free parking.