Franschhoek Property

The valley of Franschhoek is among the most sought after residential areas in South Africa. The region is renowned for its scenic beauty and antique vineyards, some of which date back to the late 1600s and produce some of South Africa’s finest wines.

The valley has a peaceful ambience and a charming town center, with numerous Cape Dutch homesteads that reflect the town’s colonial heritage. In recent years, the town’s popularity with visitors has grown and it has become one of the Cape’s foremost cultural hotspots.  Accordingly, numerous cafes, fine dining restaurants and galleries have opened along its main street.


Residents of Franschhoek benefit from a mild Mediterranean climate and the town’s rustic ambience.

Other attractions for Franschhoek property owners include

  • the dozens of fine wine estates dotted across the valley, which offer residents the opportunity to sample and purchase premium wines at unbeatable prices
  • superb restaurants, including one of the world’s top 50 restaurants
  • various festivals held in the town throughout the year, ranging from cultural and literary festivals, to seasonal wine festivals


For many years the facilities in Franschhoek were primarily geared at servicing the needs of the local farming community and the sprinkling of local business owners and retirees who settled in the town.

Recent growth in the popularity of the town and surrounding valley has been accompanied by significant improvements in facilities, including the introduction of private schools and a medi-clinic.

Additional medical and educational facilities are available in the neighbouring towns of Paarl and Stellenbosch. 

Why Buy in Franschhoek?

There’s a surprisingly diverse range of property on offer in Franschhoek, from wine estates to modern apartment complexes. With the popularity of this upmarket area increasing steadily among foreign buyers, these all offer outstanding investment potential.

Franschhoek residential property is ideal for those wanting to avoid the hurly-burly of urban life. Located just 45 kilometres from Cape Town, Franschhoek has attracted increasing numbers of residents who commute to the city during the week.

Find out more about purchasing Franschhoek property by contacting the Jawitz Franschhoek branch today!

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