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Idyllic country living in Cape Winelands town of Franschhoek

06 Dec 2019

With the promise of the finest wines, centuries-old vineyards and Cape Dutch architecture, Franschhoek is one of the most alluring destinations in the Western Cape. Add world-class restaurants and French cuisine, chic boutiques and festivals, all surrounded by breathtaking natural beauty, and it’s clear to see why Franschhoek is known as the jewel in the crown of the Cape Winelands.

This French Provencal-style villa in Domaine Des Anges Estate, Franschhoek, offers opulent spaces and a homely interior. It is on the market for R21 million - click here to view.

“With Cape Town only a short drive away and some of the country’s finest schools close by, more and more families are choosing to live in Franschhoek,” says Mike Greeff, CEO of Greeff Christie’s International Real Estate. 

“We chose to purchase property and live in Franschhoek not only based on the good schools, but for the lifestyle this area offers, with plenty of outdoor activities like cycling, hiking, wine farms to visit and, of course, the restaurants – not to mention social  gatherings galore,” says Aimee Campbell, who along with Carrick Campbell, is heading up the Greeff Christie’s International Real Estate franchise in Franschhoek.

This six bedroom, 7 bathroom home in Franschhoek would be ideal as a family home or guesthouse. It is priced at R6.9 million - click here to view.

Over the past 12 months some R470 million worth of property has been sold in Franschhoek and buyers include locals and foreigners, plus a few international celebrities, says Aimee.

Properties currently listed by Greeff Christie’s International Real Estate range from a brand new, two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment for R2 625 million to a grand 12-hectare, 10-bedroom farm for R38.5 million.

This 12ha luxury guest house and residence in Franschhoek is a few kilmetres from the town. It is on the market for R38.5 million - click here to view.

You could also snap up your very own nine-bedroom guesthouse for R14 million or relax with peace of mind in a three-bedroom home set in a gated community  priced at  R3.35 million.

Franschhoek is home to a number of security estates, making it a perfect lock-up-and-go location. The town is also one of the Cape’s top tourist destinations making it an excellent opportunity for investors seeking a return on investment through rentals.

This historic guesthouse property in Franschhoek has nine bedrooms en suite and is just a short walk away from prime restaurants. It is selling for R14 million - click here to view.

If you dream of building your own home, Franschhoek is an excellent location, and vacant land is available. Currently listed with Greeff Christie’s International Real Estate is a 1 539m2 plot – the last remaining in the exclusive L'avenue Franschhoek Estate. 

With beautiful mountain views, the gradually sloping, north-west facing plot is perfectly positioned to enjoy the panoramic Franschhoek vistas.
Within short walking distance to the main hub of Franschhoek, this secure and exclusive estate comprises 18 homes in total, and is entered through a historic avenue of gum trees – once the pass road into Franschhoek.

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