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Whether you enjoy time spent outdoors, meandering through our surrounding wild, exploring the koppies, varied fynbos and incredible birdlife found on our working farm, or perhaps prefer gastronomic delights and wine-tastings at some of the country’s most prestigious wine farms – we’re on hand to ensure that your stay in Franschhoek is one you’ll never forget.

At the farmhouse


everyday from 10:00 - 23:00 pm

Detox and relax in our new sauna. Better still combine it with a refreshing plunge into our cool 25 metre pool and soak in the glorious views of Franschhoek valley and Simonsberg. We recommend three ten to fifteen minute sessions each ending with a cold shower & cool plunge/swim.

Combining sauna with cold plunges:

Improves circulation; reduces muscle soreness and joint pain; strengthens the immune system; relaxes & revitalises the mind and body; cleanses skin and improves its elasticity; Detoxes the body

Fynbos walks

everyday at your own discretion

We have 50 hectares of pristine fynbos. Fynbos is the name given to the naturally occurring vegetation that is only found in the coastal and mountainous areas of the western cape and eastern cape. It is one of the world’s six floral kingdoms and has the distinctive feature of having the highest biodiversity of them all.

Our garden

everyday at your own discretion

We are proud stewards of 125 acres of land covered by pristine fynbos, a natural vegetation indigenous to the region and only found in South Africa. Most of this land is spread over 7 koppies —small, rocky hills that lend a rugged charm to our surroundings – we have made diligent efforts to preserve its pristine beauty.

Within the immediate vicinity of our farmhouse, spanning roughly 2 acres, lies our man-made garden that includes an orchard and a flourishing vegetable patch. South Africa’s wonderful climate, coupled with our abundant water supply, has allowed us to cultivate an impressive array of fruits and vegetables, enriching the culinary experiences we provide our guests.
Our orchard includes impressive prickly pears, five varieties of olives (Frantoio, Manzanilla, Mission, Kalamata, and Nocellera), apples, apricots, almonds, pomegranates, and an ever-expanding assortment of citrus trees. Among the citrus, you’ll discover the zesty presence of key limes, makrut limes, finger limes, lemons, grapefruits, oranges, yuzu, naartjes, clementines, and kumquats. Embracing the principles of permaculture, we cultivate our vegetables with care and mindfulness. Swiss chard, rocket, lettuce, tomatoes, and an extensive variety of herbs grow in our garden. Notably, our basil, rosemary, mint, and tarragon have thrived exceptionally well and have added extra depth and flavour to our meals. Growing this produce is not without its challenges. The local baboons frequently raid our garden, feasting on our fruits and vegetables and leaving a trail of destruction in their wake. Additionally, the local porcupines harbour a peculiar fondness for our cherished iris roots. More recently, the dassies have discovered our veggie patch, surprising us all by developing an unexpected taste for our fiery hot chilies. It seems the allure of our crops is simply irresistible to our wild neighbours. Nevertheless, we have learned to coexist with these visits and have accepted that sharing a portion of our harvest with the local wildlife is an inherent part of our connection to the land. After all, sharing is caring!

Take a swim

everyday at your own discretion

While the view is completely distracting, our 25-metre long pool is designed for laps. Ideal for working off the gastronomic delights you’re sure to enjoy during your time in Franschhoek.

Bees on the farm

everyday at your own discretion

The gardens of 7 Koppies are home to a thriving population of bees, which play a crucial role in the ecosystem. These industrious insects not only pollinate the flowers, but also produce a sweet and flavourful fynbos honey. While the honey is certainly a delicious byproduct of their work, the bees themselves are fascinating creatures with complex social structures and vital roles in the natural world.

In the area

Fly fishing

Upon prior reservation

Begin the day with your local, skilled guide collecting you early in the morning.

The fish tend to be most active from 8 am until 12 pm. Gear up and let the local pro show you the tricks of the trade for casting your way to a prize trout. This is no ordinary day of fishing though, one of the best-kept secrets known as the ‘Cape Streams’ awaits exploring!

Renowned as one of the top stream fisheries in the world for stalking wild trout, a series of pristinely managed rivers in the Du Toits Kloof Mountain range, a mere 25 minutes drive from 7 Koppies, provides the perfect backdrop for your day out. Cool, crystal waters and breath-taking views come part and parcel with your private experience. Changing flies and all equipment is handled by your guide and when the fish aren’t biting- the snacks and beverages are at least flowing. The Berg River Dam is another hidden ‘outdoor’ gem with numerous trails to explore, leading to spectacular views over our valley.

Franschhoek experiences

A curated collection of our favorite experiences

Explore the main road, viewing galleries and collecting local treasures as you learn more about this historic town. Discover more of the surrounding area by taking a bike/e-bike or riding horseback; either by yourself or with an experienced guide. Whether to indulge in sports or get around to rejoice in the many gastronomic highlights the area has to offer, anyone may find a Franschhoek experience fitting personally to themselves.


everyday (entrance fee of 100 R per person | children under 18 free)

Babylonstoren is a cutting edge and innovative farm and wine estate located in the Franschhoek valley. The vast gardens and orchards are impressive and full of delightful and unexpected details. It offers visitors a wide range of experiences, that include meals, wine tasting, spa treatments and garden tours.

Franschhoek wine tram

everyday (times vary seasonally)

The Franschhoek Wine Tram takes you on a journey through rolling hills, lush vineyards, and charming estates. Sample the finest wines and feast on gourmet delights as you enjoy the picturesque views and fresh country air.

Franschhoek motor museum

Mon - Fri 10:00 - 17:00, Sat - Sun 10:00 - 16:00 (guided tours by appointment only)

The Franschhoek Motor Museum is located at the picturesque L’Ormarins wine estate in the Franschhoek Valley. The estate is the perfect setting for the vintage vehicles, which are on display in four dehumidified halls. Visitors can enjoy a bite to eat at the museum’s deli, and take a tram ride to the nearby Anthonij Rupert Wines estate for a wine tasting.

Golf in the valley

everyday (opening times vary between golf clubs | tee-time booking required)

Franschhoek Valley in South Africa is home to some of the most scenic and challenging golf courses in the country. With stunning mountain views and lush vineyards as the backdrop, it’s a popular destination for golfers of all abilities. From full-size 18-hole courses to shorter nine-hole options, the area offers a variety of options. With facilities like restaurants and pro shops, golfers can enjoy a memorable experience in this picturesque setting.