Franschhoek Tourism, South Africa

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Franschhoek ([frɐnsˈɦuk]; Afrikaans for "French Corner", Dutch spelling before 1947 Fransche Hoek) is a small town in the Western Cape Province and one of the oldest towns of the Republic of South Africa. It is about 75 kilometres from Cape Town and has a population of slightly over 15,000 people. Since 2000 it has been incorporated into Stellenbosch Municipality.


Looking for travel information about Franschhoek? Explore the best travel advice on Franschhoek, South Africa. A gripping city on its own right, Cape Town also deserves a visit. So, ideally any vacation planner would recommend you to visit Cape Town for its bountiful attractions like Table Mountain Cableway, Table Mountain, Victoria And Alfred Waterfront on your trip to Franschhoek. Also, to reach Franschhoek, you'll have to take a flight to Cape Town; so its not really a detour. And even if it is, the city is worth paying at least a quick visit. To explore Franschhoek, set aside 1 to 2 number of your days. You'll be coming back for more!

Yes,it is that simple really! Enjoy your trip! Keep travelling!

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Facts and Stats for Franschhoek*

  • Franschhoek: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Franschhoek for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Franschhoek.

    • Burglary and Theft 75 (High)
    • Mugging and Robbery 50 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 50 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 33.33 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 75 (High)
    • Attacks 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during night 8.33 (Very Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 33.33 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 58.33 (Moderate)
  • Living in Franschhoek - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 41.15 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 4.42 (Very Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Franschhoek

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Franschhoek

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.18 USD
    • International Movie per seat 5.66 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 39.57 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 89.94 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 68.68 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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