The Last Word Franschhoek

Boutique Hotel, Franschhoek


Delightful Franschhoek village and its surrounding, vine-filled valley once provided a retreat for fleeing French Huguenots; three centuries later, sumptuous The Last Word does the same for lucky new visitors. Found at the end of Franschhoek's main street and accessed beneath leafy canopy, it’s a five-star boutique promising intimacy, immaculate service, utter tranquillity and a tasteful dose of contemporary Provençal style – light woods, creams, pale greens and blues.


The ten rooms are lovely and luxurious.  Eight Superior Doubles boast a small shaded garden and patios or balconies facing the mountains, while two Pool Suites share their own swimming square and afford a private courtyard and lounge area.  All have underfloor heating and fresh flowers, along a real sense of opulence through classic furnishings and spacious ensuite bathrooms. 


The handsome garden grounds contain a small, beckoning, heated pool – decorated with pretty mosaics by local artists – while a tree-lined courtyard and comfy lounge provide further escapes.  Glasses of local wine are complimentary.  Up above is a sleepy roof terrace with more spectacular mountain views, with many guests choosing to enjoy sundowners as days drift to a close.  Outstanding breakfasts are tailored to individual preferences, typical of a fantastic staff who make you feel truly special.


Those same staff can also make reservations at one of the 50-odd restaurants in Franschhoek, which has truly become the Cape Winelands’ foodie hub.  Each guest at The Last Word also enjoys a personalised travel guide service for tours and itinerary-planning – some time in Cape Town, perhaps?  Or tastings or cellar tours along local wine routes?  Personal chauffeurs are possible, active pursuits – hiking, fly-fishing, golfing on championship courses – can be set up, and spa treatments arranged.

Child Policy

Children over 3 are welcome.




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