What Else To Do
Franschhoek Health Club
With the combination of top range equipment, volume, variety of aerobic classes and professional trainers The Franschhoek Health Club has the fundamental basis on which this exclusive boutique gym can deliver.
Guests of Plumwood Inn have the privilege to make use of the Franschhoek Health Club free of charge. Normal charge is R175 per day. Kindly note to take a towel with you.
The Spa at Leeu Estate
et among the vineyards, Leeu Spa is a wellness sanctuary that offers authentic massages and holistic treatments by expert therapists. These tailor-made treatments were inspired by Africa’s rich heritage and traditional rituals. Premium organic products from the innovative Almora, Esse and TheraNaka™ ranges are utilised in the treatments.
Horse riding or wine tasting on horseback
Ride in the most scenic area of the Western Cape on purebred Arabian Horses with guide Pieter Hugo, SA National Team Endurance Rider (Springbok).Take a scenic ride through vineyards, forests and over mountains, stopping at the Rickety Bridge Winery and Mont Rochelle .
For Experienced or Novice Riders (beginners)
Dating back to 1692, Babylonstoren is a historic Cape Dutch farm that boasts one of the best preserved farmyards in the Cape. Beloved for its magnificent garden that is laid out over 3,5 hectares, the garden is divided into 15 sections that comprise fruit, vegetables, berries, bees for pollinating, indigenous plants, fragrant lawns, a prickly pear maze, ducks and chickens, and more. A secluded path runs along the stream where thousands of clivias flower in spring. The garden also boasts a plethora of trees of historical and botanical import. Every aspect of Babylonstoren are led by the ever-changing tapestry and botanical diversity of the garden.
Franschhoek Motor Museum
The Franschhoek Motor Museum offers visitors a special opportunity to look back at more than 100 years of motoring history with its unique and exciting collection of vehicles, motorcycles, bicycles and memorabilia in the magnificent setting of L’Ormarins. Across the length and breadth of Southern Africa, only one place can adequately portray the evolution of the automobile, The Franschhoek Motor Museum.
Please note that the museum can only be visited by appointment.
The Dylan Lewis Sculpture Garden
Eight years in the making, the Dylan Lewis Sculpture Garden is a place of expansive vistas, scents and the sounds of nature, with tranquil groves, hidden paths and lush indigenous vegetation. Over 60 sculptures constituting a comprehensive record of Lewis’s full artistic development thus far have been carefully placed in harmony with the landscape: the human form, shamanic figures, monumental abstracted fragments and his iconic great cats. Along four kilometres of paths, one is led on a journey through different ‘rooms’, from the heather hills dominated by earthy male images to the meditative poplar grove with its sensual female torsos. The garden focuses on indigenous species, particularly fynbos. Although planted to give year-round colour, it peaks in July and August into September, when its many buchus and ericas are in fragrant flower.
Franschhoek Village Market
It is only fitting that a thriving village market continues the legacy of trading weekly high quality goods in the town centre, by providing a market space for producers, traders and buyers.
“A good experience. Good merchandise and good food option. There was even live music. Would love to visit again.”- Facebook Review