Historical Village Walk
Franschhoek was established in the late 1600’s and is steeped in history, some of it no so savoury but history is history and should never be hidden. Our Franschhoek Historical Village Walk will tell you all about it.
Who first lived here and which iconic animal did they share the valley with? What was the village’s role at the beginning of the Apartheid era? Why don’t we speak French in our “French Corner”? All these questions and more answered.
Many of the houses still occupied today have been around for centuries. Learn about the people who first colonized the valley as well as about those that were originally here and see the town with a new appreciation. Easy, non-strenuous walking.
We meet at and return to the Franschhoek Adventure Centre which is at Shop 5, upstairs @ 62 Huguenot Rd, Franschhoek (right next to the Tourism Office) and take a walk up towards the top end of town, crossing over to the side streets where we will look at various old buildings and houses including the High School, the old cemetery and churches.
We find ourselves back in the Main Rd about 2 hours later and end at the big white NG Church.
- Your knowledgeable qualified guide.
- 2 hours of fascinating history with a bit of exercise.
- Items of a personal nature.
- Your camera.
- R5.00 donation for the church.
- Good walking shoes
- Light wind or rain jacket on less-than-perfect weather days.
You don't need to be super fit, but you should be able to walk for 2 hours comfortably. Not a strenuous walk, no hills.
Duration: 2 Hours
R550 - 01 Sep 19 - 31 Mar 20