The Last Word Franschoek | South Africa | If Only

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Set in the heart of Franschhoek village, otherwise known as South Africa’s gourmet capital, this beautiful boutique retreat is just moments from some of the country’s best restaurants, galleries, world-class wineries and stylish boutiques. Back at the property, guests can expect highly personalised service, elegantly adorned rooms and suites, a beautiful light-flooded dining room for breakfast, and a sparkling swimming pool for soaking up the Cape Winelands sunshine.


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At a glance

  • Boutique Hotel
  • 5 Star
  • 8 rooms



The Last Word is home to just ten guest rooms, each exuding understated elegance with opulent furnishings, large windows and a range of luxury amenities – including plush robes and slippers, 300 thread count cotton linen, a flatscreen television, air-conditioning, underfloor heating, and a beautiful bathroom with a separate bath and shower. For the ultimate luxury stay, there are two Pool Suites offering even more space, a light-filled living area and access to a semi-private plunge pool.



A bountiful breakfast is served in the beautiful dining room, filled with plenty of sunshine and fresh air through the large windows. While there’s no restaurant at The Last Word, Franschhoek is known as the gourmet capital of South Africa and the hotel is within walking distance to some of the best restaurants in the country.



Located right in the heart of Franschhoek, The Last Word offers easy access to the region’s many art galleries, boutique shops, excellent restaurants, bustling markets and world-class wineries. The hotel’s managers often take guests on guided hikes into the nearby mountain trails, while complimentary bicycles are available for exploring the area further.


Getting There

Arrival Airport

Cape Town International Airport

Approximate flight times

Approximately 11 hours 30 minutes from London

Time difference

GMT +2


From October through to April, there can be high rainfall in Kruger which results in beautiful, lush green landscapes and amazing birdwatching but can make game viewing a little trickier due to the dense vegetation. As you enter the dry season from May, water sources dry up bringing out the wildlife and May through September are the best months for safari with August and September generally being peak time. Summer Safari’s (our winter) can also be a great time to go though as morning drives are not as chilly and during the day you can make the most of the pools at your reserve, late November/December is also when a lot of the young animals are born. Temperatures will be fairly warm during the day and chilly though the night and early morning. May is also a great time to visit KwaZulu Natal and ideal for visiting the Drakensberg mountains or for a beach stay in the region. As mentioned earlier, whale watching is at its best from July through November, November is still off peak so good