There are several great places on Franshoek to cool off for the afternoon. The WetLove Natural Swimming Pool and Garden is located very near The Stables on the sandstone ridge just above the polo field. This delightful pool was created by damming up a natural fountain on the rock ledge. A series of pools spill into one another until they reach the main swimming area. Plants in the pools naturally filter the spring water. The shady lawn underneath the Zen Willow tree is the perfect place for an afternoon nap.

The inlet of the cave dam is great for an icy plunge or for those with young children, try the sandstone water slide at the back of the farm. This pool is ideal for young children as it is very shallow with a sand floor.

Game that may be seen whilst out walking are grey rhebok, mountain reedbuck, fallow deer, steenbuck, duiker, warthogs, black-backed jackals and an array of small mammals.

Both Thaba Thabo Nature Reserve (neighbouring farm) and Moolmanshoek Private Game Reserve offer game drives or horse rides to view the larger buck species and zebra. Enjoy a real “African” experience viewing the unusual game species unique to this part of the world.

There are six dams on Franshoek Farm, great for bird viewing and fishing. The dams have a large number of large mouth bass, which are great for the braai. Try your luck with one of our rods and bring home the freshest dinner imaginable!

White water rafting trips can be arranged with ClarensXtreme. Guests tackle exhilarating rapids on the Ash River.

The Kututsa 2-day Hiking Trail commences at the barn, which is set in amongst a grove of old majestic oak trees and shady poplars, overlooking the polo field. It follows the Franshoek spruit through a poplar/acacia forest for 4 to 5 kms….. read more

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