Holden Manz Country House: An Art-Lover’s Oasis in Franschhoek

Holden Manz Country House: An Art-Lover’s Oasis in Franschhoek

Designer bolthole.

Situated on a small wine estate at the top of the Franschhoek Valley, this is not your average French-inspired Franschhoek hotel… Au contraire… The European owners (German-born Migo Manz and British native Gerard Holden) have elegantly combined contemporary African art, South African warmth and hospitality, and European design aesthetics to create a unique and tranquil Cape Dutch-style guesthouse.

Holden Manz Wine Estate
Holden Manz Franschhoek

And, in addition to the luxe lodgings, the estate is also home to a state-of-the-art winery, tasting room and restaurant, outdoor swimming pool and serene spa and yoga studio.
The pitch-perfect interiors – dressed in an impressive collection of contemporary African art, and a combination of modern furniture and antique finds – reflect the owners’ passions; it’s hardly a surprise to find out that they own an eponymous art gallery on Franschhoek’s main road where you can purchase striking local art.

Holden Manz Guest House
Franschhoek Accommodation
Franschhoek Guest Houses
Holden Manz Country House Accommodation

The rooms

There are five beautifully appointed guest rooms that boast magical views of the mountains and vineyards outside. Though the house accommodates a maximum of 10 people, you might never encounter another guest during your stay, as there are sumptuous sofas tucked away in various nooks and crannies, where curling up with a book from the floor-to-ceiling bookshelf is obligatory.

Four King Suites

Holden Manz Wine Estate Guest House
Holden Manz Wine Estate Guest House Accommodation
Holden Manz Franschhoek Guest House
Holden Manz Guest House Accommodation
Franschhoek Accommodation Guest House
  • Orchard, vineyard and mountain views
  • Large balcony
  • Extra-length king-size bed
  • En-suite bathroom with separate bath and shower
  • Air-conditioning
  • Underfloor heating
  • TV with select DStv channels and satellite television
  • Breakfast included

Cost From R5 700 per person sharing (depending on season)

One Classic Suite

Holden Manz Country House Guest House
Holden Manz Guest House Accommodation Franschhoek
Holden Manz Wine Estate Guest House Franschhoek
Holden Manz Franschhoek Guest House Accommodation
Holden Manz Guest House Accommodation Franschhoek South Africa
Franschhoek Accommodation South Africa
  • Estate, vineyard and mountain views
  • Large balcony
  • King-size bed
  • En-suite bathroom with shower only
  • Air-conditioning
  • Underfloor heating
  • TV with select DStv channels and satellite television
  • Breakfast included

Cost From R4 800 per person sharing (depending on season)

Service is warm and attentive (never intrusive) and, with a pool, spa and yoga studio on the property, we can’t imagine why you’d want to leave.

Child friendly? Yes
Pet friendly? No

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Location

Green Valley Road Franschhoek Western Cape

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Time of publication: 08 October 2018