|Situated within an array of Franschhoek wine farms at the top of the Franschhoek valley, Holden Manz wine estate is dominated by the spectacular mountains which stand guard over the scenic vineyards below. The wine farm lies between Franschhoek and the Stony Brook rivers. This 22 hectare winery benefits from wonderfully fertile, dark loam soils and state of the art wine making.VIEW WINES||A Franschhoek guest house like no other, the Holden Manz country house is located on a small, verdant estate at the edge of the quaint Boland town of Franschhoek. The property was transformed into a beautiful wine farm in 1999. Positioned away from the winery, this 5 star guest house offers the perfect getaway amongst the vineyards.VIEW GUEST HOUSE|
|Welcome to Franschhoek, one of the culinary hot spots on the african continent. The Holden Manz estate is situated in the most enchanting corner of the Franschhoek valley. Not only do we offer our wines from our boutique vineyard to you, we also have our own vineyard restaurant, aptly named the Franschhoek Kitchen.VIEW RESTAURANT||Our excellent staff offer a multitude of therapies, all including the holistic Africology products which can be purchased in our spa as presents or for continued use at home. The Africology brand is uniquely presented by the Holden Manz spa in Franschhoek.VIEW SPA|
|Wine tasting, picnics and outdoor eating are great fun on our wine farm. Bring your friends and family along and enjoy a fantastic experience in the most beautiful corner of the Franschhoek valley – leisurely time to relax and indulge on the estate from late mornings until late at night.VIEW WINE TASTINGS||Our Holden Manz Collection is located in the centre of Franschhoek and hosts a portfolio of fine contemporary African art. The gallery schedules regular shows and has a resident selection of work from renowned artists such as Karin Miller, Marie Stander, Stuart Redler, Cecil Skotnes, André Villiers and Simon Annand. For more information see www.holdenmanzcollection.com.VIEW ART GALLERY|
this guest house epitomises understated, elegant luxury. i felt calm and relaxed the moment i arrived. the communal areas, garden and pool are huge and wonderful and matched by the bedrooms – massive bed, enormous bathroom and a log fire, that it was unfortunately too warm to use. we also tried some treatments in the spa and found it very pleasant – not one of the world’s best, but worth using.
we ate at the restaurant at the holden manz winery building a short distance away. the restaurant is cavernous and could clearly cater for large functions, but the side room was sufficiently cozy for the small number of tables occupied the night we were there. the food was some of the best we ate in south africa and the service was fantastic and enjoyable.
i wish i could have stayed longer, as this is a truly idyllic getaway set in the midst of the winelands and right in the culinary heaven that is franschhoek.
from the moment i stepped in through the door to the moment i said my goodbyes i was made to feel very special. the staff went completely out of their way to ensure i got the most out of my short stay and the owner, migo, shared his personal recommendations for franschhoek and beyond, made bookings on my behalf and even invited me to an impromptu wine tasting with some of his friends later that afternoon. if you get a chance, a tasting at the winery is a must – the wines are superb!
breakfast was served in the guest house and included a continental selection and a choice of hot breakfast cooked to order. the full English breakfast i ordered was superb. i also enjoyed a terrific lunch in the restaurant which is a short stroll away.
i’ve stayed in many guest houses around the world, and i can comfortably say this is one of the best i’ve experienced. i’m already planning my return!
may i say, i have traveled the world, eaten at the best voted restaurants in the world.
your food and style is up there without a doubt. it is so nice to see franschhoek moving away from all the fine dining and moving towards fresh clean food!! i place you as the best food in south africa!
i would like to thank you for giving us your attention after the meal, and may i say how dashing you are! you should be on tv. we will recommend you to all our friends back in the uk, and insist they pay you a visit
thank you for the most amazing meal.
the holden manz wine estate is a stylish and relaxed place in the middle of the winelands. we got there exceptionally good service from the incredibly helpful and kind staff. free individually guided tour in the small winery was great and we ate very delicious dinner in the restaurant.
Our wedding is now a thing of the past and we want you to convey to your staff our compliments for their excellent service.The food was superb, the staff well-trained and friendly and in Wayne you really have a star – professional, accommodating our every wish and from the very first day we felt that no effort on his part was too much. We owe much of the success of the wedding to him. We have had a lot of feed-back and compliments on the venue and the wedding, and promote Holden Manz wherever we can!
one of the most personal experiences whilst in Franschhoek. Love the wine, staff were incredible and picnics out of this world!