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Visitor Information -- Pick up one of the helpful maps and a great regional brochure at the Franschhoek Tourism Bureau, on the main road through town (tel. 021/876-3603; www.franschhoek.org.za; Mon-Fri 9am-6pm, Sat-Sun 9am-4pm).

Getting Around -- The town is small enough to traverse on foot, but to visit the wine farms, you may need to hire a car, taxi, or specialist guide. For shuttle services, transfers, and general tours, contact Franschhoek Experience (tel. 083/234-4038) or Winelands Tours (tel. 082/774-2790), or use the Vineyard Hopper (tel. 083/301-6774; R175 per person) to get to four different wine farms. For wine-tasting expeditions on purebred Arab horses, contact Paradise Stables (tel. 021/876-2160; www.paradisestables.co.za; R450 includes wine tasting). A great way to get around is by bike; rent one from Manic Cycles (tel. 021/876-4956; www.maniccycles.co.za).

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.