Set at the end of the main street through Franschhoek, and with a spectacular mountain backdrop, is the Huguenot Memorial and nearby Huguenot Museum. Most visitors will quickly notice the decidedly French influence in the Franschhoek valley – due to the fact that a community of French Huguenot’s settled here in the mid 1800’s. The museum gives a glimpse into their past, as well as listing the names of all of the early settlers – many South African visitors may see their own surnames, and be able to trace back family roots.
There are pretty Protea filled gardens to wander through, and a tea room to enjoy. A small fee is charged to enter the museum.