An historic boutique hotel in the heart of Franschhoek

Chapter House Boutique Hotel is the most recent addition to The Living Journey Collection, and one of the most exciting new additions to the Franschhoek town center, located just a few minutes’ walk from the very many wonderful and award-winning restaurants that Franschhoek has to offer.

This hotel is soaked in history and is a very significant building in the history of this charming town. Originally built as a Mission House in 1888, and later serving as the village school right up until 1974, this house has chapters filled with stories to tell.

The recent renovations have captured many of the original features and restored them to their former glory. The décor is simply captivating, impressively combining heritage design with local creativity, charm and colour. The public areas of the hotel benefit from enormous attention to detail, including bespoke art pieces from local artists, and handpicked furniture and fabrics. The breath-taking lounge boasts exceptionally high ceilings and a strikingly generous original fireplace. The reception area leads into a bar and terrace overlooking the pool to one side, and the beautifully panelled breakfast room to the other side. The breakfast room unfolds on to the original veranda and on to a glorious garden of roses, lavender and beautiful indigenous trees creating an oasis of calm and relaxation against a backdrop of the Franschhoek mountains.

There are nine guest units made up of three categories; Classic Rooms, Deluxe Rooms and Superior Suites. Seven of the rooms boast their own private outside space and three of these have their own plunge pool. All rooms have an impressive range of facilities including king size bed, ensuite bathroom, in room safe, LED TV, free Wi-fi, and air conditioning.

Included in the services offered are a 24-hour concierge, an in-room spa service, a day room, breakfast served until 11 am, an all-day dining menu, and a full-service bar.

Let your Franschhoek story begin here.


Telephone + 27 (0)21 876 2566


Chapter House is the third hotel managed by the Schaefer Partnership under The Living Journey Collection and will compliment both the Tree House Boutique Hotel, and Villa Zest Boutique Hotel in Green Point, both of which continue to go from strength to strength.

We look forward to welcoming you.

We are very proud to announce that the Living Journey Collection has had all three hotels accredited, by the international body GTA, for its environmental awareness and leadership in sustainable tourism. This is consistent with our philosophy of being socially, environmentally and economically aware in all that we do. It is an honour to be an industry leading example with this globally important topic.

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