Franskraal offers many outdoors excursions for those who want to savor the gorgeous countryside of the Overberg. This part of the Western Cape’s coastline is rugged and raw, with excellent fishing, as well as stunning opportunities for SCUBA divers and snorkelers that want to see the colourful abundance of fauna and flora under the ocean’s surface. There are a number of hiking and walking trails around Franskraal, as well as excellent 4 x 4 trails. An array of birds and animals can be enjoyed in their natural environment while testing yourself and your vehicle for a really fun day out, or while negotiating the local paths on foot. The Groot Melkhoutbos Trail is open to the public and showcases the area off wonderfully. The Strandveld Museum in Franskraal reveals fascinating insights into the history of this village as well as the area around it. It also has the largest collection of relics from the Birkenhead wreck, which sank at Danger Point in 1852.