Franschhoek Wine Valley

What to Experience

Mont Rochelle Nature Reserve
The reserve offers spectacular views of the Franschhoek Valley, diverse plant life and over 30km of safe, well-maintained hiking trails. Permits available at the FWV Tourism Office.
Franschhoek Wine Tram
This hop-on hop-off tour is one of the best ways to discover the true essence of the Franschhoek Valley.
Franschhoek MCC Route
Visit more than 24 Franschhoek wineries producing Cap Classique in the valley
Huguenot Monument
Vist the Huguenot Memorial Museum and Monument in Franschhoek
Cooking demonstrations
Presented by Leopard's Leap Family Vineyards
Franschhoek Village Market
Every Saturday from 10am to 3pm, weather permitting. 29 Huguenot Road in the centre of Franschhoek.
Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf
Situated in the picturesque Paarl-Franschhoek Valley, 35 minutes from Cape Town, Pearl Valley forms part of Val de Vie Estate, internationally recognized for its wine making and polo facilities.
Learn something new
Take part in one of the regular workshops at Babylonstoren

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Nestled between towering mountains in the beautiful Cape winelands lies the magnificent Franschhoek Valley. This is the food and wine heartland of the country, where splendid wines are grown and our top chefs create international cuisine. Here breath-taking scenery, warm hospitality, world class cuisine and the finest wines all combine to create lasting memories.

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Franschhoek Food & Wine Route

Breathtaking scenery, warm hospitality, South Africa’s Gourmet Capital, fine wines, distinctive artists, and a small village atmosphere. These are the hallmarks of the picturesque Franschhoek Wine Valley, situated in the heart of the Cape Winelands. Taking these unique qualities into account visitors will be further enlightened to all that this…

Franschhoek Rond en Bont

The Franschhoek Rond en Bont route encourages visitors to experience the diversity of this beautiful valley. Our various communities welcome visitors with open arms and they are eager to share their heritage. The route boasts a rich cultural history. It covers a large area of the Franschhoek Wine Valley and includes communities such as Dwarsrivier, Wemmershoek, Bosbou, Groendal, Mooiwater,…

Franschhoek Cap Classique Route

Regarded as one of South Africa’s leading Méthode Cap Classique (MCC) producing areas, the Franschhoek Wine Valley MCC route has been established. The Valley, renowned for producing outstanding Méthode Cap Classiques, has a total of 24 producers. Franschhoek has been challenging other wine-producing areas in South Africa, with great strides…

Franschhoek Artisan Route

Regarded as South Africa’s culinary capital, visitors to the Franschhoek Wine Valley are spoilt for choice as they can include in their trip a sampling of the Valley’s finest artisanal and fresh produce. The Franschhoek Artisan Route affords visitors the opportunity to treat their taste buds to some of the…

Art Franschhoek Route

As with fine food and outstanding wines, so too fine art needs to be savoured in order to be appreciated. Regarded as SA’s premier food and wine destination, Franschhoek has added art destination to its résumé. Franschhoek is home to some of the country’s finest art offerings and a growing…

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Soak up the last rays of Summer in Franschhoek

With a slight chill in the air in the mornings it is a gentle reminder to us that Summer is drawing to a close and Autumn is dusting off her coat to make a brief appearance before Winter sets in. With the seasons changing what better excuse to linger longer…

3 Harvest-Time Recipes with Grapes – by Babylonstoren

To get a taste of what Babylonstoren chefs do when they get their hands on the season’s yield, try out any one of these harvest-time recipes.       WOOD-FIRED PIZZA WITH SLOW-ROASTED GRAPES, FENNEL AND FIOR DI LATTE This is how we like our pizza during harvest time: a…

Top 5 for Pearl Valley Golf Course at Val de Vie Estate

Golf Digest today announced that Pearl Valley, Val de Vie Estate’s Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course, has been ranked as the 5th best golf course in the country. The course was also ranked as the Best Conditioned Golf Course in the Western Cape.       The biennial ‘Golf Digest…

It’s Gold for Babylonstoren and La Residence

The Babylonstoren Hotel has once again secured a spot on the prestigious Condé Nast Traveler Gold List. This is the third time in a row that the luxurious boutique hotel, situated in the heart of the Franschhoek Wine Valley, has been acknowledged by this internationally recognized lifestyle and travel publication.…

Say “I love you!” in Franschhoek this Valentine’s Day

We’re not sure if it’s our breathtaking mountains, our small village atmosphere or our world-class food and wine that makes Franschhoek such a perfect place for romance, but so many people here find it easy to say “I love you”.       This year, on Valentine’s Day, lovers, friends…

Picnic amidst the vines at Grande Provence Harvest Festival

Get ready for barrels of fun in the vineyards, fine wines and a laid back country picnic at the annual Grande Provence Harvest Festival in Franschhoek on Saturday, 24 February 2018.       Kicking off at 09h30, the Harvest Festival has lined up a fun-filled morning of tractor rides,…

The La Motte Harvest Experience – A celebration of Winelands traditions

The energy of harvest time in the Winelands is infectious! To share the excitement, La Motte wine estate in the Franschhoek Valley invites guests to participate in a special Harvest Experience presented for the duration of the 2018 harvest. Enjoy the unique harvest time traditions and practices on a guided…

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Franschhoek Wine Valley exists to:

  • Develop and implement marketing plans to profile the Franschhoek Wine Valley
  • Arrange and advertise events that support the Franschhoek Wine Valley brand image and which encourage visitors to the Valley
  • Represent the business interests of our members to the Stellenbosch Municipality
  • Aggregate the combined buying power of our members to leverage economy of scale benefits from service providers
  • Coordinate free advisory services and discussion forums to support our member’s businesses

Our Accolades

  • Tripadvisor Traveller's Choice Destination Winner 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015
  • Most Memorable Wine Route 2014, 2013 & 2012
  • Service Excellence Award - 2015
  • Best Tourism Event 2015 - Franschhoek Bastille Festival
  • Best Local Tourism Authority Information service 2013 & 2012

Tourism Levy

Certain establishments in Franschhoek may levy visitors with voluntary contributions towards the running of the FWV and to support local charities. Should visitors not wish to contribute to these causes, please indicate this to the relevant merchant.


Maintenance & validity of all business operating permits, licences and registration certificates are the responsibility of the business owner. Franschhoek Wine Valley takes no responsibility for the renewal of the required legal business operating documentation.


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Franschhoek Wine Valley

Physical Address
62 Huguenot Road

Office hours
Monday – Friday: 08h00 – 17h00
Saturday: 09h00 – 17h00
Sunday’s: 09h00 – 16h00

Contact Details
+27(0) 21 876 2861