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Franschhoek Spotlight on Haute Cabriere

Comprised of two farms, situated on opposite ends of the breathtaking Franschhoek Wine Valley, Haute Cabrière is something extraordinary. A rich history, a whimsical setting, a seductive approach to wine and a magnetic proprietor ensure that it is a decadent affair for any visitor. The core belief that wine is…

Post photos of the mounted horses and win!

Did you notice that Franschhoek had some very special four-footed guests in town this past weekend? Especially for the Franschhoek Bastille Festival we had some very special mounted horses that patrolled our town to keep all our visitors safe! Did you manage to take a photo of our special hooved…

Franschhoek Spotlight on Vrede en Lust

Vrede en Lust, derived from the Dutch “Peace and Eagerness” is a modern wine farm, built on a 320 year old foundation. Its vision is to become one of South Africa’s most loved wineries by delivering a level of customer experience that exceeds all expectations. With its superb views the…

Bastille Festival competition #1 – win tickets!

To shake off the winter blues, we have invited a special group of dancers to the Franschhoek Bastille Festival! They will be travelling approximately 6 hrs and 45 minutes from their resident country to come and showcase their traditional dance with its typical elegant hip-swaying and shuffling of the feet.…

The 2014 Winter Sculpture Fair in pictures

This past weekend the second annual Winter Sculpture Fair, presented by MasterCard, with Franschhoek’s chefs and winemakers, was held at the NIROX Sculpture Park at the Cradle of Humankind. The event celebrated contemporary art and sculpture and the best food and wine from the Franschhoek Wine Valley. If you missed it,…

Franschhoek Spotlight – Boekenhoutskloof Winery

The iconic and award-winning wine farm Boekenhoutskloof was established in 1776. Located in the furthest corner of the beautiful Franschhoek Valley, the farm’s name means “ravine of the Boekenhout” (pronounced Book-n-Howed). Boekenhout is an indigenous Cape Beech tree greatly prized for furniture making. In 1993 the farm and homestead was…

Why you should visit Franschhoek

Read more about Lee’s reasons why you should stay in Franschhoek: http://africageographic.com/blog/why-you-should-visit-franschhoek/ Lee Abbamonte is the youngest American to visit every country in the world. He’s visited a total of 307 countries and is one of the world’s most-traveled people. He is a travel writer, travel expert, travel television personality and global…

Tripadvisor Lists Franschhoek As One Of The Top Three Destinations

Franschhoek has yet again been named South Africa’s favourite Winelands destination. This was recently announced at the annual Travelers’ Choice Awards for Destinations, where the valley was listed as one of the top three destinations in South Africa. Cape Town scooped first place, followed by Knysna. The sixth annual awards…

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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.

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