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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…

Franschhoek Awarded Best Local Tourism Authority Information Service of the Year

In an awards ceremony held last night at Kronenburg Estate in Paarl, the Franschhoek Wine Valley walked away with the title of Best Local Tourism Authority Information Service (LTA) of the Year, at the annual Cape Winelands District Municipality Mayoral Tourism Awards. This award is bestowed upon a Local Tourism…

FWV Membership Benefits 2012

Benefits of Membership Benefits may vary based on membership type and category and are subject to change as a result of on going management decisions. Marketing: Management and Custodianship of the FWV Brand Free directory listings in official FWV marketing publications Free descriptive listing on the FWV website, including photo…

FWV Statement of Purpose

Franschhoek Wine Valley Statement of Purpose Management and custodianship of the Franschhoek Wine Valley brand. FWV 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…

National Rural Tourism Strategy unveiled

South African Minister of Tourism, Marthinus van Schalkwyk, has launched the National Rural Tourism Strategy. The strategy illustrates the National Department of Tourism’s commitment to the development of rural economies in general and rural tourism in particular. “The strategy can greatly contribute to the alleviation of pressure in areas that…

The Cape Winelands District Municipality Mayoral Tourism Awards: Call for nominations / entries

THE CAPE WINELANDS DISTRICT MUNICIPALITY MAYORAL TOURISM AWARDS Celebrate the best tourism entities, products and the people behind them CALL FOR NOMINATIONS/ENTRIES The Mayoral Tourism Awards celebrate the achievements of the Cape Winelands tourism industry role players and showcase the best tourism entities, products, service excellence and the people behind…

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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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