Franschhoek Wine Valley

Accommodation Awards

2014 CONDE NAST TRAVELER READER’S CHOICE AWARD

La Residence – Winner: Best small hotel in the World
Le Quartier Francais: 11th Best Hotel in Africa
La Residence: 14th Best Hotel in Africa

2014 TRIPADVISOR TRAVELERS’ CHOICE AWARDS

Akademie Street Boutique Hotel and Guesthouse: Top Luxury Hotel in the World
Akademie Street Boutique Hotel & Guest House: Top Small Hotel in the World
Akademie Street Boutique Hotel and Guesthouse: Top 25 hotels with exceptional service in the world (nr 3)

2014 AMERICAN EXPRESS® PLATINUM FINE DINING PROGRAMME

TENTH American Express® Platinum Fine Dining Award: Reuben’s
Award winners: Grande Provence, Pierneef at La Motte, Reuben’s, The Tasting Room at Le Quartier Français,

2013 CONDE NAST TRAVELER READER’S CHOICE AWARD

La Residence – Winner: Best hotel in the World
Le Quartier Francais – 9th best hotel hotel in Africa

2012 WORLD LUXURY HOTEL AWARDS

Le Franschhoek Hotel & Spa

2012 AA TRAVEL GUIDES

ACCOMMODATION AWARDS PROGRAMME

• Gable Manor
Regional Finalist: Guest House with breakfast
• La Fontaine Guest House
Regional Finalist: Guest House with breakfast

2011 CONDÉ NAST READERS CHOICE AWARDS

Le Franschhoek Hotel & Spa: Top Africa Middle East Resort
Le Quartier Francais: Middle East, African & Indian Ocean (7th)

2011 WORLD LUXURY HOTEL AWARDS

Le Franschhoek Hotel & Spa
Winner: Best Luxury Romantic Hotel in South Africa.

2011 AA TRAVEL GUIDES

ACCOMMODATION AWARDS PROGRAMME

  • La Residence
  • Gold Achiever
  • Gable Manor
  • Winner: B&B Guest House Style – Small
  • La Fontaine Guest House
  • Finalist: B&B guest House Style – Large

2011 AA Travel Guides Accommodation Awards

• LA RESIDENCE | Gold Achiever
• GABLE MANOR | Winner: B&B Guest House Style – Small
• LA FONTAINE GUEST HOUSE | Finalist: B&B guest House Style – Large


2010 Hot Hotels List

LE FRANSCHHOEK HOTEL & SPA | Voted the eighth best hotel in the world for food.

2010 Conde Nast Traveller Readers’ Awards

LE FRANSCHHOEK HOTEL & SPA | Voted the best hotel in Africa.

2010 AA Travel Guides Accommodation Awards

GABLE MANOR | Winner: Bed & Breakfast Guest House Style – Small
AKADEMIE STREET BOUTIQUE HOTEL & GUEST HOUSE | Highly Commended: Bed & Breakfast Guest House Style – Small
LA FONTAINE GUEST HOUSE | Finalist: Bed & Breakfast Guest House Style – Large


2009 AA Travel Guides Accommodation Awards Programme

MONT ROCHELLE HOTEL & MOUNTAIN VINEYARDS | Gold Achiever
LA FONTAINE GUEST HOUSE | Finalist: B&B Guest House Style – Large
GABLE MANOR | Semi-finalist: B&B Guest House Style – Small
AKADEMIE STREET BOUTIQUE HOTEL & GUEST HOUSE | Winner: B&B Guest House Style – Small


2008 Global Wine Capitals Best of Wine Tourism Awards, Accommodation Category

MONT ROCHELLE HOTEL & MOUNTAIN VINEYARDS

2008 Conde Nast

LE QUARTIER FRANCAIS | Top 50 African Resorts
LE FRANSCHHOEK HOTEL AND SPA | Top 25 African Hotels

2008 AA Travel Guides Accommodation Awards Programme

LE FRANSCHHOEK HOTEL AND SPA | Gold Achiever
LE QUARTIER FRANÇAIS | Gold Achiever
AUBERGE BLIGNY | Finalist: Bed & Breakfast Guest House Style – Large
GABLE MANOR | Finalist: Bed & Breakfast Guest House Style – Small
LA FONTAINE GUEST HOUSE | Finalist: Bed & Breakfast Guest House Style – Large
LE MANOIR DE BRENDEL | Finalist: Bed & Breakfast Guest House Style – Large
MAISON CHABLIS GUEST HOUSE | Finalist: Bed & Breakfast Guest House Style – Large
AKADEMIE STREET GUESTHOUSES | Highly Commended: Bed & Breakfast Guest House Style – Small


2007 AA Travel Guides Accommodation Awards Programme

AKADEMIE STREET GUESTHOUSES | Winner: Bed & Breakfast Guest House Style – Small
GABLE MANOR | Finalist: Bed & Breakfast Guest House Style – Small
LA FONTAINE GUEST HOUSE | Finalist: Bed & Breakfast Guest House Style – Large
THE GARDEN HOUSE | Semi Finalist: Bed & Breakfast Guest House Style – Small

Momentum Top Billing Lifestyle Awards 2007

KLEIN GENOT WINE AND COUNTRY ESTATE | Travel Category Winner

Travel and Leisure USA Top 500 Hotels 2007

LE QUARTIER FRANÇAIS

Conde Nast Traveller USA Gold List 2007

LE QUARTIER FRANÇAIS | Best for Location


Relais & Chateaux

LE QUARTIER FRANÇAIS | Relais Gourmand


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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