The Franschhoek Wine Valley is proud to announce its Community Tourism Route. The 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, Tyotyombeni, neighbouring farms as well as the town of the Franschhoek.
Huguenot Memorial Museum & Monument
-The history of Franschhoek and the origin of the Huguenots
-Slavery and religious history
Drakenstein Correctional Services
-The Mandela Statue and its link to the Bastille Festival
-Social History on the farm
-This home kitchen in the outskirts of Bosbou serves traditional local cuisine typical to the community and is open for breakfast and lunch.
-Batho’s is an African cuisine restaurant in the informal settlement area Tyotyombeni. Enjoy a beer tasting as well as local entertainment.
-A tea garden situated at a home in Groendal. Here you can enjoy morning or afternoon tea, nestled between fruit orchards.
-Local boy Cecil started his own wine label and will give tourists a wine tasting in a local shebeen.
Educational /Cultural Tour
Solms-Delta Social History, Dik Delta Culinary Gardens
-Social history is traced and documented on this farm. Take a walk through the new fynbos reserve and culinary garden.
-Experience pre-school education in our informal areas in a small crèche, housing +/- 30 children, started in a home in the Mooiwater area.
-Visit our own ‘Elvis’, a local potter, in his Franschhoek town studio where he will share his story of success and might let you try your hand at throwing a pot.
We invite you to join us as we take you on a truly cultural Franschhoek experience.
For any bookings information or enquiries contact Lindy April at Franschhoek Wine Valley
Tel: 021 876 2861 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org