Franschhoek Wine Valley

What to Experience

Franschhoek MCC Festival
What better way to end off a fabulous 2018 than at SA’s premier social calendar highlight, the annual Franschhoek Cap Classique & Champagne Festival, ‘The Magic of Bubbles’ - 1 & 2 December 2018
Art Franschhoek
27 October to 25 November 2018
Extended Shopping hours
Our shops are gearing up for the high season with extended shopping hours now until 18h00
Franschhoek Wine Tram
This hop-on hop-off tour is one of the best ways to discover the true essence of the Franschhoek Valley.
Book an activity online
There is a number of exciting experiences to enjoy in Franschhoek. Book your next activity online here!
Book accommodation online
Several properties in Franschhoek provide realtime availability information. Search on the date you would like to arrive and how long you want to stay. We will show you a list of properties that have accommodation available for those dates.
Franschhoek Village Market
Every Saturday from 10am to 3pm, weather permitting. 29 Huguenot Road in the centre of Franschhoek.
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.

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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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Isak Buys triumphs at 2018 Prestige Agri-Awards

Following on from the announcement of the finalists for this year’s 5th annual Prestige Agri-Awards, there was excitement in the air when the winners of 2018 Western Cape Prestige Agri Worker were announced. The results were announced at a gala event on 3 November at Nederburg Wine Estate in Paarl,…

New addition to Babylonstoren Hotel – Fynbos Cottages

The countdown to the festive season has begun, and this year we have even more reason for merrymaking. The new addition to the Babylonstoren hotel – the Fynbos Cottages – has just been completed and is now open for bookings. THE COTTAGES At the Fynbos Cottages guests can fully emerge themselves…

Must love meat – Babylonstoren Meat Evenings

Every Wednesday we draw on our local culture and a hint of Italian flair to gather a host of like-minded, meat-loving guests at long tables at the Babylonstoren Bakery. This five-course, communal feast is hosted by braai masters Jaco and Eddie, who will grill each prime cut of meat from the…

Haute Cabrière unveils a new look in time for the festive season

ALMOST 25 years since the von Arnim family launched the iconic Haute Cabrière wine range, the brand is set to undergo an exciting packaging upgrade just in time for the upcoming Festive Season. The Franschhoek-based winery, with its iconic setting on the scenic Franschhoek Pass, has been specialising in wines produced…

Festive season at Grande Provence in Franschhoek

Indulge in a host of festivities at Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate in Franschhoek this festive season from stylish dinners with all the trimmings to more leisurely outdoor events. Christmas lunch and dinner Treat your loved ones to a Winelands Christmas and experience Franschhoek dining at its best. Eat, drink…

A ‘Vine’ time to visit Mont Rochelle

Mont Rochelle in Franschhoek, South Africa, is delighted to announce the launch of an exciting replanting project at the vineyard. This is the first time the vineyard, which covers over 100 acres, has been replanted since 1994. The project will see a completely new approach to planting and wine-maker, Dustin…

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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.

Disclaimer

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
Franschhoek
7690

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

Contact Details
+27(0) 21 876 2861
info@franschhoek.org.za