Franschhoek Wine Valley

May 2014

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A Yellow-wood tree for “Cats se Pad” 195th birthday

Stellenbosch Municipality and the Mont Rochelle Nature Reserve in association with Absa, today celebrated the 195th birthday of the oldest wagon trail, situated at the foothills of the Franschhoek mountain. To mark this special occasion, a new signpost was unveiled at the starting point of the “Cats se Pad” hiking…

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: 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’s Travellers’ Choice Awards 2020 - Top 25 Emerging Worldwide Destinations (15th position).
  • 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.


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.


Contact Us

Franschhoek Wine Valley

Physical Address
62 Huguenot Road

Office hours
Monday: 09h00 – 12h00
Tuesday to Friday: 09h00 – 16h00
Saturday: 09h00 – 13h00
Sunday: closed

Contact Details
+27(0) 21 876 2861



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