Franschhoek Wine Valley

Franschhoek accommodation establishments gain recognition in 2018 TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards

The 2018 TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards were recently announced, and once again Franschhoek has proven a popular destination amongst both local and international travellers.




Akademie Street Boutique Hotel were voted as the best establishment in South Africa, in the Top 25 Small Hotels category; and secured 2nd place in Africa, and the 11th spot in the World for this division. They also obtained 4th place – South Africa; and 7th place – Africa, respectively as one of the Top 25 Hotels for Romance.




Leeu House excelled in four categories. These were for the Top 25 Small Hotels — South Africa (# 22); Top 25 Luxury Hotels – South Africa (# 4) & Africa (#13); Top 25 Hotels for Service – South Africa (# 12); and Top 25 Hotels for Romance — South Africa (# 12).




La Residence was voted as one of the Top 25 Luxury Hotels in the South Africa category, securing position number 24.




In the group for Top 25 B&Bs and Inns, Avondrood Guest House placed 18th in the South Africa division.




Franschhoek Country House and Villas, placed amongst the Top 25 Hotels for Romance in South Africa (#22).

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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.


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

Contact Details
+27(0) 21 876 2861