Franschhoek Wine Valley

Feb 2020

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Nearing the end of harvest 2020

With the harvest nearing completion it’s been interesting to receive feedback from some of the Vignerons. Although the temperatures have been quite extreme, the winemakers have been happy with the quality of the fruit. The weather has been advantageous for the ripening factors, and their outlook is positive as they…

StreetSmart SA Celebrates 15 years

It is 2020 and StreetSmart South Africa celebrates its 15th anniversary of changing children’s lives R5 at a time. Founded in Cape Town in 2005, StreetSmart SA has raised R11,6 million over 15 years in aid of 31 organisations caring for street children and children at risk of living on…

Franschhoek Rated As One Of The Top Emerging Destinations In The World

TripAdvisor, regarded as the world’s largest travel site, has just released their list of the Top 25 Emerging Worldwide Destinations, with Franschhoek securing 15th position. This list forms part of TripAdvisor’s Travellers’ Choice Awards for 2020. Internationally renowned as a leading wine and culinary region, the Franschhoek Wine Valley is…

Unique Franschhoek Experiences Up For Grabs At This Year’s Cape Wine Auction

This weekend sees the start of the annual Cape Wine Auction, which aims to raise funds for 24 carefully selected beneficiaries who make a profound impact on the education and lives of children in the Cape winelands. Traditionally the two-day auction commences with a Barrel Auction on the Friday night,…

Twenty-four Adventurous Hours in Franschhoek

An article by Alfred Thorpe Nothing slows down and as we enter 2020 life just gets busier. A weekend away is a luxury and finding a suitable time in busy schedules can be difficult. My wife and I decided that one night away is better than nothing.  Twenty-fours hours might…

Celebrate the month of love in Franschhoek


Less than 60 minutes from Cape Town the Franschhoek Wine Valley is the epitome of romance when thinking of how best to spoil that someone special this Valentine’s Day. Breathtaking views, romantic picnics, relaxing spa treatments, world-class wine estates and fine dining are just some of experiences you’re guaranteed to…

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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.

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.

 

Contact Us

Franschhoek Wine Valley

Physical Address
62 Huguenot Road
Franschhoek
7690

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

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