Franschhoek Wine Valley

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Franschhoek #openforwinter
The changing of the seasons brings with it a myriad of comforts, but the best news is that Franschhoek is #OpenForWinter and guaranteed to keep the cold at bay.
Mystery Weekends
Next one: 26 - 28 July 2019
Franschhoek Uncorked
14 & 15 September | Tickets via Webtickets
Status: The Franschhoek Pass
Unfortunately, due to recent heavy rains, which has resulted in unforeseen rockfalls, the Franschhoek Pass remains closed until further notice. Please read more here.
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 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 Biking & Hiking Trail Network

Mountain biking at the Berg River Dam (Day permit) The spectacular mountains surrounding the Berg River dam in Franschhoek, is the mountain biking adventure land to which you gain a full day’s access (starting 08:00 and ending 18:00) when you purchase this permit. You will start at the entrance on…

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

This route allows visitors to experience the diversity of our 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. Below are the experiences that you can expect along the route: Die Teesakkie Enjoy a…

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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Update on the status of the Franschhoek Pass

Unfortunately, due to recent heavy rains, which has resulted in unforeseen rockfalls, the Franschhoek Pass remains closed until further notice. Please note that Franschhoek is still accessible via the Helshoogte Pass from Stellenbosch, the R301 from Paarl and the R45 from Simondium as per normal. This route closure only affects…

A newbie’s guide to the Franschhoek Bastille Festival

For those that have never had the chance to experience the Franschhoek Bastille Festival before, you absolutely HAVE to get yourself over to the historical little village of Franschhoek this weekend! The town comes alive in a BIG way so don’t miss out – it is certainly the only time…

Vive la France! Vive la Franschhoek

July is significant to Franschhoek in so many ways. The most notable being the Franschhoek Bastille Festival, which celebrates our region’s French heritage. Did you know that the valley was originally settled in 1688 by French Huguenot refugees who brought with them their age-old French wine and food culture?  Most…

Big Win For Franschhoek Vignerons At Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show

Of the 956 wines judged from 206 producers, 32 gold medals were awarded and 24 trophies were awarded to deserving producers at the 2019 Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show. The announcement took place at a special awards event in Cape Town oearlier in June. Two of the big winners were…

Win the ultimate Winter weekend in Franschhoek!

WIN! A Franschhoek Winter experience! @Franschhoek_SA have curated the ultimate Winter weekend and we are going to be giving it away to ONE OF YOU to enjoy with your partner over the Bastille Day weekend in July 2019! PRIZES INCLUDE A helicopter ride from Cape Town to Franschhoek with @legend_aviation_ct.…

Experience Franschhoek this season!

Winter brings out the best that Franschhoek has to offer – cozy warm fireplaces, robust red wines, soul comforting food, memorable experiences, breath-taking scenery and so much more. Traditionally a quieter time in Franschhoek there are also a number of establishments in and around the Valley who are offering Winter inspired packages too…

Celebrate dads in Franschhoek this Father’s Day

Franschhoek is the perfect place to spoil your dad this Father’s Day! Why not make an entire weekend of it? Start your morning with a leisurely breakfast at one of Franschhoek’s best breakfast spots. You can cozy up at Bistro BonBon to the crackling sound of a wood-burning fireplace, while…

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Franschhoek Wine Valley exists to:

  • Develop and implement marketing plans to profile the Franschhoek Wine Valley
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  • Represent the business interests of our members to the Stellenbosch Municipality
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  • 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

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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.

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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