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COVID-19 Updates
Read the latest information about Coronavirus (COVID-19)
List of restaurants with takeaway services
During lockdown some of our restaurants will be able to offer meals that will be delivered to your home. View the details here.
List of shops currently open
Find a list of shops providing essential services in Franschhoek during level 4 lockdown.
Online Gift Vouchers
Our online experience and monetary vouchers are perfect as gifts to spoil someone special. Order and purchase online for future travel to Franschhoek.
How can you help?
To assist vulnerable communities with relief funding needed during the Covid-19 pandemic, the following amazing fundraising opportunities are currently available and have been set up in Franschhoek.
Together Franschhoek (food relief)
Together Franschhoek assists the community in establishing food distribution points throughout the valley, through the supply of fresh produce and ingredients, the installation of handwashing stations, and ensuring that social distancing measures and guidelines are in place. Read more here.
Honouring our heroes
Since the start of lockdown we’ve seen an outpouring of community initiatives and acts of goodwill to help those in need during this time of uncertainty. From volunteers, essential service providers and restauranteurs, we want to use this opportunity to highlight those acts of kindness which have made a difference to those who need it the most.
Fresh Farm Produce
During the lockdown in South Africa, you can still get the freshest farm produce from Babylonstoren and Dalewood Fromage in the Franschhoek Valley. Both these farm shops are located on the Klapmuts/Simondium Road just a few hundred meters from each other.

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Cheers To International Chardonnay Day

Thursday, 21 May bears great significance on the wine calendar as on this day we raise a glass to toast one of the industry’s noble cultivars – Chardonnay. International Chardonnay Day also serves as a reminder that, in South Africa, the Franschhoek Valley is regarded as one of the leading…

Franschhoek Bastille Festival: Embracing The Nouveau Normal

July is Bastille month and celebrating its 27th year since it was launched, the Franschhoek Bastille Festival, will still be taking place, but with a twist. This year the festival comes to you.  Franschhoek Wine Valley will bring you a virtual Bastille festival, which allows you to enjoy Franschhoek’s offerings…

Gift someone special or yourself with a Franschhoek experience voucher

Franschhoek Wine Valley has teamed up with partners, The Brand Mix to offer visitors the opportunity to purchase online gift vouchers made up of a selection of Franschhoek’s finest offerings and experiences. This user-friendly online system enables visitors to pick and choose from a selection of monetary or experience vouchers,…

Taking Things Slowly

Here’s a thought. What will you do first when lockdown ends? Treat yourself to a meal at one of your favourite restaurants? Meet up with friends for coffee? Or embark on an overdue outing to a wine farm?   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by La…

Franschhoek Reflections

The days seem to blend into each other and with our normal being abnormal we are forgiven for sometimes forgetting which day of the week it is. The leaves on the trees and on the vines have changed, and the valley is showing off beautiful bursts of autumnal colours. As…

A Slow Travel Experience To Franschhoek Awaits

Hibernation is not always a bad thing, but when it is a forced hibernation cabin fever can quickly set in and get the better of you. While many of us have accepted that cabin fever may be the new normal, there are some who can’t wait to venture outdoors again.…

Get your meals delivered to your door

From 1 May, South Africa have entered level 4 lockdown regulations. Restaurants are now able to deliver food to customers. The following restaurants will be offering takeaway meals during this time. If you are looking for more information about the food deli’s and shops that are currently open, please click…

Franschhoek Stronger Together

On Friday 1 May we enter a new stage of lockdown as we move down to Level 4 with the easing of some regulations. Although movement is still somewhat restricted we welcome these new regulations, which gives us a sense of renewed hope that there is indeed light at the…

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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 was established a few years ago. The Valley, renowned for producing outstanding Méthode Cap Classiques, has a total of 26 producers. Franschhoek has been challenging other wine-producing areas in South Africa,…

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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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