Franschhoek Wine Valley

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Art Franschhoek
Discover something different in Franschhoek this October | 25 to 27 October.
Franschhoek Cap Classique & Champagne Festival
Join us! 30 November and 1 December 2019
Franschhoek Wine Tram
This hop-on hop-off tour is one of the best ways to discover the true essence of the Franschhoek Valley.
Status: Franschhoek Pass
The Franschhoek Pass has been reopened to traffic and operating as usual. Please read more here.
Berg River Trails
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.
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.
Friday night market
There is no better way to end the week off than with a glass of Boschendal MCC, fresh oysters and local live music at Boschendal.
Garden Tour
Daily Garden Tour at Babylonstoren. Starts at 10h00 in front of the Farm Shop.

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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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Franschhoek Vignerons Deliver A Stellar Performance At Leading Industry Awards

With the wine industry awards in full swing Franschhoek’s Vignerons delivered a stellar performance at both the Michelangelo International Wine Awards and Veritas Awards, which took place a week apart from each. Since its inception the Michelangelo International Wine Awards, which took place on 4 October, has differentiated itself from…

Le Petit Manoir A Favourite On Hosco-Audi Luxury Tourism Awards List

Earlier this month the  The Hospitality Counsel hosted their annual Hosco-Audi Luxury Tourism Awards, and Le Petit Manoir Franschhoek secured 4th position overall on this prestigious list, which celebrates the finest contributions to the South African hospitality sector. Le Petit Manoir Franschhoek was one of 60 nominees shortlisted. In addition…

Grande Provence finalist in Young Winemaker of the Year

The finalists for the 19th Diners Club Young Winemaker of the Year awards have been released, and Thys Smit of Grande Provence has been included in the line-up of five winemakers who will vie for this prestigious title. The winner will be announced at a black-tie gala dinner at La…

Darren Badenhorst opens ‘Le chêne’ at Leeu Estates in the Franschhoek Valley

Franschhoek, South Africa, 15 October 2019:  Today, award-winning chef and patron of Franschhoek’s ‘Le coin Francais‘, Darren Badenhorst, opens his second establishment in the Cape Winelands village. ‘Le chêne’, meaning ‘The Oak Tree’, is located in the Manor House at Leeu Estates, part of the Leeu Collection, and pays homage…

Tourism Top of Mind for Franschhoek Service Providers

The Franschhoek Wine Valley certainly packs a punch when it comes to tourism service delivery. Not only is the region regarded as one of the country’s leading wine producing areas as well as SA’s Culinary Capital, but tourism is also key in their continued efforts to stay ahead of the…

Grande Provence rings in the festive season

Treat friends and family this festive season to a Franschhoek fine-dining feast at Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate. Embrace the Christmas spirit by singing along to carols by candlelight on Christmas Eve before tucking into a sumptuous dinner. The Restaurant at Grande Provence offers guests a lavish six-course festive menu…

Regional Finalists Announced In Western Cape Prestige Agri Worker Competition

The results of this year’s Western Cape Prestige Agri Worker Competition are in, which saw Franschhoek Wine Valley represented by 10 finalists. This round of the competition was held to select regional winners chosen from the Bergrivier, Breedevallei, Central Karoo, Durbanville, EGVV, Franschhoek, Garden Route, Hexvallei, Klein Karoo, Langeberg, Olifantsrivier,…

New reasons to escape to Grande Provence

Make The Owner’s Cottage at Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate your go-to destination when next you visit Franschhoek and take advantage of their new accommodation packages tailor-made with options for every taste. Discover cultural gems with the Heritage package or indulge in the Wine Enthusiast’s package created for those with…

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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.

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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