Franschhoek Wine Valley

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Franschhoek Summer Wines
Join us! 1 February 2020
Eat Out Award Winners
Congratulations to our three Franschhoek winners! Read more about the awards here.
Summer Season Shopping
Shops will be open until 8pm | Next date: 20 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.
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.
Experience Leeu Estates
Exciting Half-Day Experience Packages now available. Find out more here.
Special Collections Tour
Come on the daily guided walk from Monday to Friday at 11h30, to discover the special collections at Babylonstoren.

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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 is one of the most charming towns in South Africa

The Travelmag.com has recently released a list of the most charming towns in South Africa. This list has been put together based on the advice of more than 100 writers, travel bloggers, photographers and other professionals who have spent time in the country. All destinations with populations of less than 500,000…

‘Tis The Season To Shop, Celebrate And So Much More

As we bid farewell to 2019, let’s make the most of the festive season. The Franschhoek Wine Valley offers a delightful alternative to the usual festive season destinations for celebrating this memorable time with family and friends.  A number of our members will be pulling out all of the stops…

Mont Rochelle appoints Arek Witaszek as Executive Head Chef

Virgin Limited Edition’s South African Hotel & Mountain Vineyard Mont Rochelle, is thrilled to announce the appointment of Arek Witaszek as its new Executive Head Chef. Arek joins the team at Mont Rochelle after holding the position of Executive Head Chef at the award-winning five-star Relais and Chateaux property – Asara…

Celebrate Christmas at the Franschhoek Village Market

Every year the Franschhoek Village Market spoil visitors to the Cape Winelands with a 3-day Christmas Market. This is the place where locals and hundreds of holiday makers spend a day under the historic oak trees located in the old church gardens. On the menu are affordable artisan foods paired with the…

Sophisticated Summers at Terra del Capo Antipasti bar

Enjoy the quintessential mini winelands escape when next visiting Anthonij Rupert Estate, situated in the heart of the scenic Franschhoek Wine Valley.  Known for bespoke wine tastings in a magnificent setting, visitors are invited to enjoy an Italian-inspired winelands feast at the Terra del Capo Tasting Room and Antipasti Bar.…

Franschhoek Culinary Status Still Top Of The Charts

Sunday, 17 November signified an important day in the culinary calendar as the top South African restaurants were announced at the 2019 Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Restaurant Awards. Attended by the who’s who in the foodie and media fraternities, three Franschhoek eateries secured a spot on this sought-after list of the…

Franschhoek Vignerons Shine At Platters

After months of anticipation the wait is finally over. The 2020 Platter’s by Diners Club South African Wine Guide was launched on Friday, 8 November to a room full of industry and media heavyweights, and once again Franschhoek Vignerons took top honours in most of the categories as well as…

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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