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The following establishments are currently open to accommodate leisure and business travellers in Franschhoek.
Restaurants currently open
The following restaurants in Franschhoek is currently open. Strict Covid19 protocols are adhered to.
List of shops currently open
Find a list of shops that are open in Franschhoek during level 3 lockdown.
Franschhoek outdoors
If you’re looking for outdoor fun don’t forget our beautiful Mont Rochelle Nature Reserve or the magnificent Berg River Dam. Both perfectly suited to all levels of outdoor enthusiasts.
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.
Together Franschhoek
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.
A look back at Bastille
Thanks to everyone who joined us for our virtual Bastille Festival. Read more about our festival here.

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Franschhoek Uncorked Festival Celebrates Summer In Style

Suffering from lockdown blues? Now that we’re on Level 1 and allowed larger gatherings be sure to save the date for this year’s Franschhoek Uncorked Festival, which takes place over the weekend of 6 to 8 November. What better excuse to explore one of South Africa’s premier wine destinations, whilst…

Celebrating A Proudly South African Varietal

A proudly South African varietal, Pinotage is known as our country’s signature variety and is currently planted all over the world, and this year we celebrate this noble grape on 12 October. Although traditionally best enjoyed during the colder months, Pinotage can be enjoyed throughout the year – savoured on…

The Franschhoek Cap Classique & Champagne Festival Postponed Until 2021

Regarded as one of South Africa’s premier social calendar highlights and the perfect end to a working year as well as kick starting the festive season, the organisers of the annual Franschhoek Cap Classique & Champagne Festival, have made the tough decision to not proceed with this year’s festival. This…

Linger longer in Franschhoek during October

With the changing of seasons the warmer weather is a welcome relief, especially after the long winter we’ve just experienced. Perfect for exploring one of South Africa’s premier lifestyle destinations, namely the Franschhoek Wine Valley. Home to award-winning wines, internationally acclaimed restaurants, exquisite art as well as an array of…

New to the Family- Haute Cabrière Chardonnay Unwooded 2020

Our love of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir is no secret. In fact, Haute Cabrière has dedicated itself to exploring these Burgundian grapes through artful blends and single-varietal wines ever since the von Arnim family bought the farm in 1982. The 2020 Chardonnay Unwooded is an exciting new addition to the…

Franschhoek’s Mystery Weekends Are Guaranteed Food For The Soul

Suffering from lockdown blues and chomping at the bit to explore your ‘neighbourhood’? Franschhoek’s Mystery Weekends – an all-inclusive winelands weekend getaway – is guaranteed to curb any lockdown cabin fever. Now that leisure travel has resumed this is the perfect excuse to treat yourself to a weekend of surprise,…

Franschhoek Vigneron Named Atkins Winemaker Of The Year

His highly anticipated 2020 South Africa Special Report has just been released and needless to say it was an unconventional gathering of information for leading UK Master of Wine Tim Atkin. His report is usually based on two visits to South Africa throughout the year which allows him to taste…

Celebrating International Cabernet Sauvignon Day

The cooler weather is the perfect reminder of what is to come – International Cabernet Sauvignon Day, which is celebrated today across the world. A day in which we pay tribute to this world-renowned red wine varietal, also commonly referred to as the ‘King of Red Grapes’. These grapes are…

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Franschhoek Biking & Hiking Trail Network

Mountain Biking at the Berg River Dam (Day Permit or Annual 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 when you purchase your permit. You will start at the entrance gate on Robertsvlei…

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’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.

 

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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