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The following establishments are currently open to accommodate leisure and business travellers in Franschhoek.
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The following restaurants in Franschhoek is currently open. Strict Covid19 protocols are adhered to.
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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.
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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.

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Shop to your heart’s delight this festive season in Franschhoek

We may not celebrate a white Christmas in sunny South Africa, but we’re guaranteed to bring lots of cheer to all who visit the Franschhoek Wine Valley this festive season. Franschhoek may be known for being the country’s Gourmet Capital and home to world-class wines, but for those in the…

Franschhoek Vignerons Come Out Tops In Platter

The wine industry was abuzz recently with the launch of the Platter’s by Diners Club South African Wine Guide 2021, which was also used to announce the highly anticipated 5-star rated wines. Franschhoek Vignerons did not disappoint, with a total of nine producers receiving the prestigious rating. The 5-star winning…

Soak Up Summer In Franschhoek

Summer’s here and the festive season is around the corner. With the onset of the holiday period everyone seems ready for winding down and discovering something new to kickstart the silly season. Although Franschhoek has an array of firmly established food, wine, accommodation and retail offerings, the valley is also…

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…

News from Col’Cacchio Franschhoek

Col’Cacchio Franschhoek – own delivery service starting from November onwards within a 5 KM radius from the restaurant.  After having done take-away’s for many years, we will also introduce the convenience of having your favourite Pizza, Salade, Pasta or anything from our menu delivered to your doorstep from November onwards.…

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…

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

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