Franschhoek Wine Valley

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Outdoor restaurants
Eateries in Franschhoek that tick all the boxes when it comes to having stunning outdoor seating areas, splendid views and the best meals.
Non-wine Activities
There is so much to do in our beautiful village. Have a look at all the activities to enjoy (that does not involve wine).
Stay in Franschhoek
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.
Babylonstoren workshops
Regular workshops are held at Babylonstoren to share what they’ve learned and to also learn from their community. Experts in their fields host these workshops in collaboration with their team.
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.

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Soak up the last rays of Summer in Franschhoek

With a slight chill in the air in the mornings it is a gentle reminder to us that Summer is drawing to a close and Autumn is dusting off her coat to make a brief appearance before Winter sets in. With the seasons changing what better excuse to linger longer…

Celebrate Valentine’s in Franschhoek

The Franschhoek Wine Valley is the epitome of romance when thinking of how best to spoil that someone special this Valentine’s Day. Below are a few ideas of how to make this year’s Valentine’s extra special.   Enjoy a romantic Valentine’s Day picnic in the historic ambience of La Motte’s…

Love and harvest in the air in Franschhoek

It’s the month of love, and what better destination to spoil that someone special than in the beautiful Franschhoek Wine Valley. Now that wine sales have resumed it’s the perfect opportunity to visit some of the farms in the area. To get you on the right track we’ll paint a…

New Year, New Beginnings

Compliments of the New Year and may 2021 bring with it hope after the challenging 2020 we have all just experienced. While we are still not out of the woods and have a long road to walk let’s remain positive and continue to embrace the new normal. This ‘new normal’…

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…

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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 24 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